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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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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.[…]

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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[…]

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Plaiting like a pro!

Do your plaits look like hairy golf balls? We’ve got some hot tips from champion British equestrian, Jo Bates, on how to tame that mane! The thought of having to plait is enough to cause sleepless nights if the process seems like some impossible challenge, but a well plaited mane will be admired. If you[…]

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Get show ready – top tips to a good bath

With the show season about to kick off, it’s time to pull those mud and dust monsters out of the paddock, apply a bit of elbow grease and get them ring ready! For some of you this might be your first season, but never fear – we have you covered with our top tips to[…]