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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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Don't rely on your safety stirrups

Best tips to help you sit correctly, and not rely on your safety stirrups

Every rider, no matter what discipline, has to learn how to sit correctly when riding. A balanced, relaxed and effective seat is key to becoming a great rider. In the beginning, sitting balanced and not falling off is one of the hardest things to do. But as you become more experienced, you can fine tune …

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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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