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Is your horse happy in his environment_

Is your Horse Happy in his Environment?

Nowadays, a lot of importance is attached to wellbeing, defined as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” Is wellbeing only important for humans, or should it also be considered when deciding on the right environment for our horses? Read Anna Volkmann’s fascinating perspective on this issue in this post.

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CARING FOR HORSES AFTER A VISIT FROM THE DENTIST - PART 1

Caring for Horses after a Visit from the Dentist- Part 1

In this first part of a three-part blog post, Katja Porenta EEBW, explains how taking a few minutes to give some attention to some small muscles after a dental check up can help your horse experience less discomfort and recover faster.
Part 1 may be accessed by everyone; parts 2 and 3 are open to everyone signed up to the Equitopia membership program.

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Correct posture of the horse riders upper body

Correct Posture of the Horse Rider’s Upper Body – Part 1

Horses are very sensitive to the slightest changes in our voice, body, weight and even our muscle tone and breathing. In this first of a two-part blog post, Alja Kisilak discusses how to teach horses to change direction, slow down, stop, and perform other behaviors simply by adjusting our body and breathing.

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Training Young Horses_Gerd Heuschmann

TRAINING YOUNG HORSES

In this post, Dr Gerd Heuschmann explains why the first step to training a young horse is establishing a friendship and why only a saddle, a snaffle bit, a soft rein, a friendly hand and a good seat are needed in classical training.

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Handedness in Horses: How to Determine your Horse’s Laterality

How to Determine your Horse’s Laterality

Just like people, a horse may be either right or left “handed”. In quadrupeds this is known as forelimb dominance or laterality. In this post, Ann Ramsey explains why knowing your horse’s forelimb dominance will help explain his overall posture and behavior patterns.

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Equitopia clinics - what's so special?

Equitopia Clinics – what’s so special?

Equitopia clinics aren’t just sessions with a trainer – they involve a team of experts working together to enable each horse and rider to reach their full potential. If you feel you’re not getting the best results for you and your horse – this post might be just what you need.

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