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  1. What do you need if you have your own horse?

    Many dream of it: your own horse! However, it only starts after purchasing a horse. To keep a horse you need different things. Some things are essential for everyone, others optional as they depend on the plans you have with your horse. In this article we will discuss what you need before you purchase a horse.

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  2. Riding your horse ‘through’: 5 tips

    Throughness during riding a horse is a subject that cannot be talked about enough. A through horse can carry you more easily. But how does throughness actually work?

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  3. Braiding mane: this is how you braid the mane of your horse | MHS Equestrian

    Braiding your horse is a painstaking job, but if you follow the right steps, it will be done in no time. Before you start braiding it is important that the manes are clean. To ensure that all loose hairs are taken, you can wet the hair a little. There are different styles that you can apply. In this article we will look at a few styles that you can use.

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  4. What is summer eczema? | MHS Equestrian


    Summer eczema is a known problem with ponies, horses, miniature horses and Shetland pigs. More and more horses are suffering from summer eczema. The itching is caused by a small mosquito. When this mosquito pricks a horse, it leaves some saliva. Horses that are sensitive to summer eczema have an allergic reaction to this. This allergic reaction causes terrible itching. Summer eczema is hardly ever seen in young horses and ponies. Often summer eczema only appears from about 2-3 years after which it can get worse every year. This applies to horses, ponies, miniature horses and Shetland ponies.

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  5. Cutting with scissors, a knife or pulling a mane: that's how you do it | MHS Equestrian

    If you don't want your horse's mane to grow for too long, but you want to keep it nice, it's important to keep it. This can be done in various ways. Manes can be pulled or cut scissors or a knife. Depending on your horse's mane and / or your personal preference, you can choose the most suitable technique.

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  6. How do you measure the under-size, also the under-length of your horse? | MHS Equestrian

    Over the years, all kinds of different calculations have been thought out with which you can find out which rug size best suits your horse. However, it has turned out that not all methods work equally well. The correct rug size depends on various factors. Not only the height of your horse at the withers plays a role in the rug size, but also the roundness of the ribcage is an important factor.

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  7. Stimulate blood circulation and prevent acidification with the Bucas Therapy saddle pad | MHS Equestrian

    For many, the Bucas Therapy range (also known as Recuptex) is a well-known line. This line with diverse products has already led to many great experiences and results. Especially the Bucas Therapy blankets are very well known and sought after. But what do these products do that makes the difference in comparison with other products. And what products are there exactly in the Bucas Therapy range?

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  8. Horse bandaging: explained step by step | MHS Equestrian

    Bandages are used with great regularity in equestrian sports. Bandages are wraps that are placed around the lower leg of the horse. These can consist of different materials and are available in all kinds of different colors. Bandages are often made from fleece or cotton and have a length of around 3 to 4 meters. You will need one bandage for each leg.

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  9. Groundwork with your horse: useful exercises | MHS Equestrian

    To prepare for the heavier work you can use groundwork to prepare your horse and train the right muscles. Groundwork consists of basic and advanced exercises. In this article, some basic exercises are highlighted, so that you can get along well with your horse.

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  10. Lunging with your horse: this is how you do it | MHS Equestrian

    Lunging is so much more than just letting your horse run laps on a long line. You can use lunging for different purposes. It is perfect when you want to train a young horse, but also when you want to loosen muscles or practice something new. If you think about the goal that you want to achieve with lunging before you start, lunging is much more useful. The following reasons will nevertheless come in handy when you start effectively with lunging.

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