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There are two terms of the equestrian world that often get mixed up: tempo and rhythm. Rhythm is the regularity of a gait, whereas tempo means the speed of a rhythm. Generally speaking, it is a movement speed, and we have already talked about its importance before.  It is one of the most important values of a ride - let it be show jumping, dressage, or cross country, the right tempo is the foundation of success.  continue reading
Summer scorchers can be exhausting: early mornings, humid air, and long, hot days. Is there such thing as "too hot"? And what exactly is "too hot"? continue reading
Keeping your horse’s hooves in good shape is a picky task all year long, but ensuring they are well-nourished in summer is even more challenging. We are bringing you some essential tips for hoof care in hot weather, so you can fully enjoy summer months without worrying about your four-legged friend’s well-being! continue reading
If you’ve stumbled upon our blog, chances are you already know what EQUIMO is. But how can it actually help you in your everyday life?  continue reading
Christmas is fast approaching – crazy how time flies, right? If you’re an equestrian inside and out, chances are your four-legged friends have their place under your Christmas tree. Here are three Christmas gifts ideas that will make your horse neigh with happiness.  continue reading
Most equestrians would agree that winter isn’t the most pleasant of seasons. Constant feeling of cold feet, wet gloves, mud, or difficult drying of sweating horses are just a few of winter issues horsey people deal with every day. Even if you are lucky enough to have an indoor arena nearby, changeless riding indoors may start to feel tedious. Here are five tips to brighten up your winter days. continue reading
The walk is the initial brick in your construction of a healthy and well-performing horse, so it should not be left on a side track. Here are three reasons why implementing a walk pole exercise might be a good idea. continue reading
Keeping our horses safe and sound is a difficult task. Let EQUIMO help you keep an eye on your horse’s wellbeing and health; here are three signs your furry partner is not feeling their best. continue reading
Our sport isn't just about the ribbons; so what happens when you're leaving a show with a lame horse? This article tells a story of recovery from sprained collateral ligaments and the way EQUIMO helped us get better. continue reading
While the equestrian world has been shaken by a recent affair concerning forbidden techniques, there are many ways to naturally (and painlessly) improve your horse’s jumping technique. Let’s look at a few! continue reading
Winter is slowly but surely approaching, leaving the equestrian world with a dilemma: to give or not to give horses a winter break? If so, for how long? What activities to choose? Five riders of all levels and backgrounds have shared their plans and training details for the upcoming season. Join us and discover their stories… continue reading
When the seasons start to change and autumn becomes present within the morning frosts and leaves turning brown, equestrians brace themselves as they enjoy the last sunny days. Once the weather turns cold and the sun disappears, it is somehow a bit harder to enjoy stable duties while fighting the rain, moisture, and chill. And whilst the omnipresent mud might be beneficial for horses in small doses, too much of the brown substance can cause serious health issues. Here are three of the reasons why you want to consider keeping your horse away from a very muddy pasture. continue reading
Turning horses out is a controversial topic that divides the equestrian world nearly into two opposing camps. Although there are, without a doubt, many risks connected with the time spent outside, we want to look on the bright side of the issue and discuss several reasons to let your horse enjoy some fresh air. continue reading
There are two terms of the equestrian world that often get mixed up: tempo and rhythm. Rhythm is the regularity of a gait, whereas tempo means the speed of a rhythm. Generally speaking, it is a movement speed, and we have already talked about its importance before.  It is one of the most important values of a ride - let it be show jumping, dressage, or cross country, the right tempo is the foundation of success.  continue reading
We often wish our horses could talk to us. But what if we could do it the other way round – what if we improved our behavior and communication so our beloved partners could understand us better?  continue reading
Intensity is the name for the amount of effort a horse puts into training. Although it may seem difficult at first, the knowledge and ability to work with intensity, as the headline hints, may become a significant help for several reasons. You can make sure your horse's training is neither less nor more intense than you intend to. It gives you a general knowledge of your horse's health state, and it also provides an excellent guidepost to help structure your training. continue reading
