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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #14

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It’s Equi-est’s Summer of Horse Safety tip number fourteen! Although sometimes riding on busy roads can be unavoidable, depending on where your horses are kept, riding on busy roads will dramatically increase risk of accident. Where possible, ride on designated bridal paths or rural roads that you know to be quiet. If you do have…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #13

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Riding tip number 13! Just like all other road users, horse riders have a responsibility to follow the highway code. You can check out this really useful article here from the British Horse Society that tells you all you need to know. Remember to familiarise yourself with this before heading…

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3 Plants That Can Be Fatal To Horses

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  There are many plants that can be dangerous to horses if they are eaten in excess. But what about plants that can cause adverse effect almost instantly? It’s really important that you’re able to recognise plants that can be potentially lethal to horses and what the symtoms are so that you know when your…

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Equi-est Summer of Safety Tip #12

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It’s Equi-est’s Summer of Horse Safety Tips number 12! Poor visibility of horse and rider can be one of the main causes of accidents with horses on the road. Always make sure that both horse and rider wear Hi-Viz. You should still be extra cautious even if it’s bright, clear weather. Wearing Hi-Viz should be…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tips #11

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tips number 11! When you’re going out hacking in hot weather it can be tempting to wear lightweight shoes, but this is never a good idea! No matter how warm it is, it’s really important you wear appropriate footwear. Boots should be sturdy with an approximately 1/2 inch heel…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #10

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip number 10! Finding a riding style that’s suited to you can be tricky. It’s always best to explore different ways that suit both you and your horse before heading out on the road to hack. But one commonly agreed upon rule is that shortening your stirrups will make…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #9

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip number 9! Just like other road users, horse riders must make their intentions on the road clear. Make sure that you understand hand signals and how to use them properly. We like this handy guide here that will tell you all you need to know! While you’re here,…

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The Best Way To Prevent Horse Fly Bites This Summer

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  Horse flies are problem for both horse and rider. Their bites can lead to infection, which aside from being irritating, a prove a real problem for event horses. We’ve put together some of the best ways to keep pesky flies at bay! Use fly rugs and masks Although not every horse and pony will…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tips #8

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety tip number 8! You should always take a mobile phone out with you if you’re hacking. You should do this even if you know the your route and people know where you’re going. Just like anything journey, you never know what’s going to happen and you never know when…

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Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip #7

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It’s Equi-est Summer of Horse Safety Tip Number 7! Applying sunscreen is one of the most obvious ways to keep ourselves and our horses from getting burnt, but we often forget it! In summer, you shouldn’t be hacking out at the hottest point of the day, but even if you’re riding in the morning or…

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