In this section, find some great tips on how to ride a horse, how to care for your horse and many other horse how to advice guides!

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Dressing up at Halloween is always fun, but finding a good costume can be tricky, especially when your horse is involved. We have chosen our 5 favourite dress-up ideas to share with you. We love to keep the scary tradition with costumes for Halloween, but we have thrown in a couple of fun ones as it is a great oppotunity for this as well.  1. Lord of the Rings Horsemen This is a cl...

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When you are planning to travel horses or ponies in trailers or horse boxes it means you have to think about putting some sort of protection on their legs to avoid them injuring themselves in transit. Many horses and ponies don’t like having travel boots on them for the first time.   So if you are planning to use them, make sure you put them on your horse or pony a few days b...

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There are many different horse boots to choose from and each is designed to do a specific job. Tendon Boots are commonly used for protecting and supporting your horse’s tendons and ligaments when show jumping. Horses do have a tendency (no pun intended!) to knock their front tendon with the hind hoof when jumping. The tendon boot can prevent injury and encourage him to clear the jump. ...

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Made for high impact resistant, the Fetlock boot is primarily used by show-jumpers to protect the hind fetlock joints of the horse from brushing. Many of these boots offer additional features to enhance both comfort and protection from impact. For example fetlock boots may be designed with temperature regulators to boost the air-flow between the horse’s skin and the boot therefore reducing t...

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The Sausage Boot is a protective leather ring that is filled with straw. When a horse lies down or gets up, the shoes on the horse’s hoofs may come in contact with the horse’s elbow, causing abrasions and pressure sores (capping).  The sausage boot of the stuffed leather ring variety is made to fit around the heel of the horse’s hooves, and is used to protect the horse fr...

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The main criteria for hunting bridles are quality, durability and the correct look. A hunting bridle is traditionally made out of good quality English leather. Before the days when it became commonplace to have nosebands on bridles, horses were regularly hunted with no noseband at all, as this was considered more comfortable for the horse on long days than having a tight noseband. The less l...

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Putting on overreach boots can seem like a bit of a daunting task, but select the right boot and clean any mud off your horses hoof and the task should be a little easier. There are two types of boot that you can use, a completely rubber boot, or one with fastenings.  There are a couple of questions to ask yourself before you decide on a style:   Will my horse stand still whilst I try ...

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Horse boots were traditionally made with leather and secured using small buckles and straps. Leather boots can still be purchased, however they now incorporate Velcro fastenings instead of the old style buckles and straps.    Horse boots are now mostly designed using synthetic materials. Shin boots are used to conserve the fore legs and hind legs of the horse. These boots protect again...

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A Cooler Rug is a breathable rug which impedes the onset of chills on a sweating horse after exercise. The unique design soaks and holds the excess moisture away from the horse’s coat. The moisture evaporates within the rug, thus the horse is able to cool down steadily.    The cooler rug is versatile in that it can be used for added warmth in colder months, and a...

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It is very important to have a horse or pony tied up or head collared when they are having their horse rugs taken off. You never know what might scare your horse as you are in the process of taking off their rugs, so it is always better to be safe rather than sorry when you do this.    From time to time people do take horse rugs off without head collars on, but this can be risky no mat...

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