Your essential guide to jodhpurs and breeches

Need new equestrian clothing? Here’s some handy advice on how to find the best jods (or breeches) for you. Jodhpurs versus breeches If you are starting out, you may want to know the difference between jodhpurs and breeches — it is length and what kind of boots they are designed to be worn with. Jodhpurs […]

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Want to own a top horse? Join a syndicate

Sport horses and racehorses are expensive. Buy a successful horse and you could be looking at a seven-figure sum. Dressage superstar Totilas may have been a one-off, but he sold for £16m, for example. Even well-bred youngsters at sales, particularly in the world of racing, can fetch eye-watering amounts. For many years, particularly in racing, […]

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Proof that horses can communicate with us

The news will come as no surprise to many but science has just confirmed what was received wisdom in the equestrian community: horses can communicate with us and express their opinion. With the help of some professional horse trainers, researchers Cecilie Mejdell, Turid Buvik, Grete Jørgensen and Knut Bøe of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute successfully […]

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Michaela Wood beats a tonsil infection to win two BSPS classes on Swchyrhafod Brenin

Michaela Wood had intended to take four of her show horses to the BSPS Summer Championships, but ended up taking only one. Having only left her sick bed the day before, following a serious throat infection, she triumphed in both the HOYS mountain and moorland section and the ultra-prestigious Olympia qualifier at Arena UK. “I […]

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