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  1. Exam Revision Tips

    Exam Revision Tips

     

    Like many of you, I have exams coming up in the summer. I am sitting my A Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Here are 5 tips, I have learnt throughout my exam journey…

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  2. Top Tips to Beat The Heat

    Top Tips to Beat The Heat

     
    Sweltering summer heat is more than just very uncomfortable for your horse. It's as much a health hazard for your horse as it is for you. Young, old or ill horses are least equipped to deal with extreme heat. But if you don't manage your healthy adult horse, he could easily get into trouble, too, with dehydration, weakness, colic, poor exercise tolerance-even heatstroke.

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  3. Becoming A Professional Rider

    Becoming A Professional Rider

     

    So many of us dream of doing it — Harry Hall Ambassador Sara-Jane Lanning has actually done it. So what skills and business strands do you need to make a living out of horses? Hello everyone! I’m Sara, a dressage rider, trainer and British Dressage(BD) judge from Hampshire. I started riding when I was 11 and have been hooked ever since. Over the last 30 years (yes, I’m old!) I have been involved with various equestrian disciplines.

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  4. Carriage Driving

    Carriage Driving

     

    Hi everyone…So for me carriage driving is a way of life, I work with driving horses and have my own. I truly love this sport. I turned to carriage driving after my dreaded work experience week, thankfully mine turned into what is now my hobby. 

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  5. Time to Regroup my String

    Time to Regroup my String

     

    Masta sponsored rider Jessica Mendoza has enjoyed good weather and good business in Florida over the winter. Here she discusses her plans for the European summer season. I’ve been back at my base in Eindhoven in the Netherlands now for a while after spending three months over the winter in Wellington, Florida, and jumping there. It gives me three months of winter sunshine — it was about 25 to 30 degrees C over there so more fly mask than rug weather.

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  6. Show Ring Hacks

    Show Ring Hacks

     

    Whether you’re showing, eventing, dressaging or just want to look your best, theses are a few tips I swear by that save time and money (and tears!)

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  7. Samantha Murray - Yard Visit

    Samantha Murray - Yard Visit

     

    Would you like to meet an Olympic silver medallist modern pentathlete and her show jumping trainer? Now is your chance! Harryhall.com is proud to support full time athlete and two-time Olympian Samantha Murray. And she has kindly agreed to host a Harry Hall Yard Visit on Weds 13th June from 9.30 to 11.30am.

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  8. Kirsty - Diary Entry

    Kirsty - Diary Entry

     

    It's coming up to the end of April and I can quite happily say that I am pleased with what I have achieved so far this year with the pony. Ruby and I have been having weekly lessons and I feel like I have learned to jump again, in the short space of 4 months I have grown so much in confidence and ruby has grown in muscle and technique!

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  9. Managing School and Horses

    Managing School and Horses

     

    By the time you read this, many of you will be part of the way through your GCSEs or A-levels. Having done my GCSEs last year I can really sympathise with you, it is really tough, but I know that my horses helped to keep me sane during this difficult time.

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  10. Loaning In’s and Out’s

    Loaning In’s and Out’s

     

    Loaning is something the horse world sometimes overlooks, many of us jumping straight in and buying, others fear loaning their horse to the wrong person. Like with anything there are negative experiences and it may not be for everyone but loaning a horse is certainly something you should consider when looking to find your perfect friend or when having to make the decision to say goodbye. Whether you’re an owner or loaner read on to find out all the ins and outs.

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  11. 10 Types of Horse on a Yard

    10 Types of Horse on a Yard

     

    As the owner of 6 horses and a yard owner myself, I’ve come across a huge variety of horses on my yard and also from previous experiences! I’m very blessed to have a group of lovely horses on my yard, however it’s amazing how much their personalities differ! 

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  12. Differences: Horses and Donkeys

    Differences: Horses and Donkeys

      

    Donkeys have always been part of my life. I was used to having donkeys around long before I ever owned a pony. Donkeys are unique and adorable with very cheeky personalities! Donkeys, for their size, are able to carry more weight than a horse. They require less sustenance than a horse of the same size and have more efficient digestive systems so can survive on very poor quality roughage. Living in the UK, with all the lush grass, donkeys are very prone to putting on weight. Our donkey Bruno is often a little bit on the chubby side! The Donkey Sanctuary recommend restricted grazing and barley straw- our donkeys also have a little hay or haylage over the winter to supplement their diets.  

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