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Winter leg care for horses

Winter is always a difficult time for horses and their carers. With the drastic turn in the weather we’ve had over the last few weeks, it looks like we’re facing into months of struggling with cold, wet weather, muddy fields and short days, wh...

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Horsey banter, the funniest equine jokes!

My riding instructor said to me during my lesson, “Your horse is suffering from Equine Thrombosis”. I was puzzled so I asked, “What causes that?” He replied very dryly, “It’s caused by a clot in the saddle!” A man has a racehorse who never w...

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The funniest horsey videos

How to get on your pony You can’t not smile at this Running free, what a site! Buckets of fun! Le Prestige de Hus watch out, Luna the cow is hot on your heels! What a cheeky little sod! The sweetest thing… Hilarious animal antics The funniest ...

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Principles of Training

Training is the absolute foundation of our horse’s performance. Without good training will we never achieve our goals – whether that’s to jump around your first 80cm track, or your first Grand Prix. What we often don’t think about ...

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Meet Nikki Walshe

  Nikki Walshe MVB is a resident vet at Greenmount Equine Hospital, Limerick. After qualifying from University College Dublin with first class honours degree in Veterinary Medicine, Nikki headed down under to begin her career in Australia. Her fir...

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Meet Kate Dwyer

Kate Dwyer is an Irish International Dressage rider with a massive future. Having been selected as a Young Rider to compet for Ireland at the 2003 European Championships in Saumur, in 2004 she once again represented Ireland in Aarhus, Denmark on her Iri...

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Meet Catherine McCourt

Catherine McCourt MVB MRCVS qualified from UCD as a Veterinary Surgeon in 1986. Since then she has combined mixed practice with running Killadoran Stud in Delvin, Co. Westmeath with her partner Liam Buckley. The stud specializes in foaling mares, correcti...

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Meet Joseph Murphy

Born in the middle of Ireland in the town of Mullingar, Co Westmeath, Joseph and his identical twin brother – Ciaran – were given boots as one of their first presents…football boots!!! The Murphy clan hail from a strong GAA football backgrou...

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Meet Christa Dillon

Christa Dillon is a 34 year old sports horse producer based in the midlands of Ireland. Mother of one small, but spectacular boy called Charlie, Christa together with her husband Niall farms a suckler herd of cattle in the Irish Midlands. They also run a ...

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Meet Liam Buckley

Liam Buckley (who tells us he is ‘aged’) is a certified BHSAI and HSI level 2 coach. An extremely knowledgeable individual (and we understand on more topics than just horses and showjumping!), Liam has more the 30 years in the horse business. Joint ow...

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