February March 2013
Vol 34 No 5 $7.50 AU, $5.50 EMAG


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Inside the February March 2013 Issue
Vol 34 No 5 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ

Sometimes a result of injury, a tail carried to one side more commonly indicates tensions due to rider error.

Old HorsesThe Aged Equine by Quest Equine Welfare
Older horses sometimes need extra care, but research shows that while owners do care, the level of maintenance decreases as the horse ages.

R&D - The Future of Research by Kaye Meynell
With government and other sources of funding drying up, how can equine medicine hope to advance?

Plotting the Course with Natalie Blundell
Course reconnaissance is essential to performance in the cross country element of Eventing.

Please Explain
Introducing our new section, where experienced horsemen and women guide readers through those many questions they have always wanted to ask in relation to commonly accepted equestrian terms, traditions and health factors.

Equitana Collection 2012
There is just so much to see at Equitana Melbourne so we have featured a range of new releases, innovative and interesting products from this event.

Introducing Western Dressage by Jennifer Chisholm-Høibråten
Pioneered at the World Equestrian Games in 2010, this new discipline is generating excitement across The United States and Europe and now in Australia.

Mounting BlocksTraining for the Mounting Block by Sandi Simons
There are many factors to consider, including safety and training the horse to stand still beside an unfamiliar mounting block, before attempting to mount.

All Ablaze by Carole Watson
As Australia experienced record temperatures this summer the bushfires that raged across Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, Qld and SA left a trail of destruction behind.

In Focus by Richard Thomas
In these times when every phone is a camera and uploading to the internet is commonplace, the rights and responsibilities of photographers are questioned.

Saddle Fit – The Rider by Julie McLean
Just as for horses, a saddle is not a ‘one size’ fits all proposition for the rider.

Retiring Kirby Park Jester with Megan Jones

Living LegendsLiving Legends by Wendy Elks
Champion racehorses may retire in style at Woodlands Park, just outside of Melbourne, but they still enjoy their celebrity status.

Law and Order - Victorian Mounted Police
Not just a ceremonial or public relations section, these officers on horseback provide support on regular patrols, as well as crowd control at major functions.

Horse Front
News, veterinary advances and horse happenings.

Information Exchange - Reader’s Tips, Views and Questions
Pasture Species Profile by Andrea Carmody
Green Product News
Weed Watch - Wisteria by Nicola Field
Choosing a Small-Farm Tractor by Roger Martyn
Climate Change and the Horse by Rebecca Cassells
Doing it in the Dry by Chris Ferreira
Holistic Management Pt 3: Forming an Holistic Goal by Mariette van den Berg and Nick Huggins

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