Equine

  • EQUINE- Young Riders Blog April 2018

    4 Jun 2018

    APRIL BLOG SOUTH WINNER: ROSA ONSLOW, 19 FROM HAWICK I have had a very busy April with the horses as I have finally got eventing! I started with Kelsall Hill Open Intermediate with both RLE Limbo Kaiser and Diamond Sundance. They both were very over enthusiastic to be back out again but produced decent dressage marks of 32 and 33. Kaiser then had a rusty rider pole but beautiful clear stead...

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  • EQUINE - Spring is sprung - a cautionary tale Mar 2018

    1 Mar 2018

    What a winter!  It seems to have been never ending this year with very little respite from the cold. As a consequence, the grass has actually stopped growing this winter; it certainly has up here in the frozen North.  As I write this, we are in mid-March and I can’t think of the last time that I saw such poor looking grass swards at this time of year. I really feel for all those farmers who are...

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  • EQUINE - Scottish Rider Feb 2018 issue

    1 Feb 2018

    I am a 19year old event rider based in the Scottish Borders and I think I started riding before I could even walk. I am very lucky and have two horsey parents so I have always had horses around me. I have competed up to FEI3* Level and advanced. I was also long listed for the GB Junior team in 2016.  I started riding on a palomino Shetland called Oberon and I participated in all pony club teams...

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  • EQUINE - Late winter condition issues Feb 2018

    1 Feb 2018

    This winter has been a much harder winter than we have had for a good few years. Consequently my Inbox has had a more than average number of queries /comments on horses losing condition. Among these are queries on horses that normally keep their condition well over the winter.  Late winter condition loss is not unusual during a colder winter and rather than crossing fingers and hoping for an ea...

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  • EQUINE - Feeding during the fittening period Jan 2018

    1 Jan 2018

    Many of us in Scotland may feel like we have now gone in to permanent hibernation as regards our horse life. Wall to wall ice does not make for fun times with our horses.  There is light at the end of the tunnel however and at some point, with increasing day length and improving weather, we must turn our thoughts to either increasing workload or to fittening from scratch, depending on how much...

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