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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight"Without horseytalk we might as well all dig a hole and jump into it."

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Pony left to die in a ditch

Pony left to die in a ditch

An abandoned young cob who nearly died after becoming trapped in a ditch is now being rehabilitated by Blue Cross.

Boggy, three, was found in December at the back of an industrial estate, stuck up to his shoulders in thick mud after sliding down a bank and into a ditch.

He was all alone and must have been terrified until his rescuers appeared and hauled him out.

Boggy when he was rescued covered in mud (left), and now, happy in his field.

He was brought to Blue Cross's Burford horse unit where he was checked over. Luckily he was completely unscathed despite his dramatic accident.

"He was found in the nick of time," said Blue Cross Horse Manager Vicki Alford. "If he had spent the night in the ditch it could well have been a different story."

Despite his ordeal, Boggy is now making good progress at Blue Cross and, when he is ready, we'll find him a loving home.

Vicki added: "He's a tough little guy and he's already making friends in the field. It's lovely to see him bounding about looking so happy!"

See Blue Cross ponies and horses currently looking for new homes here.

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Tony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fightTony Barnett has done amazingly with the forestry commission fight

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March 1938: 70-year-old Mrs Elizabeth Arnold, believed to be England's only woman blacksmith, shoes a horse outside the 400-year-old forge in Walmer, Kent.


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Says Steve YandallThis sign is illegal

Equestrians are entitled to use this route - legally.
There are thousands of other illegal signs all over the country banning equestrians.

THEY MUST BE REMOVED

New Forest Roads Campaign

Hit And Run

New Forest Roads Campaign 

Hit And Run

A donkey (in foal) left with a broken hip was humanely destroyed due to injuries on Monday 14th January around 6-6.30pm on B3079 along the Bramshaw to Landford straight.  The vehicle would have a broken front light.

Did you see anything? Have you seen a damaged vehicle?

There is a up to £5000 reward from the Verderers for any information which leads to a conviction.

If you are involved or witness an accident call 101 straight away. They will contact the relevant authorities.

Says Steve McCarron

Steve McCarronWhat is the point of the OPEN SPACES SOCIETY if it does not act to preserve open spaces ..............
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Flying Fox!

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

THE BEST BRITISH HORSE RACINGS

Horse racing is one of the most ancient sports of all time.

As it was very popular with the royalty of British society, it soon earned the title of "Sport of Kings". With racing taking place in Britain all year, there is always some interesting top-notch events not to be missed.

No matter whether you just want to keep yourself updated or bet on races, by registering at betway.com, you will find everything you need to know about horse racings and many other kinds of sport betting.

This prestigious bookmaker also rewards its players from the first time they start wagering.

Temporary. What does it mean?

Temporary. What does it mean?Different inspectors have different meanings
For Chailey, it was 20-years.
For Chobham, it was six-months.
For Odiham, it was five-years x twice ......... read more

She's the real McCoy! Eleven-year-old daughter of world's greatest jump jockey Sir AP McCoy dazzles at show jumping in a Superwoman outfit

She's the real McCoy! Eleven-year-old daughter of world's greatest jump jockey Sir AP McCoy dazzles at show jumping in a Superwoman outfit

-   Sir AP McCoy's 11-year-old daughter Eve is already proving she is adept at riding 

-   She dazzled spectators as she flew around a showjumping course in Liverpool

-    'Looks like I brought home the right baby!' said her father after watching he

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Willa NewtonWilla Newton

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Leading event rider

Leading event rider Willa Newton has had a year to remember with two top-10 finishes at four star level.  Here we find out 10 things you didn't know about the Amerigo-sponsored rider.

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Would you know how to help
a wounded horse? 

Would you know how to help a wounded horse? 

Let Redwings' latest advice leaflet, Wound Wisdom, guide you through their first aid dos and don'ts.

Download your free copy here

No two wounds are the same, and a wound may be minor or extremely serious. But having some basic principles to work with can mean it is easier to make good decisions quickly and give a wounded horse the best start to a full recovery.

