Vol 32 - 1 WHAT
USE IS DRESSAGE SCHOOLING FOR ME? STEFFEN PETERS AT EQUITANA
by Jennifer Chisholm-Hoibraten
There are many components to the basic dressage foundation of the competition
dressage horse that are pure common sense and are shared by the western
horse, the show jumper, the endurance horse, the camp drafter, the off
track racehorse, the driving horse and the childrens pony.
Vol 32 - 3 PILATES
FOR THE HORSE RIDER
by Annette Wilson
Strong core stability is a crucial element to having a good posture on
a horse and being an effective rider, and its something everyone
Vol 32 - 2 OVERSHADOWING by Dr Andrew and Manuela McLean
Research suggests that reduced responses to the aids, chronic stress and
learned helplessness may arise from impossible or confusing demands from
riders, such as the simultaneous use of the riders legs and reins
where the horse will choose to respond only to the most significant.
Vol 33 - 3 October November 2011
OVERCOMING WATER CROSSINGS
by PAT PARELLI
The image of horse and rider splashing gently through a creek on a warm afternoon, sun glittering on the water is an irresistible picture, but it is not a likely scenario for many riders without a solid foundation in place.
Vol 28 No 2 Aug/Sept 2006
The ART OF LUNGEING - Running Reins
by Liz Tollarzo
An artificial aid that can be useful for some lungeing situations. Running reins are simple devices for encouraging lowering of the head and a more rounded outline.
Vol 30 No 2 August/Sept 2008
DEMYSTIFYING DRESSAGE - Part 1 - Transitions by Coralie Smyth
This systematic and sequential method of training outlines the breakdown of the essential components for riding Grand Prix dressage and enables every horse and rider to ride these high level movements. Transitions receive more marks than any other movement and should comprise a major part of every training session.
Vol 31 - 6 April/May 10
HORSE TRAINING THEORY
By Dr. Andrew and Manuela McLean
The outcome of every interaction between horses and humans, both in-hand and under-saddle, depends on a horse's mental abilities, its instinctive tendencies, its learning processes and its biomechanical potentials.
Vol 27 - 3 Oct/Nov 2005
SIT THE HORSE ON THE BIT
By by Richard Weis
Photos by Alois Muller
Reproduced from Dressage Today
Richard Weis has drawn record
crowds at the German Olympic Training Centre by giving top European dressage
riders new tools to gain a more effective seat. Inspired by a phrase from
a German text, the work has become his passion and his life.
Vol 31-6 April May 2010
AN INDEPENDENT SEAT
by Jane MYERS
Developing an independent seat involves more than just the rider’s bottom in the saddle – several body parts need to work together – and the first in this three part series begins with the feet, ankles and lower legs.
Vol 23 No6 April May 02
THOSE BIG BOUNCING BOOBS PDF download
by Di Rowlings
Big bouncing boobs are not necessarily a bonus for female riders.
Vol 30 no4 Dec/Jan 08/09
WHAT GOES UP...
by Wendy Murdoch
For the well endowed lady rider. Big breasts might be beautiful, but for women with a lot of bounce
up top, riding can be a less pleasant experience.
Vol 30 - 5 Feb/March 09
WHEN ITS WOBBLERS
A Reader's Story by Penny Lee
When Wobblers was first suggested as a diagnosis this owner did everything she could to give her young Warmblood a fighting chance, but sometimes fate decrees that no matter how much you do, it will not change the outcome.
Vol 36 - 1June July 14
DO HORSES RECOGNISE THEIR HANDLERS ?
by Kaye Meynell
Recent research proves that horses are able to discern between different people, and cannot just positively identify a familiar person from a stranger, but can also distinguish between several familiar people.
Vol 35 - 6 April May 14
SELECTING A FLOAT
by Kaye Meynell
We invite our Facebook followers and readers to have their say about their experiences when purchasing a float.
GREEN HORSE - LAND MANAGEMENT
Vol 34 -6 April May 2013
ESTABLISHING NATIVE GRASSES- Cool Season Types
Dr. Ian Chivers
Cool season grasses are those that establish best in months when moisture is readily available to the seed. They include such beneficial native grasses as weeping grass, wallaby grass and wheat grass.
