AskHQ: Stretch it out

Q: What is the best way to shorten my reins after allowing my horse to stretch? Asked by Kath Harrison A stretch is often a surprisingly difficult movement for a…

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AskHQ: Weight aids

Q: What are the weight aids? My instructor often asks me to use my weight as an aid, and I am unsure exactly what this means. I feel very unbalanced…

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The hoof abscess explained

Understanding one of the most common causes of lameness A hoof abscess is a localised accumulation of purulent fluid (pus) within the horse’s hoof. The pus is produced as a…

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