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Racing
Nicky Ellis

10 Famous Horse Riders (From Piggot To Dujardin)

As riders, whether hobbyists enjoying a hack around the block or more serious aspiring competitors, we are very lucky in that we have a wealth of inspirational famous horse riders to look up to. These include dressage stars, showjumping aficionados, jockeys, cross country experts, all available for a bit of studying at the touch of

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how to stop a horse from kicking other horses
Training
Nicky Ellis

How To Stop A Horse From Kicking Other Horses

Horses kicking other horses, other livestock, pets or people can be very dangerous. Some kicking is normal and not a cause for concern. Horses normally kick at flies, and they kick when playing. Even the gentlest horse may kick when startled, but some horses pick up a bad habit of kicking aggressively at other horses

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overcoming fear of riding horses
Riding
Nicky Ellis

What You Need To Know About Overcoming Fear Of Riding Horses

It is not unreasonable to be afraid of riding horses. You can be completely enchanted by their beauty, power and majesty and simultaneously feel anxious about the prospect of guiding and riding a living being who outweighs you by several hundred pounds. In this article, we help you identify your level of fear and possible

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horse riding while pregnant
Riding
Nicky Ellis

Is It Safe To Ride A Horse While You Are Pregnant?

Whether or not you ride while pregnant is really up to you. Many obstetricians believe that if you are an experienced rider with a quiet horse and an uncomplicated pregnancy, continuing riding should not pose any problems. Even so, many riders, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believe that the chance of falling

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bitless bridle vs hackamore
Training
Nicky Ellis

Comparing The Bitless Bridle Vs Hackamores

What’s the difference between a bitless bridle and a hackamore? Are these types of bridles really better than bridles with a bit? In this article, we explore these questions and briefly describe some of the more popular bitless bridles. We also provide sound advice on deciding whether or not you should use a bitless bridle

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