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Thank you everyone but we have today decided to stop hiring out our horsebox. In particular can we thank all our customers over the past couple of years - I trust they have all enjoyed our box and our service. For us this was never really about making money (though we didn't want to lose money either) but to give the service level we wanted was getting more difficult around our day jobs. In particular Victoria who's main business is as a Veterinary Chiropractor - Back2it Chiropractic - was finding the time to do cleans and preping between hires more difficult.

With Christmas and New Year behind us and the evenings slowly getting lighter are you starting to plan your outings? I know we are wallowing in mud everywhere but spring is not far away. With dressage regionals approaching our box is getting booked (February is already looking busy). So if you are planning on going out and want to travel your horse in style get bookings in to avoid disappointment.

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Time to be looking for an early Christmas present?

Due to Brightwells involvement in this years RAC Rally, the 4x4 and Car & Commercial auctions will be combined into one sale on Tuesday 7th November - Click here to view the catalogue
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It’s time for you to have your say – in the 2017 Horse & Hound Awards.
The nominations are in, and been whittled down to the shortlists, and voting is open until 5th October. 10 categories all aimed at celebrating the very best achievements, of riders, horses, vets, farriers, grooms and volunteers.

Vote for your favourite horse or rider

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Cavalor horse of the year

Bulana
Our Cashel Blue
Nip Tuck
Good Luck
Abira

Professional rider of the year

Nicola Wilson
Cian O’Connor
Spencer Wilton
Allister Hood

or 6 other categories where you can have a vote

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Now is your chance to have a say in who wins these prestigious awards
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Win the latest in horse rug technology, plus Harry Hall One Club membership

We shouldn't complain but we hate letting people down so if you want to hire from us please book well in advance. We have virtually no availability till early October and have bookings into November.

If you are a horse buyer or seller and having a horse vetted this article is an interesting read.

You’ve decided to sell your horse and the potential buyer has sent a veterinarian to your stables to perform a prepurchase exam. Or, you’re the buyer, and you’re excited to complete your purchase. As you stand, beaming with satisfaction, the veterinarian picks up the horse’s left front leg. Bending...
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If you had an accident while transporting your horse how would you react

Every year, fire and rescue services across the UK are called out to around 5,000 incidents where animals have become trapped or injured and those involving horses in trailers or horseboxes.
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NFU Safety Week starts today - some good loading tips

When you stop and think about it, walking into an enclosed space and being transported in a horsebox or trailer is not a natural thing for a prey animal and requires a bond of trust between the horse and its owner.
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Next month starts with the NFU horsebox safety week - an example of some of their excellent articles https

Just as obesity in horses and ponies poses a threat to their welfare, so does overloading the horsebox or trailer in which they have to travel.
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This makes you realise what placid horses the cold bloods (heavy horses) are!

This is a really good article about the equine or veterinary chiropractor. If you have an issue with your horse, maybe gait, more difficult of one rein or just way of going, think about the training of the person you call. We all tend to have people we call and over the years we have found, like most things, it pays to have an arsenal of possibilities to call upon. If the practitioner you are using doesn't resolve an issue after 2 or 3 visits consider something different. A m...aintenance visit once every six months or a year is reasonable but unless you are talking a top, and I mean top, level competition horse more than that should be unnecessary and would tend to indicate what is being done is working on the symptoms but not the underlying problem. Victoria from CountrySmiths is a McTimoney human chiropractor and trained in Germany as a Veterinary Chiropractor passing both their and the International Veterinary Chiropractor exams. For horsebox hirers she will waive her call out fee so and examination and treatment is just £40 and as a competitive dressage rider she can talk rider language and does a rider and horse package of £75 focusing on a rider's needs. Why not arrange a personal treatment next time you collect or return the box.

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Could your horse benefit from a visit to the equine chiropractor? Find out which issues this therapy can help.
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This was at the BETA exhibition 5 years ago when we had a trade stand there

Equillence is with Jonathan Michael Russell.

War Horse at BETA

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Absolutely love this - where can we get them...

Occurred: February 25, 2016 / Quito, Ecuador This work is entitled "Grand Cheval" by Maurice Montero. Info from Licensor: This wood sculpture of a galloping ...
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All so true. If it all gets too much you could always hire a box and either go training, competing or just hire at an indoor venue

There's something deeply satisfying about braving the elements to take your horse out — but chances are you'll experience all or most of the following though...
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Are you ready for Your Horse Live this weekend?

Your Horse Live
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