This question can be a continual nightmare for owners/carers and guardians of horses. I am often asked for my opinion on rugging and the truth is, this isn’t an easy question to answer. There are so many factors to consider when deciding whether an individual horse requires a rug or not, but here are some… Continue reading To rug or not to rug?
Why Stretch? There are several key factors which contribute to improving general physical fitness; building muscle strength, increasing endurance and improving flexibility. Stretching is an effective way to increase flexibility. Flexibility describes the extent to which soft tissue can relax and yield to stress forces; by increasing elasticity of the muscles, tendons and ligaments, the… Continue reading The Power of Stretching
This springtime, several factors contributed to me choosing not to renew my Endurance GB membership: work, family, Covid uncertainty, and responsibilities on the family farm, all contributed to a second year out of the sport. Through the Summer months, limited time led to more short ‘schooling’ sessions in the field and less long, leisurely hacks.… Continue reading Dressage… with a clicker trained endurance horse!
I’ve added a new piece of equipment to my toolbox! Why? Well, when it comes to new gadgets on the Equestrian scene, as a natural sceptic, it took an awful lot of research before deciding to invest… But helping to create core strength is something that I am passionate about and this product does just… Continue reading The importance of core strength
Equicore concepts Equiband The Equiband system® is not a training tool or gimmick! The concept of its use for core strengthening and movement retraining in the horse is based on scientifically-researched and validated techniques used in human conditioning and rehabilitation, and on results from peer-reviewed published studies of use of the Equiband system® for equine… Continue reading Equipment Hire
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