Only in the Magazine | What's Inside the June Issue

If lockdown has affected your horse confidence, be sure to look at Helen O'Hanlon's Confidence Clinic, and new author Natasha Fountain begins her 'A to Z of Confidence' series.  

Now the ground is harder, Ross Cooper helps us recognise the signs of lameness, and Freddy Steele looks at how introducing pole work can benefit your horse's mental and physical health. 

Anna Blake brings the second part of her 'Building the Bubble' series, and we have exciting articles covering everything from equine therapy to rhythm beads!  

Bella Barr finds herself amongst the thrill of western showing as she enters the world of competitive western riding at one of the UK's premier equestrian venues - Oakridge arena.

Ben Longwell shares his insight about using the life in your body instead of brute strength as being more effective in making your horse aware of your personal bubble.

Thinking about shopping for a new horse? Horse trainer Joel Conner helps us run the gauntlet of buying a new equine friend.

As horse owners, we know that routine dental care is essential for helping to keep our horses in top condition; but why is it so important? What are the consequences when things go wrong, and what can we do?

In Horse Health, Vet Nikki Pursey looks at Equine Dentistry. This article, the first in a two-part series, describes the structure and function of the normal equine mouth whilst underlying the importance of routine dental care.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy this issue in the sunshine.

 

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What is western riding? How do I get started?  What tack should I use? What do I wear?

If you want to learn western but aren't sure where to start, what questions to ask or just want to learn the lingo, then read our quick guide here to learn more about the wonderful world of western riding.

Most of us have an idea of western riding, at least in part based on watching Hollywood movies. As with all types of horseback riding, there is a fascinating history behind the western style of riding. But, most importantly it is born out of the need to get a job done and that was to move cattle and horses over distances on varied terrain. While you might imagine this is fast-paced work, for the most part, it is slow and careful, to maintain the value of cattle they must arrive in good condition.

 

  What is Horsemanship?

Horsemanship is an ancient skill that has been passed down through generations for centuries. Horsemanship can be used to describe any equestrian sport and refers to the process of training and caring for horses and riding them. There are many horsemanship principles that you might want to know about to increase your understanding of this fascinating world!

For a long time, horses were used for work and needed to be trained quickly to become compliant, these methods may yield fast results, but they are not reliable over time and can damage horses mentally and physically.

The most important thing to remember is that horses are not machines. They have their own minds and thoughts, which means they need a lot of patience from the rider for them to be happy with what's happening around them at any given time!

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An equipreneur is someone who starts their business because of their passion for horses, hoping to make a profit or a difference in the world to help horse owners and their horses.  Some dare to do both!

An equipreneur is willing to take risks to get their business off the ground and isn't afraid to seize new opportunities as they arise. They diversify; they are always learning and probably also mucking out, riding, taking care of the family, all while making their business a success.

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