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Focus: Arnica

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Arnica is a medicinal plant with yellow flowers that grows spontaneously in mountain. Its flowers, with analgesics and anti-inflammatory powers, can be used as a remedy for trauma and minor bruises that may cause annoying pains... Continue Reading →

News: Longines FEI World Cup

[Reading time: 3 minutes] During this weekend (29/03-02/04), in Omaha, Nebraska, took place the Longines FEI World Cup. First place for McLain Ward, who achieved 4 clear rounds riding HH Azur, dominating the competition and winning the 172.500€ prize. “I... Continue Reading →

Feeding: Dry bread, Apples, Carrots

[Reading time: 2 minutes] Each rider likes to give goodies as bread, apples, carrots to his horse:  Is it good for the horse? How much? Dry bread: Assuming that the bread is made with wheat flour, yeast, salt, and water,... Continue Reading →

How to: Buy an horse

If you want to buy an horse, there are some tips that may help you in choosing and purchasing the best: -Decide the breed thinking to the discpiline you want to practice, some examples: Showjumping: Sella italiano, Selle franҫais, Holsteiner,... Continue Reading →

Names you must know

There are several names you must know if you are practicing horseback riding in Italy. Particularly three names went down in history, the pride of our nation in showjumping: Raimondo D’Inzeo:  1 gold medal (Rome 1960) 2 silver medals (Melbourne... Continue Reading →

How to: Set the curb chain in Pelham bit

The Pelham bit is composed by a shank and a mouthpiece: the curb chain rules the work of these two elements. It’s important to set the correct chain tension as the chain links lie flat and hang loose below the... Continue Reading →

Canter

The canter is a three-beat tilting horse gait: External rear leg Inner rear + External front leg Inner front leg It’s a “tilting” gait as the horse extends his head from the first to the third beat, withdrawing it in... Continue Reading →

Focus: Arnica

Arnica is a medicinal plant with yellow flowers that grows spontaneously in mountain. Its flowers, with analgesics and anti-inflammatory powers, can be used as a remedy for trauma and minor bruises that may cause annoying pains to our horse, stopping... Continue Reading →

OUTSIDE REIN

‘MORE INSIDE leg!’ or ‘more outside rein’ is a common comment by dressage trainers.  What does it really mean?  It means that your inside leg creates the energy when riding, and your outside rein regulates it. The inside leg, being... Continue Reading →

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