Horse Care and Health

The Rider as Athlete – Part V – Relaxation Techniques

March 31st, 2015 at 10:47 am By Lisa Champion MSc (exercise science)   Last month we talked about stress management and how recognizing and addressing it in your life contributes to better well-being. In addition to changing the way you think about stress, it’s helpful to have … Continue reading Read Article

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Rider as Athlete: Diet and Nutrition

at 10:46 am BY LISA CHAMPION MSc (Exercise Science) Last month we started this series with some insights about fitness and its vital role in keeping us strong, healthy and better able to cope with the demands of riding and working around horses. … Continue reading Read Article

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A rider’s user guide to fitness with Rebecca Ashton

March 26th, 2015 at 12:16 pm Fitness for riding is becoming more and more popular. But for those who’d rather grab another glass of chardy than walk into a gym (you know who you are!) and whose world of fitness has only ever been jumping on … Continue reading Read Article

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Bush School – Be Inspired

March 25th, 2015 at 2:37 pm A little while back, an email appeared in my inbox from a visiting Canadian veterinary professor, John Baird, calling my attention to an SBS television documentary, “Bush School” (Australia Storylines series). “As people strongly involved in the horse industry and … Continue reading Read Article

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The Rider as Athlete – Nutrition and Weight Loss

March 24th, 2015 at 12:02 pm Are you a rider who needs to lose weight? If you are, my hope is that this article will give you some useful tools. Continue reading Read Article

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Trials on honey treatment for leg wounds in horses

February 3rd, 2015 at 3:38 pm By Ian Nielsen I am sure many of you like me, have heard claims of honey being a good wound treatment. I decided to test this claim in my practice. Over the last few years I have been treating severe … Continue reading Read Article

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Summer Fitness with Rebecca Ashton

January 15th, 2015 at 3:52 pm Fitness expert Rebecca Ashton outlines a program to get any rider in shape for the summer... Continue reading Read Article

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Re-Educating the Racehorse – Part 4

at 11:46 am Wayne Roycroft helps in the next step of Rupert the Racehorse's education…. Continue reading Read Article

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Re-Educating the Racehorse – Part 3

at 9:21 am Part two in our re-educating the racehorse series, and we look at the problem of windsucking... Continue reading Read Article

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Re-Educating the Racehorse – Part 2

at 8:08 am In the second part of our re-educating the racehorse series, Liz Owens looks at the issue of feeding the ex-racehorse... Continue reading Read Article

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Head to Head with Adelinde Cornelissen

January 9th, 2015 at 11:10 am Equestrian journalist, pilates instructor and all-round fitness nut, Rebecca Ashton goes head to head in a challenging fitness session with Dutch dressage star, Adelinde Cornelissen... Continue reading Read Article

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Colleen Brook goes ALTERNATIVE

January 7th, 2015 at 4:14 pm Professional showjumping trainer, Colleen Brook talks about the alternative training techniques she uses... Continue reading Read Article

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