What is a warmblood?

A Warmblood is the result of cross-breeding between pure-blooded horses such as English Thoroughbreds and heavier farm horses to produce a horse for a specific function and purpose such as…

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A swinging lower leg

HQ answers your questions Q: Where does swing in the rider's lower leg come from? Asked by Maree Lamorne A: Swing in the lower leg comes from a leg that…

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Short tails

Q: Is there anything I can feed or give to my horse to help his tail grow long and thick? It's very short. Or is this just a waiting game?…

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What does face rubbing mean?

Q: My horse likes to rub his face on me after I've finished riding. Some say it's a bad habit and others say it's a sign of affection. What do…

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How do you stop the lower leg swinging?

Asked by Nicky Venter Keeping the lower leg still needs some riding without stirrups! Practise riding with no stirrups in your flatwork and make sure that your stirrups are the…

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What is the best bit for a young horse?

What is the best bit to start a young horse off in? Most people have told me a double-jointed eggbutt snaffle, but my youngster doesn't seem to like it.  Asked…

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What is a good way to teach a horse the flying change?

Asked by Ben du Toit Before you start with teaching the flying changes, it's important that you teach your horse the basics, namely relaxation, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness and collection.…

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