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Keep cool when the heat is on

Make the most of this summer with advice from the Feedmark team

 

If there’s one topic guaranteed to cause hot debate when temperatures soar, it’s how we should work our horses and the best way to care for them afterwards.

 

In the early 90s, general consensus was that we should protect horses’ ...

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The cost of happiness

Horses are worth their weight in gold, says Carolyn Henderson

 

An innocent question posted on an equestrian online forum has sparked hilarious insights into horse owners’ mentality: “How do you stop your non-horsey partner knowing how much you spend on your horse?”

 

Some answers were serious, ...

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Racing to success with Formulate!

Formulate!, the all-in-one supplement just for your horse 

We had an excellent start to our June, with our new Formulate supplements arriving in the post! This has caused plenty of excitement, and I had great fun going through all the options to find out what best suits the demands put on our raceh...

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Keeping the fun in competition

Pushy parents have a lot to answer for, says Carolyn Henderson

 

When a friend broke her ankle and asked me to help her seven-year-old daughter at a local show, I thought it would be a fun day out.

 

Children…ponies…friendly competition. All enjoyable, character-building stuff, right?

 

Wrong....

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The best of the British at Windsor

With a trailer full of immaculately clean horse, tack, crew kit and necessary human and horse accessories, we headed off to Royal Windsor arriving late morning after a swift and uneventful journey. Wonder crew Kiwi arrived from Holland and we were all set with a good friend, Spencer, doing the pre-r...

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Team Bussey - Success Overseas

India and Atiya have had a busy few weeks competing abroad, starting with the youth show at Lampreschtausen, Austria from 18th to 21st May.

 

Atiya and Chesterfield Z

 

After an amazing performance from Atiya and Chesterfield Z at the European Viewing trials, which took place at Chepstow International at the end of Apr...

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The age of the throwaway horse

A horse is not a sofa, writes Carolyn Henderson

 

It’s a fact of life that a horse or pony may change homes several times during his lifetime. Often, it’s for understandable and unavoidable reasons – but sometimes, it isn’t.

 

We live in the age of disposable goods. It’s easy and simple to get r...

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Heroes for horse people

Think about the heroes who have shaped your horsey life. You might surprise yourself, says Carolyn Henderson

 

Can you remember your first hero of the horse world? I thought I’d found mine in 1968 -  a 21-year-old showjumper called Marion Coakes.

 

She won an Olympic medal on a 14.2hh pony calle...

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