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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rise of the Super Supplement: Why including the right balance makes a big difference

Not all supplements are born equal – and not surprisingly, some are more effective than others. With so many supplements to choose from, it can be quite challenging to know what is best for your horse, and best for your wallet. If you want to assess a product before you buy, it’s a good idea to try and establish how … Continue reading

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Walk the Course Like a Pro: 5 Tricks for Success

Elite event rider Kevin McNab shares some useful advice on course walking… 1. Attention to detail is the key! (Maybe leave the mobile in your pocket). 2. Have a specific plan for each fence, i.e. type of canter, line in approach and departure. 3. Remember your horse will only see the course once, therefore your plan needs to be clear enough … Continue reading

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Training Tips: Back to work without the spookiness

Bringing some horses back in to work after time off can be challenging, especially youngsters, or those  prone to naughtiness. Follow these simple rules to help avoid problems: A horse coming back in to work is bound to be fresh; ideally he should do 4-6 weeks of roadwork before he can be schooled or lunged, but safety always comes first. … Continue reading

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Event Rider Emma Dougall Shares Her Top 5 Early Season Tips

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Follow Emma’s simple yet important tips to start your season well… 1. Go through the calendar and make a plan of the events you aim to go to – Work back from your MAIN goal. 2. Use the time at home to polish up your flatwork and … Continue reading

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Why Feed Vitamin E + Selenium?

Why Supplement with Vitamin E and Selenium… Both are required by performance horses in hard work to keep them at optimal athletic and reproductive health. They work together to prevent tissue damage from free radicals, which are produced by enzyme and cellular membrane components. Vitamin E and Selenium help maintain muscle and vascular integrity at the cellular level. By supplementing … Continue reading

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The Valentine’s Gifts Your Horsey Girlfriend REALLY Wants…

Whisk her away to Paris? Surprise her with a bottle of BILLECART-SALMON Cuvée Elisabeth Salmon 2002 champagne, or 100 hand-tied red roses? Lovely yes, but is that what she REALLY wants this year?  We asked some local equestri-ennes for their wish lists which uncovered some perfect ideas: 1. Commission a portrait of your loved one’s horse or dog – be swift on this … Continue reading

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