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Riding Lateral work to the next level

Lateral work it’s not just for the big boys! Words Imogen Johnson

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f you’ve got your basic lateral movements practised to perfection and you’re looking for something to challenge you – look no further. With the help of our expert trainer Peter Hales we look at some simple exercises to push your lateral work to the next level

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Peter is a BHSI and a renowned trainer across the midlands. He covers a range of disciplines including dressage, eventing, show jumping and JumpCross, and is a regular trainer at Wittering Academy near Stamford. “Use your arena or schooling space in different ways and mix up your lateral exercises. Keep them short to ensure that you get the best from your horse and, most importantly, if something isn’t quite working, move on to something else and come back to it later.”

“Lateral work exercises can be a product of your own imagination but too many people get stuck in a routine, riding the same exercises for the same amount of time, and this doesn’t benefit the horse at all” Peter Hales

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Push yourself

Are you really ready? Even if you’re feeling confident with your basic lateral movements you must always ensure that you get your horse working properly before you begin to ride him in a schooling session. Your horse’s walk, trot and canter should all be in front of the leg and actively forward with a good beat. You want a soft rhythm and for your horse to be supple and working to a reasonable contact. It’s not all about being in an outline – as long as you have a contact the outline will come with work.

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There’s no point in riding a new lateral exercise if the basic lateral movements needed to ride it aren’t fine tuned. So, before you begin any of the exercises, first check that you’ve got all the right ingredients. If the exercise involves shoulder-in and leg-yield your check points should be riding those movements individually. If you feel your horse is the one calling the shots and you’re not in control of the movement, then don’t move on to the exercise until you do. If you’re unsure, always ask your trainer or a friend to watch from the ground.

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Teaching manners

y a w n r e t s e the W We roped Reining Champion Shane Boorland into demonstrating how to teach your horse to be well mannered – read on to find out how to train your horse to behave impeccably Words Rebecca Gibson

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Meet our expert African-born Shane Boorland is the current Reining Champion. He represented South Africa at the World Reining Masters in 2005 and at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006. Having settled in England, he now runs his own Quarter Horse training facility in Warwickshire.

Shane along with trusty steed Chic

owboys have a reputation for being a rather rowdy, undisciplined bunch, but their horses are among the most obedient on the planet. We’ve all seen the Western movies where the cowboy gallops into view, screeches to a halt, hops off his trusty steed and

swaggers off, safe in the knowledge that his horse will still be there when he gets back. Dubbed ‘ground tying’ – because the horse understands that when the reins are dropped he must stand as if tied-up – this is surely the ultimate test of obedience but, according to our very own Wild West expert,


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Shane, you don’t have to be a cowboy to teach your horse to behave in a way that’ll make you glow with pride. “No matter what discipline your horse is used for, manners are equally important. After all horses are big, powerful animals and in order to be safe around them, we have to be able to stay in

control,” Shane says. “This doesn’t mean we have to be physically dominant, but it does mean that we have to have our horses’ respect, just as the herd leader would in the wild.” For Shane, working with your horse on the ground is the only way to establish your role in the relationship. He

also believes this process is crucial in allowing your horse to understand his role. “Ultimately your aim is to be able to control your horse’s feet, just as the herd leader would do. “To do this you have to show him that you’re someone to be trusted and respected,” Shane says. “A good leader is

not a bully, he allows his pupils the freedom to make mistakes and learn from them without losing confidence. Once you’ve asserted yourself as your horse’s leader through groundwork, the control you have can be transferred to any and every situation.” Although it can be hard to reprimand our horses for bad


Decide what you need from a livery yard. For example, a safe, enclosed arena is perfect for riding young or lively horses!

Are you really ready to take the plunge? Exciting, scary and life-changing in equal measures, buying a horse is a huge commitment. Time, then, to see if you measure up to the challenge

You may have the funds in place, the

designer headcollar bought and a list of potential yards a foot long, but before you let your childhood dreams run away with you, it’s time to face the cold, hard truth – horse owning is a huge commitment. Yes, we love them and, yes, we find a perverse pleasure in tending to the needs of a 16hh beast when other normal people are having a lie in or a drink down the pub, but you need to ask yourself the fundamental question: am I really ready to buy a horse? Only you know the answer but it’s hugely important to be honest with yourself at a time when hearts can rule heads. With the necessary money, time, family support and experience it’s

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possible to find, buy and enjoy your new four-legged friend and embrace all that is good about horse owning. Buy on impulse, only to find a few months on that he’s too lively for you or you haven’t got the time to give him the work he needs, and you’ll face heartache and the difficult decision of whether to sell him on again. You owe it to your potential new horse to be as prepared as possible.

