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ArticleHow to - Careers26-11-2012
A hunter hack is an English class in which they sit in Hunt seat tack and clothing to carry out the flat at a walk, trot, canter and gallop, and then jump two low fences. The top tips to be able to win a Hunter Hack are as follows:   1. Warming up is important because the jumps are so low in the hunter hack the your horse may get careless and can fall, trip or clip their hoof ...

ArticleHow to - Careers08-08-2012
Horsemart blogger and rider Kirsty Holland takes us through the pros and cons of fitting in horse riding and care around full time work. If you’re thinking about taking up riding but work full time, you firstly need to think about your priorities and how much time you are willing and able to put aside to fit horses in around your employment. You will find a lot of riding opportuni...

ArticleHow to - Careers17-05-2012
Ever wanted a career as a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist and wondered what a typical day would include? Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines specialises in treating animals and equine clients make up about 75% of her caseload. She has been riding for more than 20 years and owns an Arab and a Shetland pony. She gives us an overview of what it’s like to be a Chartered Ve...

ArticleHow to - Careers16-05-2012
Ever wanted a career as a Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist and wondered what a typical day would include? Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist Kirsty Haines specialises in treating animals and equine clients make up about 75% of her caseload. She has been riding for more than 20 years and owns an Arab and a Shetland pony. She gives us an overview of what it’s like to be a Chartered Ve...

ArticleHow to - Careers14-05-2012
If working til 9pm, providing an on-call agony aunt service and getting soaked to the skin several times a day sounds like a great day's work, then a career as a riding instructor could be for you. Nicola Strong reports. Sharon Kilminster began working at a local riding school in the late 90's having studied there for her NVQs in horse care and riding, and has never looked back. She...

ArticleHow to - Careers01-05-2012
Ever fancied a career as an equestrian photographer? Nicola Strong speaks to Michael David Rogers to find how he has forged a career as an equine photographer. Michael David Rogers has been riding horses for around 20 years, growing up in a Pony Club environment, and competing up to Novice level British Eventing. When his horse was retired, he went down another avenue to get his eventing fix...

ArticleHow to - Careers27-02-2012
When competing, the three equestrian teams at the 2012 Olympics will all be wearing the appropriate clothes for their sport, but their first appearances will be on foot in the opening ceremony and for that they will share the official UK competitors´ uniforms. Designed by Adidas and apparently representing UK culture from sources such as the Grenadier Guards and Henley Regatta, the unifo...

ArticleHow to - Careers09-02-2012
With so many riders competing for a few places in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the daily training of the horses takes on a whole  new perspective, and the care the horses receive in the run up to the Games becomes even more important.   A typical day on a dressage yard will start early, with the staff arriving to muck out the horses. Most dressage yards will keep all horses in ove...

ArticleHow to - Careers09-02-2012
Training an eventer at any level involves gaining a balance in the skills required for all three phases. Training for Olympic eventing, and the 2012 Olympics in particular, brings a whole new dimension. As event horses have to be experts in three very different disciplines, keeping them fit, healthy and able to compete at the highest level becomes a real skill.   Every rider and yard ha...

ArticleHow to - Careers11-01-2012
So, you want to work with horses but have no idea where to begin. It would be an exaggeration to say that there are an infinite amount of careers available in the equine industry, but safe to say there are many more than you might imagine. In this series of ‘how to’ articles, we take a look at a few and see if we can inspire you and point you in a new and previously unexplored directio...

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