Gridwork: “Staircase” exercise

By Wiola Grabowska Riders: Caitlin Thorpe on Nugget Sofija Dubianskaja on Jack Who for Really good exercise for both young/inexperienced and older, more experienced horses as well as riders learning to jump. Benefits for the horse improves athleticism & reaction time encourages the flexion and “tucking in” of the pelvis to produce a better bascule…

Grooming for a Show Rider at Royal Windsor Horse Show

By Aisha H. Lama Grooming at events has always been the most exciting part of my equine career. So how could I turn down the opportunity to groom at one of the most prestigious and diverse horse shows in the world? I’m of course talking about the Royal Windsor Horse Show. I have been doing…

Foal Watch Continues

Warning: This blog post includes images of a mare’s vulva to illustrate normal foaling behaviour. Tilly isn’t looking impressed with a beautiful sunrise this morning… Relaxation of the vulva – Within the last 24-48 hours before foaling the mares vulva can be observed to swell and relax in preparation to stretching several times it’s normal…