De spooking!
Jan05

De spooking!

By Jenny Richardson BHSAI Autumn and winter are prime seasons for hacking, to help keep your horse fit while the competition season has eased off. But is your horse likely to spook you this Halloween – and how safe are you in the saddle? We share our top tips for de-spooking your equine. If your horse spooks when out hacking, it can be a daunting experience. Persistently shying at flapping carrier bags and road markings may just spoil...

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Equido – Contact
Nov29

Equido – Contact

By Morag Higgins WESI MRPCH BHSAI BscES All equestrians will know this word and it immediately conjures up an image of taking up the reins and putting a tension on the horses’ mouth. This tension varies from the slightest pressure to making the horse “smile” with the pull involved. However, contact means far more than this and should be applied in many more situations. How we communicate with each other, with our horses, even with...

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SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE – Part 25
Nov15

SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE – Part 25

A series by SUSAN McBANE explaining equestrian and scientific terminology in relation to equine behaviour and psychology, and its effects on horses and training (This series is based on a glossary of equestrian and scientific terms published in ‘Equitation Science’ by McGreevy and McLean, 2010, the standard book on the subject. The glossary definition is given in quotation marks, followed by Susan’s discussion.) CADENCE: ‘The...

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SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE – Part 24
Oct21

SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE – Part 24

A series by SUSAN McBANE explaining equestrian and scientific terminology in relation to equine behaviour and psychology, and its effects on horses and training (This series is based on a glossary of equestrian and scientific terms published in ‘Equitation Science’ by McGreevy and McLean, 2010, the standard book on the subject. The glossary definition is given in quotation marks, followed by Susan’s discussion.) BUCKING: ‘A...

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CLASSICAL RIDING SERIES – PART 9
Oct19

CLASSICAL RIDING SERIES – PART 9

RENVERS or Haunches-Out By Anne Wilson The Renvers (pronounced ‘ron-vare’) is the last in the classical lateral exercises. It is often described as a mirror image of shoulder-in and is sometimes referred to as haunches-out or tail to the wall. It is really the twin exercise to Travers, although a little different. The main difference lies in the position in which the exercises are executed, in particular their relationship to the wall...

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Speaking The Language, Part 18
Mar06

Speaking The Language, Part 18

A series by SUSAN McBANE explaining equestrian and scientific terminology in relation to equine behaviour and psychology, and its effects on horses and training (THIS series is based on a glossary of equestrian and scientific terms presented at the First International Equitation Science Symposium, 2005, and an updated version published in ‘Equitation Science’ by McGreevy and McLean, 2010. The glossary description is given in quotation...

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