Move Over…lateral work exercises for your horse

Lateral means sideways.  For lateral work with our horses, we see that the horse moves both forwards and sideways on different tracks.  Lateral work aids suppleness and flexibility for your horse. It can improve free movement as well as responsiveness to the riders aids.  Think of it as being a bit like yoga for horses; balance, relaxation in the frame …

Feet First – dealing with thrush this Autumn

The wet weather has descended upon us and the conditions out in the fields are less than inviting.  This can make for the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which may lead to your horse showing signs of thrush.  Thrush can occur when your horses hooves are subjected to a lot of moisture or contact with wastes that contain moisture. What …

Stick to the Grid

With the indoor show jumping season well under way, this is a great time to start on some grid work at home and improve your horses technique and way of going, and your confidence too.  Having spent all summer jumping out on grass and having spacious flowing tracks, the change to jumping indoors in smaller tighter arenas can have some …

Which clip is right for my horse?

Autumn is here! Horses and ponies are getting that little bit fluffier!  Traditionally it is time to start to clip now as our horses coats change ready for the colder months ahead. But what type of clip is suitable?  Selwood Equine have put together a handy blog about the types of clip you can give your horse and what work …

Consistency in your contact…

Whatever your preferred discipline, it cannot be denied that good flat work foundations are important.  Balanced and fluid paces, responsiveness to the aids and understanding extension and collection are all important factors.  To achieve all this, maintaining consistency in your contact is a key factor.  But it can be harder than it sounds! Making Contact Contact is the means of …

⛔️No fly zone – dealing with sweet itch issues

We have all seen the effects of a rubbing horse, one that suffers with sweet itch and has an issue with the flies and midges. It’s not nice and they can do some serious damage to their coats, manes and tails. There are many topical ointments sprays and treatments out there on the market to help alleviate and repel. There …

Hickstead Horse Show

The Hickstead Derby 2019

The Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby meeting kicks off this week from the 20th -23rd June.  Hickstead is one of the most  celebrated event venues in the equestrian calendar and alongside top notch competition, boasts fantastic shopping and socialising.   Over 40,000 spectators are expected through the gates at the West Sussex showground in June, especially for the Al Shira’aa Derby …

What to wear when the weather turns wet

So, it’s June and we should all be basking in the sunshine but as it turns out the heavens have opened and the down pour is torrential!  Time to dig our your jackets and stay dry.  If your old coats and jackets have seen better days then take a look at what Selwood Equine have online.  Two great deals on …

Creating the perfect competition outfit with Tattini

Sometimes you just need to refresh your wardrobe and other times you just want to treat yourself! We have a great deal available right now with our competition package offer.  The Tattini soft shell show jacket in navy and the Tattini Kenzia breeches in white are the perfect combination.  Smart and stylish and easy to care for as both can …