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Simple but game-changing grooming tip: Remedy icky skin conditions

  Your average equestrian spends more time grooming horses than riding them. Over the years we all learn new, exciting and revolutionary grooming tips and tactics. Check back regularly for more grooming tips as we are on the hunt for the best.  Summer is well underway, and with the hot, humid and sometimes wet weather comes an array of equine skin conditions. From rain rot to scratches, to sweet itch, to unidentified fungus – there are a lot of horse owners trying to combat some form of skin problem. There are heaps of anti-fungal products for horses on the market,…

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Monday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Brazil: And then there was one: Did a single species of horse roam South America? – Horsetalk.co.nz The Equus family tree in South America may have fallen victim to a historical tendency of scientists to split species, researchers say.   Switzerland: Compulsory frangibles and more flag rule changes proposed – Horse & Hound The proposals include making frangible devices compulsory on certain fences at top level events, with the aim of rolling this out to all levels from 2021….

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Wednesday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Canada: Noseband Science: How Tight is Too Tight for Your Horse? Research says it’s time to tighten the rules and loosen the nosebands.The rules on how tight a horse’s noseband should be in equestrian sports are unclear, but research is showing that they need to be loosened.   United Kingdom: ‘He feels like Avebury’: Andrew Nicholson’s high praise for his Barbury victor – Horse & Hound The New Zealand rider was an impressive winner in the CCI4*-S competition.  …

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons to fire your coach pronto

  WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   The following reasons are fictional and do not depict any actual person or event. 10. She starts telling you about her marriage problems when you are tacking up your horse. 9. He farts in the barn more than your horse. 8. She asks you to babysit her…

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13 mandatory changes to be implemented when equestrians rule the world

  The ‘horse world’ is a lot different than the ‘real world’. Sadly, the horse world’s population dwindles in comparison to that of the real world. The majority of political leaders and persons of authority on planet earth are non-horsey. Non-horsey mortals currently outnumber equestrians but if the tables were turned Earth would be a much different place…. A way better place to be exact. If equestrians ruled the world here are the big changes that would rock this planet: 1. Golf courses are transformed into cross-country courses.   2. Tack stores occupy most of the space in all shopping…

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Equestrian versus barn pigeon – VIDEO Break

  Birds love hanging out in barns. But sometimes, or most of the time, we really don’t want them in our stables nesting and making a bit of a mess. So how do you get one out? By hand in this equestrian’s case…    

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Monday’s SCOOP from Eastern Hay

  Today’s SCOOP sponsor: Eastern Hay is the premier source of hay bales in Eastern USA.   Worldwide bits and bites Ireland: Key genes linked to motivation and attitude may explain Thoroughbred success – study – Horsetalk.co.nz Scientists pinpoint what they call the “Motivator Gene”, saying it is linked to racing potential.   United Kingdom: What does Charlotte Dujardin do while schooling at home? We find out… – Horse & Hound Learn more about how Charlotte trains her horses at home.     United States: Hot Summer Days and Your Horse – The Horse Summer is a great time to…

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There’s always that one naughty pony – VIDEO Break

  In every lesson group, there is usually one naughty pony. And chances are you have been stuck on that little devil at least once. But falling off just makes you a better rider, right? Here’s a video to remind us all of what our early days of learning to ride probably looked like a few times…     Im Nachhinein ist es ja echt lustig 😂🛬 • Das Video stammt aus den Outtakes von dem Film, den jemand während der Vorbereitung unseres Schaubildes gemacht hat :)) #fail#horsefail#bocken#buckeln#horsevideo A post shared by My life with fjordhorses❣️9.6k (@fjordis4ever) on Mar 26,…

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How to prove that your horse is bombproof – VIDEO Break

  If you have ever sold a horse, you have probably been asked by a potential buyer how bombproof the animal is. You hopefully answer them honestly about your horse’s degree of quietness. But why try to explain how your horse behaves when you can just take a video to showcase it. This horse seller did just that… but this horse is more than bombproof, it is T-Rex proof!    

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