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Trainer Jenny Richardson highlights the most common riding mistakes we ALL make!

Of all the common mis-understandings between horse and rider, there are four that stand out, says Jenny Richardson BHSAI, for read more…

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Toy horses and rocking horses – a playroom staple since the 16th century – by retailer Lucy Nicholas

According to Legends Rocking Horses, ‘hobby horses’ existed in Persia as well as ancient Greece around 400BC. The earliest known read more…

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Maximising your Riding Opportunities this Autumn

By Peter Fishpool Whether your equine is a hard-working competition horse or a happy hacker, the autumn months bring about read more…

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Combating Insulin Resistance – with peter Fishpool

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by cells that are present within the pancreas. The action of insulin in read more…

If your child plans to compete it is essential that you check each governing body’s rules for riding hats.

Riding Hats for Children & Young Riders

By retailer Lucy Nicholas Safety when horse riding is absolutely paramount and wearing a riding hat is essential for all read more…

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Improving jumping accuracy for event riders

By Castle Leslie’s Jenny Richardson As a trainer I believe that most eventers are very confident in their cross-country phase, read more…

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Put your hands in the air… Lucy Nicholas talks hands and gloves!

The great classical dressage teacher Nuno Olivera was a big advocate of riding with ‘good hands’: “The hands have to read more…

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Shimmy that shoulder! Jenny Richardson BHSAI offers some top tips for riding shoulder-in

Shoulder-in is a useful ‘straightening’ exercise for the horse’s quarters and back – it is classed as a lateral movement read more…