Wound Wisdom offers practical advice on issues such as assessing a wound, when to call a vet and what first aid options to consider. As Redwings vet Dawn Trayhorn explains: "It's important not to just take a wound at face value. The type of wound and where it is on the horse's body are key questions. A small hole near a joint is generally more of a concern than a long cut over a fleshy part of the body."

Dawn also point outs that sometimes less is more when it comes to first aid. She said: "There are a lot of wound products available, but the best first aid kits are not necessarily the ones with the most items! Sometimes it takes confidence not to start putting creams and powders on a wound. Some products may even interfere with healing or cause irritation."

In addition, Wound Wisdom offers helpful reminders of what we can do to reduce the hazards that may make a horse more likely to sustain a wound. Owners can also get ahead by practising their bandaging and temperature-taking skills, training their horse to stand quietly (valuable in so many ways!) and ensuring their horse's tetanus vaccination is kept up to date.

Dawn is keen to emphasise that anyone who is unsure how to treat a wound on their horse should always speak to their vet. "Many wounds need to be seen by a vet to be fully investigated, and for infection to be prevented or treated. Good, on the spot, first aid can make a huge difference, but never shy away from contacting your vet, even if you just want to talk the situation through with them."

There is more research being carried out into factors that assist or delay wound healing in horses. The British Horse Society is currently working with University of Nottingham to help improve understanding of common wounds and factors which promote or hinder healing. The project is looking for case studies of real wounds so if your horse does sustain a wound over the coming months, please support the project by sharing your experience at www.bhs.org.uk/our-work/welfare/wounds-project

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Managing overweight horses 

Managing overweight horses

Most horse owners understand the dangers of a horse dropping weight and becoming too thin; however being overweight is just as unhealthy and can be much more difficult to manage. Although many owners know that their horse shouldn't carry excess weight, often the challenge is in recognising what a healthy condition actually looks like as it has become normal to see horses carrying more weight than they should.e problems associated with excess weight

Managing a horse's weight can be a real challenge and is an area of work the grooms at World Horse Welfare's four UK Rescue and Rehoming Centres have significant experience of dealing with. Many of the horses who come into our care are underweight and malnourished; however those that are overweight will often have a much longer and more difficult journey through rehabilitation.

There are a number of different problems associated with overweight horses, these can include:

  • Laminitis
  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome
  • Extra strain on the heart and lungs
  • Added pressure on limbs and joints
  • Less able to perform during exercise

Did you know?

An overweight horse will not only have a compromised quality of life, but will also be at higher risk of a number of health problems, such as laminitis.

How to determine if a horse is overweight

The first thing to understand is the assessment criteria you can compare your horse to. Knowing your horse's weight is useful for a number of reasons but it won't tell you if this is appropriate for them. The best tool to use is to learn how to fat score (also known as body condition scoring).

There are two main fat scoring systems, the 0-5 system (Carroll and Huntingdon) or the 1-9 system (Henneke). Both provide an effective way of assessing condition and use hands-on techniques to feel for fat cover rather than just looking at a horse. If you have limited experience of fat scoring, the 0-5 system can be easier to apply.

A weightape provides a good tool for monitoring weight and identifying changes but must be used in conjunction with fat scoring in order to assess condition. The most accurate weightapes have both a horse and pony side so you can choose the correct one according to your horse's height. A combination of fat scoring and using a weightape is ideal for monitoring weight long-term. If you have access to a weighbridge this gives an accurate measurement so is a good tool for monitoring changes in weight.

Managing overweight horses

Slimming success

If you are concerned about your horse's weight and are contemplating whether to put him on a diet, we always recommend speaking to your vet first, as they will be best placed to give you advice on how to do this safely. Whatever you do, never crash diet an overweight horse as you could put them at risk of hyperlipaemia, which can be fatal. This condition causes fat cells to flood the bloodstream, overloading the body's ability to cope.

