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August September 2016
Vol 38 No 2
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INSIDE the August September 16 issue
Vol 38 No 2 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, App (for all devices) $5.99
 

EVIE BULLER by Sarah Warne
This young Australian rider is making her mark on the European showjumping circuit from her base in Belgium.

INSULIN RESISTANCE by Dr Jennifer Stewart
Similar to type 2 diabetes in humans, insulin resistance is linked to several diseases and is a growing problem as horses show increasing signs of obesity.

REMOTE RIDING CLUBS by Wendy Elks
Riding enthusiasts in remote areas band together to form clubs that encourage and support their members’ interests, skills and camaraderie, while facing the challenges from these isolated and outback locations.

TOE OR HEEL FIRST by Pete Ramey with Jen Clingly
It’s important to take the time to check how your horse is moving and the consequences if it is impacting the ground toe-first more than it should be.

EXERCISE FOR WEIGHT LOSS by Kaye Meynell
As equine obesity levels rise it is the owner’s responsibility to maintain a diet and exercise regime to avoid risks from associated health problems.

FASHION AND FUNCTION OF YOUR SADDLE by Dr Ian Bidstrup
With a huge range to choose from you would think that buying a saddle to suit your horse and requirements would be a straight forward process. Not so, explains Dr Bidstrup, with a number of factors affecting how a saddle will fit at the time of purchase and after use.

   
Your correct position - or lack of it as above- affects the horse's balance through transitions.   When your horse suddenly becomes 'grumpy' there is a need to look for the reason behind this behavior.   Combining, horses, education and holiday in Costra Rica.


READER'S STORY- SWAYBACK by Alyssa Knee
Often associated with aged horses, a swayback can also be the result of the fairly rare condition, congenital lordosis, as this reader discovered with her Warmblood gelding. One of the difficulties facing owners of affected horses is fitting a saddle.

TRAINING TIPS - TRANSITIONS
by Lucy Williams
As a rider’s position can affect a horse during transitions, it is important to manage and strengthen the body to help your riding and match the power of the horse.

WHY IS MY HORSE GRUMPY? by Felicity Wischer
A number of equine body workers share their experiences after dealing with horses that have exhibited ‘grumpy’ behaviour and the issues commonly behind it.

MOVING FORWARD WITH THE HORSE'S UNDER-SADDLE CAREER
John Lyons and David Simons share their tips for continuing your horse’s ridden education, once it returns home from the trainers.

COSTA RICA HOLIDAY by Helen Adams
Reader Helen Adams embarked on an educational vacation when she booked in to a Parelli Course in Costa Rica, experiencing riding with a difference in this beautiful Central American country.

THE ART OF REWARD by Sarah Warne
A good rider is an effective rider, one that knows how to ask for a response and when to stop asking, has clear, consistent aids that communicate what is wanted from the horse and is quick to reward the desired outcome.

DAMAGE CONTROL FOR THE EQUINE PENIS
by Dr Allan Gunn and Dr John Chopin
While it’s not common for a male horse to have a life threatening problem with their penis, when an injury or
damage to the area does occur, prompt treatment should be sought.


REGULAR FEATURES

PLEASE EXPLAIN
Queries addressed this issue include: Colitis-X; How does the placenta detach after foaling?; What is the small depression sometimes seen on a horse’s neck?; Can horses vomit?; Why does a horse drool when being ridden?; Should you lunge before riding?; How to start getting your horse fit, and why mount from the left side?

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 Glyphosate and a By-Pass Gate.
Mouldy hay and The Cold Season
(with Angela Davison Horse Herbalist), Arena dust part 2 and Wash Bay design.

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Vol 34 - 3 Oct/Nov 2011 WARNING BELLS- EARLY DETECTION OF FOALING PROBLEMS
by Cameron Collins BVSc MACVSc MRCVS
Equine Veterinarians Australia

Early recognition of problem signs during a mare's pregnancy, during the birthing process and in the first hours of a foal's life, can be the difference between a life and death outcome.

Vol 31 - 3 Oct/Nov 2009
TRAINING THE SHOW HUNTER HORSE

by Lisa Le Provost
Traditionally a hack was considered to be a horse that was ridden by a gentleman on his short journey from the stables to the hunt field - a glamorous saddle horse, upon which the gentleman could make an impression and an entrance. Once at the hunt, however, he would change from his hack to his hunter to follow hounds for the day¹s riding over varying terrain. The hunter horse thus was a strong, powerful animal that commanded attention and had the substance and bone necessary to carry weight for long periods of time. Most importantly, however, it had the manners and temperament to make a suitable mount for a full day's riding.

Vol 31 - 3 Oct/Nov 2009
BUILD STABLES IN THREE DAYS

by Wendy Elks

When Catherine Connard and husband James bought a well-established, three-acre lifestyle property in the quaint township of Tyabb on Victoria¹s Mornington Peninsula, it was a dream come true. James, a non-horse enthusiast but supportive husband, had agreed to look at properties but best of all, for the first time in Catherine¹s life her horses would be just outside the back door - now they just needed a stable!

 

 

 

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