We’ve only just started to understand how much poor sleep impacts on our mental and physical health, but does it affect horses in the same way? Early research is suggesting ‘yes’, and competition results, or even rider safety, could suffer as a result.
Equine vets have one of the highest injury risks of all civilian professions; to help address this serious issue the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has launched a campaign to help horse owners make life safer for their horses, themselves and their vets.
Eventing keeps us busy, whether it's combining competing with a full-time job, running a yard or horses, spectating or volunteering, more of us crave the time and space – however small – to kick back and relax at the end of the day.
How much do we think about our horse’s gut health? Probably not much until there is a problem. Vet Kate Brickman MRCVS explains what we need to know and how to guard against some common gut issues.
Have your ever stopped to think about what the dressage judge is really looking for or why the course designers are asking the questions they are on the jumping courses? Well we took a look at each phase to see where you might be losing marks in the dressage test and some common mistakes to identify in your jumping to help you perform this season.