Equestrian Blog

News and thoughts from around the equestrian community

Protect your horse from flies

Its time to prepare for summer and the flies that come with it! We all love to tack up our horses and head out for a relaxing hack when the sun starts to shine after a long, cold winter but it seems flies and midges also love to follow us and our horses wherever we go. The flying insects at best ca... [More]

Horse Bridles

A vital piece of tack to any horse rider is their bridle, it offers you greater control either from the ground or whilst riding. Traditionally, bridles are made of quality leather but there are increasingly large numbers of synthetic nylon and leather look styles on the market which can be significa... [More]

Hanging on the Telephone?

UPDATE:  As of 9:40 this morning (30th Jan), our phone lines are back on!  Our Call Centre team are now ready and waiting to hear from you.  We offer our sincere apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this failure, caused by a traffic accident in our local area.   This being a technical matter, expe... [More]

Horse Conformation

A horse with good conformation should be the aim of every person who intends to breed a foal. Breeding from a stallion or mare with anything more than minor faults in their conformation should be avoided. Correct conformation enables the horse to carry out the work required by humans with the least ... [More]

Fancy an early night? ;-)

If you've received your Sale Catalogue and you've found something you like, I invite you to go to bed early tonight, just like I'll be doing. As you’ll no doubt already know, our Winter Sale starts online tomorrow morning at the less-than-Godly hour of 3am and we all need to be up and fresh in time... [More]

Winter Horse Management

Winter is well and truly here and you may be feeling that your visits to the stables are pure hard work and toil. Stable yards tend to be in quite exposed areas and so can be subject to severe weather, it is therefore wise to take as many preventative measures as possible to protect yourself, your h... [More]

Oliver Townend Wins Express Eventing

The inaugural Express Eventing International Cup has been won by Oliver Townend riding Edward and Robert Nicholson's Flint Curtis. The £100,000 prize money to the winning rider was hard earned after a challenging competition involving Dressage to Music, followed by a combined show jumping and cross ... [More]