When considering weight loss options a good place to start is by setting out what you are currently doing by asking yourself these questions:

  • How much feed does your horse have each day? (remember grass and hay count as feed)
  • How many hours is your horse turned out?
  • How much exercise does he do?
  • Does he wear a rug?

Any plan needs to cover all aspects of your horse's lifestyle and routine so it's important to consider your horse's output as well as his input.

The answers to the questions will allow you to look at the current situation and will help you see where changes can be made. It's important to stress that a few small changes can make all the difference so don't feel overwhelmed by thinking that you have to devote hours each week to increasing your horse's exercise.

If you do provide hard feed, consider whether you really need to and whether the type of feed and the quantity is appropriate for your horse's workload. You may choose to feed a balancer or supplement so if you need a carrier to add these to, make sure you find one which is low calorie. Any feed needs to be accurately weighed and measured.  If you don't have access to weighing scales at your yard, you could weigh out the feed at home once and mark the correct amount on a cup or scoop for ongoing use.

If you are feeding forage, this should also be weighed using a hanging scale. Soaking hay for several hours will reduce its calorie content – get advice from a nutritionist about the best way to approach this for maximum effect. You can dilute hay by mixing it with good quality oat or barley straw to provide bulk without the calories but do take advice before trialing this as it is not suitable for all horses, particularly those with poor dentition.

Managing overweight horses

Using small-holed haynets will help make forage last longer and you can put one haynet inside another to make it even more of a challenge for your horse to eat!

Limiting the time your horse spends in the field is not always the best way to help them lose weight, as in some cases horses with limited grazing time eat at a faster rate and therefore consume more than they would if they stayed out for the full day.  A better option can be to reduce the amount of grass the horse has access to by area rather than by time.

If you have the facilities, a track system is a great way to reduce grazing and get your horse moving around. These can range from one single track round the outside of the field (the centre can be a good place for horses who may need a little more grazing) or a more complicated maze if you are feeling creative! Place the water trough at one end of the track and the gate at the other, plus you can leave piles of low-calorie forage (if needed) at different points around the track which will keep the horse moving in order to find his food and drink.

If you are unable to install a track system, strip grazing can be effective at limiting the amount of grass available (although don't be tempted to move the fencing too much) as is letting other animals (such as other horses or sheep) graze the paddock first so your dieter is not going straight on to lush grass.

Another option is to graze more horses on one paddock, taking it above a traditional stocking level, or adding other grazing animals, but make sure you're on top of pasture management.

At livery, you might not always be free to modify the fields so a grazing muzzle can be a helpful tool in reducing your horse's grass intake. Choose one which reduces grazing rather than stopping it, but remember these do not work on really short grass. You can find guidance on the use of grazing muzzles through the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC).

Consider if your horse really needs to be wearing a rug, as it might help his weight loss to go without. Some of the horses and ponies in our Rescue and Rehoming Centres will even be given a belly clip over the winter to encourage them to use up calories on keeping warm rather than adding them to their waistlines.

Managing overweight horses

One other option is to provide turnout without grass; this can be using an all-weather arena or, if available, a bark or sand paddock so your horse can go out without taking on additional calories. It is important to provide forage (low calorie, of course!) if using any of these options.

Exercise is undoubtedly one of the most important factors in any weight loss plan but this doesn't have to mean ridden work. Walking in-hand can be a great way to get them active and raise their heart rate. It is important to stress here that walking needs to be power walking and prolonged activity is the best way to help burn calories, but everyone has busy lives so any exercise will always be better than none at all. Horse agility can be a fun way to exercise your horse from the ground which not only helps develop your bond but can also play a part in desensitizing.

Whatever you decide to undertake as part of your horse's weight management plan, be consistent and monitor the results. One programme might be effective for a few weeks but if the weight loss has plateaued, consider other changes you can make to ensure you keep seeing the results your horse needs.

As mentioned before, every small change will make a difference so find options that work for you and your horse and that you will be able to stick to. Equine weight management is no easy task but it is vital to safeguard your horse's health and quality of life. There is plenty of advice and support available to help you; visit our Right Weight page for more information or call our Advice Line on 01953 497238.

