RESPECT – Travelling with your horse – A follow-on from last month’s article on Loading.
Dec20

RESPECT – Travelling with your horse – A follow-on from last month’s article on Loading.

 By Anne Wilson Travelling a beloved horse, for whatever reason, whether it be necessity (a veterinary  hospital visit) or for pleasure such as a competition, clinic or special riding destination, can be a fraught affair. I remember one woman telling me that starting to hitch up the trailer was one certain way to start a full-scale row between her and her husband. This is no doubt due to nervous tension and stress caused by the...

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Respect – Catching your horse from the field
Nov01

Respect – Catching your horse from the field

By Anne Wilson Ideally your horse should come eagerly towards you when you reach the field gate and call his name. If not, most horses will calmly stand whilst you walk towards them and put on the headcollar ready for leading in from the field.  But sometimes, no matter how good a relationship you have with your horse, he/she will decide that the grass (particularly in spring/summer) is too lush, sweet and tempting for him to want to...

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