Category: Humans

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Show Jumping: Timeless Tips from Top Trainers

  Good advice is often timeless, and show jumping is no different. These guidelines collected from top trainers through the years can be valuable to equine athletes from any discipline looking to move up, and are still just as applicable today as it was then.   10 Timeless tips for show jumping riders (and other […]

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Working with Horses on Christmas Day

  Working with horses holds a special fascination for those that get to take care of these majestic animals each day.  Being rewarded with morning snorts and bum head-bumps often far outweighs any awards or financial gain. But it’s not all glamour and glory. While others are off shopping at this time of year, planning […]

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20 Things Your Horse is Trying to Tell You

In the 2000 movie What Women Want, the main character gains the ability to hear what women are really thinking. Have you ever just wished you could step into your horse’s thoughts for a while? International speaker and professional coach, Stacy Westfall www.stacywestfall.com, shares her years of insight in this week’s post. Get ready for […]

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The Cost of Owning a Horse in the UK in 2020

A great many things have changed in 2020.  But how about the cost of owning a horse – in the UK? Horse owners were invited to volunteer their individual costs for a number of expenses: Horse health care – Farrier, vaccines, injections, medication, supplements, etc. Competitions – Entry fees, travel costs, etc. Riding gear – […]

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Being an Equestrian with a Chronic Illness: It is Possible

Did you know that more than 15 million people in the UK live with a chronic condition? To put that into perspective:  That is more than twice the population of London. Chronic health conditions affect everyone differently, but they do have one thing in common: They are, for the most part, invisible. And that makes […]

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How to Change Your Mind and Feel Good About It

Have you ever been made to feel guilty because you dared change your mind? Of course, changing your mind on fundamental things and at critical times is bound to unleash more than a few raised eyebrows.  A bit like your steed changing its mind just as you approach that hurdle… But let’s face it:  Sometimes, […]

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7 Strategies to Help You Get Back on Track

  The past few months have played havoc with settled routines and habits and as humans, we tend to focus on our failures rather than the lessons it often gets replaced by. As James Clear, keynote speaker and New York Times bestseller, comments: “These small hiccups don’t make you a failure, they make you human. […]

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