Horse&Rider Magazine - October 2013

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Get ready for a successful autumn season with this bumper issue of Horse&Rider- featuring 198 pages of equine inspiration and advice. Ride like a top rider with our expert advice, and look the part with our autumn fashion special! October Horse&Rider is out on September 5 don't miss it!


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    Above centre: Emily wears HV Polo clothing with Dublin b


    Lupe polo shirt in cream 54.99,

    Barba jacket in chilli 114.99, Sose

    breeches in navy 99.99 and Dublin

    Riverboots in brown 139.99

    Above right: Edward wears Mountain Horse clothing and b


    Woolly Warmer fl eece in off-white

    69.95, Justin breeches in navy

    110, High Rider boots in black

    185 and an Eton scarf 19.99

    Above: Calimero wears John Whitaker clothing, with m


    own headcollar, rope and leg wraps.

    Velvet show rug in navy 110 and

    stable bandages in navy 25


    own headcollar, rope and leg wraps.

    Velvet show rug in navy 110 and

    stable bandages in navy 25

    Above: John Whitaker clothing, with m


    own headcollar, rope and leg wraps.


    Above: John Whitaker clothing, with m


    own headcollar, rope and leg wraps.

    Below: HV Polo scarf, free with Sose breeches!

  • Top-to-toeTop-to-toecolour

    Right: Edward wears Ariat clothing and boots, with

    models own belt. Team polo shirt in

    white 39.99, Team Softshell jacket

    in navy 99.99, M2 Relaxed Fit

    jeans in granite 84.99 and Telluride

    H20 boots in copper 129.99

    Far right: Emily wears Toggi clothing and boots. Kear


    sweatshirt in loden/white stripe 55,

    Albany quilted jacket in redcurrant

    80, Laredo breeches in denim

    69.90, Stirling deerstalker hat in

    loden 17.50 and Wanderer Classic

    boots in purple matt 63.90

    Be bold and beautiful this autumn in

    seasonal tones of russet and goldBe bold a

    nd beautiful this autumn in

    seasonal tones of russet and gold


    Left: Emily wears Harry Hall clothing and boots.

    Stokesley polo top in coral

    31.99, Denby jacket in berry

    74.99, Samantha jodhpurs in

    stone 28.99 and Trail Country

    boots in brown 111.50. Emily

    carries a John Whitaker Training

    bridle in brown 75

    Emily wearsToggi clothing and boots. Kear


    Below: Mountain Horse Crochet gloves in black 19.99

    Below: Toggi Bayham gloves in tan 35tan 35

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    In the car, the temperature on the dash reads a sweltering 45 degrees Celsius. Outside, the dusty road is heaving with cars and motorbikes, drivers ducking and diving around each other at speed, hands on horns to warn others they are coming through. A large crowd of people stand fearless in the road in the way of oncoming traffi c, to see if they can help a motorcyclist whos been involved in a nasty accident a stark reminder to all just how dangerous the roads in Morocco can be.

    Then I look to the left and see a little donkey among the traffi c, completely oblivious to the chaos around him, dutifully pulling a laden cart for his owner in the midday heat. Who knows how many hours hes been working for, or how many more hell endure before he can rest at the end of the day.

    The world of working horsesWorking horses arent something were used to seeing here in the UK, as were lucky enough to be able to enjoy our animals for leisure. But for many Moroccans, their horses, mules and donkeys are their only means of survival in a very poor country, enabling them to earn money, buy food and carry water from the well. Its easy to judge when you see local working animals while on your holidays, but the reality is that the owners arent working them to be cruel or because they dont care they have to.

    A mission inLife as a working animal in Morocco is tough. H&Rs Lucy Cursons visits charity SPANAs centres to see how theyre turning animals lives around

    Success story Little Fred was sporting a drain in his wing while his injury healed. Once hes better, hell be set free again.

    Many of the working animals in Morocco are underweight, dehydrated and injured, which stirs up all kinds of emotions for visitors but, as shocking as it may seem, some of the owners dont understand that the animals are able to feel pain, hunger or thirst. They dont even realise that they are causing suff ering.

