To help all you eager horse owners out there prepare for the foaling/breeding season we have a great article on keeping stallions in prime condition – part of our continuing series of articles on horse nutrition, by nutritionist Larissa Bilton.
Speaking of stallions – check out Candy’s ‘Our Hero’ profile on dressage rider David Shoobridge – dressage trainer, breeder and rider during the week and Pony Club Dad at the weekend! Our Training Tips is by Mick Taylor, a champion reiner, who talks about the softness and feel necessary to create a top reining horse – with the most wonderful photos to accompany the article.
Fittingly perhaps, our breed is the majestic Quarter Horse, bred for strength, speed and stamina, and in the world of endurance, it’s Arabians who are the Kings and Queens of the sport.
This month we take a look at all aspects of endurance, from the historical, to a personal story from Liz Terry, Ruth White and Michelle Beatty about the highs and lows of getting a horse (and rider) through the 160-kilometre ride.
If you own horses, an unfortunate truth is that accidents happen. Candy came home from Equitana to find her young horse had managed to receive a disastrous injury. She writes about her nine-month journey with Eva in a moving but also informative way. Never give up on the horse is probably the best motto!
A horse that never gave up on his human was Traveller, General Robert Lee’s outstanding American Saddlebred, who was immortalized in both prose and poetry for his derring-do. Our new series looks at famous horses in history
Talking of horses and humans looking out for each other – do you insure your horse? This month Jane Camens looks at the ins and outs of equine insurance, and rocking horses.
This month’s tackbox is from Dr. Jane Clothier who gives us the low-down on exactly what damage a badly-fitting saddle can do.
And there’s more of course – much more! Welcome to the largest edition of HorseVibes so far.