"The man at the council offices in the Isle of Wight said that if they stopped adopting/resurfacing bridle paths, the council would need to close down that department" - Tony Barnett

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Says Sandra Smith

Says Sandra SmithThe speed required to ensure that a gate closes is greater than the velocity required to amputate a finger, crush a child or the head of a dog, trap a push or wheelchair, or – literally - tear a hole in the side of a horse ......... read more

Yately Common, Hampshire

"The public have ancient rites of access on foot or on horse back
-   such rites are being denied unlawfully 
-   members of the public may enforce against such impediments on common lands.
"

Says Tony Barnett

Says Tony Barnett The applicants that are unlawfully occupying Yateley common wish to use the following legislation, Schedule 2 section 6 2006 Commons Act when they do not have a clue how to go about understanding the legislation while at the same time failing to understand that the objectors are blessed with intelligence and are miles in front and on the moral ground.

The legislation the applicants wish to site comes under "buildings registered as Common land" Section 6 of the schedule states (1) if a commons registration authority is satisfied that any land registered is land  to which this paragraph applies the authority shall, subject to this paragraph remove that land from the register of common lands.

(2) This paragraph applies to lands where......(a) the land was provisionally registered as common lands under section 4 1965 CRA.......(b) on the date of the provisionally registration the land was covered by a building or was within the curtilage of a building, (c)... the provisional registration became final. (d)... since the date of the provisional registration the land was at all times, been, and still is, covered by a building or within a curtilage of a building.

(3).... a commons registration authority may only remove land under   sub paragraph (1) action (a).. applications of any persons before such date as regulations may specify or (b)... a proposal made   by the authority before such a date as regulations may specify.

Lets remind these parasites of the correct way to identify commons land, we have the freehold waste of a manor being waste lands of the demesne lands of his Lordship/ladyships manor, then we have Manorial waste of the manor ie  the untouched un occupied open un enclosed lands not being freehold not subject to fee simple, no one to make deeds of grant or grants of easement, land open access from all points of view land of natural phenomena, conservation areas, no nature reserves, ours to roam,that's common land, aye.

Mentioned in  schedule 2 section 6 is provisionally  registered common land,not Yateley though not part of  but one from end to end, not just my statement but that of Commons commissioner Baden Fuller in 1965 and after rubbishing the fraudulent claims some by noble men and others by chancers Baden Fuller was waiting for them.

The secretary of state fully aware of the manorial waste being  jumped on, stolen, he made the decision to register town and village greens, these were place into the care of local authorities and because the common land being no mans land but becoming any mans land sought to identify the land, for that he engaged the University of Aberystwyth to form a department within the University  split into groups and to travel through England and Wales seeking information from every council regarding the waste lands in that county, need was the size, shape, soil conditions the flora and fauna and if any ancient rites were being taken up, from such information the commissioners were able to make decisions for the 1965 CRA, you all need to note that the information came from the local authorities who now want to change their minds..

Yateley common was not provisionally registered, there is in the public domain the decision by Baden Fuller to state that the registration of the entire Yateley common was registered correctly in 1965 when again hearing the moans from others with personal agendas that disagreed with him, in 1974 when it was confirmed making it subject to section 10 and conclusive of the matters so registered.

When Yateley was requisitioned,all rights were suspended on the part being used, then any works on there were lawful under section 194 1925/1936 lands registry act, written into the requisition act was after de-requisition of Yateley in 1962 the land were to be returned back into the state in which they were before the works started, this was passed to the minister of works to make the order because the buildings and other works did not conform to section 194 meant that they were unlawful,work s did start but was quickly stopped and it was decided to object to the 1965 registration saying it was incorrect which meant another hearing in 1974,the objectors lost, as HCC holds the registration to show the registration why should they support this new bogus application?

The claims are that the buildings are registered as common land, round ones, they are still under the demolition order of 1962 in law they don't exist. Although the 194 act has been repealed section 193 has not, this act assures that the public have ancient rites of access on foot or on horse back,at the moment such rites are being denied unlawfully and as the works are unlawful members of the public may enforce against such impediments on common lands.