    Care in the communityIn an eff ort to help the horses, donkeys and mules of Morocco, and educate their owners, international animal charity SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad) has set up 10 veterinary centres around the country off ering free treatment, primarily for equines, with several mobile clinics, too. But no animal is turned away the centres also treat camels, cats, dogs and birds, like Fred (pictured right) as we named him while we were there. He was brought in with a broken wing by some children.

    Being a bit of a veterinary geek, I couldnt wait to get to the centres to see how the vets treated the horses and how diff erently things were done. I knew I was going to see some upsetting things, but Id decided before I left home that Id keep reminding myself that the animals I would be seeing were getting the help they needed. Nevertheless, when I walked into the busy Marrakech centre on the fi rst morning of my trip, it was still a shock, Im not going to lie.

    People park up and unhitch their animals outside SPANAs Marrakech centre.Left: A donkey waits patiently at the side of the road while he is loaded up


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    Some owners dont understand that their animals feel pain, hunger or thirst. They dont even realise theyre causing suffering

    Mules, the toughest of the working equines, transport goods up the mountains.Left: A mule is treated for colic.Far left: The Marrakech centre, SPANAs busiest clinic

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    In this feature. . . Training the horse to land on the correct leg Keeping him straight into and over fences Developing your feel for a stride

    Our trainerDaniel Moseley is one of Britains promising,

    up-and-coming showjumpers, the youngest British male rider to win the Queen Elizabeth II Cup last year, aged 21. He represented Great Britain in his fi rst Senior Nations Cup in Poland, at the age of 20. His fi rst big triumph was the International 3* Grand Prix in Spain and he was National Gents Champion in 2012. He was also on the Senior Nations Cup team in Portugal. Previously based with William and Pippa Funnell and riding for The Billy Stud, he now has his own competition yard in West Sussex.




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    Our horseIn this feature, Dan is riding Stal Kubberods Cappuccino, an eight-

    year-old gelding by Casall, a former Olympic show jumper.

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    In the saddle

    In this feature. . . Training the horse to land on the correct leg Keeping him straight into and over fences Developing your feel for a stride

    We all come across a few sticky issues when were training for showjumping, says Daniel Moseley. Here are a few of the commonest problems, with solutions I use in my everyday schooling

    With careful training and patience, most common training problems can be overcome. Landing on the same leg continually means your horse can lose balance and rhythm into the next fence as you attempt to change leg, or hell try to turn on the wrong leg. Also, over time, always landing on the same leg can have a physical impact on the health of your horses joints and ligaments. So its important to train your horse to land on the correct lead over fences in other words, on the right leg if youre turning right, and the left leg if youre turning left. This exercise is very simple but very effective.

    SoLuTion 1Poles in a fanPut two poles in a fan with a small jump in the middle. The fan starts at 1m, widens out to 2m in the centre then 3m at the end.After warming up your horse, jump this fence in canter on a 20m circle and then spiral down into a 10m circle. Dont worry about seeing a stride, let your horse think for himself and you concentrate on maintaining the rhythm. With time, your horse will learn to land on the correct lead. Remember to fuss, pat and reward him as soon as he gets it right, and ride this exercise on both reins.

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    Daniel and Cappuccino tackle the fan

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    This amazing, birds eye view of an eventer galloping past the Olympic crowds won photographer Adrian Dennis the coveted Photograph of the Year award part of The Press Photographers Year 2013 competition. His photograph captures eventer Nina Lamsam Ligon riding Butts Leon at the London 2012 Olympics. The photograph shows the Thai eventer on 30 July, passing spectators during the cross-country phase of the competition.

    Adrians photograph won against a record number of entries from press photographers 12,500 photographs were received and considered by experienced jurors who had significantly contributed to press photography.

    Aiming to demonstrate that the traditional still image burns the keenest, fastest impression on the public conscience, The Press Photographers Year celebrates outstanding press photography taken for and used by the UK media. The competition is a not-for-profit venture, run by professional photographers for professional photographers.

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