“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.” - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes)

Twitching: Is it Pain, Pressure or Acupuncture? Twitching is a practice commonly used by owners and equine specialists as a form of

To Bit or not to Bit: That is the Question The bit is a device used by many riders to communicate with

The Ins and Outs of Rugging Wandering around at a competition and admiring all the horses on display, it’s always fascinated me

Ouch? How to Tell if Your Horse is in Pain Pain can be difficult to determine in horses, mainly due to their

Saddles vs. Bareback: Which is Better? I was recently asked; what is better for the horse’s back, riding with a saddle, or

Laminitis: The Illness all Horse Owners Fear Spring has sprung and that means that ponies from all over the southern hemisphere are

Horses and Humans: Better Together? It is commonly assumed by riders that horses have therapeutic benefits for their wellbeing. This article discusses

Nosebands: Yes or Nose? The use of a noseband, particularly the use of the so-called crank nosebands has long been debated on

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