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TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

This month we look at clipping. The time of year has come to think about clipping your horse. When your horse is worked you will find that he will get hotter quicker and sweat more,…

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REBECCA THOM – McTimoney Animal & Equine Touch Practitioner

REBECCA THOM – McTimoney Animal & Equine Touch Practitioner

Being a McTimoney Animal & Equine Touch Practitioner, no two days are the same. Every day brings new challenges and we are forever learning and evolving with the animals we see.  McTimoney is a chiropractic…

EQUINE PERFORMANCE
TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

This month we look at care of the horse after strenuous exercise. Cross country. Horses are athletes, they are built for endurance, speed and efficiency. Their muscles use a lot of energy, and a very…

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TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

This month we look at quarter marks. Quarter marks are done on the hind quarters of a horse. They are really cool patterns and you can do so many designs!! Some people use stencils and…

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A SADDLER’S VIEW – Lindsey Cheffings

A SADDLER’S VIEW – Lindsey Cheffings

Being a rider as well as a saddle fitter, I often face the same problems as many riders do – seeing the frustrated conversations in the warm up, listening to the reoccurring conversations of “Why…

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A parrot mouth does not have to condemn a horse – BILL LOMAS

A parrot mouth does not have to condemn a horse – BILL LOMAS

Knowledge, has bred two foals. I first saw her whilst working on some horses at a dealing and livery yard. I caught a glimpse of this scrawny little horse in the corner of a stable,…

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LOOKING AFTER THE EVENT HORSE – with CHILDERIC UK and Gemma Tattersalls

LOOKING AFTER THE EVENT HORSE – with CHILDERIC UK and Gemma Tattersalls

When it comes to keeping your event horse looking and feeling his best throughout the busy season, Childéric Saddles ambassador and top international eventer Gemma Tattersall has some great tips and advice to ensure that…

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Sweet Itch

Sweet Itch

Sweet Itch in horses is caused by an allergic reaction to bites from the Culicoides biting midge.  (There is another rarer variation (occurring on the neck and belly midline) which can be caused by a…

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TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

TOP TIPS FROM INTERNATIONAL GROOM – SHELLY GILBERT

    33 year old Shelly Gilbert from Devon, has been a professional groom for over 10 years working for Lucy McCarthy nee Wiegersma and Irish event rider Padraig McCarthy. Shelly’s attention to detail and high standard of…

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Feeding for Soundness

Feeding for Soundness

A horse’s diet definitely influences his chances of staying sound. And, as in most things to do with horses, the answer to a healthy horse is a delicate balance between performance, condition and soundness. One…