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Monthly Archives: May 2015

How to Keep Your Horse’s Stomach Healthy and Ulcer-Free

Within the past decade, researchers and vets have realised the worryingly high prevalence of stomach (gastric) ulcers in all types of horses, especially in performance horses. Between 40 and 90% of performance horses have gastric ulcers. Less data has been gathered from leisure horses, but up to 50% may be affected. The term Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) is used … Continue reading

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Badminton Roundup with Jock Paget

Congratulations goes to ReadySupp team rider Jock Paget who finished third this year at Badminton. William Fox-Pitt on Chilli Morning took the win after a perfect clear round in the show jumping on the last day, and Ingrid Klimke on Horseware Hale Bob took second after producing another of the other seven clear rounds jumped. Paget finished third after a … Continue reading

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Want an Amazing Coat Like This for the Showing Season?

Professional event rider and ReadySupp team member Emma Dougall swears by the ReadySupp Shine On supplement and you can see why. She feeds her horses the linseed-rich blend of herbs and oils to promote the ultimate ‘show’ coat and optimum skin health with unbeatable shine. Now the showing season is almost upon us and we’ll all be focused on perfect … Continue reading

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5 Key Exercises Guaranteed to Improve Your Riding

Whatever your goals are, make yourself a better rider by including these pro tips to establish a more secure seat… 1. Work on developing position and balance – these are two key points you must focus on to improve your riding. Exercises such as trotting in a light/two point position around the school (or the field if you do not have an … Continue reading

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Royal Windsor Horse Show: Fast Facts for Visitors

• The Royal Windsor Horse Show is held annually for five days and runs from the 13th -17th of May 2015 in Windsor Home Park. The show began in 1943 with the founding of the Royal Windsor Horse Show Club which was set up to hold horse shows for charity • There is a large variety of classes including showjumping, showing, … Continue reading

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5 Facts About Energy for Performance Horses

Energy fuels exercise and is the most important dietary factor for performance horses. Did you know: Most of the energy in a horse diet comes from carbohydrates (including fibre, starch, sugar and grass fructan) and oils. Dietary protein doesn’t contribute much energy at all If you feed too much energy, it is stored as body fat even in a fit … Continue reading

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Gridwork Dos and Donts: Seven Important Tips

Gridwork is an incredibly useful tool and there are many interesting combinations to assist in development of horse and rider balance, strength, suppleness, and coordination. It can also help improve specific issues such as poor rhythm, difficulty in covering the ground, and use of whithers over the jump.  Follow ReadySupp’s tips to help improve your skills: • DO start simply. Begin with a couple … Continue reading

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