December/January Vol 43 No 4 Available in print or with the Hoofbeats App
FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE
Equestrian Fashion - THE JACKET
An essential item for competitors, riders have benefited from changes in the way riding jackets have been designed and manufactured in recent years. Olympian Sonja Johnson, Show Horse rider Chanele Hunter-Cooke, World Cup rider Jennifer Wood, competitors Sara Price and Deon Stokes, and a number of leading retailers share what they look for, and think is important to have, in a competition jacket.
Another Tweak To PIROUETTE
With the exercises progressing during the training process with the young horses at Eiserner Hof with Olympian, Hayley Beresford, her attention in this step-by-step process is now turning previously explained exercises into the beginning of the pirouette.
CONSIDER PONY CLUB Desensitising your young or green horse
Pony Club offers plenty of opportunities for riders with young horses needing a supportive and safe environment to learn and work in. It can build their confidence and prepare them for a riding career.
HAPPY VET What you can do to keep your vet happy.
Equine vets have a very demanding job, and in some areas it is becoming increasingly difficult to even find one, so it is important for horse owners to recognise the challenges that they face. Equine vets share what you can do to make their job, whether it is a routine visit or an emergency, a little easier.
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Summer conditions can impact on the health of a horses hooves, requiring horse owners to relook at their management regime to enable the appropriate care and maintenance.
FENCING FOES AND WOES Horse injuries are often associated with fencing. No matter how safe or strong a fence appears to be, horses can find a way to injure themselves. To address concerns over different fencing Liz Tollarzo takes a look at common fence injuries and how to help reduce the risks.
RIDER MISTAKES with Sarah Warne The next topic addressed in the Rider Mistakes series is under estimating the importance of the walk, the most important variable in the advanced movements of collection, and riders not giving their horse enough time to develop mentally and physically.
Whole Horse Connection –hyoid to the hind end The hyoid, a small group of bones located between the jaw bones of the horse, has considerable influence on the whole horse and their ability to chew, swallow and breathe.
STRANGLES - and the silent carriers that can pass on the disease
The most commonly diagnosed infectious disease in horses and one that has struck fear into the minds of horse owners worldwide, a significant proportion of horses that get strangles can go on to become silent, long-term carriers, capable of infecting other horses.
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HOT HORSE HACKS(digital) by Andi Wyatt These hacks provide ways to brighten the day for every horse, keeping them amused and perhaps a little cooler during those long hot hours
NO SWEAT(digital) by Kentucky Equine Research When your horse is unable to sweat it can rapidly accumulate more heat than it can easily eliminate, resulting in high body temperatures that can lead to incoordination, unwillingness to continue exercise, collapse, convulsions, and even death.
Inside The Green Horse your guide to sustainable horse and property keeping
Are You Prepared for the Bushfire Season?
It is vital that horse owners have their property prepared for bushfire season with plans in place in the event of a bushfire.
Turmeric and Gastric Ulcers
Studies have shown that turmeric can have some anti-ulcer effects. Controlling Cotton Bush
Toxic to horses and livestock, this weed poses problems for land owners.