Author: Sarah O'Neill

The Stabled Horse – Can we do it better by Dr Kieran O’Brien is a webinar that is full of the science behind creating happier stabled horses and will give you ideas and practical solutions to try with your horses at home. More about Dr Kieran O’Brien MA MVB PhD MRCVS After a long stint as a lecturer at Bristol Veterinary School, Kieran has been a senior clinician in an equine practice in Devon for the last 20 years. He is an FEI Official Veterinarian and has been a team vet for British and Irish teams. He is a regular…

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Dr David Marlin has been chatting to members in our private members’ FB Group today and telling them about some testing he is undertaking which will result in THIRTY HEADCOLLAR AND LEAD ROPES needing new member homes to test them! Look out for the giveaway in the coming weeks on this news page and our social pages (Member only giveaway). Join in the group chat click here

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Bitting for Welfare and Performance by Diana Fisher – Thursday 4th November at 8pm (UK) or watch the replay. CPD Certified. Diana Fisher is a consultant bridle fitter for the British Equestrian World Class Program, she is an SMS Master Saddlefitter, and Qualified bridle fitter, a UKCC BD accredited coach, a lecturer & an assessor for the Society of Master Saddlers saddle & bridle fitting courses. In this bitting webinar we will look at: The conformation of the head and mouth Talk about problems that can occur from a confirmation point of view How to work through problems with different…

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Learn the skills to take control of your emotions and optimise your performance on and around horses. Watch Performance Psychologist Charlie Unwin’s Breathing Workshop and get your CPD certificate below. Charlie has worked with leading riders and coaches from around the world, now you can learn the techniques that have helped them to succeed at the highest level. Our members asked for Charlie Unwin to run a breathing workshop to give them the practical tools to control how they feel and manage themselves around their horses better. We’ve all had those moments where our nerves get the better of us,…

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Our members wanted more information on saddle pads and who better than Dr Russell MacKechnie-Guire?  Russell explains: “It is often thought that if the saddle is fitted correctly you shouldn’t need to use a half pad; however, recent studies have suggested that a half pad may offer some protection to the horse if fitted correctly. This evidence-based presentation will discuss the use and selection of half pads in terms of fit and materials and present key considerations riders should make when considering using a half pad.” To access the CPD certificate click here  http:// This webinar received excellent feedback from…

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Do you own/loan a horse or pony in the UK/Republic or Ireland? Researchers from the University of Bristol are studying potential links between equine health and pasture, and have designed a short survey to help do so: https://svs.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/equine-health-and-pasture… The survey will be live until 30 November 2021 and you must be 18 years or older to participate. Full information about the study and participation can be found here: https://svs.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/equine-health-and-pasture… or contact Dr Jo Hockenhull: jo.hockenhull@bristol.ac.uk Thank you for supporting our research, and we look forward to hearing about your horse or pony!

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Dr David Marlin worked at the Tokyo Olympics and was even in the Judges tower during the Olympic dressage competition. Working behind the scenes he saw how the horses were managed from their stabling, warm up and cool down routines to their performance in the ring. David’s Diary from Tokyo was followed by people from all over the world and with requests for more information and in this webinar he discussed the Dressage in more detail. Joining David was International Dressage Rider and Trainer Anna Ross bringing science and dressage together. http/

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International Conference on Equine Exercise Physiology ICEEP 11 June 26 – July 1, 2022 Uppsala, Sweden First abstract on stirrup and rein forces on the straight and circling in left and right direction in advanced dressage riders and horses submitted based on a project between Dr David Marlin and Dr Russell MacKechnie-Guire (Centaur Biomechanics) and Mark and Di Fisher (Woolcroft Equine Services).

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Dr Kirstie Pickles (BVMS MSc PhD CertEM DipECEIM MRCVS, European Equine Internal Medicine Specialist and Clinical Assistant Professor in Equine Medicine, University of Nottingham Veterinary School) discusses laminitis. This webinar has had excellent feedback. CPD certificate available, click here http:// Dr Kirstie Pickles answers member questions: Denise Harrison Hi. I have a horse who had a bout of mild laminitis in March 2020, aged 19. He was out 24/7 on very poor grass and the only thing different in his environment was the introduction of a new pony to his field. There was a lot of "argy bargy" over…

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If you are a member of DrDavidMarlin.com then you are someone who wants to know the facts, you don’t get taken in by marketing and you want nothing but the best for your horse – you trust the science. At DrDavidMarlin.com our aim is to support horse owners with trusted information to make informed choices for their horses and the horse bedding results will certainly give you some interesting facts on: Dust Hygienic quality Absorbency Coverage / spread volume Brands Claims Vs Performance Cost Click below to access: The full written report and to watch the replay of the results…

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