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This is… Equestrian Life.

This is… Equestrian Life.

Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown meant many of us in the horse riding community were unable to see or exercise our horses. Whilst anyone who doesn’t ride may not understand why this was so trying for us, it was less about the privilege and emotional benefit of riding and rather for the concern for the […]

HOW TO CALL A DRESSAGE TEST…

HOW TO CALL A DRESSAGE TEST…

It’s one of the most difficult, yet undervalued and thankless roles in equestrian sport…. calling the Dressage test! To the non-horsey family members who get coerced into reading, the innocent by-stander who is in the wrong place at the wrong time (ie conveniently located alongside said dressage arena in time for your test) and the […]

8 THINGS COVID-19 LOCKDOWN TAUGHT US TO VALUE AS EQUESTRIANS

8 THINGS COVID-19 LOCKDOWN TAUGHT US TO VALUE AS EQUESTRIANS

COVID-19 has brought with it a great deal of disruption to daily life. For most of us, thankfully (hopefully!), not life-threatening however, consisting of things like show cancellations, home schooling, working from home, postponed travel plans and not being able to ride or run. Everyone’s individual circumstances vary, but if nothing else, Corona Virus has […]

THE WAR AGAINST TACK THEFT – NETSTAR DYNAMIC ASSET RECOVERY

THE WAR AGAINST TACK THEFT – NETSTAR DYNAMIC ASSET RECOVERY

Tack theft isn’t new – it’s a topic which has been plaguing the equestrian community for the past few years with well-organised syndicates managing to bypass even advanced security systems. Vehicle tracking company, Netstar has developed a tracking unit to try aid in the recovery of stolen assets such as saddles, which is exclusively available from Milmac. Apart from […]

QUEEN OF OUR HEARTS: Queen Elizabeth still Riding at Age 93

QUEEN OF OUR HEARTS: Queen Elizabeth still Riding at Age 93

It just goes to show that the love of horses and riding knows no age limit! 93-year-old Queen Elizabeth was spotted taking a leisurely horse ride around the grounds of Windsor Castle on Remembrance Day, this past Monday, with her head groom, Terry Pendry. The last time Queen Elizabeth was seen riding a horse was [...]
HORSE TRIVIA: TEST YOUR EQUINE KNOWLEDGE

HORSE TRIVIA: TEST YOUR EQUINE KNOWLEDGE

Horse knowledge is a lot like manure…. You’ll pick up a lot of it over the years! Take our pop quiz and see good your equine general knowledge is!    What is the name given to a birthmark on horses characterized by a small oval indentation?  2. How many teeth does an average horse have?  3. [...]
10 Things horses taught me… about Dating

10 Things horses taught me… about Dating

Dating is hard, yo. But you know what is harder? HORSES. ANYTHING WITH HORSES. They are bigger, more expensive to spoil, less easy to communicate with, and temper tantrums can legitimately hospitalise you. For equestrians, relationships pale in comparison, but to be honest we could actually be damn good at them if we just apply our training principles to our [...]
QUEEN OF THE COURSE: CANDICE BASS ROBINSON

QUEEN OF THE COURSE: CANDICE BASS ROBINSON

Whilst many assistant trainers are female, there are very few who have gone so far as to take out a training license in their personal capacity. Candice Robinson was born into a racing family, with her dad, Mike Bass, having trained for over 45 years with great success over the course of his career. She [...]
HORSES IN ZEBRA CLOTHING – COULD THIS BE THE NEW FLY CONTROL MECHANISM?

HORSES IN ZEBRA CLOTHING – COULD THIS BE THE NEW FLY CONTROL MECHANISM?

Scientists are providing new evidence to answer the age-old question about why zebras have stripes. There have always been four main hypotheses: camouflage to avoid large predators; a social function (like individual recognition); thermoregulation, with stripes setting up convection currents along the animal’s back; and preventing biting fly attacks. According to scientists, only the last [...]
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