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December January 2018/19
Vol 40 No 4
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INSIDE the December/January 2018-19 issue

Vol 40 No 4 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99

 

RIDERS WHO JUGGLE - Tania Hay

by Berni Saunders

This successful show horse competitor - who now competes in dressage - crosses the Tasman regularly to attend Australia’s biggest and most prestigious events.

Her incredible can-do attitude is a trait that’s proven essential as she juggles competing, training, breeding horses and Japanese Bobtail cats, which she also shows.

STOP THIEF! Protecting your property from theft by Kaye Meynell
A rural location is often no deterrent to thieves, however there are steps property owners can take to improve security arrangements for their horses, home, stables, vehicles and infrastructure.


CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
Present ideas for you and your horse this festive season.

STABLE STORAGE by Nicole Groves
With most horse owners’ tack sheds filled with a myriad of tack, gear and accessories, it’s important that these items, many of them costly, are stored appropriately and are easily accessible. Australian dressage rider Hayley Beresford shares her approach to storage from her training stables in Germany.


OLDER RIDERS – Out and About
by Felicity Wischer
With busy schedules and no plans to slow down anytime soon FEI dressage rider Sharyn McCombe and Barry Roycroft are inspiring mature riders.

THE DOWN HORSE
by Kaye Meynell
Horses size and nature as a prey animal limits the amount of time they spend laying down, therefore a horse that is laying down, or unwilling or unable to get up, should prompt an assessment for a number of reasons.

PLEASE EXPLAIN

Are white hooves weaker than dark hooves? Why can’t horses breath through their mouth? Rings and Ridges – what do horse’s hooves reveal? What causes a horse to be affected with free faecal water?
All questions answered in this issue’s Please Explain.

STRESS … How do we know if our horse is stressed?

by Dr Jennifer Stewart

Recognising signs of conflict, distress, fear and pain in our horses has becomes easier thanks to the work of researchers, and it’s important for owners to have an understanding of how their management routines are affecting their horses and their responses to stress.


   
Some of the 2017 articles in Hoofbeats - click to view  

Are you always cleaning watery manure from your horse’s hind legs?

See Please Explain - Free Faecal Water

 

DROUGHT. What can be done to avoid (or a tleast buffer) the impact. While some of the drought affected areas have received late rains, in most cases these have arrived too late to have more than marginal benefit for landowners.

POOR POSTURE EPIDEMIC by Dr Ian Bidstrup
Sway back is the most common form of poor posture in horses, acquired by a range of causes and leaving the horse susceptible to many health and behavioural issues.

COWBOY DRESSAGE WORLD GATHERING
Australians Tanja Kraus and Phil Monaghan recently tasted success in the US at this prestigious event, one which attracts more than 1000 entries each year.

SKYE LIIKANEN Thoroughbred Makeover in the USA

Heading to North America a few years ago with the aim of training with some of the best horse trainers in the world, Skye Liikanen and Josh Knight could never have imagined the incredible experiences and learning opportunities they’d go on to enjoy, including success in the Lexington Mustang Makeover and the Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky.

EQUITANA MELBOURNE

Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2018, Equitana once again met, or exceeded, the expectations of horse owners and enthusiasts across the country with their range of experienced coaches and presenters, and of course the huge equine shopping opportunity. (Be sure to see our Feb/March issue with innovative and new products from the event)

HORSES HELPING PEOPLE by Wendy Elks
The benefits of spending time with horses are well known and cherished by their owners. The advantages of time spent with horses is also increasingly being recognised by health professionals and therapists as the popularity of equine assisted therapies grows. CORRECTION: Joe and Lauren Byrne should read Joe and Lauren Hughes. Our apologies for the error.

REGULAR FEATURES

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

PLEASE EXPLAIN Questions answered include:

ARE WHITE HOOVES WEAKER THAN DARK HOOVES?

WHY CAN'T A HORSE BREATHE THROUGH ITS MOUTH?

RINGS AND RIDGES- WHAT HORSES HOOVES REVEAL.

FEEDING HORSES TO REDUCE FREE FAECAL WATER

THE GREEN HORSE - horses and the land
• CELERY; Provides more than crunch to a horse's diet
• PRODUCT NEWS- Jumbo Bucket of Baits
• THE GLYPHOSATE DEBATE
• YOUR PLACE - property profile of Royal Meadows, Macclesfield, Victoria.
• HOME REMEDY - Sugadine
•FEED SHORTAGE AND DROUGHT


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Vol 35 -2
HAND POSITION AND CONTROL
by Sandi Simons

The reins connect a rider’s hands a directly to the horse’s mouth. An independent seat will ensure that that the hands are used for communication not for balance

 

Vol 35 -2
WHY THAT GIRTH Part 2
by Kaye Meynell
From a mere handful of styles a decade ago to the multitude of styles and materials available today, choosing the correct girth has never been more complex.

   

 

CONGRATULATIONS to our Oct/November 18 winners of the Subscriber's competition.


to the winner of the October/November issue’s
subscriber’s prize.

Karen Smithyman of Geelong, Victoria has won a
Spooks Show Jacket for her AND her Bestie!
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show jackets they have available.

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