February/March Vol 43 No 5 Available in print or with the Hoofbeats App
FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE
There has been a number of changes to eventing in recent years to make it safer, however it remains a dangerous sport. After a traumatic fall in 2018 and a lengthy recovery period Katherine Joyce and her OTT Thoroughbred have returned to the sport in winning form.
As riders increasingly look for purpose bred horses to suit particular equestrian sports and preferences breeders have turned to cross breeding in the quest to produce the desired result.
IN-HAND WORK MASTERCLASS – Ground Manners
From 3yrs old to piaffe and passage.
It is important to know what you want and how to achieve it when training horses, and it is equally as important that the horse can understand what you want, as Hayley Beresford explained in her Masterclass demonstrating training horses towards piaffe and passage from the ground.
CHOKE – biting off more than you can chew
An obstruction in a horses oesophagus can lead to a veterinary emergency so it is important that owners know why and when a horse can choke, and what to do if it does not clear promptly, given a delay in veterinary attention can lead to serious complications.
FEBRUARY MARCH 22 ISSUE OUT NOW The February/March issue has been impacted by a few challenges and subsequently its despatch has been a little delayed. Now on its way to subscribers and arriving in newsagents, saddlery and stockfeed stores across the country we hope you enjoy the latest line up of articles.
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Equestrian Fashion – GLOVES Show horse competitor and judge Chanele Hunter-Cooke, competitors Sara Price and Deon Stokes, and dressage rider and coach Sally Leigh Woods explain what they prefer to wear and why.
HORSES HELPING TO HEAL HUMANS
After struggling to find help for her mental health Wendy Coombe was prompted to form a professional association for practitioners who incorporated animal assisted therapies into their services
TEARS AND SCAR TISSUE Have you wondered what that cute dimple on your horses neck, shoulder or hip is? Some owners just assuming it is a prophets thumbprint. But is it? Image by Thirza Hendriks showing scar tissue in the muscle belly.
CAN YOU HELP?
Including your feedback, information and experiences into articles has always been our policy at Hoofbeats. If you can comment on any of the following we would love to hear from you.
• Hayley Beresford,an Australian Olympian - now living in Germany - has just completed a series of training horse and rider articles in Hoofbeats . Do you have a training (horse or rider) question you would like Hayley to address in future issues?
• GOING TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR HORSE - Did you attend a school where horses were part of the curriculum, or where you could keep your horse at the school? If so we would love to chat to find out how it influenced your future riding and just how much fun (or otherwise) it was.
• ADULTS AND RIDING SCHOOLS
Are you an adult rider who recently (in the last 5 years or so) looked for a riding school for yourself? Perhaps you were a beginner, or an experienced rider looking to regain some confidence? Maybe you just weren’t in a position to own a horse? Whatever your reason, we’d love to hear from you as we look at how to choose a riding school for the adult rider. Please email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to take part (we’d also love to include a photo, so please let us know if you have a high-res photo of you loving the riding life with a horse).
• HAS YOUR MARE HAD OVARY MANIPULATION?
Did it change her behaviour, and how?
• HEMP FOR ANIMALS Have you used HEMP products on your animals? Were the results achieved what you expected?
Look forward to hearing from everyone on these topics, or anything else you would like us to address regarding riders or horses. email:email@example.com
SAFE TRAVELS - Tips for horse transport
Travelling can be stressful to horses so it is necessary to take the time to educate them to load and travel calmly, and prepare the horse by being in good health prior to, during and after travelling.
WHILE WE MAY WISH FOR COLDER DAYS... When it is hot it is easy to think it would be lovely to live in a cool climate, but just how hard is it to keep horses during winter in the snow? From Denmark Celine Bønnelykke, and from Austria Sheila McDaniel share their experiences.
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WHERE THERE IS A WILL by Wendy Elks with the Equine Team from law firm Jansen, Walsh and Grace. You care deeply for your horse and ensure their every need is provided for, but what would happen in the event of your death? It’s a good idea to consider what could happen and if plans should be put in place for their on-going care and your wishes.
EQUINE BLADDER STONES - stones in the urinary tract of the horse. by Dr Jennifer Stewart and Equine Veterinarians Australia
While not a common problem, and associated more often with male horses, the presence of stones in the horse’s urinary tract can lead to pain and infection, and the risk of life threatening complications.
Inside The Green Horse your guide to sustainable horse and property keeping
Ants Controlling ants is always a challenge!
Sustainable Deworming It is important to reduce the exposure of worms to dewormers to slow resistance.
Twitching a wooden post and rail fence so it is horse safe. When doing fencing repairs it is important that the repair is done correctly.