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Hell is the Sound of a Hackamore Breaking

Queensland eventer Mattea Davidson talks to Ute Raabe and reflects on the day her bridle broke on a cross country course, her recovery and her comeback. Picture this, it’s a beautiful day out at Albury Wodonga Horse Trials and you’re competing in the CIC 3 Star event for a final qualifier. You’ve walked the cross[…]Read More

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Spirit Horse Festival

It was a horse with ‘attitude’ that set the founder of  New Zealand’s International Spirit Horse Festival, Rosemary Wyndham-Jones, on her journey towards a deeper,  and more natural understanding of horsesI loved horses from an early age but we lived in London, so they were not readily available,” says Rosemary Wyndham-Jones, recalling days when she would trek[…]Read More

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Why is equine dentistry so important?

Equine dentistry.

Care of our horses’ teeth is just as important as care of our own, writes Dannii Cunnane, giving us the lowdown on the essential guide to equine dentistry. In just the same manner as humans, horses use their teeth to grind and chew their food – if they cannot do this successfully, they aren’t obtaining[…]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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When to call the dentist for your foal

Of all the domesticated animals, horses seem to be most prone to development of dental abnormalities for a number of reasons. Their teeth start to protrude through the gums at or soon after birth (the deciduous or milk teeth), and up to 24 of these deciduous teeth will erupt during the first year of life.[…]Read More

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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[…]Read More

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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[…]Read More

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Breeding tips

With Spring just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for horse breeders – they are either waiting on a much anticipated foal of finalising the choice of stallion to put their mares to. If you aren’t an experienced breeder but thinking about putting your mare in foal, there are a few things to consider.[…]Read More

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Are you fit to ride? By Dannii Cunnane

Let me just start out my saying that I am in no way, shape or form a fan of the gym – fitness for me used to consist of fittin’ dis whole pizza in my mouth. I’ve had gym subscriptions before but I just couldn’t find the motivation to go and on the rare occasion[…]Read More