Support the ones fighting this injustice by the council and PINS

The BHS and Maureen Comber

How the BHS treats somebody who has been a loyal, dedicated and hard-working member for over 50 years.

January 20.............DAY 1,664

It is now 1664 days since the BHS shamefully dismissed Maureen Comber after more than 50-years of dedicated and hard-working service.

Maureen ComberStill no regret.

Still no sympathy.

Still no apology.

What is more they have still not paid her back the outstanding money they owe her.

How long can the BHS continue to behave in this disgraceful manner?

Other hard-working BHS members and volunteers beware. This is obviously the way you are going to be treated one day.

"We're backing Maureen"

Click here to read in full the shocking way
Maureen Comber was treated by the BHS

"Well. We all think BHS should apologise to Maureen Comber so there. You're outvoted."

"Well. We all think BHS should apologise to Maureen Comber so there. You're outvoted."

Says Adrienne Yentis

Says Adrienne YentisA friend of mine recently was riding on the heath
and she came across a group of cattle strung out across the bridlepath with no way through – the only way off was to turn round. Fortunately her horse
remained calm throughout. But you can imagine how a nervous horse might react ........... read more

Paddy was raced until she collapsed, then discarded like trash!

Paddy was raced until she collapsed, then discarded like trash!

There is a new cruel practice, 'bush racing,' which is on the rise in South Africa. Our gentle equine friends are being hideously exploited for a greedy few, and they suffer major abuse and trauma.

'Network for Animals' were contacted by a horse sanctuary that exposed this barbaric sport, which takes place in rural areas. These majestic creatures are forced to run on hot dirt roads whilst being mercilessly beaten.

The horses, usually stolen, are literally raced until they collapse and then discarded like a piece of unwanted trash.

Men bet huge amounts of money on the winner.

These barbarians use wire instead of bits and bridals and show no mercy when the poor horse's mouth is cut. This makes it impossible for the horse to eat. Can you imagine being so hungry, yet you are unable to eat because your mouth is cut to shreds?

The 'Network for Animals' team met Have a Heart Horse Sanctuary in Bonnievale, South Africa. The sanctuary has rescued some of the horses, and met one horse named Paddy.

Paddy was raced until she collapsed, then discarded like trash!

Poor Paddy was petrified of people and struggled to eat due to the injuries she had sustained in this cruel 'sport.' Paddy needs rehabilitation which is very expensive and requires extensive veterinary treatment, care, patience and, above all, love.

Please, help us stop this cruel and evil 'sport' of bush racing by donating today. 

Says Linda Wright

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

What would your horse do if he saw this?

What would your horse do if he saw this?

Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards 2019

And the finalists are ...

Heartwarming moment wild horses gather round stallion to revive him after he fell
Oli Bell

Having narrowed down the 202 applications to a shortlist of ten finalists in each of the six categories in December, the judges have now made their final selection of three finalists for each award.

The final stage of judging will now take place in London on the day of the awards ceremony, Monday 18 February 2019, where finalists will be interviewed face-to-face by the judges who will then decide the winners and runners-up.

The results will be revealed later that evening at the awards ceremony at the Jumeirah Carlton Towers hotel in Knightsbridge. It has also been confirmed today that the 2019 awards will be hosted for the first time by ITV Racing's Oli Bell.

Bell, who also presents ITV's The Opening Show which recently featured a discussion on stable staff, said:

"Throughout my life and role at ITV Racing I am constantly reminded of the importance of the stud and stable staff, and without them the industry wouldn't survive, and it is a real honour to be presenting these prestigious awards.

"Some of the stories from the previous finalists and winners have been incredibly moving and I am sure this year will also provide some amazing stories and demonstrate the dedication and excellent care that British racing's workforce provides its racehorses".   