Vol 34 -6 April may 2013
FEEDING THE SICK OR INJURED HORSE
Dr. Stephen Duren, Ph.D. Hygain Feeds
Feeding the sick or injured horse is not just a matter of providing feed and water – protein and energy requirements are elevated and need to be addressed.
Vol 36 -1 June July 2014
NUTRIGENOMICS by Geoff McLean
Research into the genetic material of humans and equines has seen major advances within the last decade and it is the result of this research that could influence horse management, performance, breeding and feeding in the near future.
Vol 30 -2 August/Sept 2008
HEAD TRAUMA by by Dr Chris O'Sullivan and Dr Tamara McElroy (EVA)
A blow to the head may appear to be nothing more than a surface injury yet, underlying damage, if severe, could have long-term effects on the horse's health and performance.
Vol 31 - 5 BIG
HEAD by Dr Jennifer Stewart
A disease caused by oxalates present in certain tropical
grasses, which inhibit the absorption of calcium, leading to distortion
of the facial bones, ill-thrift and lameness.
Vol 30 No 6 April/May 2009
A SLIP OF THE TONGUE by Dr Shannon Lee
A good blood supply enhances healing of this important organ, which has a far greater role than just as an aid to eating.
The Art of Lungeing
ng lowering of the head and a more rounded outline.
Vol 30 No 3 Oct/Nov 2008
by Dr Jennifer Lugton - The Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA)
While some foals are born with contracted tendons, a painful and debilitating condition that can affect more than one joint, other foals or adult horses can develop it later in life.
Vol 34 - 3 Oct/Nov 2012
DEFEATING THE SARCOID DEATH SENTENCE
by Cheryl McGaffin
This reader’s story documented the search by Cheryl McGaffin from the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria for something to help manage her gelding, Daniel, after he was diagnosed with sarcoids.
Cheryl tried numerous conventional treatments and natural therapies before she took steps to import a topical cream that was available in the USA.
Vol 36 - 6 April/May 2015
by Dr Jennifer Stewart
Would your horses be protected if there was an outbreak ofdisease within Australia?
Biosecurity is what you do to reduce.
Vol 27 - 2 Aug/Sept 2005
with Dr Paul McGreevy
by Amanda Macpherson
Groundbreaking new research (at the time) on the equine population was set to dispel the long-held belief that right or left sidedness was something only seen by humans.
Vol 27 - 4 Dec/Jan 2005/06
ROSS RIVER VIRUS by Dr Jennifer Stewart
Paving the way to understanding and addressing the transmission of Ross
River virus into the equine population.
Vol 28 - 2 Aug/Sept 2006
EARLY DETECTION OF FOALING PROBLEMS
by Dr Cameron Collins ( Equine Veterinarians Australia)
Early recognition of problem signs during a ,are's pregnancy, during the birthing process and in the first hours of a foal's life can be the difference between life or death outcome.
Vol 30 - 1 June/July 2008
by Dr J H Stewart
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA)
A horse’s ability to sleep while standing enables it to rest on its feet, ready to flee at a moment’s notice. It involves hooking one of the stifle ligaments over the end of the femur. But, sometimes the ligament won’t unhook, and the joint can remain locked when the horse doesn’t want it to.
Vol 32 - 2 Aug/Sept 2010
VETTING VIA THE INTERNET
by Tom Moates
The internet can be a valuable tool in gaining information – but how much of this should be taken into account when faced with a sick or injured horse?
"My horse has been down in the pasture for two days, what should I do?" Although a horrifying entry to read, incredibly this is one of the many posts which can be seen on various internet forums.
Most people with horses in their care would know that a horse 'down' is a medical emergency requiring the vet right away to assess the situation - or would they?.
Vol 32 - 3 Oct/Nov 2010
COMPETENCE AND CONTROL- showing stallions safely
by Julia McLean
Stallions in the show ring ooze virility and masculinity – they fairly sizzle with life. However anyone who has spent any amount of time at horse shows will more than likely have had some experience of seeing a problem caused by an unruly or mis-managed stallion.
Vol 33 - 3 Oct/Nov 2011
REPRODUCTION- the mare's cycle
by Drs Allan Gunn, John Chopin and Jim Rodger. Equine Veterinarians Australia
The reproduction cycle of the mare is an intricate series of events leading to the ultimate outcome of producing a foal, and understanding these events may explain the often erratic behaviour of the mare.