Am I experienced enough?

Buying a new horse is fun, exciting and scary in equal measures. Chances are that quiet, amiable horse you agreed to buy will turn into a wild eyed, snorting charger as he steps off the lorry and spots his new yard for the first time, but the more experienced you are the better you’ll be able to cope with the pressures of helping him settle. Take every chance you can to look after and ride other people’s horses, if they’re suitable, have lessons with a good instructor and up your horse care know-how in preparation for becoming an owner yourself. Your instructor is a great person to bounce ideas off – he or she will be able

to tell you whether or not you’re ready to buy, and help you choose suitable horses to look at.

Do I have access to the correct facilities?

Choosing the right livery yard is key. If this is your first horse, a well-run yard with plenty of knowledgeable people on hand to offer guidance, as well as good facilities, is important. Think too about how often you’ll be able to visit the yard each day and whether you’ll need the back-up of a full- or part-livery option. Your new horse will find it easier to settle if you can continue his normal daily routine, so make up a shortlist of potential yards and ask each one about opportunities for daily or 24-hour turnout, whether your horse will have lots of company, and the yard policy on turning out, bringing in and feeding, etc. A safe, enclosed school is ideal, as well as safe, off-road hacking. But most importantly, the yard needs to suit your horse’s age, temperament and workload – it would be dangerous to keep a young, recently backed horse on a yard where the only rides are accessible via a busy main road.

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Guide to Buying a horse Do I have the Do I have the necessary funds? time for a horse? You might feel confident that your monthly Time is a valuable commodity when it income will stretch to livery, feed and shoeing bills, but the hidden extras can add up to a hair-whitening amount. It’s worth sitting down with a pen and paper (or spread sheet if you’re a techie) and working out a likely budget – better that you face up to the financial implications now rather than later. It can be a good idea to ring round local yards, feed merchants, farmers and vets to get a feel for prices in your area. As a rough guide, consider:  The monthlies – livery costs, feed, hay, straw, etc  The bi-monthlies – shoeing, worming, etc  The twice-yearlies – teeth rasping, saddle fit check, etc  The annuals – vaccinations, insurance premiums, etc  Plus you’ll need money in the pot to cover vet fees, the cost of new or replacement tack and equipment, etc. And if you’re planning to compete regularly then get set to haemorrhage money on entry fees, diesel costs… need we continue?!

Be honest about your aspirations – and your abilities – or you could face a lot of heartache

comes to horse owning. No matter how busy your work and family life, your horse needs you to devote a hefty chunk of your day to him and even low-maintenance, field-kept, ridden-at-weekend types need regular daily checks, feeds, rug changes, water refills and TLC. As with all things in life, it’s about finding the right balance. If you want to compete and find a yard where help is on hand (albeit at a cost) when you’re busy, then great. If you have great hopes of eventing at affiliated level, while working full time with a long commute, a family to look after and a horse in DIY livery, expect a tough time ahead! Your horse needs you, often at the expense of weekends away with your other half and cosy Sunday morning lie-ins, so the whole family has to be behind your decision.

Am I being realistic about the type of horse I’m looking for?

You might have grand plans to reach Grand Prix level but be sensible about your riding ability and the type of horse who’ll suit you. A hot-blooded youngster may have dressage potential, but have you got the nerves and experience to stay on board when he’s prancing sideways down the road? There’s nothing worse than owning a horse you’re too scared to hack out on or handle. Better to partner up with a trustworthy, well-proven type you can have fun on. After all, horse owning is meant to be fun!