Flatwork is an essential part of every equestrian's schedule; it provides the foundation for every discipline. Nonetheless, we have probably all been there where flatwork becomes ordinary and uninteresting. If you are experiencing this spiritless stage or just looking for new ways to make your riding sessions interesting, let this article be your help! continue reading
Calories are often discussed among riders who need to watch out for their diet to stay in shape. However, our horse partner's calorie income is an important subject too. The knowledge of how much energy your horse burns and needs to supplement is the foundation of a proper feeding dose that affects your horse's overall health. continue reading
Summer has come, and most of the shows reopened within. It means the usual never-ending loop is on again: going to a competition, competing, coming home, giving your horse a few days of lighter work or rest, and then slowly building up to another show. continue reading
Feeding your horses and making sure they get all the needed nutrients while being happy and well-fed is something that can turn out to be very tricky. Most horse owners have experienced issues with their four-legged partners being either too difficult to feed, or gaining pounds seemingly from nothing. Here is a little guide of things you should not forget while considering your horse’s diet. continue reading
They say that to every bad situation, there is some positive aspect. That there is always a shed of light no matter how wrong the case seems to be. This so-called silver lining may sometimes be tough to find, but it is still there. continue reading
Today, we would like to present you with another exercise to keep away the boredom and to offer you a chance to challenge yourself a bit! continue reading
Many equestrians are now at home without sessions with their trainers, or any proper practice whatsoever. We know it is hard to keep training by yourself. That is why we are bringing you an easy exercise you can do alone. Five poles are all you need for it! continue reading
The first part described my problem with even spreading of left- and right-handed motion during a session with my gelding.  Get ready for another example of how feelings in the saddle may vary from reality. One of my students has a very hot mare. As the student herself isn't much of an experienced rider, she often tends to get scared. The result? From the moment she climbs into the saddle, she tries ... continue reading
I believe most of us equestrians know the feeling of struggling to do something our trainer tells us. You may feel like his or her instructions are not precisely clear, or the task he or she has given you is impossible to fulfill. But when you watch a video of your session afterward, you tell yourself: "Oh my god, it looks so easy," or "Oh, it does look different than from the saddle point of view!". Does this ... continue reading
V jezdeckém světě existují dva pojmy, které se rády pletou: rytmus a tempo. Pod pojmem rytmus rozumíme pravidelnost chodu, zatímco tempo značí rychlost ruchu. Jde tedy o rychlost pohybu a o jeho důležitosti dnes nemluvíme poprvé. Jedná se o jednu z nejdůležitějších veličin jízdy – ať už se podíváme na parkur, drezuru či cross country, správné tempo je základem úspěchu. continue reading
Čas letí závratnou rychlostí a Vánoce už číhají za rohem. Chcete-li jim letos dát něco více než jen obvyklé mrkvičky a jablíčka, máme pro vás tři tipy na dárky, se kterými vaši koně budou opravdu mít šťastné a veselé.  continue reading
Krok je základním kamenem ve stavbě zdravého a dobře fungujícího koně, a tak by rozhodně neměl zůstat opomíjen. Zde jsou tři důvody, proč zvážit zařazení krokových cvičení s kavaletami do tréninkového programu. continue reading
Pokud jste narazili na náš blog, pravděpodobně už víte, co EQUIMO tracker je a co umí. Jak vám ale může pomoci v každodenním životě?  continue reading
Letní pařáky mohou být vyčerpávající: brzká rána, vlhký vzduch a dlouhé, horké dny. Existuje něco jako „příliš horko“? Kolik stupňů je „příliš horko“?  continue reading
Udržet kopyta našich miláčků v dobré kondici je náročný úkol. Abyste si mohli letní měsíce naplno, přinášíme vám základní tipy na péči o kopyta v horkém počasí.  continue reading
Udržet naše koňské miláčky zdravé a spokojené je náročný běh na dlouhou trať. Dovolte proto EQUIMO trackeru pomoci; zde jsou tři znaky, že se váš čtyřnohý parťák necítí právě nejlépe. continue reading
Smůla na závodech a odjezd domů se zraněným koněm, i takový je náš sport. Tento příběh ze stáje vás provede léčbou a rekonvalescencí po natažení kopytních vazů a ukáže, kde nám pomohlo EQUIMO. continue reading
Zatímco jezdeckým světem otřásá nedávná aféra použití zakázaných prostředků ke zlepšení skoku koní, vylepšení skokové techniky lze dosáhnout mnoha přirozenými (a bezbolestnými) metodami. Pojďme se podívat na některé z nich! continue reading
S pomalu ale jistě blížící se zimou nastává v koňském světě dilema: dát či nedat koním zimní pauzu? Pokud ano, na jak dlouho? A jakými aktivitami ji vyplnit? Pět jezdkyň z různých kategorií a prostředí se podělilo o své nejbližší plány, vidiny pauzy pro sebe i koně a tréninkové detaily nadcházejícího období. Pojďte se s námi na jejich příběhy podívat… continue reading