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December/January 2017/18
Vol 39 No 4
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INSIDE the December/January 2017/18 issue

Vol 39 No 4 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99

 

AN UNLIKELY PAIR -
Australian rider Ian Smith and Dutch breeder Emmy de Jeu
Any rider’s aspiration is to have good horses to ride and campaign, and a breeder wants their horses out performing, so aligning his dressage business with one of the leading European sporthorse breeders has proven to be a mutually beneficial arrangement.

DEMYSTIFYING RIDING POSTURE AND BALANCE
by Sandi Simons
A rider’s safety, rhythm and their ability to give clear and appropriate aids are all affected by their posture and balance.

JOINT INJURY for the Horse Rider by Kaye Meynell
Riders are indeed a ‘special’ breed. They are often much happier spending money on their horses, to ensure their comfort and performance, whilst ignoring their own physical problems until they significantly impact their riding!

DEGLOVING - A Challenging Injury by Andi Wyatt
When Yvette Colomb received the call to say that 17 year old Thoroughbred Chloe had been injured, she was not expecting to find her mare with the skin stripped from her upper foreleg and
pooling around her knee.


BACK IN THE SADDLE
by Catherine Bird
There’s a number of ways riders can support their bodies and
prepare them for the rigours associated with riding.


MAGNESIUM - The Mineral Superhero by Dr Jennifer Stewart,
In humans, magnesium has been found to have numerous positive benefits. Now research on horses is demonstrating that some of the observations and anecdotes in the horse world hold up to scientific study.

HORSE RACING MYTHS BUSTED by Dr Meredith Flash
The Australian racing industry has been under scrutiny in recent years, so Dr Flash addresses the arguments most often used to criticise the treatment of race horses.

   

The before and after of face make-up to enhance that winning look for the showring.

 

One obstacle in the Mountain Trail Challenge course.

  Copper and Zinc - its all about the right balance.

HORSE MOVERS - the pros by Wendy Elks
Many horse owners would rather leave the transport of their horses long distance to professionals, yet it’s important that they research the most suitable carrier for the task.

FACE MAKE-UP by Nicole Groves
Appropriately applied make-up can enhance a horse’s winning look in the ring.

COPPER AND ZINC -
It’s all about balance by Carol Layton
It’s important to ensure your horse’s diet meets their nutritional requirements along with a sufficient level of minerals at the optimum ratios.

MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHALLENGE
by Wendy Elks
Growing in popularity across the country, this is a sport that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages and with horses of all shapes, sizes and abilities.

Christmas Gift Guide - Inspirational ideas for that last minute Christmas gift?

WHAT ARE TISSUE SALTS? by Sue Bradtke
A simple and effective way to improve the uptake of minerals and nutrients into the body to provide peak performance.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY
by Dr Max Hall
Veterinary science has adopted many of the techniques used in medicine to improve patient outcomes, with horses now the beneficiaries.

REGULAR FEATURES

HORSE FRONT News, veterinary advances and horse happenings around the world.

THE GREEN HORSE - horses and the land

View the range of articles in the Green Horse that cover the question of Horse Shelters for horses; What Fruit and Vegs you can give to your horse; Firebreaks and Fencing; My Place- a reader's property feature plus Carbon Stocks, Vegetation and Bio-diversity.

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Vol 33-1 June July 2011
IMPROVING THE TROT by Bert Hartog

A pace used extensively in dressage tests, the trot is the most important pace of all, and as a movement carries a higher score in tests when performed correctly.

 



Vol 33-1
June July 2011
MICROCHIPPING by Julia McLean

Without a data base for retrieving information, the micro-chip may not identify horses in an emergency.

 

   

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our October November winners of the subscriber's competition.

Congratulations to the winner of the October November subscriber's prize. Andrea Simmons of Culcairn, NSW
won for HERSELF AND HER BEST FRIEND a Change Your Collar Show Jacket from Spooks Riding Australia!

To find out more about Spook Riding Australia
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Congratulations also goes to the winners of the WIN A SERVICE To THE CLEVELAND BAY SYTALLION OF YOUR CHOICE- sponsored by Brenda Boaden, Ferndale Springs Cleveland Bay Stud.

facebook: Cleveland Bay Stallions
web: clevelandbayhorses.com

WINNER OF THE AI SERVICE
The winner was Lisa Hyville of Eagle Elms Warmbloods in Victoria .

Lisa plans on breeding her 9 year old mare Buddercup to Cleveland Bay Tregoyd Topper, a 16hh stallion who has produced foals with outgoing, confident and trainable temperaments.

PLUS AN EXTRA WINNER
Brenda was very impressed with the entry from Karen Bodily, the owner of a pure bred Cleveland Bay, and after approaching the Cleveland Bay Society of Australia for their support, a second AI service was offered to Karen. . Karen put forward her hopes to breed her mare Emma to Ferndale's Pembridge Midshipman, an athletic horse that is known for breeding show jumping types.




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