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Posted on October 1st, 2019

Life During Lockdown

Check out our 34-page feature in our May 2020 edition exploring equestrian life during Covid-19 lockdown – with lots of training tutorials from top riders, feeding advice from Baileys Horse Feeds, the latest updates regarding lockdown restrictions, plus professionals give us an insight in to how they are handling the current situation…




Posted on October 1st, 2019

Greatest test of horsemanship and survival on Earth…

Imagine yourself thundering deep into the wilds of Patagonia on horseback. You’ve got your steed underneath you and a pack horse by your side. You’re navigating across some of the wildest terrain on Earth attempting to win one of the toughest and most unusual equine challenges in history… this is the Gaucho Derby. Read all about it in our may 2020 edition…


Photo: Richard Dunwoody

Posted on October 1st, 2019

Latest Research: Strip grazing can help restrict weight gain

Rates of obesity are considered to be as high as 70% in some populations of ponies. Quite simply horses usually get fat because they receive more calories/energy in their diet than they burn through activities such as exercise, keeping warm and just the daily energy required to keep them alive (basal metabolic rate). Excess weight increases the risk of laminitis so it’s crucial to try and keep grass intake under control. The latest research shows that strip grazing could be a useful tool for restricting weight gain….read all about it in our May 2020 edition.


Photo: Sarah Shepard

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Ride Like – Bert Sheffield

British-based para-dressage rider, Bert Sheffield, who rides for Canada, and her 10-year-old, home-produced, part-bred Gelderlander mare, Fairuza (known affectionately as ‘Wonky’ at home), will be looking at Rein Back in our September edition and how to perfect this manoeuvre. See in stores 1st September

Posted on April 30th, 2019

Ride Like: Leah Beckett

Leah Beckett, international dressage rider and Aloeride sponsored rider gives readers takes a look at lateral work and how incorporating it into your every day training can have so many benefits for you and your horse. See our June issue for the full article…

Posted on April 30th, 2019

50 Faces Campaign

To celebrate its 50th anniversary year in 2019, Riding for the Disabled Association is marking the milestone through its 50 Faces campaign, telling the stories of some of the amazing people who make RDA the extraordinary organisation it is today. In our June issue we meet two remarkable people connected with this story, Alex Sullivan and Lizzie Bennett…

Posted on April 30th, 2019

Equine Health Issue

Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is a widespread problem that can limit the athletic performance of equines but critically without them showing any visible outward sign of ill health bar the occasional cough. They may train well at home, answering the questions asked of them, but once under increased pressure in a competitive environment be unable to perform at the highest level. A separate study found that 84% of horses that were examined showed signs of IAD, meaning their athletic ability and overall wellbeing was compromised – read about this research in our June edition.


Posted on November 26th, 2018

Becoming a top-level cross-country course designer

Helen West, manager of Clinton Devon Estates’ Bicton Arena, has become an advanced level cross-country course designer – only the second woman in Britain to achieve this standard. She gives Fran McElhone an insight into this niche field of expertise, so read the full story in our February 2019 edition.

Posted on September 27th, 2018

Dressage Decoded

Are the technical terms used by your instructor or the comments made by the judge on your test sheet sometimes a mystery?

Trainer and event rider, Harriet Morris-Baumber tries to demystify some of the jargon in our November edition…

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Does it matter where the beet comes from?

The manufacture of Speedi-Beet is a unique, patented process involving a combination of moisture and thermal treatment. As such it shouldn’t really matter about the beet, should it?

At British Horse Feeds they think it is massively important where their beet pulp is sourced from, and the full article in our September edition will explain why.