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Posted on September 27th, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide Part 1

Whether you re shopping for a loved one, a friend or even yourself (!) check out tour fabulous gift guide series that starts in our November edition. There will also be reader offers too, so keep an eye out for those….


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 September 27th, 2018

Health & Welfare: Banish the Winter Blues

Horse owners look ahead to winter with a sense of trepidation. Riding on a crisp, frosty morning sounds idyllic but in reality it is often more a case of battling the muddy elements just trying to turn your horse out in the field. As the nights pull in so does the sense of dread.

At Grove House Stables LLP based in Misterton, Nottinghamshire, owner Andrew Stennett knows only too well the difficulties of caring for a horse through winter. Running a busy equestrian centre, Andrew and his team have 35 horses and ponies to look after. Read Andrew’s full article in our November edition about juggling a full-time job with caring for your horse…


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.


Posted on April 26th, 2018

Finding The Right Dressage Saddle

 

In dressage for the rider to achieve the correct balance and elegant position the right saddle is vital and our June edition will feature an informative article from the Society of Master Saddlers about how to choose the right dressage saddle for you and your horse.


Posted on March 26th, 2018

Competition Jackets

With the fashion of competition jackets regularly changing it is important to keep up to date with the latest rules and regulations regarding competition wear.

British Eventing rule changes for 2018 state that for the dressage and showjumping phases at Intermediate level and below, jackets may be in any single conservative colour in muted tone. Whilst In British Showjumping, traditional style tailored jackets and hacking jackets are allowed, with the exception of British team colours.

With the relaxing of the rules, it allows riders to portray their own individuality through competition wear, and ultimately feel comfortable and confident in what they are wearing when competing. See our guide in the May edition for more competition jacket inspiration.