Horse Tips

Prepare Your Horse For Winter

Caring for a horse means you have to be ready for all weather conditions. When the temperature starts to fall, you should be prepared with the proper gear, supplies and accessories to keep your horse healthy and happy during the winter months. Water and Food Your horse’s dietary needs can increase during the colder months, especially as food digestion is a primary source of warmth. Food for Health and Warmth. Use quality forage, combined with grain, as recommended by an equine nutritionist...

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Mindfulness for Your Horse Riding Experience

How Can Mindfulness Enhance Your Horse Riding Experience? Horses have long been known to be incredibly sensitive creatures, capable of recognising a great deal more than we can fully comprehend. A horse’s gentle nature seems to blend seamlessly with mindfulness and why mindful approaches are commonly used within the equestrian world. The cohesive relationship of mindfulness with horses continues to grow in popularity among horse riders, as more people are discovering the benefits for both the rider and the horse. What is Mindfulness...

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Essential Tips for Mucking Out Your Horse!

Essential Tips for Mucking Out Your Horse! You need to make sure your horse’s stall is clean to prevent the risk of infection or disease. It is particularly important to keep their feeding area clean. Next time you get back from your ride, after you put away your Saddle, here are some tips to help make mucking out easier. Try to clear it out when the horse is out to pasture so they are not in the stall at the time. You need...

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Keeping Your Horse Hydrated This Summer

As the weather gets warmer and you enjoy taking your horse out with your Fairfax jump saddle you need to make sure your horse stays hydrated. You need to provide water in troughs or buckets. They need to be clean and available at all times. To ensure they are clean check for dirt, dead animals and manure. Horses do refuse to drink dirty water and will become dehydrated as a result of this if there is no other water available. You must always...

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Preparing for The Death of Your Horse

As you use your new Ideal saddle this summer, you won’t want to think about the worst happening, but perhaps you should think about making plans for when your horse passes on. Pet cemeteries are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, as our beloved animal companions get pampered not just in life, but also in death, the Daily Mail reported. There are a number of options for pet owners, including cremation or burial of their animals, or even getting buried with their pets when...

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Top Tips For Summer Horse Riding

With the sun coming out and the days getting longer, you need to start thinking about ways to get you and your family out of the house, away from their screens and into the great outdoors. So find yourself an Ideal saddle for your horse and have yourself some fun in the sun. Activities such as hiking and bike riding are perfect ways to spend your summer days, but horse riding can be one of the most thrilling pastimes and will give you...

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How to Enjoy The Perfect Hack

Hacking – putting a Shires Atherstone girth on your horse and taking him off out into the countryside – is something all riders look forward to, but if you’re new to the pursuit here are a couple of tips to make sure you have nothing but a great time in the beautiful British countryside. If you’re new to hacking, make sure you don’t go out on your own. Ride alongside someone else so both you and your horse have a good experience,...

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Yoga for Riders

After a day using your Harry Dabbs Jump Saddle you know you need to stretch out, but how often do you do this? Taking up yoga could be the answer if you struggle to pick the right stretches to keep your quads and hamstrings in good working order. There are a number of YouTube workouts designed for horse riders, and of course, if you go to a local class, you should mention that you ride to your instructor. They will be able...

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