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INSIDE the June July 2019 issue
Vol 41 No 1 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99

 

ON WHITE HORSES - Women of the Spanish Riding School
by Kirsty Hawkes
A visit to the Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the dream of many equestrians, the chance to see a performance by the famed Lipizzaner stallions a ‘must do’ activity. But what goes on behind the scenes, and the opportunities for women to work there?

WHAT DOES SCIENCE HAVE TO DO WITH FOUNDATION TRAINING?
by Portland Jones and Sophie Warren
People have trained horses to carry a rider on their back for thousands of years but science and research has shown that foundation training (backing/ breaking-in), using a systematic process, provides a solid foundation for the rest of the horse’s life.


I CAN HEAR SAND

by Dr Jennifer Stewart and
Equine Veterinarians Australia (EVA)

Sand accumulating in a horse’s gut can be the result of a number of factors, but it is a concerning health issue for horse owners. Dr Stewart looks at ways to minimise sand accumulation and management processes to reduce the risk factor.

 

 

FEEDING YOUR OLDER HORSE THROUGH WINTER
by Larissa Bilston
Keeping condition on older horses through winter can be a worrying problem for many horse owners, but the two most important things you can do are also the two easiest.

 


FIX UP OR FORK OUT - repair or replace those rugs
by Kaye Meynell
The arrival of colder, wetter conditions prompts many horse owners to start pulling their horse’s rugs out of the tack shed, weighing up their condition from last year’s wear and tear, and making the decision if they need fixing or if new rugs are required to meet their needs.

   
REPAIR OR REPLACE THOSE RUGS?.  

SCIENCE AND FOUNDATION TRAINING

 

WHICH VITAMINS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HORSE'S HEALTH?

HERBAL AWARENESS by Country Park
Being labeled 'natural' does not mean herbs are a wonder cure or superfood that will provide the answer to every ailment and they should still be used with awareness.

THINGS I WISH I KNEW by Felicity Wischer
In this Older Rider Series article a number of riders share what they wish they’d known when they first started riding.

HIP PAIN - tips for rider comfort
by Deidre Rennick
Few riders will not experience some wear and tear in their bodies as a result of ageing and the physicality that can come with riding and horse ownership. Osteoarthritis is a condition that many riders find themselves dealing with, which will impact their time in and out of the saddle.


WHICH VITAMINS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HORSE"S HEALTH?
by Kentucky Equine Research
For optimal health horses require many different vitamins, test your knowledge to see what your horse needs and how much.

BRIDLE LAMENESS - is it unsoundness or training mistakes?
by Berni Saunders

Diagnosing lameness is not always straight forward, and sometimes the cause remains unidentified. While there can be more than one cause, instances of non specific unevenness of gait or poor balance fall into a category loosely referred to as ‘bridle lameness’.

FED UP with washing manure from the tail and hind legs? by Dr Nerida Richards
Those who have horses that pass watery manure before, during or after normal manure will be heartened to hear of the research and potential treatment for this Syndrome. When we interact with horses, some of us use signals that horses can see, whereas others use vocal or sound commands, be it spoken or clickers. So, to which of these cues do horses respond best?

SEEING VERSUS HEARING by Kit Prendergast
When we interact with horses, some of us use signals that horses can see, whereas others use vocal or sound commands, be it spoken or clickers. So, to which of these cues do horses respond best.

REGULAR FEATURES

HORSE FRONT News, veterinary advances and horse happenings around the world.

PLEASE EXPLAIN Questions answered include:

• IS IT BETTER TO MOUNT A HORSE FROM THE GROUND OR TO USE A MOUNTING BLOCK?

• SHOULD THE HORSE'S BODY BE BENT WHEN PERFORMING THE LEG-YIELD, OR STRAIGHT?

• ARE HORSE MADE INTO GLUE?

• WHY ARE HORSES MEASURED USING HANDS INSTEAD OF CENTIMETRES?

 


   

YOUR PLAC E- BAXTER PARK

 

HERBAL AWARENESS

 

MANAGING PASTURE.

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Vol 40 - 6 April May 2019
HORSE MEDICATION AND YOUR HEALTH

by Sharon Platten
Horse owner Sharon Platten shares her experience of using a vet-prescribed drug for her horse.
What happened to Sharon should be a warning to everyone handling veterinary drugs and a ‘wake-up’ call that these drugs need to be treated with respect, and appropriate safety
measures taken.

 



Vol 40 -
6 April/May 2019
LAMENESS
by Dr Jennifer Stewart (JENQUINE)
While lameness in horses cannot be prevented, it can be minimised when we understand the factors involved in its development. Horse owners should educate themselves in the most common lameness conditions that affect their horse’s breed, type, conformation, and discipline. Learn about the relationship between conformation and lameness and work with your farrier to match conformation to use, hoof care and shoeing..







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