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Doing a better job

“The years teach much which the days never knew.” This is one of my favourite quotes and it reminds us to look back on where we have come from and what we have achieved. Ten years ago I was an ambitious young person, very driven and with huge ambition...

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Joseph Murphy – 2015 in review

If there’s one thing I can say about 2015, it’s that it has had its ups and downs. On the national front the team have enjoyed great successes with our string and for the third year running I am Eventing Ireland’s leading rider, which is an achi...

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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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