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Loaning A Horse Successfully - Loanee 'Do's And Don'ts' For Making It Work
While the option of loaning a horse – rather than buying – is often dismissed as a risky endeavour, with the right guidance, loaning or part loaning/sharing a horse can be a great opportunity for all three parties; the owner, the loanee and the horse itself. I started out my equestrian journey by loaning my little Welsh pony, Buster – who is actually still living with me after we made him a permanent part of the family many years ago – and I have been loaning two ex-racehorses, Jake and Tarra, for quite a few months now (you can meet them
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The Change Is Too Slow
A recent survey, conducted by the British Grooms Association (BGA), revealed that whilst there have been some positive improvements to the employment conditions of those working with horses, there is still work to be done in order to ensure that the industry is compliant. As the Equestrian Employers Association (EEA) launches its annual Good Employment Week, these results come as a reminder that we are not yet an industry of good employment and that change is not happening quickly enough. The ‘Groom’s Survey’, which saw over 1,000 responses, highlighted many key points, including; 58% are still not paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW) 61%
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Flying & Tempi Changes Tutorial With Sarah Williams
So here's a little mini tutorial on tempi changes, or just single flying changes. This is Bella; she is not secure in any way, shape or form with her changes and has only really just started them in the last couple of months. I like to start with a horse that is in a balanced canter; the horse can go trot, canter, canter, trot, canter, from one leg to the other quite easily, in a nice, balanced, easy way to the contact. So everything that’s been on my Yonder Farm Friends And Connect Equestrian Q&A + Tutorials Facebook group must be in
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Book Review: How Good Riders Get Good By Denny Emerson
5 stars, a ‘should read’ for all equestrians! I’ve finally read this cover to cover rather than dipping in and out, and boy I wish I hadn’t waited so long, although it was worth the wait! I feel I’ve got to know Denny’s ‘voice’ from his blogging on Tamarack Hill Farm, and I love his unflinching ability to say it as he sees it, which is generally pretty accurate! I would go so far as to say this is a ‘should read’ for any equestrian trying to get to any level. For starters, this is not a book for someone who wants
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