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Welcome
I AM VERY excited to announce the Your Horse Key Worker Awards in this issue. It’s been a huge team effort to turn these awards from an idea into something that goes some way towards giving horse owners who have tirelessly carried out essential roles
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Let’s Talk About… Wearing A Body Protector
I didn’t used to wear it but now I try to wear it every ride. I already have a sore back from a car crash and don’t need another injury.Eleanor Laws Only for cross-country, or the odd time a few years ago when having jump lessons at a riding school w
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A Little Agility
ROSS COOPER of Rosca Horsemanship is an international horse agility accredited trainer (IHAAT). He is based in Derbyshire but travels nationwide for lessons, workshops and clinics. Visit rosscooperofficial.co.uk. THE PAST 12 MONTHS have seen enormous
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A Word From The Team...
I’ve had my current riding hat for a few years now so it’s time to find a new one. If, like me, you’re looking to replace your hat take a look at our buyer’s guide to riding hats to help you make the right choice. Page 116. Bateman: We all dread the
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Heroes On The Frontline
AS TOLD TO JULIE HARDING COLIN MADDAMS is a paramedic with East Midlands Ambulance Service and finds that his Irish cob mare is the perfect foil to a taxing shift spent dealing with medical emergencies in rural Rutland. “What people haven’t seen duri
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What’s New?
Equine OAP from Equine Products is a comprehensive nutritional supplement containing a blend of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, probiotics, prebiotics and a protein source to support the health and vitality of veteran horses. This supplement has
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HORSE Talk
An equine vet from West Sussex has raised £50,000 for charity by running 73 marathons. Judy Scrine, clinical director at Mayes & Scrine Equine Vets, Horsham, has completed 58 official and 15 unofficial marathons in support of Breast Cancer Now. She h
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WIN with Zebra Products and Bucas
To enter, visit yourhorse.co.uk/bucas476 ■ Smartex Rain turnout rug ■ Irish stable rug (50g) ■ Therapy quarter sheet ■ Shamrock full neck cooler rug ■ Buzz off Zebra fly rug ■ Buzz off Zebra mask ■ Bucas 2000 travel boots ■ Tail bag ■ Saddle cloth ■
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Poles That Pack A Punch
NINA GILL is a BHS Stage Four senior coach who lives in Warwickshire and runs Fancy Footwork Equestrian. She holds regular pole work and gridwork clinics and challenges at locations around the UK. Nina is kindly supported by PolyJumps and Equi-blingu
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Email: yh.ed@kelsey.co.uk Editor: Aimi Clark Freelance Gear Editor: Allison Lowther Freelance Horse Care Editor: Stephanie Bateman Freelance Design: Geoff Johnson Commercial manager: Sharon Joanes Email: sharon.joanes@kelsey.co.uk Chief Executive: St
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Double Trouble
DR BEN SYKES is associate professor in equine internal medicine at Massey University in New Zealand and has been a vet for more than 22 years. He has worked with a wide range of horses, focusing on racehorses, breeding stock and sport horses. He is e
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Try Something New
KATE COWELL is an international dressage rider, based in Malvern, Worcestershire. Alongside competing, Kate also trains riders and produces horses up to grand prix level NOT GOING OUT to compete during the pandemic has meant I’ve spent more time at h
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‘I Ride Bareback In My Swimmers And We Wade In’
CONFESSIONS OF A #HACK1000MILES CHALLENGER… LOOKING AT EVERYBODY’S pictures of snow, floods, ice and freezing conditions over the UK winter is a far cry from the long hot summer days we are experiencing here in Western Australia. The snow does look l
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This Month We Love…
Toff London has released a new watch brand from Watches2U with horse-themed dials. There are two horse designs to choose from in a range of colours, and when Your Horse went to press they were reduced from their RRP of £89. £49.99 tofflondon.com Pupp
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Body Protectors
RRP £121- £231 COLOUR Black/graphite (bespoke colour options available) SIZES Gender-specific size range available STANDARD BETA level 3 2018 (blue label) FOR STOCKISTS charlesowen.com The Outlyne is scientifically designed to offer a tailored fit fo
