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A helping hand

Whether you want to achieve a riding resolution, need to work on your confidence or could do with some eyes on the ground, a trip to a riding school might just be in order. When most people think about riding schools, they imagine Thelwell ponies obediently carrying around small children and popping over cross poles….

Point-To-Point: Hedges Galore!

Point-to-Point racing offers an exciting day out in the countryside where people come together to socialise and enjoy the adrenaline fuelled sport. With plenty of venues in the East Anglia region, Point-to-Point is an easily accessible form of racing where you can get close to the action. A type of amateur horse racing, Point-to-Point is…

Security first

While we do everything to protect our yards from thieves, field security is somewhat overlooked. However, with just a few alterations, you can make your fields as secure as the stable. Equine related theft is sadly still an issue in many rural areas and while it seems the number of horses stolen has decreased, there…

Winter Is Coming

We can’t avoid it any longer – the weather will turn and owning a horse will get harder. But with each winter that passes, you’ll pick up time saving tips and tricks that make the season much easier to handle – this checklist shares the very best ideas. For those with horses at home, or…

Horse Sense

The horse has five main senses, which are those of seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling and it can also be justified that the horse has a ‘sixth sense’. Find out why knowing everything about your horse’s senses make perfect common sense when trying to understand and care for them as considerately as possible. Sight…

Keep warm this winter

There’s no need for horse or owner to shiver in the winter weather thanks to innovative clothing, rugs and accessories designed to keep you toasty. We snuggle up with some winter warmers and provides some top tips for cosy toes and heated horses. Rugs Horses are a slightly odd phenomenon when considered from the point…

Be safe, be seen!

There are a wide variety of hi-viz products available for both horse and rider, but why are there so many different colours and how can you maximize your visibility? The key is to mix it up! High visibility clothing and equipment is fluorescent in colour and features reflective taping, which usually appears as silver stripes…

Behaviour basics on the ground

In comparison to people, horses are very big animals and with all that extra weight comes risk. Ground manners are essential for keeping yourself and other handlers safe, so it is worth spending time polishing up ­on the basics. A horse’s acceptance of manners usually makes a good precursor for his later trainability – a…

Clipping: A cut above

Love it or loathe it, clipping season is here once again! Whether you need to give a quick trim or take off the entire coat, here’s our advice to get the best results. While some like to leave it to the professionals, clipping your own horse can give you a real sense of achievement and…

Buying horses: starting the search

Buying a horse is not a decision to be taken lightly, as horse ownership is a responsibility that is fraught with uncertainties and expense.  For a start you have to find the right horse, which is never easy, yet the task of doing so can be fairly insignificant when compared to the costs and commitment…