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The UK has the highest incidence of equine grass sickness in the world so it’s important that we try to understand what it is about the way we manage our horses here that’s putting them at risk. Although many questions remain unanswered, researchers are starting to unravel this mysterious killer and find new ways in which we can help to minimise its occurrence

Horse with grass sickness… pic: EGSF

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he first reported The presence of antibodies case of Equine both to the Clostridium Microscopic image of the bacteria Grass Sickness botulinum type C (EGS) occurred neurotoxin and the in Scotland just over 100 bacterium itself have been years ago, yet horses of all detected in the gut of breeds and ages are still normal, healthy animals dying from this distressing and in the colostrum and disease. Although the cause milk of lactating mares, of EGS is not yet known, so it’s believed Clostridium there’s strong evidence to suggest that the botulinum type C is one of many bacteria bacterium Clostridium botulinum plays normally found in the horse’s gut. In the a role. It’s thought that a toxin produced healthy horse it’s carried harmlessly, being in the horse’s gastrointestinal tract by this controlled by the local gut immune system. soil-borne bacterium causes damage to EGS is thought to be triggered by a the nervous system, leading to symptoms change in nutrition, which is followed that may include colic, difficulty eating by either the number of Clostridium and defecating, patchy sweating, muscle botulinum organisms increasing vastly, tremors and rapid weight loss. Few horses or a massive production of toxin within survive EGS. the gut with which the horse’s immune system cannot cope. A recent study of 30 horses with EGS Numerous investigations have examined and 77 non-EGS sufferers showed that the possibility that various agents, Clostridium botulinum could be detected including poisonous plants, bacterial in 74% of horses with acute EGS disease, toxins, insects and viruses, are to blame and 67% of sub-acute and chronic cases for EGS but so far no one has managed – often in massive amounts. to definitively identify a specific cause. In non-EGS sufferers, researchers In 1923 it was suggested that there was detected Clostridium botulinum in just a connection between EGS and the soil 10%, and in the majority of these cases based bacterium Clostridium botulinum, levels were just above the limits of due to similar symptoms of detection. EGS and botulism, also Further research is required to prove caused by Clostridium the link between infection with botulinum.  Clostridium botulinum and EGS. But It’s now widely thought, if this is proved, then prevention by although still not proven, vaccination is theoretically possible in that EGS is a form of the same way that tetanus (caused by botulism caused by another clostridial toxin) has been Clostridium botulinum effectively controlled with a simple type C. inactivated toxin vaccine.

Identifying the cause

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Detanglers The test

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Ten detanglers are put to the test – we find out which one leaves manes and tails tangle free EASE OF USE Our testers assessed how easy each detangler was to use – including, was the container easy to hold? Did it spray well, and giving good, even coverage over the tail or mane? Were the instructions easy to understand?

The detangler that performed the best during our test and the one our testers can’t live without

PERFORMANCE Our testers considered how well each detangler worked – did it live up to the manufacturer’s claims, how much detangler did they need to get the desired effect, and how long did it last for?

The detangler that offers great value for money and great performance

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VALUE FOR MONEY Our testers evaluated their comments about ease of use and performance in relation to the price of each detangler, to decide if they thought it was good value for money

The detangler that performed well in our test

The testERs Allison Lowther, Hilary Scott, YH head of YH head of products, used the publishing, used the detanglers detanglers on both her horses. on her friend’s cob Poppy. Poppy Jester, an ID x TB, has a has a very thick tail, which she particularly thick tail and gets very muddy and tangled. mane. Wish, a Hanoverian, has a normal Hilary is looking for a detangler that works thickness mane and tail. Allison used the quickly and hopefully lasts for a while, making detanglers on both wet and dry tails. Poppy’s tail easier to manage. 92 YOUR HORSE

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THE Net-Tex Mane & Tail Detangler & Dressing £7.99 for 750ml THE MANUFACTURER SAYS

This is a dual mane-and-tail conditioner and detangler, which helps reduce tail maintenance by at least 80% and offers a quick, instant grooming solution for busy riders and grooms. It’s designed to leave hair silky and smooth, without any sticky or oily residue. Its formulation is both long lasting and seals each individual hair strand, helping to prevent dust and mud sticking to the hair and leaving a fuller, more luxurious tail. It’s a must for native horses who have big manes, helping keep knots at bay without endless combing, retaining their lustrous locks. For best results apply to a clean, washed tail and leave to dry before brushing. Can be used daily – spray on a dry tail and work through with your fingers to coat the hair with the product. Leave to dry before brushing.

