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INSIDE the October/November 2014 issue

Vol 36 No 3 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, e-mag $5.50, App $5.99

SPURS by Felicity Wischer
When and why a rider would use spurs is discussed by four experienced trainers - Amanda Ross - Eventing Olympian with NCAS level 3 qualifications in eventing and dressage; Dan Maloney - experienced horse trainer and starter of young horses; Heath Ryan - has represented Australia in eventing and dressage at WEG and Olympic level; and Dr Andrew McLean - a successful competitor with a PhD in equine cognition and learning.

TRAINING THE RIGHT RESPONSE by Tanja Kraus
Teaching a horse to respond to ‘scary’ things - in a way that is desirable to the rider - is time well spent to create a safe and enjoyable horse to handle or ride.

SEEKING SPONSORS by Lauren Barber
It’s not easy gaining sponsorship in these economic times, but understanding why companies sponsor riders will be advantageous in the search for support.

EQUITANA MELBOURNE -2014 by Tracy Weaver-Sayer
Mark the dates 20th - 23rd November in your calendar, as Equitana - the event that covers all things equestrian - returns to the Melbourne Show grounds.

SEPARATION ANXIETY by Kaye Meynell
Some horses make strong attachments to other horses and have a difficult time dealing with separation from one or more herd mates.

EQUINE CHIROPRACTIC EXPOSED
by Dr Ian Bidstrup
The increasing availability of university qualified equine chiropractors has seen an increase in the more gentle and sophisticated ‘adjustments’.

MAKING THE BED
Techniques for cleaning the stable and remaking the bed will depend on the material used for bedding, the horse, the owner’s time constraints, and budget.

   
Separation Anxiety   Combining Lateral Movements   Why That Bridle?

COMBINING LATERAL MOVEMENTS by Liz Tollarzo
Incorporating combinations of lateral movements, which test and challenge the horse’s training and improve the gaits and physical development.

INFECTIONS IN THE BREEDING MARE by Dr Tamara McElroy, Equine Veterinarians Australia
The mare’s uterus is normally well protected from external contamination, however, if their immune defence system is not functioning properly it may result in endometritis - a major cause of reduced fertility.

WHY THAT BRIDLE? by Kaye Meynell
While there are four main categories of bridles, there is a staggering array of choices within these, so it is important to consider what suits the needs of the rider, horse and discipline of choice.

READER’S STORY- weight was holding back her dreams

Kya Bell shares her frustrations and battle with her weight as her desire to ride competitively encourages her to lose a staggering 95 kg.

EQUINE OPHTHALMOLOGY by Dr Maxwell Hall
Advanced surgical techniques and increased knowledge of how the horse’s eye reacts to specific situations, gives a higher success rate in regard to eye injuries in the horse and an increased prospect of retaining not only the eye but also keeping vision.

WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES

With representation in all the equestrian sports, Australian competitors were enthusiastically cheered on by the huge contingent of Aussie spectators, who made the trek to France to experience the atmosphere of this major event.

Congratulations Sharon Laxton-Tasmania, on winning a complete riding outfit from DUBLIN
Prize consists of
• Dublin Mia Vest in navy • Dublin Carissa Polo in red • Dublin Argyle Socks in red/navy
• Dublin Arista Helmet • New Dublin Supa Shape It Heritage Full Seat Breeches (one pair) . Total prize value $410
We know you are already enjoying your new outfit, congratulations Sharon.
For more information on Dublin Clothing go to www.dublinclothing.com



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BOOK REVIEW - a selection of equestrian books reviewed.
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