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Top Tips for Developing Your Equestrian Property

Designing and building a horse property is a big project, one that will require significant time and financial investment. To get started, what are the planning steps you should take to start this journey? 1. Make a wish list Start big and write down your ultimate wish list with exactly what you would like on[…]

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Feeding the Family

Someone vaguely commented to me the other day, as I was handing over some astronomical sum of money for “god knows what” (as my darling other half would say) at the local feed store, that if my children ate as well as my horses did I must be a very good mother. I, of course,[…]

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TOP 24 MONEY SAVING TIPS FOR HORSE OWNERS

There is no doubt that horse ownership is an expensive undertaking. With Christmas over and those credit card bills arriving, we thought it might be good timing to share some of our top money saving tips! Feed 1. Purchase feed in bulk. Can’t store a large load of hay yourself? Round up some friends and[…]

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The Importance of Horse Rider Health and Fitness

Have you ever been told “horse riding is not a sport you just sit there”? I think every single person that has ever ridden a horse has been told this at some stage in their riding career. We all know this is definitely not true, but how many times have you got to the end[…]

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Nutrition: Feeding foals, weanlings & yearlings

Fewer topics in equine nutrition stir more controversy than feeding the growing horse. A healthy foal will grow rapidly, gaining in height, weight and strength almost before your eyes. From birth to age two, a young horse can achieve 90 percent or more of its full adult size, sometimes putting on as much as 1.5kg[…]

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Caring for Your Horse in Summer

During the hot summer months in Australia horses are under extra stress from heat, humidity, poor feed quality and insect worry. Some horses tolerate the heat well, while others lose coat and body condition and don’t perform at their best. Dehydration About 75-80% of the energy used by the horse’s body is given off as[…]

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Selling or buying your horse: what you need to know

MYTH #1: Caveat Emptor AKA “let the buyer beware” Q: What laws apply when buying and selling horses? A common myth when buying and selling horses is that the principle of “caveat emptor” or otherwise known as “let the buyer beware” always applies to the sale. Whether you are buying or selling it is important[…]

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Young Rider of the Month: Georgia Davey (post sponsored by Filly & Co)

Like many of our Young Riders, Victorian-based 15-year-old Georgia Davey was riding before she could walk. “My love and passion for horses started the moment I sat on one,” she says. At the moment Georgia own two horses. “I have a small riding pony show Galloway and his name is Charlie that stands at 14.1[…]

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Saddle testimonial: Marguerite Wyatt

Marguerite Wyatt recently purchased a Bates Isabell for her daughter Sarah. We initially purchased a saddle this year but it was fitted to horse not to Sarah, explains Marguerite. Unfortunately, the knee blocks were too small and the saddle just didn’t suit her long legs. Sarah rode in an Isabell and found it to be[…]

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Product Review: SUPA-LICIOUS EQUINE TREATS AND PRODUCTS

Horse treats so good Fiona Todd was tempted to try them herself! My first thought as I opened the bags of treats was the beautiful smell! One great thing about horses is that they are obviously vegetarians and so any decent horsey treat should have a deliciously fruity smell – and taste. On our property we[…]