Understanding Splints

Springtime, verging on summertime is when a large number of us start riding and competing more, and on a variety of surfaces.  This can lead to extra stress and strain on a horses legs and in certain situations, splints can form.  Splints are also common in younger horses starting their training work, but can form at any age. What is …

Pony Club marks it’s 90th Birthday with a worldwide equestrian event

The Pony Club celebrates it’s 90th birthday this year and there are some amazing plans in the pipeline for celebrations.  Members have been asked to ‘get involved’ and help mark the date in their own branches, across the world.  Many activities are planned on 3rd August 2019 and the organisation is calling on not just current members, but former members, …

10 tips for walking your cross country course

Here at Selwood Equine, as we get over our excitement from another fabulous Badminton Horse Trials and we all feel ready to tackle some cross country ourselves, we have taken some time to compile ten great tips for all you budding event riders out there. Helpful hints to keep in mind when you walk your cross country course. Walking the course …

New Accessories have launched!

Exciting times here at Selwood Equine! We have added to our accessories range with some great new products.  Our website continues to grow, as does our business and our customer base.  With the build up of our Instagram page we have seen an influx of new customers and followers.  Make sure you check out our Instagram for exclusive offers and …

Laminitis – dispelling the myth

How many times have you heard someone say “…it’s only fat greedy ponies that get laminitis…”?  Science and research tells us this is not the case.  Yes, nutritionally triggered laminitis is very real but there are other factors that can act as a catalyst to the disorder.  These include trauma, illness linked with inflammation and mechanical overload of the hoof.  …

What are the benefits of lunging your horse?

Many of us use lunge work as a pre cursor to ridden work – especially at this time of year.  Fresh fit horses can be a little exuberant straight out of the stable in springtime!  You may also see people using lunge work as part of their warm up at shows.  Young horses or new horses are often lunged first …

🌱Springtime Turnout – What to watch out for

It’s officially Springtime and at this time of year we are all enjoying seeing the horses out in the fields more. Making the most of longer days, warmer weather and the odd chance of not even needing to wear rugs! This is exactly the right time of year to get outside and check the paddocks to make sure that turnout …

Introducing ‘Guest Blogger’ Katherine Kirby

Selwood Equine are hosting ‘Guest Bloggers’ this year.  Giving followers of the equestrian clothing supplier a chance to become more involved with the brand.  Instagram followers will be selected at random at various points throughout the year to take part in a guest slot online showcasing themselves, their horses and their plans for 2019.  This month Selwood introduces Katherine Kirby, a dressage rider, Tell us …

🌷Seriously Smart Breeches for Spring riding

🌷Spring is in the air! The clocks change at the end of this month, evenings are slowly getting lighter, the weather is warmer and we have all started to feel much more like riding our swiftly moulting horses! So now we are able to take off a few layers and ditch the over trousers, its all about the breeches and …

How does hacking out help my horse?

Some of us love to go out hacking, for others it’s a no go.  Some use it for fitness and some for relaxation.  In our blog today we discuss why hacking can be good for your horse; both mentally and physically. What is hacking? Hack within the activity of equestrianism commonly refers to one of two things: as a verb, it …