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Air jacket is a life saver – Laura Collett

July 27th, 2013
Air Jacket could be a life saver

Air Jacket could be a life saver

t does not matter how experienced you are as a rider, taking all the necessary precautions when riding could be crucial should a riding accident occur. Though air jacket is relatively new to riding, the hi-tech safety item is already making a difference to riders’ lives. One good case in point is the accident that happened to Laura Collett.
Ms Collett, 23, event rider, said she owes her life to a air jacket after a heavy fall which left her with spine, shoulder and rib fractures. She was in a coma for six days. She is now back on her feet and want to resume riding in the hope of represent Team GB at the 2016 Olympics.
“Paramedics said the air jacket I was wearing [works on the same principles as a car air bag] probably saved my life” Laura Collett told BBC.
“Any horse falling on you is a pretty serious thing. To come away with hopefully no serious injuries is pretty lucky really. The horse was a bit stiff but she’s fine apart from that. I’ve been up to the yard and seen all the horses,” she added.
“There’s nothing really that can’t be fixed. I’ve got a few fractures, but they are all on the mend. Hopefully, it won’t be too long. The plan is to get back to normal, and get back to eventing as soon as I can.”

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Horse in McDonald drive-thru turned to ride-thru

July 22nd, 2013
McDonald ride-thru restaurant

McDonald ride-thru restaurant

Its amazing the stuff some horse owners get up to with their horse or pony. It was not long ago that a man tries to board a train with his pony. A young adult who lives on high rise building once found an abandoned horse which she tried to take in a lift to her 9th floor flat and the latest in this interesting things people get up to with horses and Ponies saw a woman try to ride-thru a McDonald drive-thru restaurant on a horse, in Greater Manchester.

The woman was initially turned away from the drive-thru section of the restaurant, she seem quite determined to get his McDonald fix so she got off the saddle and walk with her horse into the restaurant. Apparently her presence in the restaurant with a horse was distressing to other customers and to make matters worst, the horse seem to show what it thinks of the restaurant by living a big pile of horse dropping. McDonald said it it not able to serve customers on Horse back. It was also said that a girl riding a pony also went through the McDonald’s ‘drive-thru’ with the woman.

The woman who was not named by the Police was latter fined for taking her horse into the restaurant. A spokes person for McDonals said:
“The health and safety of our customers and staff is our top priority, and for this reason we are unable to serve pedestrians, bicycle riders or customers on horseback through the drive-thru.”

Have you ever taken your horse or pony to an unusual place?

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Training a Young Horse to Carriage Drive – Part 1

June 17th, 2011

How to train a young horse to carriage drive

By Eniola Odurinde. Special thanks to Kay Walton for her help and technical advise on this article.
Teaching a horse to carriage drive - Long Reining

Carriage driving is fun!!! You can have lots of fun with a carriage horse, drives, rallies, shows, training days, there is a long list of things you can do.whether you just want to brush up on theory or have several years driving experience and want to break a young horse to drive, this article will take you through the basics.

If you have a four year old that has been broken to ride but you also want to drive him/ her, you can send him away to be broken. If you prefer to do it yourself and live in the excitement you must have at least three years of competent practical experience, with regular lessons from a qualified instructor. If you are doing this for the first time, it is strongly advised that you work together with an experienced driver and horse person because a novice horse driven by a novice driver is often a troublesome and difficult combination.

The first step to teeaching a young horse is to long rein him. Long reining is where you stand behind a horse close enough to control him, but not close enough to get kicked, holding two long lines. Long reining teaches the horse to respond to rein and voice aids. If you do not have experience in long reining, it is vital for your safety as well as that of your horses that you practice with an experienced driving horse first.

Commands for long reining

Walk on: To walk, trot on: To trot, steady:… to slow down, whooa…: to halt and stand: To stop. Back: Or come back or go back to perform rein back.

The next step is to introduce driving harness. With calm quiet horses all of the harness can be put on at once ( excluding blinkers as these can be very scary) but the tail strap should be done up slowly. Once the horse is used to the harness it is time to introduce the driving bridle. The blinkers will be the scariest part but if the horse never accepts them it is possible to drive without blinkers.

A horse in blinkers should NEVER be left unnatended.

You can read part two of this article here.

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Start it with a win and win £50

February 12th, 2011

So it’s just a few days until Valentine’s Day. Have you found someone to spend it with?

If the answer’s no, why not?! Maybe you’re feeling a little shy and don’t want to make the first move, or perhaps there’s just so many people on Horse Lovers Dating that you simply haven’t got time to send personal messages to them all?

Whatever the reason, it’s not too late to get someone’s attention and let them know you’re interested, and one of the best ways to do this is to send them a wink.

Need more persuading to get winking? If you send 3 winks or more on Horse Lovers Dating this weekend, you’ll be entered into a draw to win £50 of shopping vouchers.*

There’s no catch! Simply log in to Horse Lovers Dating on Saturday or Sunday and browse through our Latest Members. Then choose at least 3 that you like the look of, send your winks and you’ll automatically be entered into the draw. And you don’t have to stop at 3 either!

See you soon,

The Horse Lovers Dating Team.

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