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INSIDE the December January 2014/15 issue

Vol 36 No 4 $7.50 AU, $7.95 NZ, e-mag $5.50, App $5.99


THE IMPORTANCE OF PLAY by Kaye Meynell
Researchers look at the question of why animals play and the benefits and disadvantages of play in the young horse. Both the short and long term benefits have yet to be clearly defined and agreed upon by those studying it.

AID OR CUE? by Anna Marsden
While the most important elements of training remain the same for both the aid and the cue, there is a difference and it’s useful to know, especially when training may not be going according to plan.

HORSES THAT BITE by Wendy Elks
A natural behaviour between horses, it is not acceptable behaviour with humans and if horses are not discouraged at an early age it can become a bad habit with painful consequences for handlers.

THE FUNCTIONAL HOOF CONFERENCE
World leaders in hoof care and sustainable equine management came together with veterinarians, farriers, trimmers, therapists and horse owners to share their expertise at this four day conference in Victoria.

WHY THAT NOSEBAND?
Used to help communicate with the horse via the bit and reins, nosebands are available in a number of styles, each designed to achieve a different result. When the right one is selected and fitted correctly they can be an aid to performance.

COMBINING LATERAL MOVEMENTS Part 2 by Liz Tollarzo
Following on from art 1 in the October November issue, this series of exercises continues to strengthen and build the horse’s muscles to improve their gaits, attentiveness and obedience.

TRAINING -WHAT DOES IT MEAN? by Felicity Wischer
Training means many different things to riders, therefore categorising the class of riders and horses, and defining the discipline or style of riding, is the first step in developing a successful partnership.

   
Horses that Bite   Why That Noseband?   Bronze for Australia

PAIN ? OR JUST BEHAVING BADLY? by Dr Ian Bidstrup
Equine Chiropractic Part 2. Behavioural changes are often just accepted as the personality of the horse, however, when spinal dysfunction is corrected people commonly see what a different, much happier horse they have.

BED, BATH AND STABLE
Going on holiday where your horse is made as welcome as you are is a great way to relax and investigate the countryside at your leisure.

WATER - AN IMPORTANT NUTRIENT by Kentucky Equine Research
Without water horses cannot survive as many days as they could without feed, yet it is often overlooked in nutrition discussions.

EQUESTRIAN RELATED RIDER INJURIES
Results of a study by doctors at The Alfred Hospital in Victoria has highlighted the type and severity of injuries experienced by patients and the outcome of injuries in terms of continuing pain and disability.

BRONZE FOR AUSTRALIA by Suzanne McGill
Jake Hunter (NSW), Australia’s representative in the showjumping at the 2014 Youth Equine Olympics in China, wins Bronze in the Individual competition.

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
For those still searching for the perfect gift there’s bound to be something suitable in this selection of covetable equestrian items.

BLIND by Andie Wyatt
Loss of sight may seem like the end of the road, but blind horses can repay their owners with trust and affection and can lead contented and active lives.

EQUITANA MELBOURNE 2014
Thousands flocked to watch the incredibly talented line up of Australian and international riders, presenters and educators and to shop-til-they-dropped.

REGULAR FEATURES

PLEASE EXPLAIN with Dr Catherine Russell, Dublin Clothing, Dr Scott Cumming
Vet Catherine Russell explains the term Dummy Foal; the Show Horse Council of Australasia clarify the difference between Hacks, Show Hunters and Working Hunters; Dublin Clothing Australia outline what to look for when buying a helmet and vet Scott Cumming explains effective management and prevention of infections with worms.
BOOK REVIEW - a selection of equestrian books reviewed in the Christmas Gift Ideas.
Product News The latest on 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
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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.
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Horse Trekking in the Land of the Maasai

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