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Holidays and horses

Yippee! It’s holiday time, writes Carolyn Henderson. No work, no pressure and – because there’s a downside to everything – no horses. Here’s how you know that you’re a certified horse addict:
  1. Before you started looking at holiday destinations, you negotiated the length of your stay with your...
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Will Furlong on a high after debut at the Event Rider Masters

We're now over half way through the season and the first event at Poplar Park back in March seems like a lifetime ago! As I write this we are midway across the English Channel, travelling back to the UK having been competing at Haras de Jardy which is just outside of Paris. I live at home on the...
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Let’s hear it for the girls…

They say that you should tell a gelding, ask a mare and discuss it with a stallion, writes Carolyn Henderson. But as anyone who’s benefited from the horse equivalent of girlpower will appreciate, a good mare will give you everything she’s got. Why are so many riders prejudiced against them? If a ...
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Go native

Are you an adult rider tempted by the adverts featuring native ponies for sale? If so, adjust your brain before you buy, writes Carolyn Henderson. A friend who events her 14.1hh Connemara - and regularly beats the big boys and girls -  says the first thing to decide is whether you think like a po...
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Searching out the science

Are you blinded by science, or are you having the wool pulled over your eyes in the name of pseudo-science? Reputable companies give good, free advice, writes Carolyn Henderson. While they’ll obviously give their own products as examples, they should be able to explain their recommendations in pl...
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