I am in need of riders who hack out on our roads to complete my latest survey! This is the third one created to run alongside other research being completed.
Please could you follow the link below to complete - thanks very much in advance!
If you are interested a selection of previous research has been reported as follows:
Just to be clear I am not part of the Polite organisation and I conduct research as part of my job as an equine lecturer - my interests are road safety and behaviour linked to performance - and I believe very much that leisure riders tend to get a bad deal when it comes...
Had the best confidence giving hack on Sunday morning
I've not ridden much recently due to weather (v v v windy and heavy rain) and getting sorted for Christmas so when I checked the weather on Sunday morning and it was forecast for heavy rain but not too windy I thought "stuff it! Both Peds and I have waterproofs, we won't melt!!"
So I tacked up and off we went. The wind that was ment to be light was actually quite gusty and had Peds going sideways down the road (Plus there were lots of cars parked along the road by the church and he's suspicious of parked cars!) I was wondering if I'd made a mistake in going out but when we got onto the old railway line it was much more sheltered. So we had a few trots to settle ourselves. As this was going on the rain was getting heavier. When we got to the narrow bridge the river was running fast under it and Peds wasn't keen so I got off and lead him over. He walked slowly right behind me, didn't try to rush, just kept at my pace....
Hi looking for a little advice, my friend has a 14yr old Irish sports horse, she's had him for 1 year and a half, not long after purchase it came to light his feet had not been look after correctly, she's spent the 1st year putting them right, now they are in much better condition she's turned her attention to some muscle damage on the withers, it appears for however long he's either had the incorrect saddle fit or not ridden correctly and lost his top line, began working on an outline end of summer and did see an improvement however with recent weather change and no indoor arena she's not able to keep up the regular exercise and they have dropped again, anyone have any experience or advice on this? He has had various back treatments & a saddle fitter