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The horse will only jump the obstacle if they have the confidence to do so, and have trust in the rider.

Water palaver! Jenny Richardson BHSAI shares her top tips for negotiating water jumps

Jenny Richardson BHSAI is an XC specialist and Head Trainer at Ireland’s Castle Leslie Estate. Cross country riding is an read more…

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Why warm up and warm down, asks trainer Jenny Richardson

Trainer Jenny Richardson BHSAI says we shouldn’t see warm up and warm down as the boring bits before and after read more…

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Are you riding-fit to jump, asks Jenny Richardson

Usually our primary focus is directed towards the well-being and fitness of our horses, but we must also take into read more…

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Lucy Nicholas answers a reader’s query on bib martingales…

Q.I am increasingly seeing bib martingales worn in showjumping competitions, and sometimes in the pages of magazines like Pegasus. But read more…

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Why does climate affect equine joints? And how to support them – by Peter Fishpool

The colder weather has most-certainly arrived and for many horse owners, this snap in the air can spell stiffer joints read more…

POST YOUR EVENT SCHEDULE FOR ONLY £10

Schedules of events can be posted here for £10 per event or £50 for a whole year’s worth of events read more…

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Managing mud related skin conditions – by Peter Fishpool

With winter on the way, many equine owners will soon be coping with challenging equine skin conditions as a result read more…

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What is barefoot?

By Lucy Nicholas, author of the book: ‘The Barefoot Horse – an introduction to barefoot hoofcare and hoof boots’ Barefoot read more…