The 2019 finalists and their nominators are:

 David Nicholson Newcomer Award

  • Sophy Scott – Mark Johnston, Middleham, North Yorkshire
  • April Clarke – Jedd O'Keeffe, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
  • Max McLoughlin – Cheveley Park Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk

Leadership Award

  • Dan Horsford – Alan King, Marlborough, Wiltshire
  • Catriona Bissett – Nick Alexander, Leslie, Fife
  • Barry O'Dowd – John Gosden, Newmarket, Suffolk

Rider/Groom Award

  • Sean Graham – Philip Hobbs, Minehead, Somerset
  • Stewart Gossnell – Richard Hughes, Lambourn, Berkshire
  • Ian Clarkson – Micky Hammond, Middleham, North Yorkshire

Stud Staff Award

  • Andrew Snell – Cheveley Park Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk
  • Christine Chapman – Theakston Stud, Bedale, North Yorkshire
  • Kevin Tobin – New England Stud, Newmarket, Suffolk

Dedication to Racing Award

  • John Bottomley – Ollie Pears, Malton, North Yorkshire
  • David Macleod – James Ewart, Langholm, Dumfriesshire
  • Jaimie Duff – Lucinda Russell, Kinross, Perthshire

Rory MacDonald Community Award

  • Deborah Hay – Lingfield Park Racecourse, Surrey
  • Andrea O'Keefe – Jedd O'Keeffe, Leyburn, North Yorkshire
  • Sarah Montgomery – Musselburgh racecourse, East Lothian

Notes to Editors:

  1. The judging panel: Brough Scott (Chair), Dawn Goodfellow, George McGrath, Tabitha Smith, Alice Plunkett, Mick Fitzgerald, Sally Aston, Jessica McLernon, Mark Bradburne, Ollie McPhail, Dinah Nicholson and Hazel Peplinski
  2. The awards are sponsored by Godolphin and run by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in association with the Racing Post
  3. The winner of the Leadership, Rider/Groom, Stud Staff and Dedication to Racing categories will receive a prize of £5,000 with an additional £5,000 also being awarded to the winner's yard or stud. Two runners-up in each of these categories will win £2,000 each, with the same amount going to their yard or stud.
  4. The winner of the Rory MacDonald Community Award will receive £5,000, with the same going to a charity of their choice. The two runners-up will receive £2,000, with the same going to a charity of their choice.
  5. The winner of the David Nicholson Newcomer Award will receive £2,000, with the same amount going to their yard or stud, while two runners-up will receive £1,000 each, with the same amount for their yard. There is an additional prize for the winner of the David Nicholson Newcomer Award, which includes return flights, a five-day educational tour of Dubai together with five nights' accommodation.

The Awards will also recognise an Employee of the Year, who will be selected from the winners of the first four categories. That winner will receive an additional prize of £15,000, with the same amount going to their yard or stud.

Says Maureen ComberI have been given an ASBO by the Hampshire County Council for standing up for riders rights.

How many other people have been silenced by Hampshire County Council? ........... read more

Lady Gaga Shares Emotional Tribute to Her Dying Horse†

Lady Gaga Shares Emotional Tribute to Her Dying Horse

Just moments after tying Glenn Close for Best Actress at the Critics Choice AwardsLady Gaga left the ceremony to say goodbye to her dying horse.

The singer and A Star Is Born actress shared a message on Twitter, explaining that she rushed to be by her animal's side immediately following the awards show.  

Named Arabella, Gaga revealed that the horse's moniker means "yield to prayer," and claimed that "our souls and spirits were one."   She closed out the heartfelt tribute with a line from the Joanne title track: "Girl, where do you think you're goin'?"   

Read Gaga's full message to Arabella below.

Lady Gaga Shares Emotional Tribute to Her Dying Horse

Says Sally Edwards and Jo WareFrensham Common, rrey

Official. The National Trust does not own or have any other interest on the common land apart from the burial mounds .............. read more

New sponsorship agreement with EQUIPE for Ros Canter

New sponsorship agreement with EQUIPE for Ros Canter
Ros Canter

World Champion event rider Ros Canter has just signed a new sponsorship agreement with EQUIPE, well known for their pioneering range of saddles and accessories. 

