The off-season is the best time to give your horse an all-over health check - an 'MOT'. Here are some basic areas to take a look at to make sure your four-legged friend is fit and ready for the next season.
The eventing life can be exciting, busy and non-stop sometimes, add to that competition nerves, early mornings, late nights and the responsibility of horse care – it’s even more important to try to create an oasis of calm at home. The good news is that it’s easy to do and needn’t cost a fortune – we've put together some simple steps to get you started.
There's no denying it, being an eventing competitor, volunteer or fan requires a lot of necessary equipment. Coats and shoes for every weather possibility, tupperwares for the picnic, a multitude of bathroom smellies to scrub off the (not so) sweet smell of a long day eventing... so we have had a look at some of the ways you can use the space in your home with storage ideas to put away or display.
Winter is setting in and with shorter days and wetter, cooler weather many horses will typically spend more time stabled over the next few months, so what can we do to ensure they stay healthy and happy?
In part six of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on managing arousal levels. Do you suffer with competition nerves? What are the tools to help you calm down? Or are you the opposite, and need help to get yourself psyched up to perform at your best?
In part five of our brain training series, Mental Performance Coach Sally McGinn focuses on controlling the controllables. How can this help you during competition? What are the tools to make sure you are controlling the controllables? And how do you make sure you stay focused on the controllables?