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INSIDE the February/March 2019 issue
Vol 40 No 5 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99

 

RIDERS WHO JUGGLE – MEGAN CHEESEMAN
by Berni Saunders
Driven to succeed in the show ring from a young age, Megan’s path towards success and a career in the horse industry was fostered by her parents who were both involved in breeding and showing Arabian horses. The journey to today’s role at Future Farms has been eventful and testament to the organisational skills required to achieve an enjoyable work/life balance.

VITAL LIFE SIGNS IN HORSES
by Dr Jennifer Stewart
Knowing how to check your horse’s vital signs, and what’s normal for them can help identify when there’s a problem for early and prompt treatment.

RIDING IN THE RHODOPEAN MOUNTAINS - Bulgaria by Denise Legge
Heading to Bulgaria, Hoofbeats reader Denise Legge shares her experience of riding for a week with a small group of like-minded travellers across the beautiful Rhodopean Mountains.

TRIMMING FOR TRUE SOUNDNESS by David Landreville
We’ve all heard the saying, ‘No hoof, no horse’, and the way we keep domesticated horses has an impact on their feet. Specialist hoof trimmer David Landreville shares his experiences and thoughts on hoof care and lameness issues.

HOW DOES A FOAM ROLLER IMPROVE YOUR RIDING?
by Kat Dent
Not just for the gym or for using after a workout, a foam roller is a piece of equipment that riders can benefit from greatly. This self-massage tool helps your body move better, sit straighter and remain pain free.

   
TRIMMING FOR TRUE SOUNDNESS The aim: a horse that is not restricted in movement by pain in its hooves.  

DO YOU KNOW YOUR OWN HORSE's VITAL SIGNS? (Temperature, pulse, heart rate, respiration rate etc.)

 

IS LICKING AND CHEWING A SIGN OF SUBMISSION OR STRESS? Research has some interesting results.

GROUNDWORK EXERCISES for the older rider by Felicity Wischer
The advantages of groundwork are many, no matter the discipline you’re pursuing with your horse. For the older rider the principles of groundwork are advantageous for horse and rider for improved control and a safer experience when handling or riding.

EQUINE SPECIALISTS by Kaye Meynell
Understanding just how veterinarians become Specialists and why horse owners are recognising that Specialists can help improve the health and wellbeing of horses.

CONTACT... the key to harmonious communicationby Berni Saunders
To effectively communicate and influence the way the horse uses its body the rider will need to establish and maintain good contact.

 


EQUITANA 2018 PRODUCT REVIEW

Dotted amongst the thousands of items available at Equitana in November were many new and innovative products being launched to Australian horse owners and riders. Here’s a selection that caught the eye of the Hoofbeats team.

A MINI AS A FRIEND
by Kit Pendergast
As a social herd animal horses that are kept alone can develop a range of problems. For horse owners with only one horse finding a companion could be the answer, with a Mini horse or pony an option that could suit
See also the Free ONLINE SEPARATION ANXIETY article

REGULAR FEATURES

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

PLEASE EXPLAIN Questions answered include:

IS LICKING AND CHEWING A SIGN OF SUBMISSION OR STRESS?

WHAT ARE THOSE YELLOW SPECKS ON MY HORSE'S LEGS?

IS IT OK TO ADJUST THE AMOUNT OF FEED I GIVE TO MY HORSE FROM DAY TO DAY?

DO HORSES SUFFER SLEEP DEPRIVATION?

 


   

YOUR PLACE- Stables and properties around Australia.

 

STABLE VISITORS - friend or foe?

 

COMPOST TEA - restore natural balance to your pastures.

TAKE ME TO THE GREEN HORSE ARTICLES        

Free ARTICLES on-line...see below
A selection of ARCHIVED ARTICLES available on-line PLUS travel and breed articles from previous e-previews are available in archived on-line

 


Vol 36-3
SEPARATION ANXIETY by Kaye Meynell
Some horses make strong attachments to other horses and have a difficult time dealing with separation from one or more herd mates.

 

Vol 36-3
S
PURS - Who should use them and when should they be introduced? by Felicity Wischer
When and why a rider would use spurs is discussed by four experienced trainers - Amanda Ross- Eventing Olympian with NCAS level 3 qualifications in eventing and dressage; Dan Moloney - experienced horse trainer and starter of young horses; Heath Ryan - has represented Australia in eventing and dressage at WEG and Olympic level; and Dr Andrew McLean - a successful competitor with a PhD in equine cognition and learning..







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