Based in Lincolnshire, 32-year-old Ros and Allstar B became World Champions this summer after taking Individual and Team Eventing Gold Medals at the World Equestrian Games in North Carolina, USA.

Said Ros: "I have ridden in an Equipe saddle for many years and to now be supported and sponsored by them is fantastic.

"The saddles are superbly made, fit me perfectly and my horses all go well in them. They are so comfortable to ride in and the close contact allows me to feel everything that is going on with the horses. This depth of feel allows me to act straight away."

Said Simon Middleton of Equipe distributor Zebra Products: "We are thrilled to have Ros as an Equipe team member.  After a fantastic year we hope 2019 will bring even more success.  She is incredibly hard working and deserves the results she is getting.

"The Equipe range of saddles and accessories has been created with the highest quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail and are used by leading event riders around the world.

"Each saddle is manufactured to satisfy the demands of both the rider and the horse whatever the equestrian discipline."

For further information please contact Zebra Products on +44(0)1352 763350 or visit www.zebraproducts.co.uk

Says Tony BarnettGATES OR STILE’S WILL ONLY BE LAWFUL AS LONG AS THE REASONS FOR THE INSTALLATIONS ARE SERVING THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH THEY WERE INTENDED.

ANY STOPPING UP OR CLOSING OFF OF RIGHTS OF WAY SHOULD BE CHALLENGED FOR APPROVAL/CONSENT FROM THE APPROPRIATE MINISTER OF THE CROWN ........... read more

Have you ever seen a laceration held closed with buttons?

Have you ever seen a laceration held closed with buttons?

North Bridge Equine Associates

When we have a large laceration/cut over a high motion area like the hock or fetlock, we may use buttons to help hold the sutures in place.

The buttons distribute the tension of the sutures across a larger area to prevent the sutures from breaking.

This horse sustained a large laceration across the front of his hock. With the help of the 4 buttons this wound healed very well!

Says Linda WrightWe moved to a Shropshire location a year ago having surveyed the local OS map and noted the significant number of bridleways around the property. Sadly the map appears a total fiction. Scarce any of the bridleways are usable ........... read more

Horseytalk - Product of the Week

Luxury Lady Riding Helmet in Blue

Luxury Lady Riding Helmet in Blue 

Add some glamour and style to your riding look with the new Uvex Suxxeed Luxury Riding Helmet in Blue.

The luxury lady edition with leather décor, is discreetly embellished with Swarovski® Crystals and Alcantara® and is now also available in blue.

The helmet has been cleverly designed with a wider screen peak that protects the rider from the sun and emphasizes the female shape of the face.

This riding helmet offers a high level of sophistication with its classy and elegant design. Leather accents and Swarovski® Crystals really set this riding helmet apart.

With outstanding ventilation the Suxxeed Luxury Lady Riding Helmet adds comfort keeping heads cool whatever the weather.

Made from high quality synthetic leather the comfortable chin strap sits perfectly and is quick to fasten thanks to the monomatic comfort closure. With one hand you can fasten and adjust with just the press of a button.

The Uvex IAS 3D size adjustment system ensures the helmet can be fitted to every head, in an instant, with millimetre precision.  Alter the height and width to fit the individual head size at the back.

Protecting people the riding helmet has hardshell technology and conforms to the EN 1384:2012-02 and VG1 01.040 2014-12 safety standards.

As well as the new Blue colour, the helmet is also available in Black in sizes XS-S which is priced at around £319.96, sizes S and M-L are priced at around £399.95.

For further information please contact Zebra Products on +44(0)1352 763350 or visit www.zebraproducts.co.uk

Says Steve YandallSays Steve Yandall

Grazing is always used as an excuse for fencing And fencing creates problems for riders read more

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Says Naomi SmithIt is all too possible to round a corner on horseback and come upon a group of cattle with no prior warning -this WILL result in a horse being badly spooked at best, bolting at worst -it is only a matter of time ........... read more

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