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Art and Equine Anatomy

May 2016

Talented equine artist Yvette Frahn has combined two of her unique interests in a new series. Using brilliant colours, romantic style and impeccable attention to detail, she explains the inner and outer workings of the horse through her artistic work.  While you may not consider yourself to be an artist in any stretch of the word, Yvette will inspire and intrigue you to understand more about the anatomy of the horse in a beautiful and incredibly visual format. You may find yourself picking up a pencil or brush, and applying this new knowledge to your own artistic pursuits.

Unharnessed Potential: April 2016

May 2016

Storm "Storm is a 16-year-old bay 15hh Standardbred gelding who had raced until the age of eight. In October 2013, we entered our first show. We came home that day with two seconds and we were hooked! We entered a number of competitions after that, placing at every outing. But, neither of us expected what came next and I wouldn’t have dreamt of facing it with any horse other than Storm. 

Horsing Around the World: Brandenburg, Germany

May 2016

There’s nothing like the practical experience of travelling, visiting and talking with horsemen and women in different countries to learn how they work with horses and their land.  This month, Mariette van den Berg visits the Brandenburg State Stud in Neustadt, Dosse, near Berlin, Germany.

Posture and Performance with Gillian Higgins

April 2016

In line with other books from 'Horses Inside Out', 'Posture and Performance' looks at training and management from a completely different perspective and is certainly too good to miss! It will help riders, trainers and regular horse owners to learn anatomy and biomechanics in a way that is relevant to their own horse and equestrian discipline. 

A Bright Future for Western Dressage

March 2016

North American Western Dressage is leading the way towards fairer and more ethical training and competitions by improving the objectivity and transparency of their Dressage Judging Scoring System.  True to their mission to be the ‘Future of Western Horsemanship’, the NAWD’s judging leadership implements a continual development philosophy, so when they learned about Dr McLean’s proposal for an Objective Judging Scoring system, they decided to act, adopt and implement the reforms.

In the Line of Duty

January 2016

If queried, many people would likely rank firefighter and police officer as United Kingdom occupations with a high risk of personal injury. What may be surprising to learn is that a more dangerous profession exists: that of equine veterinarian.

Ideal Guy Re-Homed

January 2016

We are so pleased to announce Ideal Guy aka Andy the Standy has been successfully re-homed! Andy was featured in our recent Unharnessed Potential series, an awareness and education campaign to encourage leisure and sport riders to consider Standardbred horses for a life after racing. Studies have shown that Standardbred racehorses have fewer opportunities once leaving the industry and are more likely to go to knackeries than their Thoroughbred counterparts.

Standardbred Stories: August 2015

September 2015

"Cartouche USA is a 10-year-old Standardbred gelding who originally hails from Lexington, Kentucky. He was imported to Australia as a two-year-old where, sadly, he didn’t set the track alight with his ability and eventually retired. Equine vets from the University of Queensland’s Equine Specialist Hospital formed a syndicate to purchase him and, after testing him, Cartouche had a new and valuable job of being a true, rare, universal blood donor.

Series: A Jump Ahead with Jen Hamilton


Series: Desensitising


Desensitising: Part 2

May 2014 by Lindsay Vincent

In Part Two of this Desensitisation Series, Lindsey Vincent focuses on how to get horses to accept different forms of equipment used in the training, stable management and riding process.  Some pieces of equipment that are likely to change throughout the horse’s lifetime include bits, bridles, saddles, leg protection and saddle pads.

Desensitising: Part 4

July 2014 by Lindsay Vincent, The Collected Canine

The last part of this Desensitisation Series is about getting your horse used to going out to new places - like shows and events. Lindsey Vincent explains how a gradual approach and routine exposure will help your horse handle events like a pro.


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