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Vol 40 No 2
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INSIDE the August/September 2018 issue

Vol 40 No 2 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99

 

 

 

A second place behind an Olympic dressage legend in her first official Open Grand Prix at 16 stamped this young rider as one to watch.

 

TAYLA DESMET - RIDERS WHO JUGGLE
by Berni Saunders

Now 18, and juggling University with her horses’ training schedule, Tayla explains how she manages her busy equestrian lifestyle and study commitments.

 

WOUNDS THAT WON’T HEAL by Dr Jennifer Stewart
Given the likelihood a horse will suffer a wound at some stage it’s important to know how best to respond, especially in the most critical early stages when the treatment approach can make a difference to the healing process and final outcome.

A LIFE SPENT LEARNING
by Ute Raabe
In the sport of Working Equitation Portuguese horseman Pedro Torres is the most successful competitor in the world. Heading to Australia for Equitana Melbourne this November he shares his passion for the sport, his horses and his training philosophy.

RULES FOR THE ROAD
by Helen Hornsby
Like all road users it’s important for horse riders and carriage drivers to familiarise themselves with their state and territory road rules, along with the legal definitions that apply with some surprising and often hefty penalties applicable in some cases.

ROAD RULE QUIZZ - Did you know?
A person who is in charge of a horse that
becomes restless or alarmed may direct an
approaching driver, rider or pedestrian to
stop and remain stationary until the horse
becomes settled and it is safe for other
road users to proceed. If a motorist fails to
follow the signals from a horse rider then
they can be fined
.

MATCHY MATCHY
– equestrian fashion trends by Nicole Groves
Throwing on any old riding wear and tacking up with accessories with scant thought as to the overall look no longer ‘cuts it’ for riders keen to look fashionable and on-trend as they go about their riding and horse keeping activities.

THE WINE LOVERS’ TRAIL RIDE

After a week long riding tour in Bordeaux, France, Snaffle Travel’s Tania Huppartz shares her experience of this beautiful countryside and its culinary delights by horseback.

Nerves and fear in the saddle. . . TAKE A BREATH
by Wendy Elks
There are many reasons why a rider may start feeling anxious around their horse or in the saddle, feelings which can negatively impact on their enjoyment and horse’s behaviour. Learning how to disempower fear however is within every rider’s capability.

   
Some of the 2017 articles in Hoofbeats - click to view  

TAKE A BREATH to dispel those riding nerves

  RUGS WITH BENEFITS- Theraputic rugs for health and well-being of your horse.


PROTEIN – How much should you feed and when?
by Antoinette Foster
While an extremely important part of the diet, it is also important to get the balance right, as too much can be equally as damaging as too little.

CREATING NEW LIFE
by Catherine Bird
A number of herbs can be useful when preparing your stallion or mare for the breeding season.

USE IT OR LOSE IT – off-horse activities by Felicity Wischer
Part 2 in the Older Riders series
Focusing on ways mature (or any) riders can maintain their strength, flexibility and balance for continued riding fitness, ability and enjoyment well into the later years.

GROOMING FOR SUCCESS

by Kaye Meynell

There’s many reasons why owners should be grooming their horses; the techniques, equipment and products varying as highlighted by a number of successful competitors - Lyndal Oatley (dressage), Chanele Hunter-Cooke (show horses), Rachel Watts (eventing) and Stokes Sporthorses (dressage and eventing) - who share their approach and tips.

RUGS WITH BENEFITS by Wendy Elks
Utilising technologies developed for human athletes, horse owners can provide their equine athletes the same health and well-being benefits conveniently and easily at home.

REGULAR FEATURES

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

PRODUCT NEWS What's new in the market place!

THE GREEN HORSE - horses and the land

• Aloe-straight from the plant to
nnthe horse;
• Beware of these seeds
• JERUSALEM ARTICHOKE
• TREE MAINTENANCE part 2
• YOUR PROPERTY, YOUR WEEDS
• WINTER TIPS


TAKE ME TO THE GREEN HORSE ARTICLES

 

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Vol 35-1
MOUTHING THE YOUNG HORSE
WITH DOUBLE DAN HORSEMANSHIP

Halter exercises for yielding and flexion must be well established before introducing the bridle.

 


Vol 40 - 1
IN THE SADDLE AT A CERTAIN AGE
THE OLDER RIDER SERIES PART !

by Felicity Wischer
Given Australia’s ageing society it’s perhaps not that surprising that the numbers of older riders in the equine community is growing, and many make a return to the saddle after years out of it.

   

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our June July 18 winners of the subscriber's competition.


Leigh Church of WONGA PARK, VIC, and Rori Skinner of WOOGENELLUP, WA, have each won a pair of
Pacy II All-Conditions Boots from Muck Boots.

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