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Equine therapist Line Østerhagen believes in equal quality treatment for people and horses

As a young girl equine therapist Line Østerhagen was fascinated by horses and dreamt of becoming a veterinarian and...

Scientists: Horses and humans have a special bond

Horses are flight and pack animals driven by instincts which they use basically to survive. It is often this biologist...

Did you know this before you bought your first young horse?

The muzzle is gently pushing your arm. You find a treat from your pocket and look at your future best...

Equestrian safety: Falling off without getting seriously injured

How many times have your tried falling off your horse? An old saying goes, that you are only a...

New horse in the herd? How to integrate it

We all know horror stories when it comes to integrating a new horse into the herd. Many have been...

Loading horses: Just as hard as a dressage lesson

You have probably met some horses in your life who did not like being loaded onto a trailer. At different...

Perspective: How do horses see the world?

The world looks very different to horses because of their vision. Horses simply see the world differently than we...

An intuitive connection: Can your horse read your mind?

Do you know that feeling where it seems like your horse can read your mind? That it does what...

Asymmetry: How and why you should check if your horse is symmetrical

Asymmetry or symmetry? Neither man, nor horse is completely symmetrical in the body. But any asymmetry should preferably not...

Environmental training: 8 easy exercises

There are lots of things you can do with your horse, besides riding. Of course, it's great to ride...

Study: How does your weight affect your horse?

Article after article has been written about how much weight a horse can carry. Some consistently refer to the...

Behavior: Why do we worry so much about our horses?

We all know it: We worry about our horses – a lot. The kind of worries where the well-being...

Veterinarian: Why treating the symptoms is not enough

Treating the symptoms or finding the cause? Your horse cannot tell you in words if something hurts. Instead, it...

Study: Why horses understand not your words, but your tone of voice

What tone of voice do you use? Horses do not understand what we say – or do they? For...

10 tips: How to work with and train your youngster and be succesful

If you are lucky enough to be the owner of a youngster, there is a lot of training that...

Wellbeing: Does your horse have a healthy rolling behavior?

Rolling behavior – what is that? And why does it matter? Most of the time horses roll for pleasure when...

Equine pain face: How to spot if your horse is in pain

Do you know the expression equine pain face? When your horse is in pain and trying to show it?...

Claus Toftgaard: “Modern riding horses deserve better”

Meet a true advocate for horses - Claus Toftgaard. New impulses are constantly emerging in equestrian sports. Impulses that...

Study: How much your horse blinks reveals its level of stress

People who are exposed to a high level of stress or pain tend to blink more. In fact, the...

Study: Why half pads underneath the saddle can be effective

Are you using a half-pad underneath the saddle when riding your horse? Reasearch indicates that this might be a good idea.

Beautiful trend: Rhythm beads for your horse

Decoration with a purpose. Many riders now have diamonds on their horse´s headband, lacquer on the gaiters and some...

Do you pick up the droppings? Why it is important to remember

You have probably heard this sentence many times: "Remember to scoop up the droppings after your horse!" And with...

Study: Your horse knows you better than you think

Have you also experienced that your horse knows the dressage program almost by heart? It knows when to turn, when to stand still or at which letter...

9 signs to look out for: When is your horse getting old?

Do you know when your horse is old? Or getting older? It is often said that a horse can...
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