Masta Blog

  1. DIY Show Jumps

    DIY Show Jumps

    Recently on Instagram we noticed Harry Hall ambassador Kirsty Fitch had taken matters into her own hands and was busy sawing, gluing and painting wood to make her own fillers! We asked her for a blog on this as we thought it would be handy for us all to know how to make a spooky show jumping course on the cheap, then we can spend more money at HarryHall.com!

     

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  2. Conquering Confidence

    Conquering Confidence

    Amateur eventer, Harry Hall Ambassador and #twittereventing co-founder has had a purple patch of results recently but it hasn’t always been plain sailing for Tamsin Drew and Ziggy…

     

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  3. A Day In The Life...

    A Day In The Life...

    ...of a Yard Manager – foaling season!

    Hi, I’m Carrie and I manage White Hill Stud in Lancashire. We run a small breeding programme with a herd of broodmares, mostly dressage bred but also an event mare.

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  4. Hello Winter!

    Hello Winter!

    Winter Health and Welfare

    Brrrrr it’s getting cold, and as winter hits, horse owners need to be mindful of the weather. Harry Hall's charity partner World Horse Welfare have kindly put together some handy tips for dealing with your horse this winter.

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  5. A Horse To Be Proud Of

    A Horse To Be Proud Of

    In this series introducing our Masta partners we welcome Melissa Chapman to the fold, here she reflects on the highlights of her dressage career to date and also points to the future with a group of exciting horses.

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  6. Multitasking to the Max

    Multitasking to the Max

    Masta is part of the Harry Hall family and we're proud to work with a hanfdul of professional yards around the UK who test and provide honest feedback on our products. We'd like to introduce Esther and Hattie Horsfall, dressage riders and trainers, operating out of Shaw Farm Equestrian in Todmorden, Yorkshire. They have an exciting string of horses for 2019 that they have trained themselves from youngsters.

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  7. Work Your Socks Off

    Work Your Socks Off

    Work Your Socks Off

    Rosie and I meet huddled over a cup of coffee in a farmhouse kitchen in Yorkshire and I’m intrigued to find out how she ended up here after leaving Poland 10 years ago. “Well when a great opportunity comes about you take it right?” Carry on Rosie, I’m intrigued…

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  8. Field Officer Nick White

    Field Officer Nick White

    Harry Hall spoke to World Horse Welfare Nick White about his role as a Field Officer for the charity:

    I have been a field officer for eleven years, prior to that I did over thirty years in the Metropolitan police as a mounted officer, competitor, public order and equitation instructor, I also formed and ran the Equine crime unit. My job as a World Horse Welfare Field Officer involves investigating welfare concerns reported mainly through our welfare line and to check on World Horse Welfare horses rehomed through the Rehoming Scheme. I cover six counties including London and in addition to my daily duties I advise others, including the police, on matters such as straying horses on the road and the Control of Horses Act 2015. On a daily basis I investigate allegations of equine suffering and try to resolve instances of suffering by offering realistic solutions and advice to horse owners. In deliberate or repeated cases of neglect or cruelty I will work with other organisations to undertake a prosecution, this is usually as a last resort.

     

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  9. Finding a Routine

    Finding a Routine

    Harry Hall sponsored rider Emma Woolley describes how she’s re-thought some aspects of her horses’ training, and found a routine that keeps them happy in the heat 

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  10. Win a Lesson with Robert Walker

    Win a Lesson with Robert Walker

    Your chance to win a lesson with showing legend Robert Walker at his yard in Cheshire. 

    We're giving one lucky winner the chance to win a riding lesson with showing legend Robert Walker, the lesson can focus on a topic of your choice from show turn out to ring craft. You must be able to travel to his base in Cheshire and bring your own horse to ride.

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  11. Working Full Time and Riding

    Working Full Time and Riding


    Harry Hall Ambassador Liz Langford competes in showing and dressage around a busy career. We caught up with her to find out how she balances work, life and riding!

    Before I crack on, let me introduce myself, Im Liz, am a farmers daughter from Herefordshire. Ive been riding for over 40 years, having started when I was three. I guess you would class me as a keen amateur rider which is funded through my job as Equestrian Property Consultant at an Fox Grant Estate Agents

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  12. Hard Ground and My Horse

    Hard Ground and My Horse

     

    Wow, there can be no doubt that the summer of 2018 has been a hot one, with some areas across the UK seeing no rain fall for up to 55 days and with the highest recorded temperature (according to the Met office) peaking so far to 38.5 degrees. Following on from our recent blog about travelling in the heat we’re going to focus on the problem at the forefront of every horse owners mind – how to deal with the hard ground. Equine expert Sandie Chambers gives us her thoughts below:

     

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