Our rough itinerary for the next year or so…

Oct 2016 to Dec 2016

Stuart - Australia

Jane - UK

Feb 2017 to May 2017

Stuart - Australia

Jane - UK, then Aus for 5 weeks, then back to UK

May 2017 to Oct 2017

Stuart and Jane - UK

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What a simple way to improve balance, I now teach this method to all of my students, from beginners to advanced. Fiona, Toronto, Canada

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Horse keeping has changed dramatically in the last 30 to 40 years and there are many new challenges facing contemporary horse owners. The modern domestic horse is now much more likely to be kept for leisure purposes than for work and this can have huge implications on the health and well-being of our horses and create heavy demands on our time and resources.

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The first list is our Equiculture articles and the second list is our Horse Rider’s Mechanic articles.

Equiculture articles

The Equiculture Essentials Series. Basic information for people just starting out:

How essential is clean water to horses?

What is essential feed for horses?

Feeding confined horses

What weight should my horse be?

What is essential exercise for horses?  

What is essential rugging for horses?

What is essential grooming for horses?

What is essential is hoof care for horses?

Is dentistry essential for horses?

What are the essentials of correctly fitted gear?

How do parasites affect my horse?

What are the essential signs of ill health in horses?

Is companionship essential for horses?

Is shade and shelter essential for horses?   

Should I breed from my horse?

What are the essential horse behaviour facts?

When is the right time to buy a pony for my child?

What is essential care for a horse with ‘the Itch’?

Horses and grass clippingsBack to top

Horse Rider’s Mechanic articles

The articles below are situated on our sister website - www.horseridersmechnic.com These links take you there, see you when you get back!

An ‘independent seat’?

Your assistant

Your centre of gravity

Your confidence

Your horse’s gear

Your body

Your horse

Your saddle

Your stirrup lengthBack to top

Future Horse Rider’s Mechanic articles

Your coach/trainer/instructor

Rising diagonals

‘Feel and timing’?

Your riding gear


Sit or stand across a horse?

Your safety

Your attitude

The dangers of incorrect feeding

Each part of your body is important

Uncomplicating the subject of riding

My horse is misbehaving!

Riding on the lunge

Is there such a thing as a natural rider?

How much exercise does your horse need?

Further improving your skills

How to inexpensively improve your skills

Riding alone

Riding safely

To bit or not to bit?





Your stirrups

Your riding area

Your fitness

Different body types

Your horse’s goals

Your goals

Horses on the Internet

Your ‘horsey’ social group

Your mentor/s

Why do I focus so much on the rider?

Why you should read our booksBack to top!