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Surface in the Arena: This is How Important It Is For Your Horse

It might seem strange that the surface has such a huge impact on the health of your horse. Nevertheless, this is the case, at least if you ask Duncan Peters, who is...

Clipping the horse gives it more energy? This is why

You have probably realised it too: It has become autumn and the horse’s coat is becoming quite long. Therefore, you decide to clip off the coat. But suddenly the hacking and training...

Why It Is so Important that You Pick Up the Poo

You have probably heard the familiar smear: Remember to scoop the poo after your horse! And with great discipline you have walked countless rounds in the arena looking for...

How to ride a Dressage test -Top tips

Olivia Towers gets some top tips from FEI Dressage judge Isobel Wessels on the mistakes that could be costing you a big score! Get top tips from a FEI Dressage...

Science: This is Why your Horse has White Markings

Often it creates huge attention when horse owners show their horses white markings - and for good reason. It brings a lot of talk and debate to the table and of course several beautiful pictures. It is just fun to see how special colors, spots and patterns a horse can actually have. Although there is not much scientific information on the matter, there is a bit of research that points out why these particular white markings actually appears on the fur of the horse.   The Taming of the Horse is the Beginning of the...

Do You Know the Science Behind Equine Boots and Bandages?

Boots and bandages are made to protect the horse’s limbs. Or so we are told. But have you ever asked yourself why or how these dressings protect a horse’s...

When are Your Horse Actually Old?

It is often said that a horse can live until it is somewhere between 20 and 35 years old. This depends of course on the breed, how hard the...

STUDY: Are You Too Heavy for Your Horse?

Article after article have been written about how much a horse can carry. Some consistently refer to the 20% rule, while others believe that the rider's weight may only...

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