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Magnetic safety stirrups at Ophena

Why magnetic safety stirrups are the best kind of safety stirrups – read more!

In the past few years, riders have become more and more safety-conscious and they have started to take their safety into account more. For instance, did you know that after Charlotte Dujardin, an Olympic gold medalist in dressage, fell off a horse and suffered a head injury, she has never gotten up on a horse …

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Best exercises to do with your horse when it's hot

The best exercises to do with your horse when it’s hot outside – try these!

The past couple of months have been very hot all around Europe. While normal non-equestrians can stay indoors and enjoy the AC, us equestrians have to take care of our four-legged friends and give them exercise every day. When it is hot outside, it can be very frustrating to ride: not only are you going …

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Magnetic safety stirrups are essential

Magnetic safety stirrups are an important part of the safety gear

Riding horses is fantastic and it is a great hobby for kids and adults alike. There is so much you can do with horses, from dressage to showjumping, trail riding and cross country. Adrenaline and excitement are a part of most disciplines and working with a big animal can be very rewarding and build confidence, …

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Introduction to spurs – when to use them and how to choose the right ones

If you’ve ever seen spurs online or at a tack store, you’ve probably noticed that there are a ton of different kinds of spurs. There are long ones and short ones, sharp ones and dull ones. Spurs, just like a bridle, saddle and a whip, are used to affect your horse’s response and reaction to …

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