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April May 2016
Vol 37 No 6
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INSIDE the April/May 16 issue
Vol 37 No 6 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99
 

EVENT HORSE OWNERS by Harriet Leahy
Eventing riders at the top of their sport are often riding horses that are not their own, with a number of dedicated event horse owners utilising the service of riders to ensure their horse’s reach their full potential. Riders benefit from the arrangement too, and share their experiences in what’s becoming a more common practice at the higher levels.

CRIBBING by Kaye Meynell with Sarah Kuyken
An abnormal behaviour unique to domestic and wild captive horses, cribbing affects up to 10% of horses and can be an indicator of past or present poor animal welfare.

PAYING IT FORWARD by Wendy Elks with John Chatterton
Using his affiliative leadership method, John recently worked with a
small herd of rescued wild horses that are destined for an equine
guided facility for people suffering from illness and injury.

BABY BLUES by Kit Prendergast
It’s rare for a horse to have blue eyes and there are a number of myths surrounding the behaviour and health of those that do.

SHARON JARVIS- Para equestrian - and coach Rozzie Ryan
With only a few months until this year’s Olympics, and the final selection event in May, Para-equestrian Sharon and her coach Rozzie are getting closer to the goal of representing Australia in Rio.


   
Nicholas Fyffe - Australians Overseas Series   Blue-eyed horses   Sharon Jarvis- Para equestrian - and coach Rozzie Ryan


TENSION - of the horse and rider by Kaye Meynell
Riders regularly consider, and work on, their horse’s level of fitness, however it’s equally important for the rider to maintain a good level of fitness and symmetry so as not to impact negatively on the horse.

NICHOLAS FYFFE - the business of dressage
by Sarah Warne
Based in the US, Nicholas is an Australian rider making his mark in international competition and in
business with the training facility he owns and runs with his partner.

FOAL BRAG - sponsored by KER
A selection of entrants’ photos from this year’s competition are featured along with the winners of the three categories. To have your say in the Reader’s Choice, head to Facebook to view all the foalphotos and see which ones are your favourite.

CASTRATION of Cryptorchids (Rigs) by Dr Maxwell Hall
When a male horse’s testicles fail to descend normally from the abdominal cavity into the scrotum, the horse is referred to as a rig and a more specialised procedure is required rather than a commonly performed castration.

HAVE THE HORSE BALANCED
by Sarah Warne
There are a number of factors that can affect a horse’s balance with certain exercises useful for the rider to help the horse maintain a natural point of balance.

BIOSECURITY by Dr Jennifer Stewart
Reducing the risk of spreading disease is an important consideration for all horse owners and best contemplated before it’s too late.

REGULAR FEATURES

PLEASE EXPLAIN
Queries addressed this issue include: WHEN IS A HORSE FULLY GROWN?
WHAT IS THE WHITE LINE IN A HOOF? WHICH IS BETTER, FREEZE OR HOT BRANDING? And Dr John Kohnke explains what the term LEGGING-UP means.

PRODUCT NEWS Product informationa dn what's new in the market place.

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

THE GREEN HORSE - horses and the land
View the range of articles in the Green Horse that cover Aloe and its use for horses, How to produce White Socks without harming the environment, Bore Bacteria and what it can be doing to your water output, and Hay net research. Paddocks/Unnatural Behaviour.
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Vol 32 - 1 WHAT USE IS DRESSAGE SCHOOLING FOR ME? STEFFEN PETERS AT EQUITANA
by Jennifer Chisholm-Hoibraten

There are many components to the basic dressage foundation of the competition dressage horse that are pure common sense and are shared by the western horse, the show jumper, the endurance horse, the camp drafter, the off track racehorse, the driving horse and the children’s pony.

Vol 32 - 3 PILATES FOR THE HORSE RIDER
by Annette Wilson

Strong core stability is a crucial element to having a good posture on a horse and being an effective rider, and it’s something everyone can learn.

Vol 32 - 2 OVERSHADOWING by Dr Andrew and Manuela McLean
Research suggests that reduced responses to the aids, chronic stress and learned helplessness may arise from impossible or confusing demands from riders, such as the simultaneous use of the rider’s legs and reins – where the horse will choose to respond only to the most significant.

Vol 31 - 5 BIG HEAD by Dr Jennifer Stewart
A disease caused by oxalates present in certain tropical grasses, which inhibit the absorption of calcium, leading to distortion of the facial bones, ill-thrift and lameness.

 

CONGRATULATIONS
to our February/March 2016 subscription winners.


WeatherBeeta Summer Sheet Lite Combo and Elite All Purpose Pad -
A McIntosh, WA and R Finselbach, NSW.
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Those who won THE SPIRIT RIDER DVD were:
K Wescombe, Vic; S Potma,WA; T Bailey, Vic; S Trescowthick, NSW; L Escabache, SA; I Ambrosa, WA; K Hedrich, NSW; Mand D Collins, Qld.

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