Maddy Chiffey

Maddy has been riding horses since she was a child. She started attending riding classes with a friend a quickly fell in love with the animals and the sport. She would go on to compete in eventing before becoming a trainer and instructor. Now Maddy has several horses that she trains, but her biggest joy is seeing the ex-racehorses she re-trains find a loving home where they can enjoy their retirement in peace with plenty of love. Maddy’s love of horses runs deep, and as a freelance writer with years of experience, she loves being able to showcase that love in her articles while helping you find what you are looking for. What is your experience with horses? My experience with horses started at a young age attending weekly dressage lessons with a school friend. Before I knew it, I was hooked and pestering my parents for a pony of my own. I was lucky enough to be granted that wish, first having a lovely dapple grey Arabian pony named ‘Nirvan,’ followed by a superstar thoroughbred jumper named ‘Tiggy.’ My involvement in the space hasn’t stopped as I have gotten older. I now have several horses, including a young Warmblood, who I am training up as an eventer, and I also work to retrain ex-racehorses once they come off the track. This work is important to me as I get great joy out of seeing these animals re-trained and rehomed rather than being sent to the abattoir – which is sadly where they’d have ended up if we didn’t intervene. What is your favorite horse breed? That is such a hard question. But if I had to give you 1, it would be a quarter horse. They’re so gentle in nature, versatile, speedy, and agile, not to mention very loyal and affectionate. They’re also great for riders of all ages and abilities and super easy to train. Favorite memory working or riding horses? The companionship and the tranquillity that comes with owning, riding, and caring for these beautiful creatures. I truly believe it is therapy for the mind, body, and soul. What is your riding style? English What is your favorite riding gear? My Ariat high boots. They’re worth every dollar! Other brands I love for me as a rider include; Equestrian Stockholm, PS of Sweden, Lara Tweedie, and Cavalleria Toscana.

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Best Antibiotics for Horse Wounds: What to Expect When Your Horse Has an Injury

It’s scary when our horses get hurt, and not just for them! I know from experience how hard it is to see your beloved horse suffering from a wound, especially if it looks like it is getting infected. Your vet may prescribe antibiotics for horse wounds designed to prevent bacteria from growing, allowing your horses’ […]

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Best Supplements for Horse with Loose Droppings – My Top 5 Picks [2023]

Stomach problems are relatively common in horses, but it can be a worrying time for owners (I know this from personal experience). On top of that, they may have very loose droppings. As an owner, this is pretty annoying when you have to deal with the clean-up. Luckily, there are supplements for horses with loose

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Best Horse Hoof Supplements Guide – My Top 5 Picks [2023]

Horse care is complicated, right? There’s always something to think about, and just when you think things are going pretty smoothly, something else crops up! Hoof problems are pretty common, but they can get expensive pretty quickly. I’d like to recommend some of the best horse hoof supplements you can get. Yes, they’re an investment,

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