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5 horsey jobs to do in March

Posted on 02 March 2017

Wet weather riding wear

When it comes to horse riding in the rain, us equestrians tend to have vastly different opinions. Some don’t mind getting a lit...

What is mud fever and how to treat it

To give it its proper name, ‘Pastern Dermatitis’, Mud Fever refers to a whole range of skin reactions to a number of different ...

What is the best clip for my horse?

Are you ready to clip? How do you know which is the best clip to go for? Take a look at our handy guide which will help you cho...

7 tips on how to keep your feet warm and...

One of the biggest mistakes about gear for keeping your extremities warm, is that it’s not regarded as an important, let alone ...

What's the best horse riding top for spr...

Spring has almost sprung! So why don’t you dress yourself for spring season and add some colour and life back into your equestr...

Thrush in horses

Most horsey folk think that thrush is a condition that horses develop because they are kept in dirty conditions but this is not...

Monthly Must Haves for March

5 horsey jobs to do in March

Spring is (nearly) here and all equestrians' thoughts are turning to longer days and more riding! With that in mind, here are m...

What's the benefit of using an Exercise ...

What is an exercise sheet and why do I need one? Find everything you need to know in our blog about the benefits of Exercise Sh...

Horsey jobs for February

Bye bye, January – oh long, dull month! Hello February – the month of love, pancakes and not-so many days to payday! Not sure w...

7 tips on how to keep your feet warm and...

One of the biggest mistakes about gear for keeping your extremities warm, is that it’s not regarded as an important, let alone ...

Monthly Must Haves for January

January. Don't you just love it! No question, it's one of the hardest months of the equestrian year. So make it easier for your...

Five horsey jobs to do in January

Christmas has come and gone and with it the shortest day of the year. Equestrians, whilst looking forward to longer and (hopefu...

6 horsey jobs to do in December

Bang on queue for 1st December, freezing temperatures have arrived! And although winter is only one of the seasons, most horse ...

5 things to know about Noble Outfitters

Noble Outfitters is new to EQUUS and we thought you might like to know the reason we chose to offer them to all you lovely #Tea...

Tips on how to look after your horse on ...

Many people enjoy Bonfire Night but if you’re a horse owner, it can be quite a worrying time. Often displays occur the week bef...

What are the best breeches for winter ri...

When the weather starts to get cold, the prospect of riding, particularly hacking, can be very unappealing…unless you’re in the...

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions About H...

As the colder months are approaching, the rug season is just around the corner for some or upon us for others like me! Finding ...

What is the best clip for my horse?

Are you ready to clip? How do you know which is the best clip to go for? Take a look at our handy guide which will help you cho...

Kim's Picks

It's getting colder and wetter so this week my equestrian picks this week are written with inclement weather in mind! Here's a ...

October Monthly Must Haves

6 horsey jobs you must do during October

The cooler autumn temperatures and freedom from nuisance biting flies will be welcomed by both horses and riders alike but are ...

5 best gilets every horse rider needs

Typical weather usually means many changing seasons in the space of a day. You blast yourself with heat when you get in the car...

5 ways to protect your horse from mud

Us horse owners dread the rain. Or is it the mud we dread really? You may be under the impression that it's an unavoidable part...

International Helmet Awareness Day

Saturday 17 September 2016 represents the seventh annual International Helmet Awareness Day but do you know what it’s all about...

Rio 2016 British Paralympics Para Equest...

The Paralympic Dressage Squad is made up of five massively talented and inspirational riders. Find out who they are in Team GB ...

History of Para Equestrian Dressage

Para equestrian dressage has been part of the Paralympic Games since 1996 and what’s more, it’s the second biggest equestrian e...

6 horsey jobs you must do during September

You’ve probably noticed over the last week or so that the days are slowly beginning to get shorter and the nights are getting c...

Horse riding on the beach

When the weather gets warm, everyone’s thoughts turn to the seaside or, moreover, the beach. Have you ever thought about taking...

What are the Burghley Horse Trials?

Did you know the Burghley Horse Trials have not always been held at Burghley? Find out where they were originally held, and mor...

British Rio 2016 Show Jumping Team

Today the British Show Jumping Team underwent their horse inspection. Between them, they have a wealth of experience, but do yo...

Everything you need to know about the Ri...

Today’s the day that the equestrian events kick off in Rio. It all starts with eventing but before any horse is able to compete...

What do eventers wear?

In her last blog, Laura Swinnerton covered the items that would normally be found in an event horse’s wardrobe, but let’s not f...

British Rio 2016 Dressage Team

Today’s the day that the horses for the Dressage GBR Team head off for Rio. But do you know who is in the team besides the usua...

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