HORSE HEALTH & WELLBEING


Has inbreeding reached breaking point?

Has inbreeding reached breaking point?

From winning it in 1964 to being in the pedigree of all 20 runners in the Kentucky Derby fifty years later, Northern Dancer’s impact on the thoroughbred breed continues to grow. And while this ‘sire of sires’ sprinting legacy has been long celebrated, the recent news...

Learn to Recognise the Early Signs of Laminitis

Learn to Recognise the Early Signs of Laminitis

There is a lot still to learn about laminitis but, for the horse, extreme pain is the eventual result.  The changes to the hoof capsule that happen after full-on laminitic event are well-known and easier to recognise.  Lameness, in some cases severe and the angle...

HORSE TRAINING


HORSE WELFARE


British Racing’s Disappointing Whip Report

British Racing’s Disappointing Whip Report

The long awaited report from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on the use of the whip represents a lost opportunity for rebuilding trust and bringing back enthusiastic crowds to British racetracks.Despite its 95 pages, the report overlooks almost the entirety of...

Releasing the Pressure

Releasing the Pressure

There are many situations in our daily lives when the pressure is just too high for us to bear. It may be the pressure to perform, the pressure of expectation, and/or the pressure that we place ourselves under. We often experience the same with our riding, even though...

SPONSORED CONTENT


Saddle Fitting Guide

Saddle Fitting Guide

WELFARE REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure Teach yourself to evaluate saddle fitting and recognise problems to ensure good welfare and maintain performance with this handy guide. Finding the correct fitting saddle is essential to ensure good welfare and maintain...

Protect and Prepare

Protect and Prepare

SAFETY REPORT Sponsored by Fitton HorseInsure In a time of crisis there may be nobody to help you, no power, no communications, no emergency services, no veterinarian, no daylight... What is your plan? Everyone’s situation differs according to the size and nature of...

EQUITATION SCIENCE


HUMAN MINDSET


It’s the thought that matters

It’s the thought that matters

How much of your life and riding is influenced by your thoughts? The answer is much more than you think! I have undergone some major changes in my personal life and, naturally, when big things happen to us, our mind goes into overdrive. As the changes unfolded, I...

Releasing the Pressure

Releasing the Pressure

There are many situations in our daily lives when the pressure is just too high for us to bear. It may be the pressure to perform, the pressure of expectation, and/or the pressure that we place ourselves under. We often experience the same with our riding, even though...

HORSES AND PEOPLE IN ART


HORSE WELFARE


NEWS


British Racing on climate change and sustainability

British Racing on climate change and sustainability

The summary findings and recommendations from an independent assessment of environmental sustainability across British racing and breeding have been published today. Project objectives: To review British racing’s current progress on environmental sustainability,...

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