Cob Tones his Top Line

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 27 May 2014

Cob Tones his Top Line

The infamous Cob is on holidays and he is taking it very seriously indeed. He is growing rapidly in the outward direction and having a daily spa treatment of a full body mud wrap. The show schedules have started arriving in the post and I have to admit I am tempted …

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Daily Meal Plan

Written by Alexandra Dobbs on 24 May 2014

Daily Meal Plan

What does a jockey have to do to succeed in maintaining weight and health? Eat well and exercise. Dr Graeme Close from John Moores University in Liverpool put it this way, “Jockeys have two misconceptions: one is that they can’t eat while not realising that they are actually eating every day…

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Hello Sunshine!

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 20 May 2014

Hello Sunshine!

Finally, we had some decent weather over the weekend and the winter rugs are being happily put away! Summer sunshine is always welcome but it is worth remembering that those glorious summer days can be tough on a horse if travelling, competing or just working hard at home.

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Balanced Diet

Written by Alexandra Dobbs on 17 May 2014

Balanced Diet

Jockeys are the last group of athletes to get professional sports science support. Jockeys now realise that they are high performing athletes – just like the high performance athletes they are riding. As such they require proper support from everything sports science has to offer. 

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Camilla Bounces Back

Written by Camilla Speirs on 13 May 2014

Camilla Bounces Back

I am delighted to share with you this blog that my great sponsors Connolly's RED MILLS have asked me to write. So, the season is well underway at this stage and already it’s been an exciting one. We started off the season on not such a good note!

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What Puts the Spring in Their Step

Written by Nia O'Malley on 06 May 2014

What Puts the Spring in Their Step

Coilog was like sunny West Palm Beach last Monday. Gwen and Chris had done a fantastic job in preparing their venue for the final of the Connolly’s Red Mills/HSI Spring Tour, they even managed to secure wonderful weather! There was a great turn out of spectators...

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Fridge Pickers Wear Bigger Knickers

Written by Catherine Rudenko on 29 April 2014

Fridge Pickers Wear Bigger Knickers

Horses are in some ways rather lucky animals. Visiting a yard yesterday, I spotted a fridge magnet that read ‘Fridge pickers wear bigger knickers!’. I found myself smiling and thinking how lucky a horse is, they are designed to pick and nibble all day long!

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Ballindenisk International 2014

Written by Sabrina Barnwell MVB MRCVS on 23 April 2014

Ballindenisk International 2014

Ireland really is one of the most beautiful countries in the world when the sun is shining! Ballindenisk was beautiful in the basking sunshine and it was warm enough for the humans and not too warm for the equines. We also had amazing facilities, good ground conditions and a top class international field.

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Sam Watson - Warming Up For The Season Ahead

Written by Sam Watson on 25 March 2014

Sam Watson - Warming Up For The Season Ahead

If I could summarise the past three months with a song I’d be going for something by Wet Wet Wet, or ‘Why does it always rain on me’ by Travis!! It’s been a difficult winter for any livestock owners, and the land is still feeling the effects, but...

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