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through muddy tangles very easily. It dried quickly and left a nice sheen. Easy to use, plus 50% free. Definitely good for big tails and very good value for the money. Allison I liked this product and you’re definitely getting good value for money with 50% extra free. It also has a nice, clean smell to it. Until the spray was dry it made the hair feel a little sticky, but once the tail was brushed it felt soft and all the tangles were removed quickly. The effects of the detangler were still there three to four days later – all Wish’s tail needed was a quick brush through to leave it tangle-free again.

The effects were still there three to four days later

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Groom Away Every Day Tangle Away £5.99 for 500ml THE MANUFACTURER SAYS

A non-greasy mane and tail conditioner that detangles, leaving a silky sheen. Maintains a tangle-free, glossy mane and tail. It preserves manes and tails, reducing breakage by making mud and dirt easier to brush out. Great to apply to manes before rugging with neck covers, reducing hair breakage. It can be applied wet or dry, providing everyday protection all year round and reducing grooming time when used as part of the daily grooming routine. Apply liberally and then leave for one minute to penetrate the hair – brush through thoroughly. OUR TESTERS SAY Hilary This was an excellent product and

I found it very effective. It went on easily, dried quickly, made Poppy’s tail easy to groom and left a lovely shine. Dried mud brushed out easily and the effect lasted for quite a while. Very good value for money. I would buy this one. Allison This detangler works really well and I was impressed at how Wish’s tail stayed easy to brush after using it. The spray covered the tail easily in just a few squirts, it dries quickly and left her tail easy to manage and shiny, too. I was surprised at the price of this one – very good value.

Went on easily, dried quickly and made the tail easy to groom

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Riding Long distance lessons

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action! If you’re struggling to find a top notch trainer in your area, why not capture yourself on camera and have your riding analysed online?

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t can be difficult to get access to regular training for a number of reasons – lack of time, money and availability of local trainers all play their part. But now an innovative new website gives riders everywhere the opportunity to get personalised tips and advice from big names, and all for a reasonable price. All you have to do is get someone to film you riding and then send your clip to HorseVideoAnalysis.com. You can select a trainer of your choice from the site’s list of dedicated experts. All disciplines are catered for including dressage, show jumping, eventing and showing. Gait analysis and natural horsemanship are also covered. Annabelle Harling founded the scheme when she developed the chronic fatigue syndrome ME. Her illness left her little energy to leave the house, let alone ride her horses or continue teaching. Her predicament made her think about all the other trainers who would love to share their knowledge but, for whatever reason, couldn’t be physically present to give face-to-face lessons. She realised that video analysis could be the answer. “I launched the HorseVideoAnalysis.

com site at the beginning of last year,” says Annabelle. “To begin with I had four trainers signed up to offer their advice and we now have 14. As yet we’re only dealing with a trickle of clients but this is building week to week as people hear about us through friends who’ve had a positive experience.” Submitted clips should be no longer than four minutes long but Annabelle says this provides plenty of time for the trainers to make an assessment. “Four minutes may sound like a short amount of time but once you start riding you’ll be amazed at how much you can cram in. You could ride through an entire dressage test, which is exactly what the judges will see when you go out to compete, or in four minutes you could complete several show jumping rounds. Just make sure you show anything you particularly want to work on,” she says. “Our trainers will send you a comprehensive feedback report, usually within two weeks, giving useful analysis of your current technique, coaching tips and exercises to help you develop. They can help you to pick up marks in the dressage arena, refine your position, get you soaring over spreads, help you eliminate refusing, rushing or

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The trainer � Name Richard Davison � Experience The British Dressage team captain, Richard has won two European medals, represented Britain at three Olympics and two World Championships, and has been the British number one international dressage rider for six years. Richard still regularly competes up to Grand Prix level and is aiming his top horse Hiscox Artemis for the 2012 Olypmics.

The rider and horse � Name Abigail Alliss � Experience Our Ultimate Year winner, Abi has now had a handful of lessons with Richard, although it’s been a while since the last one. Unfortunately for Abi, things haven’t been going too well of late. Darcy has taken to bucking at every opportunity, particularly on canter transitions. She’s not keen to go forwards and the bucking often occurs when Abi tries to make her move on – even the legs away exercise she learnt at her first lesson with Richard isn’t working any longer. Abi is hoping Richard will be able to help with this today as she’s becoming disheartened by the whole affair. 112 YOUR HORSE

