Horsey Interviews 2017

Lifeforce – Alltech

AlltechFor some horses the winter months can mean limited turnout which can result in an increase in stress. Naturally horses evolved to spend hours leisurely grazing, in the company of other horses in their herd……………

Laura Robinson

Laura RobinsonNorthallerton-based Laura is no stranger to success having represented Great Britain on several occasions. Laura finished her Young Rider days on a championship high in 2016 when competing for Team GB. Her North Yorkshire yard includes a team of horses that Laura is now competing across Europe. …………

Andrew Howard

Andrew HowardGrowing up in Thorne, South Yorkshire, he has always been a creative person claiming it is fundamental to who he is. Here we find out 10 things you didn’t know about Andrew Howard…………

Mr Williams – The Perfect Horse

Mr Williams - The Perfect HorseAmechanical horse named after Robbie Williams is providing a stepping stone for disabled riders to achieve their goal of riding a real horse………..

Paul Jepson

The HMB Super SyndicateRoR’s Welfare Consultant, Paul Jepson, describes his role in ensuring that racehorses continue to receive the best care once they bow out of their racing career……….

The HMB Super Syndicate

The HMB Super SyndicateHere we find out what it means to be part of the HMB Super Syndicate, a concept devised by event rider Harriet Morris-Baumber and what current members, Angie Newman and Dave Blakley have gained from their personal experiences so far………

Marksway HorseHage

Marksway HorseHageFeeding our horses to keep them in the best possible condition can cause a headache for many of us, especially over the colder months if we have a picky horse or one with a poor appetite……..

Robinson Animal Healthcare

Robinson Animal HealthcareCombating common winter ailments can be a challenge due to the adverse and changeable conditions representative of a UK winter. Ensuring your first aid kit is fully stocked with the most appropriate products can help ease winter worries……

Lifeforce – Alltech

AlltechAs we stare into the depths of winter, our horses will be spending longer periods in the stable with limited access to grazing, if any. Any grazing that is still readily available will have little or no nutritional value to most horses. ……………

Sara Squires

Sara SquiresBlack Country Saddles sponsored event rider, Sara Squires offers some useful advice on ensuring your horse is responsive and reacts positively, no matter what the situation. Sharpening Your Horse’s Focus ……………

Harriet Morris-Baumber

Harriet Morris-BaumberWe talk to event rider Harriet Morris-Baumber about her many achievements and her busy life with her team of horses ……………


RDAHere with the help of Accessibility Mark we take a look at some of the specialist equipment commercial riding centres use when providing lessons for disabled riders…………..

Katie Stephens-Grandy

Katie Stephens-GrandyShe is from a farming family based on the Wolds, where she breeds and produces her own event horses and buys in very green three and four-year olds and is busy producing top quality young horses for her chosen sport, eventing …………..

Gary Foggon

Gary FoggonGary has up to six horses on his yard at any one time so good management is vital to make sure all the horses receive the required level of work and training they need to compete at the top level. He provides advice on exercises to get the dressage horse fit and the schooling routines he has developed…………..

Kevin and Emma McNab

Kevin and Emma McNabInternational event riders Kevin and Emma McNab have a string of horses competing regularly which requires a lot of planning and good organisation, from deciding which classes to enter to the actual day at the competition ………

David Jeffreys

David JeffreysDavid Jeffreys of Stable Shield provides some valuable tips and advice. With more than 10 years working in National Hunt Racing, David Jeffreys became increasingly aware of the need to keep yards and stables spotlessly clean and disease free ………

Lara Edwards

Lara EdwardsDressage rider Lara Dyson has just launched Lara Edwards Dressage.  Having been married for two years to husband, Gary, and having enjoyed a year with their daughter, Annabelle the time felt right to rebrand to reflect the change in circumstances………

Lara Edwards

Lara EdwardsEight-year-old Felix was enjoying the spring sunshine when he rolled too close to the metal estate fencing, getting his leg stuck. As he pulled himself free the result was a nasty wound to his lower leg below the knee ……..

Jo Bates

Jo BatesBlack Country Saddles sponsored rider and producer Jo Bates has a particularly interesting life story behind her amazing success. Jo was a popular winner of the Hack Championship at this year’s Royal International Horse Show with Suzannah Welby’s Large Hack, Elusive ……..

Laura Renwick

Laura RenwickAs one of the country’s leading lady showjumpers, Laura Renwick is known for forming great partnerships with her horses. This unbreakable bond of trust with her horses has helped Laura to the top of her sport ……..

