Hello again! As COVID-19 restrictions ease, our thoughts naturally turn to getting out and about with our ponies. In the jam packed July/August issue of HorseVibes, Charlie Brister shares his 10 hot tips on gearing up for full competition throttle, and if you’ve been occupying a little too much couch space during lockdown, equestrian coach and world class eventer Amanda Ross has some advice on what it takes to be fit for purpose.
With our Brumby population now tragically under threat from culling, Candida Baker asks whether there’s a fair future for our national icon, while Sonia Caeiro Alvarez investigates the issues that plague the Kirra Tick Gate and the horses and riders forced to use the facility.
We have an in depth feature on New Zealand’s Mount View Stud and their success in producing top flight showjumpers and we also share Jane Gollan’s exciting OTT transitioning plan.
Are you thinking of breeding from your mare? Learn how to enhance her fertility through good nutrition, and explore the pros and cons associated with paddock breeding, live cover or artificial insemination in two of our information packed articles.
In this issue we also pay homage to the awesome Anglo-Arabian, and if you’re contemplating a post-COVID riding holiday, don’t miss the Fire and Ice travel feature.
Add to the mix our Young Rider, Horses in History, ATT, and a stunning Western Training Tips, and you ll have plenty to keep you informed and entertained until we meet again! Stay safe everyone, and happy trails.