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Posted on April 30th, 2019

Ride Like: Leah Beckett

Leah Beckett, international dressage rider and Aloeride sponsored rider gives readers takes a look at lateral work and how incorporating it into your every day training can have so many benefits for you and your horse. See our June issue for the full article…


Posted on April 30th, 2019

50 Faces Campaign

To celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2019, Riding for the Disabled Association is marking the milestone through its 50 Faces campaign, telling the stories of some of the amazing people who make RDA the extraordinary organisation it is today. In our June issue we meet two remarkable people connected with this story, Alex Sullivan and Lizzie Bennett…


Posted on April 30th, 2019

Equine Health Issue

Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is a widespread problem that can limit the athletic performance of equines but critically without them showing any visible outward sign of ill health bar the occasional cough. They may train well at home, answering the questions asked of them, but once under increased pressure in a competitive environment be unable to perform at the highest level. A separate study found that 84% of horses that were examined showed signs of IAD, meaning their athletic ability and overall wellbeing was compromised – read about this research in our June edition.

 


Posted on November 26th, 2018

Becoming a top-level cross-country course designer

Helen West, manager of Clinton Devon Estates’ Bicton Arena, has become an advanced level cross-country course designer – only the second woman in Britain to achieve this standard. She gives Fran McElhone an insight into this niche field of expertise, so read the full story in our February 2019 edition.


Posted on September 27th, 2018

Dressage Decoded

Are the technical terms used by your instructor or the comments made by the judge on your test sheet sometimes a mystery?

Trainer and event rider, Harriet Morris-Baumber tries to demystify some of the jargon in our November edition…


Posted on July 31st, 2018

Does it matter where the beet comes from?

The manufacture of Speedi-Beet is a unique, patented process involving a combination of moisture and thermal treatment. As such it shouldn’t really matter about the beet, should it?

At British Horse Feeds they think it is massively important where their beet pulp is sourced from, and the full article in our September edition will explain why.


Posted on July 31st, 2018

Gaby Lucas Talks Leg Yielding

In our September issue we talk to Equithème sponsored International dressage rider Gaby Lucas, on developing leg yielding with a young horse.

Suffolk based Gaby, has a wealth of experience competing for Great Britain in the Pony, Junior and Young Rider European Championships and is now progressing up the levels in her dressage career.

Leg yielding can help to develop your horse’s lateral suppleness and is one of the most basic of lateral movements. The movement is particularly useful to young horses, helping them to develop their ability to move away from the leg effectively whilst ensuring that the rider uses the correct aids and leg positioning to influence the horse.

See September edition for full on-page tutorial.

 

Photo:  Richard Neve


Posted on July 31st, 2018

Mycotoxins under the Microscope

Mycotoxins can occur on growing, harvested or stored cereal and forage crops. Invisible to the naked eye, these toxic chemicals are produced by some types of mould growth under certain environmental conditions. One of the key difficulties in identifying risk is that mycotoxins can be present in feed or forage without the presence of mould.

Alltech will explain more in our September edition about how you can combat mycotoxins.

 


Posted on April 26th, 2018

Ride Like – Louisa Milne Home

Louisa Milne Home is one of Scotland’s leading event riders and is well known for her fantastic partnership with the wonderful grey – King Eider. The pair have completed eight 4* events and were one of only six horse and rider combinations to complete Badminton and Burghley in 2013.

Within our June edition, Louisa explains the importance of straightness in both the horse and rider.

 


Posted on April 26th, 2018

Summer Health Advice

Leading vets Rossdales will be providing an informative seasonal health check-list in our June edition to help keep your horse healthy and happy throughout the summer season. Grab your copy form 1st June.