Laurence Pearman

Laurence PearmanLaurence Pearman, twice president of Society Master Saddlers, Lecturer / Assessor on Saddle fitting courses and Master Saddler, answers questions…….

Simon Reynolds

Simon ReynoldsBlack Country Saddles sponsored Simon Reynolds is thriving on success again this season after finishing on a high note at Royal Windsor Horse Show in May when Morrows Marksman (Bentley) topped the open heavyweight cob line-up…….

Lissa Green

Lissa GreenAfter her debut at her first Badminton Horse Trials, Lissa Green is on a high and has much planned for this season. Here she teams up with leading performance footwear manufacturer, Grub’s, and gives some advice on how to introduce a young horse to cross country.

Keeping Horses Hydrated In The Heat

Keeping Horses Hydrated In The HeatWorld Horse Welfare’s Top Tips For Keeping Horses Hydrated In The Heat.
This summer, temperatures have already soared into the high twenties. If you are considering travelling your horse for any reason, read up on our top tips

Black Country – Saddles for all

Black Country - Saddles for allLooking for a saddle designed and manufactured to the highest specification and with the latest technology? The Black Country Saddles Jumping range offers you the support where you need it, providing the ultimate in performance.

Robinson Animal Healthcare

Robinson Animal HealthcareWe spend most of the year longing for the summer to arrive but the long hot days also create a whole new set of health issues for our horses and ponies. Here we take a look at a few common ailments that are more prevalent in the summer and how to keep your horse comfortable when the heat starts to rise.

Gary Foggon

Gary FoggonAlthough you may encounter issues when training a young horse, be patient and work through each concern logically. With dedication and determination, specific exercises will help to correct individual problems along the way. ………….

Hazel Morley

Hazel MorleyMy horse is quite prone to losing weight, which means my saddle needs re-flocking regularly. Are there any simple checks I can do between saddler’s visits to know whether the saddle fit is OK, or needs looking at urgently? ………….

Jan Ruth

Jan RuthThe real story began at school, with prizes for short stories and poetry. But she failed all things mathematical and scientific, and to this day struggles to make sense of anything numerical ………….

Animal Health Trust

Animal Health TrustIS YOUR HORSE NAUGHTY OR IS HE IN PAIN? THE ANSWER IS WRITTEN ALL OVER HIS FACE…  Facial expressions research at the Animal Health Trust will help vets and owners recognise pain in ridden horses before it’s too late ………….

Jamie Williams

Jamie WilliamsTEAM GBR Para-Equestrian carriage driver Jamie Williams helped to launch the new Avant hand-driven tool carriers at Naidex 2017 at the NEC in Birmingham ……….

Richard Davidson

Richard DavidsonWith international dressage set to grace the stage at this year’s Equerry Bolesworth International Horse Show – June 14 to 18 – here we talk to dressage consultant and Olympic-ace Richard Davison about these exciting new developments ……….

Sue Dyson

Sue DysonSue has dedicated 35 years to treating hundreds of patients each year in the clinic, as well as advancing the knowledge and techniques in equine medicine through her pioneering research ………….

Saddles for Eventing – What’s the Score!

Saddles for Eventing – What's the Score!It has to be said that Eventing can be more expensive than other disciplines in relation to tack and equipment because, ideally, most riders would prefer to have specialist saddles and bridles for each phase ………….

Yasmin Paterson

Yasmin PatersonTendon injuries are common in racing and sport horses and can result in a shortened, or even end a career. These injuries heal through the formation of scar tissue instead of normal tendon tissue and so are at a high risk of re-injury ………….

Kerrilee Wilson

Kerrilee WilsonIt was celebrations all round for Kerrilee Wilson and Maddigen, as they were crowned Olympia Supreme Senior Champions 2016. Maddigen is a pure bred Irish draft, bred by Kerrilee and her family, so what better reward could they have wished for?………….

Dinnie Greenway

Dinnie GreenwayDinnie Greenway loves riding horses, and she’s not letting a little thing like age stop her. The 96-year-old says horseback riding is an addiction that has kept her going her whole life. She figures she was on a horse before she could walk and even before that, as her mother rode sidesaddle while pregnant with her in 1920 ………….

The Importance of Fitting a Bridle Correctly

The Importance of Fitting a Bridle CorrectlyThe Society of Master Saddlers provide advice on how to correctly fit a bridle and discuss the importance of ensuring nothing is too tight or too loose ………….