AskHQ: Feeding for muscle

Q: How do I feed my horse to build muscle for eventing using nutrition? A: It goes without saying that building muscle requires correct work, so nutrition is not going…

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Become a plaiting pro

Text: Jan Tucker A neatly plaited horse looks professional when he enters the ring, and in many disciplines plaiting is compulsory. But is it always necessary and what constitutes the…

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Dressage Diva does disciplines
Georgina and Woody braving the cross-country

Dressage Diva does disciplines

By Georgina Roberts FEI definition: eventing “A formidable combination of cross-country, jumping and dressage. Eventing is often known as the triathlon of the equestrian world. A truly complete sport that…

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Planning your cross country round
The more your horse competes across the country the more he will understand what is expected of him

Planning your cross country round

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or some, riding across the country is the real essence of eventing. All those hours spent getting the horses balanced, on the aids and working in harmony with the rider…

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The benefits of working on different surfaces
Consider walking on tar road to help strengthen you horse's legs

The benefits of working on different surfaces

Soundness is a key factor in equine athletes, and the trainer’s ability to keep the horse in peak condition while working at the required level depends on a complex interaction…

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Tackling water complexes with confidence
Is your horse ready to take the plunge?

Tackling water complexes with confidence

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ave you ever wondered why some horses fear water? Eventers and some showjumpers can have a hard time convincing their horses to go through water complexes or over water jumps.…

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