Best Breeds For Eventing, At All Levels

Regardless of what you want a horse for we’re all looking for that perfect horse and while the definition of a perfect horse varies from person to person when it comes to eventing there are certain things that every eventer, or prospective eventer, looks for. Ideally an eventing horse should have plenty of bravery but not be headstrong and just …

How To Be A Better Horse Rider

We all strive to be better riders, but what is it that makes the difference between a good rider and a great one? You might be surprised to know there are a few things that set the greats apart from the rest of us but the good news is that being a great rider is within everybody’s grasp, regardless of …

Horse Riding With Back Pain

With so many of us suffering from back pain at some point in our lifetime it’s a common problem that only seems to be getting worse. After all five years ago 70% of adults experienced some sort of back pain whereas today that has increased to 80%. While back pain is a fairly broad term that covers many different forms …

Is Horse Riding Vegan?

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate about whether horse riding is vegan or not and while you will always get some people that argue their case is right very few debates will look at it from a completely unbiased point of view which is why I thought that I’d write this article. The simple answer to the question …

Do Horses Like Being Ridden?

No matter what the weather and no matter how we feel we all love riding, nothing beats the freedom we feel while out on our horses, whether it’s a fun beach ride or a high-speed barrel race there’s nothing like it. But, be honest, how many of us have stopped to think about if our beloved horses enjoy being ridden …

How To Ride Safely In The Snow

We all love riding in the summer when the air is warm and the sun is shining but just because it’s snowing outside and the air is bitterly cold it doesn’t mean to say that you can’t or shouldn’t be riding. Unlike riding in the summer you will need to take extra precautions such as wearing more and thicker layers …

Barrel Racing vs Show Jumping

Equestrians the world over will argue until the cows come home which is the best sport and which is the most dangerous. Chances are which one you think is the best will depend on which side of the metaphorical fence you fall (pardon the pun), Western or English. But when you take a discipline from the Western camp and one …

Can I Ride Horses While Pregnant?

Horse riding has got so many benefits and advantages that it can be hard to think why anybody would stop riding yet whether you should or shouldn’t ride while you’re pregnant is an issue that has divided people with strong arguments on either side of the fence. But with strong opinions for and against it can be very difficult to …