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Top Tips: Biting made easy (part 2)

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Top Tips: Biting made easy (part 2)

|| Animak Animal Wear || A correctly fitting, well-chosen bit can make a huge difference to your horse’s happiness and way of going. We take a look at expert opinion on how to determine which bit is right and when it’s time for a change.Measuring upTo find out what length of bit you need you’ll have to measure your horse’s mouth. Here are two easy methods.1. Gently put a piece of string in your horse’s mouth and mark it from outer lip to outer lip and then measure that. This will be the mouth size. Stay with that size for a fixed cheek...

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ADVICE: 5 tips to perfect your riding position

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ADVICE: 5 tips to perfect your riding position

|| Animak Animal Wear ||  Very few riders have a perfect position and if you look around a warm-up arena next time you're at a show, you will see a variety of riding techniques. Often, a fault becomes a habit, which makes it more difficult to correct. However, it's worth spending a bit more time focusing on what is going wrong until the right way becomes your new habit. Below are five issues many riders struggle with, plus easy ways to make them a thing of the past. 1. Don't look down! When you are concentrating on what you're doing in the saddle,...

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ADVICE: 6 tips to keep your horse hydrated

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ADVICE: 6 tips to keep your horse hydrated

|| Animak Animal Wear ||                                                   Water is an essential nutrient to aid your horse’s digestion, temperature control and joint lubrication. Below we share our top tips to keep your horse healthy and well hydrated.1. It’s essential your horse has access to plenty of clean, fresh water. If he lives out with others, ensure there’s no competition for water by providing plenty of troughs at various locations around the field. This will also help to avoid the area around the...

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ADVICE: Bitting made easy

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ADVICE: Bitting made easy

|| Animak Animal Wear || A correctly fitting, well-chosen bit can make a huge difference to your horse’s happiness and way of going. We take a look at expert opinion on how to determine which bit is right and when it’s time for a change.There are hundreds of bits on the market, each one designed to have a slightly different effect on your horse than the next. Some encourage a softer mouth or a better online, while others will suit a stronger horse.As a result, choosing the right bit is about much more than just its size. Pick wisely and not only will you...

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