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Win
The TKCS cooler from Thermatex is a popular spring/summer rug choice. This British-made lightweight knitted rug is designed to provide warmth when needed, yet at the same time encourages airflow — perfect for use after exercise, during travel or in t
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Next Month
On sale 1 April 2021 ■ Live digital leaderboard ■ Hack bingo & special prizes ■ Finishers’ hall of fame ❋ Why flatwork is beneficial for every horse and rider ❋ Jumping workshop: position problems fixed ❋ Where dressage marks are usually lost ❋ How t
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Ask Clare
The owner: Sam McAllister The horse: Phyllis, a 16.3hh Belgian Warmblood The problem: Phyllis needs longer feeds but with fewer calories Sam’s novice dressage mare, Phyllis, is a very good doer who loves her grub! With turnout limited in winter, Sam
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Ask The Experts
Email your question to yh.ed@yourhorse.co.uk. Simple solutions for horse owners Rehabilitating racehorses Charlotte Martin is a dressage/event rider based in North Yorkshire, and a registered retrainer of racehorses (Retraining of Racehorses recognis
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Shop For Riding Hats
RRP FROM £199.95 SIZES XXS-L COLOURS Black matt, blue matt, anthracite matt SAFETY STANDARDS VG1 01.040 2014-12 FOR STOCKISTS zebraproducts.co.uk The perfexxion II combines sportiness, climate control and safety. It features a pentagonal honeycomb st
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New Forest Pony
IF YOU’VE EVER visited the New Forest in Hampshire, you’ll have seen wild ponies roaming free. The earliest record of New Forest ponies dates back to 1016, when rights of common pasture were granted to people living in the forest, which was a royal h
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YOUR Say
I have a powerful message that I want to spread as far and wide as possible in the equestrian community. About eight months ago I had a very serious accident out hacking and sustained a traumatic brain injury. I spent six months in hospital — the fir
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Handling Hormones
WITH SPRING JUST around the corner, the prospect of warmer weather and more daylight hours means for many horse owners the chance to enjoy more time riding and with their horse. However, if you own a mare it may mean the start of whole new set of cha
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TAKE FIVE WITH Adam Henson
How did you get involved in conservation? It was my dad’s initiative. He was a trailblazer back in the late ‘60s when agriculture was putting its foot on the accelerator for food production. Every county and region has or has had its own breeds, but
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Girths
YOUR GIRTH IS part of your horse’s everyday tack and plays an essential role in helping to hold your saddle securely in place. This seemingly simple piece of kit has been in the spotlight for several years now, and has undergone a transformation in i
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SEND A Selfie
20-year-old Ruben gives his mum a big kiss after a lovely snowy winter.Becky Hurdus Blaze is a 16-year-old Irish Draught mare. She is a big cuddly girl.Kerry Griffith, Flintshire Me and my boy Ted went for a smashing hack with my hubby, who rode his
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Make The Most Of What You’ve Got
International eventer SIMON GRIEVE runs a busy yard in Leicestershire. He’s sponsored by Allen & Page, Toggi, Omega Equine, Saddles Up, N.E.W., Bed-Down, Champion, PolyPads, Ruggles rugs and Flex-On stirrups. For all his latest news, follow him on Fa
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BROAD Talent
NICOLA READ is an area sales manager for Saracen Horse Feeds. She owns three Clydesdales and shows them in-hand, under saddle and in harness at county shows and steam fairs. She competes Gharsun in British Dressage at novice level. DOWNHILL CASTLETON
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NERVOUS In Company
AS WITH HUMANS who are shy, some horses aren’t very confident around other horses and can panic in situations where they feel trapped or overwhelmed by the closeness of other horses. Why does this happen? “Working in close proximity to other horses c
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When Off Colour Turns Sinister
LEONA BRAMALL MVB CertAVP(EM) MRCVS, an equine vet at Oakhill Veterinary Centre in Lancashire, holds an advanced veterinary practitioner certificate in equine medicine. Her primary areas of interest lie in foal medicine, dermatology and gastrointesti
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