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Product Review – Paddock Blade

Paddock Blade Australia is changing the game for paddock maintenance. Established inthe United Kingdom and on the market since 2016 and launched in Australia with greatsuccess in October 2017, Paddock Blade is a staple for all horse owners. Taking the agriculture and equestrian world by storm, Paddock Blade was designed by horse owners for horse[…]Read More

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More than just a mane event

Equitana’s turning 20! Ute Raabe takes a peak behind Australia’s favourite horse festival to find out who is responsible for the much-loved event… There’s no question that Equitana is a must-attend on every horse lover’s calendar, but few people know the story of how the event came into existence as an idea from a dedicated[…]Read More

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Small And Cute Does Not (Always) Equal Safe.

Ever thought about buying a pony for your child? If you’ve ever owned a horse or wanted to own a horse, you have probably at some stage thought about a pony for your child, writes Lorraine Dowdeswell, but it’s buyer beware in the pony world. It’s no secret that children love ponies, often dreaming about[…]Read More

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Jose Mendez – ASK and you shall receive

Respect for, and partnership with your horse are key to Jose’s approach to training horses and riders around Australia, the United States and England, writes Jane Camens. “Always remember ‘ASK’,” says one of Australia’s master horsemen, Jose Mendez: The word is emblazoned on his jacket. Below the capitalized letters he has unpacked the meaning: Appreciation,[…]Read More

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Sue-Ellen’s Ride for Cancer

When Sue-Ellen Lovatt contacted The Saddle Hub to buy a saddle suitable for her charity ride, The Challenge – Ride Against Cancer, we were delighted to help support her in her request. Sue-Ellen is a legend to many of us in the industry – she is blind but competes at FEI level dressage as an[…]Read More

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Introducing the double bridle

The double bridle is an easily misunderstood item of tack. In the right hands it is a delicate instrument of communication with the horse in the higher level of dressage. Used in the wrong way, writes Dannii Cunnane, it can be harsh on the horse and cause problems that did not exist before. Most trainers[…]Read More

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There be dragons – helping horses face their fears

Adrienne Bowden has been breeding, training and competing stock horses most of her life. She also ‘Scary Obstacles’ clinics, for those who want their horses to learn a little bravery, writes Jane Camens. Some people know Adrianne – who’s usually known as Ade – Bowden through MegaHorse, the all-natural balanced horse supplement she created, that,[…]Read More

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Hub Hero – Carl Hester

Carl Hester. The very name has become synonymous with the best of British dressage, including, of course, Charlotte Dujardin, who rides for his stable. Hold on to your helmets, writes Candida Baker because the dressage maestro is coming to QSEC to give a masterclass at the Brisbane CDI in late July, “Sport is demanding, we[…]Read More

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What makes Rose-Hip Vital® Equine stand alone in the cluttered equine health market?

There are in fact many reasons. It all starts with the humble Rosehip, the berry-like fruit of the wild rose bush species Rosa Canina. A wholefood known to be one of nature’s richest sources of natural vitamin C. A superfood containing 8 naturally occurring vitamins (including C, E, B1 and B6) and 23 minerals (including[…]Read More

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Riding to their own beat

When Shae Herwig recently won Champion ridden Spanish Andalusian mare, and National Champion ridden Spanish Andalusian on her beautiful mare Andaluka Diva at Australia’s National Championships, nobody knew the story of heartbreak that lay behind the triumph. Growing up in the Northern Rivers region of Australia as the third-eldest in a family of four girls,[…]Read More