Guest Post: Preparing Your Horse for Shows

We’re right in the thick of equestrian show season, with many horse owners busy preparing their animals for the big day out. Preparation begins weeks in advance of a show, as the horse will need to be drilled in the

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At EGVUS 5th annual show

Hi! Well, spring is here and showtime begins for most equestrians! Spring has been established as a competition season in the equestrian world and at EGVUS we organized a competition among the athletes. People from age 5 to 45 competed

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End of road for Totilas’ career?

Last Thursday was a bad one for the German dressage team at the 2015 FEI European Championships in Aachen. From the first moment of the appearance of Totilas’ and his new rider, Matthias Rath in the arena, it appeared that

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Making music for dressage

Who follows this blog for some months now has probably concluded that I am quite interested in dressage. It’s the harmony, the elegance and the need for balance and precision that makes it appear so charming to me. Today I

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How to braid the mane of your horse

As I continue discovering the world of equestrianism, I learned that braiding is compulsory for equestrian shows. This gives the judges the impression of a clean and tidy horse. And actually plaits must stay tight and in place all day

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My new riding whip

To reward myself for going through successfully a quite harsh year, and to celebrate my first year as an equestrian, I ordered a great whip from Amazon. I had expected it for days and kept checking the mailboxes and the

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