Horse Channel

The seedy side of horse sales

HQ has researched the ways in which fraudulent practices affect the equine industry and this article provides information on the most common problems, plus advice on how to avoid potential disappointment when purchasing a horse. False representation The most common types of fraud in the equine industry include altering the animal’s personality for a period of time to mask behavioural ...

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Men vs women – Part 2

In part 1, we looked at an introduction to the great debate of whether men are better riders than women. In part 2, HQ takes a look at physiological differences which influence the way we ride. The bone structure As well as the obvious physical differences between men and women and the strength factor, there are a range of skeletal ...

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Good grazing during winter

Any gardener will tell you that winter is a time of planning, repairing and feeding for the growth expected in the new season. Paddocks are no different; paddock rotation is vital to give our grazing a chance to recover, providing a healthy mat of grass across the soil surface. This is vital for a number of reasons and not only ...

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The dressage arena: Part 1

In upcoming issues of HQ, Helmut Wagner, will provide practical tips on how you can make the most of your horse’s best talents. Whether you ride an imported Warmblood or a homegrown crossbreed, you can use the dressage arena to create a healthy, happy athlete. Far too little emphasis is put on the fact that first and foremost our dressage ...

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The cowboy hat

Western riding apparel is distinctly different from English tack. Western equipment is renowned for being decorative and visually appealing. Over the years, Western clothing and tack have adopted a more modernised style. Some clothing items have been abandoned or modified during this movement. These changes are mainly owing to practicality and new equine laws within the sport. HQ chatted to ...

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Riding in Mongolia

Horses are inextricably woven into Mongolia’s past, present and future. They carried the Genghis to victory and they continue to make nomadic life possible.

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