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October/November 2017
Vol 39 No 3
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INSIDE the October/November 2017 issue
Vol 39 No 3 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99


The Road to recovery by Sarah Warne
Victorian dressage competitor Renee Pedretti’s path towards a successful career as a rider and trainer has taken a few unexpected turns along the way.  Her candid story highlights some of the challenges she’s faced, including the aftermath of a nasty fall.

The long Haul by Wendy Elks
Some horse owners regularly travel long distances to compete and this requires exacting preparation and attention to detail. Olympian Sonja Johnson, the Carona Park Show Team and professional rider and trainer Paul Austin share their travel tips.

The Importance of Body Language - Groundwork for focus and energy by Ian Leighton
Handlers can use their focus and energy in a way that the horse can understand, which in turn becomes an advantage when under saddle.

Quarter Markers by Nicole Groves
One of the finishing touches to enhance a show horse’s attributes, the techniques to create a checkerboard, hunter stripes and ‘shark’s teeth’ are readily mastered.

Colombia - a challenging ride a reader's story
Despite having no previous experience with horses, adventure seeker Jarrad Pye and his friend Jimbo set about planning to ride across Colombia and the Andes, an incredible journey that covered thousands of kilometres and took three months.

After a foal arrives by Catherine Bird
After an equine pregnancy the mare needs support to help with healing and the additional nutritional requirement for feeding the foal.


Australian horse owners travel many thousands of kilometres every year to attend events and shows across the country.


Quarter Markers are used to enhanse the show horse.

  A ride through Colombia proves to be just the challenge that Jarrad Pye and friend Jimbo were seeking

Prebiotics and Probiotics by Antoinette Foster
A healthy gastrointestinal tract can improve many aspects of the horse’s overall health, with prebiotics and probiotics now commonly found in the stables of many owners.

Genetic Disorders
by Kaye Meynell
Horses are susceptible to inherited conditions that are due to genetic mutations, a number of which are specific to certain breeds.

A Life with horses- Bernie Dingle by Wendy Elks
A passion of horses and the industries associated with them has led to a life immersed in horses and the creation of a timeless museum.

A Medieval life - for Phillip Leitch

When Phillip Leitch from Victoria  goes to work each day he is living his boyhood dream of being a medieval knight, competing in festivals as Australia’s only full-time jouster.


PRODUCT NEWS the latest product information on whats available in the horse world.

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 role of weeds in identifying area that require work and on declaring war on weeds; fertilising the property, methane emissions from horses and more.


Free ARTICLES on-line
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Vol 26 -5 Feb March 2005
Riders who wish to improve their overall performance need to consider the pelvic floor muscles. Aside from the function of holding up the contents of the pelvis, this muscle group is also instrumental in supporting and stabilising the lower back

Vol 26 -6 April May 2005
byTracey Tillman

Though widely attributed to the racing industry, the condition known as 'bleeding' can also affect performance horses in any sport that involves strenuous exercise.


Vol 32 -3 Oct Nov 2010
by Peggy Cummings
Learning how to unlock the rider’s joints also unblocks the horse’s energy, making riding effortless and allowing horse and rider to move in harmony.

Vol 32 -4 Dec Jan 2010/11
by Carol Willcocks
Researchers identify the mutation responsible for LFS, a lethal disorder found in Arabian horses.





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Jacky Ynema, Burekup, WA;
Debra Marshall, Palmerston, NT and Catherine Robinson, Grenfell, NSW
have each won Champion Tails products of their choice to the value of $125.

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