1 Assessment time Abi explains to Richard what’s been going on

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As Joe jumps on Darcy, Richard talks to Abi about Darcy’s general way of going. “She’s slightly overweight, which probably isn’t helping her willingness to move forward. Also, it’s important she becomes and stays more supple. A stiff horse is like a handbrake for impulsion and forwardness. The looser horses are, the easier it is to get them moving.” Richard takes a minute to watch Joe walk Darcy. “I want you to influence her neck so she lowers Much to Abi’s relief, Richard has decided we’re staying indoors for today’s lesson, as he doesn’t want to give Darcy any excuse to misbehave. A nervous Abi mounts Darcy and Richard asks her just to walk and trot round the school as she would normally. Richard wants to assess the situation before he decides which way to go. He explains: “Depending on Darcy’s reactions, I might get Abi off and we’ll lunge her or I might even put my son Joe on her instead. He’s got lots of experience of sitting tight and he now schools some of show jumper Billy Twomey’s horses when he’s away, so he’s always a good choice for unruly steeds.” Richard notices straight away www.yourhorse.co.uk

that Abi is working far too hard. “Darcy is really not listening to the leg. She eventually does go forward but only after Abi has spent ages nagging her on. Horses who don’t want to go forwards often revert to bucking, which is what I think is happening with Darcy, it’s a way of resisting the forward aids. Also, we have to remember that horses learn wrong things as easily and quickly as they do the right things. For instance, Darcy may have realised that by bucking she gets rid of the nagging legs, as Abi generally backs off when things get tough.” However, Darcy shows no bad behaviour in the warm up, just a reluctance to go forward and a resistance through the transitions.

Richard asks Abi to canter and to use her schooling whip in the transition to see if Darcy will put in one of her bucks but she doesn’t. “Actually, although Darcy is a little inattentive, this isn’t looking too bad. She could do with her neck a little lower though,” says Richard. He asks Abi to trot again, to go large and ask for more forwardness, but she gets little response from Darcy. “OK, have a walk,” says Richard and a weary Abi gratefully comes to a halt. “I think what’s happening here is some

it slightly as Abi tends to leave her to her own devices a bit, which is never good. Immediately I can see this is better – it’s a nicer picture altogether with Darcy more in an outline and listening for Joe’s instructions. Also he’s not nagging with his legs. I think, listening to what’s been going on and seeing Darcy today, it’s a simple situation – Abi and Darcy have forgotten about negative reinforcement. Leg on means go forwards, and as soon as the horse goes forwards you take the leg off as a reward for doing the right thing, and she should keep going until you ask her to stop. “If the horse misbehaves and you take your leg off then you’re rewarding the bad behaviour – but your horse doesn’t know she’s done the wrong thing and from that point on thinks the bad behaviour is what you wanted. So it’s a vicious circle. Also, you let Darcy fall in quite a bit on the turns, which Joe isn’t doing – you’ll need to practise using your outside leg and hand to prevent this happening.”

Darcy is resistant to going forwards in the warm up

communication problems between horse and rider,” explains Richard. “I’m going to put Joe on Darcy to let him have a feel and to see if he can provoke a bit of a reaction as it’s more difficult to help with a problem if you don’t actually see it for yourself.” YOUR HORSE 113


Riding Pole work for dressage and jumping

Poles at the ready

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ith a dash of creativity and a pinch of imagination, pole work can be used to improve all manner of schooling and jumping problems. When we at Your Horse HQ think ‘pole work’, we automatically think of Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer Claire Lilley – she’s written books on the subject – and now she’s here to give you some pole work exercises to get your teeth into.

Over to Claire… Words Imogen Johnson

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Warm up

Whether your horse is used to working over poles or not, always begin your session on a long rein, and start by walking him over a single pole. Do the same in trot to allow him to stretch and warm up, and always ride each in walk before moving up a gear. If your horse hasn’t worked over poles before, try leading him over one or two before you get on and ride.

There are endless pole work exercises you can use, so we’ve put together a selection to improve areas of your schooling and jumping. Each exercise covers a range of issues in one go, so we’ve created a simple key to help you pick the exercises best suited to the areas you want to work on. For example, if you’re looking for exercises to help improve your horse’s rhythm, look for the exercises with a blue star.

Ride each exercise on both reins and in the pace you’re comfortable with

✪ Pink Balance ✪ Purple Accuracy ✪ Yellow Straightness ✪ Red Body building (the ones that will really get him working)

Ride over a single pole first

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