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Product Review – Anita Momentum Wire-Free Sports Bra

Product Review Fiona Todd reviews the Anita Momentum Wire-free Sports Bra Being blessed, or cursed, depending how you look at it with larger breasts, finding a bra to ride in can be problematic. If you are in the smaller boob community you probably can’t relate to the discomfort and pain it’s possible to experience as[…]

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Hub Hero – Michelle Lang-McMahon

Aquis – Aiming High One thing show jumper Michelle Lang-McMahon knows only too well is that if a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. For the organiser of the upcoming Aquis show jumping competition, from April 27-29 and May 1-6, it was the logistics that were most nerve-wracking about taking on the massive project,[…]

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Sport 101 – Tent Pegging

While it’s not clear where the equestrian sport of tent pegging originated, it has been documented as a sport as early the fourth century BC. It is practiced on horseback with the rider using either a lance or a sword and the modern sport originally evolved from Calvary training. Soldiers on horseback were trained to[…]

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Your Club: Sydney at SIEC Eventing

Sydney Eventing was formed in 2002, with competitive eventer and course designer Sue Gunn at the helm. Supported by her husband Jim, well-known equestrian volunteers Ken and Pat Weekes, Wendy Simpson, Jim and Babs McSweeney, Mike O’Callaghan, Katrina Dukats and FEI dressage judges Rachel Hunter and Vicky Brydon, the inaugural One Day Event was held[…]

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Penny’s Place – Babies

Never work with children or animals’ said W.C. Fields – but what if, like our Penny, you happen to have children, and baby animals… Babies. Whether the equine or human variety, nothing else can tug at your heartstrings in quite the same way. Or cause quite as much angst, stress and just plain terror, either.[…]

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Candidly Speaking – Equine Facilitated Magic

More and more research is showing that close proximity to horses can change our brain wave patterns in a positive way. Candida Baker recently plunged into the world of Equine Facilitated Learning and found it was a therapeutic learning process for everybody involved. I was only five years old when I first noticed that horses[…]

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Young Rider: Emma Bishop

This month’s Young Rider is Emma Bishop, a super talented eventing rider who has made a big impression on the well-known names around her. Emma hails from Cassilis in New South Wales where her parents run a Merino sheep property. Upon completing her education in 2001 she became a working pupil at Heath and Rozzie[…]

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Breed Focus: Morgan Horse

With their high-stepping action, expressive faces, strength and stamina, the Morgan horse is an extremely popular breed in America, where it was developed. Any horse enthusiast that grew up on horse books with tales of incredible equines would know of Figure and Justin Morgan. Figure was a stallion originally given to Justin Morgan in America[…]

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Feeding the Older Horse

It’s inevitable that as our equine friends age, they begin to lose a bit of condition, but, as Penny Newbold writes, there’s plenty you can do to help your horse stay well nourished, and as comfortable as possible. So your equine partner is getting on in years. Perhaps their coat is losing its shine, it’s[…]

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Rose-Hip Vital Equine

Fiona Todd’s old broody Zar, has rediscovered the spring in her hoof since she’s been on Rose-Hip Vital.. ‘I have a wonderful large Oldenburg mare in my paddock who has now reached the stately age of 20. Zar was retired from her showjumping career because of a torn sesamoid ligament, she’s always had a stifle[…]