When I get asked what I got up to at the weekend, I can get some odd looks from non-equestrian friends and colleagues when I answer ‘oh I did some poo picking’. It’s a task that nobody relishes and so every equestrian is bound to wonder whether poo picking is really necessary. So, should you […]
Anyone who is lucky enough to own an animal will know how therapeutic they can be. Research consistently shows that interacting with animals helps to relieve stress and lowers human blood pressure. A wide variety of animals are now part of therapeutic programmes to help everyone from military veterans with PTSD to the elderly in […]
Keeping horses is a great pastime, as well as being an excellent source of exercise. However, responsible grassland management is important too. Not only will traditionally managed grassland be beneficial for the horses, but it also helps the local and wider ecology.
The 29th of December, 1938, saw the birth of one of the most successful and controversial British show jumpers of all time. Born into a working-class family in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Harvey Smith first found his love of riding thanks to the local milk pony. He never looked back.
A little bit of rain doesn’t automatically mean that you are grounded. So long as the rain is not hammering down and the ground is fairly solid, a little rain is fine. It is best to avoid heavy showers though, as your horse probably won’t like it and it could even be dangerous. Making sure […]