Which clip is right for my horse?

Autumn is here and our horses and ponies are getting that little bit fluffier!  Many of us start to think about the need to clip around 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 …

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 …

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 …