Monthly Archives: May 2010

How to relax in the saddle

How’s this for a piece of advice in a book ? “… avoid particularly a rigid neck which means contraction of the muscles. Smoke a cigarette if one feels inclined to stiffen the neck.” – I’m not making this up … Continue reading

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A Recycling Farrier ?

How’s this for recycling? This set of hoof pincers have been made from a pair of old files or rasps. You can see the ridges of one file in the detailed image below.   They are probably late nineteenth or … Continue reading

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Horse Tack in Art

Yesterday I attended a continuing education day about vaccines. It was held at the Royal Society, near Trafalgar Square, so I took the opportunity to visit the National Gallery. Everyone looks at different things on visiting a gallery – personally … Continue reading

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