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New Year, New Diet

Although horses don’t suffer from the alcohol and unhealthy or excessive food intake that we often do over Christmas, New Year is a good time to overhaul their diets too. Reassess your horse’s performance throughout 2019 and question their diet and feeding regime. Could it be healthier, cheaper, more effective, less wasteful? Making your feeding goals for 2020 If you’ve … Continue reading

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Mares and their Hormones…

It can be easy to forget that mares are entire, like stallions, with fluctuating hormone levels that affect their behaviour. For some mares this can affect their concentration, their trainability and their performance. Can nutrition support help?  Background on mare reproductive cycles The mare’s oestrous cycle is controlled by hormones, which are chemicals that control body functions. The increase of … Continue reading

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Jumping Exercises from ReadySupp Rider Coral Keen

These jumping exercises are perfect for those with very limited access to fences. I often use them with all of my horses, no matter what level they are working at… Serpentine Exercise This exercise is great for suppleness, straightness and to practice correctly bringing the horses shoulders around the turn. Set the four fences up down the centre line of … Continue reading

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Coping with Competition Pressure

Some of us get more emotional or tense than others on the day of a competition; when nerves get too much on the morning of the show all sorts of thoughts go through our mind…: “Why do I do this”, “I swear this is the last time”, “How did I think it was a good idea to enter this class…” … Continue reading

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Muscle Building…

If only muscle building were as simple as adding a potion or applying a lotion, but it’s not.  On the other hand, it’s not that complicated either. A correctly balanced diet and the correct work will build muscle to that horse’s genetic capability. And it might just surprise you to find out what’s most important for muscle-building… The equine athlete’s nutrient … Continue reading

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ReadySupp & Scuderia 1918 – The Partnership

ReadySupp are thrilled to be partnering with the high-end Italian footwear company Scuderia 1918. We will be supplying their incredible team of show jumping and eventing horses with the best supplements on the market and are hugely excited about the partnership. Scuderia 1918 have a strong interest and vast experience in equestrianism. With their ever-expanding team of seriously talented horses … Continue reading

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How to choose your winter forage by Clare MacLeod MSc RNutr

Forage is the mainstay of all good equine diets and selecting an appropriate type can make a big difference to how successful your feeding regime is for your horse. During UK winter most of our horses need conserved forage when stabled and/or when grazing gets eaten down. Read on for tips to help you choose the best forage for your … Continue reading

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Training Tips – How to Improve Your Jump Position

A good jumping position is not only useful to look good in that competition shot you buy at the end of the day but it’s absolutely essential for your safety and for your horse’s wellbeing! If you are able to maintain a good position before, during and after the jump you will feel safe and more “together” with your horse. … Continue reading

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Supporting Joint Health with Supplements by Clare MacLeod MSc RNutr

It’s not surprising that supplements for joint support are the most common type of supplements bought by horse owners. Horses are generally kept for their athletic abilities and therefore they often need musculoskeletal support. It’s not just dysfunctional joints that can benefit from supplementation – hard working healthy joints can benefit as well. Joint Health Joints – the junction where … Continue reading

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Strategic Feeding For Sports Horses

Does when we feed as well as what we feed affect the performance of our sports horses? There is little evidence as yet, but there are some strategies that could help maximise performance and maximum recovery after exercise. Feeding for healthy sports horses Before we investigate strategies for timing and specific nutrients to try and affect performance, it is worth … Continue reading

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