Riding - Questions & Answers

PROTECT YOUR HEAD - Choosing the right riding hat for you and your riding activity!

When deciding on the purchase of a new ridng hat first and foremost, you should consider what types of activities you do with your horse and if you compete under rules you must ensure that your hat is up to…

CROSS-COUNTRY - Why does my horse refuse or stop?

Rise to the challenge Horse – Q. Why does my horse refuse or stop? A. There are a few reasons for this which is not always just because they are being naughty. Confidence in both horse and rider are major factors here,…

WHY CAN’T WE CANTER?

Q. Are you having problems with your canter transitions? when you ask for canter does your horse simply rush faster in trot or runs into an unbalanced canter before falling back into trot? do you struggle making the transitions quicker…

DO FAST CARS SCARE HIM?

Q. Is your ride perfect apart from a problem with traffic, can you only use country lanes that you know are quiet at certain times of the day? Do you blame yourself because your horse will not listen to your…

WHY USE A NOSE BAND

A noseband was the early tool used to domesticate and ride horses' before the invention of the 'bit'. A noseband helps keep the horse's jaw closed therefore preventing the evasion of the bit it is also useful for attaching equipment…

FAST TRAFFIC SCARES MY HORSE

STAR LETTERQ. A year ago I bought an Arab gelding who is a beautiful ride apart from his problem with traffic. We are so lucky being surrounded by country lanes, which we hack out on, but its not enjoyable because…

PROTECT YOUR HORSE WHILST OUT ON LOAN

Star letter QUESTION Dear horseanswerstoday.com  I've just been promoted at work which is brilliant news however my boss has informed me that I will be requested to travel overseas for a minimum of at least four months a year, often…

Returning to riding after a baby

STAR LETTERReturning to riding -  letter from Mary K - Nottingham Q  Dear Horse Answers Today I have been following your Enjoy Riding Campaign and hoped you could give me some advice. I am heavily pregnant and looking forward to…
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