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INSIDE the April/May 2015 issue

Vol 36 No 6 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, e-mag $5.50, App $5.99

GEORGE MORRIS DOWNUNDER by Suzanne McGill
One of the world’s most influential showjumping riders and trainers, the legendary American coach was in Australia recently for a series of clinics held around the country. Focussing on training the horse correctly, he went back to the basics with plenty of advice that’s useful for all riders.

READER’S STORY
– A blood clot in the heart

by Nicole Viney
Nicole Viney’s pony, Micky, had her worried when his health deteriorated rapidly, with vets unable to determine the cause of the blood clot that was only discovered after an urgent email was sent to equine cardiac specialists around the world.

HOBBY or BUSINESS by Wendy Elks
Many equestrians have started their own small business to combine their skills with their equestrian interests. This is an introduction to a series that will feature hobby and small business owners that service the equestrian industry.

TRAINING TIPS – Training Equation with Amanda Ross and Megan Jones
by Felicity Wischer
Olympic riders Amanda Ross and Megan Jones explain why riders should consider their own level of fitness.

EQUINE DRY NEEDLING by Victoria Hamilton BSc, BVMS(Hons)
Not to be confused with acupuncture, Dry Needling is the use of needles to end chronic pain cycles that result from malfunctioning muscles.

LAMENESS IN THE EQUINE ATHLETE by Dr Maxwell Hall
Lameness can originate in bone or soft tissue and being able to identify and understand this condition requires the ability to distinguish between normal and altered paces and the change in the way the horse normally carries itself.

THE BOWKER LECTURES
Organised by the Australian College of Equine Podiotherapy, leading equine experts gathered to present 19 lectures at this year’s very informative event. Presenters included Dr Kerry Ridgeway, Dr Penelope Thompson, Dr Andrew McLean and Professor Robert Bowker.

   
Removing Potential Training Problems   Winter Rugging   The Bowker Lectures

EQUINE BLOOD DONORS by Kaye Meynell
There are many situations that may require a horse to receive a blood donation with donor horses kept at a number of veterinary centres around Australia to provide this valuable service.

PLEASE EXPLAIN
Jane Myers explains what rider biomechanics entails and why it’s important; Dr Meredith Flash answers what the term Rig means, why feeding too much starch is bad for the horse is outlined and Dr John Kohnke discusses why horses get sand colic and what can be done about it.

WINTER RUGGING by Kaye Meynell
A good quality and well-fitting rug is certainly a cost effective and manageable way to provide warmth and protection for your horse in winter.

REMOVING POTENTIAL TRAINING PROBLEMS by Wendy Elks with Danny Cook
The Emmett technique is a light-touch neuromuscular therapy that reprograms muscles that can be used to set up correct movement early in a horse’s training, remove problems and resolve issues such as stiffness and crookedness.

FOAL BRAG - sponsored by Kentucky Equine Research
Reader’s took the opportunity to enter their ‘babies’ in the 2014/15 Foal Brag competition. Photos will be available on the Hoofbeats facebook page so be sure to like your favourite, as one person will be randomly selected to win a Hoofbeats subscription, and KER have a prize for the most-liked foal on FB.

CLOSING THE BORDERS AGAINST GLANDERS

After a horse in Germany tested positive to this highly infectious disease, the Australian authorities suspended the importation of horses and genetic material from Germany.


     
See a full range of Foal Brag photos on Hoofbeats facebook   Jodie Borschmann (VIC) Torri   Jessica Battista (WA) Name Pending (colt)   Maddie Thompson (SA) Sparks Will Fly with his football
     
Brandy Newton/Bev Mayes (WA) Brandy   Barb Sugg (WA) Southern Hills Serenity   Talitha Mitchell (NSW) High Street BlueJay   Tamika Green (TAS) Wynwood Bedazzled


REGULAR FEATURES

PLEASE EXPLAIN with Jane Myers, Dr Meredith Flash and Dr John Kohnke
Jane Myers explains what rider biomechanics entails and why it’s important; Dr Meredith Flash answers what the term Rig means, why feeding too much starch is bad for the horse is outlined and Dr John Kohnke discusses why horses get sand colic and what can be done about it. (Image right: sand in the gut.)

BOOK, e-BOOK and DVD REVIEWS
- The options available to learn about horse behaviour, training, riding or for a general good story involving horses are numerous.

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

HAVE YOUR SAY
Reader’s feedback and comments

THE GREEN HORSE- horses and the land
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View the range of articles in the Green Horse that cover growing herbs, Landccare Management, Weedwatch, hanging a gate and more.
TAKE ME TO THE GREEN HORSE ARTICLES


Free BONUS articles
in the e-Preview, e-magazine and App.


Japanese Kiso Horses

Almost extinct by 1976, down to only 36
known animals, the Kiso horse has been
in Japan for more than a millenium.
One of eight indigenus horse breeds of
Japan, the Kiso is the only native to the
principal island, Honshu, and like all the other
Although the exact origins are unknown they are thought to have descended from the Mongolian horses or the plateaus of central Asia milleniums ago.


 

TRAVEL ARTICLES AVAILABLE
IN PAST e-Previews
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Trekking in the land of the Maasai - Dec/Jan14/15 Celebrating Horses Around The World -Oct Nov 14
Horse Trekking in New Zealand - Aug/Sept 14
Chile to Argentina Ride - June /July 14
Horsetrekking in France -
April/May 14
VOLUN-TOURING IN INDIA -
Oct/Nov 13
IBIZA - horse rescue - Aug/Sept 13
Turkey Horse Trekking - June/July 13
Horse Trekking In iceland - April/May 13
Skijoring- Skiing by horse power - Feb/March 13
Treating Horses In Egypt - Dec/Jan 12/13
A New Chinese Dynasty - Oct/Nov 12
Cambodian Equestrians - Aug/Sept 12

OTHER ARTICLES AVAILABLE TO READ IN THE E-PREVIEW, APP and E_MAGAZINE

Curly Horses - Feb/March 15
Equitana 2014 - Dec/Jan 2014/15
The Hungarian Nonius - Aug/Sept 14
Miniature Mediterranean DONKEY
- June/July 14
AYDEN UHIR
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Sponsored by NIKE - APR/MAY 14

To see the 'FELIX' series by New Zealander Katie Haggarth and superbly illustrated by Kay Thornton go to BACKCOPIES and start with the June July 12 Free emag and then the FREE E-previews for issues after that.


 

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CONGRATULATIONS
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Jennifer Andrews of Moruya, NSW who won an Equine Fine Art Print from Artist Clare Haxby. Congratulations Jennifer, we hope the artwork looks great in your house.
Thanks for subscribing to Hoofbeats.

For more information on Clare Haxby go to www.clarehaxby.com

 

 




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