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  1. Coping with Injury

    Coping with Injury


    Hi! So in January last year, I tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) whilst playing netball, then had to have surgery to reconstruct this in September. As a result, I couldn’t ride for a good few months, and I’m still just starting to get back into it. Therefore, I decided to share some of the ways I kept myself busy around horses and still managed to be active at the yard, despite not being to ride. As I mentioned, for me, this was a case of me being injured and not being able to ride, however some these suggestions would probably also work if it was your horse that was out of work rather than you!

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  2. An Insight Into Equine Nutrition

    An Insight Into Equine Nutrition


    Equine Nutrition is such a big area to go through and everyone does it differently. So just a few facts for you to bear in mind when you are feeding your horses whether for leisure or competition, horses in the wild forage for around 16 hours over a 24 hour period, this means they are actively seeking for food in those 16 hours.

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  3. Top Tips to Reinvent Your Insta

    Top Tips to Reinvent Your Insta


    With more and more users every day, creating an individual but recognisable social media platform is becoming much more of a challenge! This goes for everyone but I can’t help noticing the growing number of equestrian Instagrams! With all this competition we all need to up our social media game and this blog will tell you how! 

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  4. Cantering into Spring

    Cantering into Spring


    Hey folks, hope your 2018 is going well so far! I’ve been running around like a crazy person after Benny and working at the vets. It’s been pretty hectic but read on t find out how I’ve been fitting Benny into my hectic schedule...

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  5. Win The Cooper Collection

    Win The Cooper Collection


    We're offering you the chance to win the Tottie Cooper Collection worth £135! Simply complete the form below and ensure you like our facebook page for your chance to win! Good luck! 

    Check out the Cooper Collection here.

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  6. 10 Tips for Competition Nerves

    10 Tips for Competition Nerves


    We have all been there the early morning start, endless cleaning and excessive amounts of kit. It can only be one thing… show day! After the weeks of preparation for whatever level of competition, it all boils down to those few minutes in the spotlight. Here are my tips to maximizing your performance and battling those competition nerves.

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  7. 10 Perks of Owning a TB

    10 Perks of Owning a TB


    Thoroughbreds (TB) can be like marmite, most of us love them, whilst there are a handful of people out there that “wouldn’t have one given”. Personally I love them and all the quirks and ‘perks’ (listed) that they come with!...

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  8. How To Keep Greys Clean

    How To Keep Greys Clean
    It still seems like the middle of winter, and it’s definitely still what we call the ‘Mud Season’. We are on a clay soil and this time of year the paddocks are like a battle field and full of soft, sticky, squelchy mud. This mud gets everywhere: boots, jods, jackets, gloves but one thing you can’t put in the washing machine is your horse! 
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  9. Introducing Connie

    Introducing Connie


    Hello everyone, my name is Connie and I am one of Tottie’s brand new #Select18 girls. I am really excited about the year ahead, working with Tottie! I thought I would start my first blog post by introducing myself. I am 18 years old and I am based in Cheshire, living with my Mum, Dad, Brother and 5 year old lurcher Jack. Currently I am in my final year of studying for my A levels in Biology, Chemistry and Maths at my local sixth form. I hope to read Medicine at university next year. When I am not riding or studying you might find me watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix (I am addicted to it at the moment).

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  10. Make The Most of 2018

    Make The Most of 2018


    Making the most out of 2018 will mean a different thing for all of us. Some of us thrive from big changes and start the year totally differently to how they ended the last one. Others prefer to adapt slowly , embracing change as it happens. However you start the new year these 5 simple, easy and effective ways will ensure you make 2018 your year.

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  11. Mares or Geldings

    Mares or Geldings


    Hey, I am super excited to be a part of the Tottie team this year, so a little about me. I am Hannah, I am 22 years old and I am a mental health nurse. I have been riding since I could walk and find myself doing a mixture of everything from stressage to jumping to hacking. I have three lovely horses shared between my mum and sister. 

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  12. Equine Gastric Ulcers

    Equine Gastric Ulcers


    In the many years my family has owned horses, we have never (knowingly) owned or cared for a horse with EGUS (Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome) so we admittedly were very uneducated on this topic. It wasn’t until recently when my young Thoroughbred was stricken to months of box rest due to a foot injury, did we have to deal with EQUS.

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