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Inside the August September 2013 issue
Vol 35 No 2 $7.50 AU,
$7.95 NZ, e-mag $5.50, App $5.99
HAND POSITION AND CONTROL by Sandi Simons
The reins connect a rider’s hands a directly to the horse’s mouth. An independent seat will ensure that that the hands are used for communication not for balance.
It is no small task to bring a show like Cavalia to Australia. Here’s an insight into the organisation required to enable the show to go on tour.
GIRTHS part two by Kaye Meynell
From a mere handful of styles a decade ago to the multitude of styles and materials available today, choosing the correct girth has never been more complex.
LIQUID SUPPLEMENTS by Sarah Butler
A supplement needs to be absorbed to benefit the horse. As the active ingredienst are already dissolved, liquid versions can provide quicker results.
LYSSAVIRUS by Julia McLean
As Australian horse owners still contend with the hendra virus, another bat-borne virus has emerged to threaten horse health.
HOW TO REMOVE A HORSE SHOE by Chris Boag
With a basic farrier’s kit and a little knowledge, every horse owner should be able to remove a horse shoe in an emergency.
PLEASE EXPLAIN with Dr Carol Layton, and Brett Parbery
Feeding silage, ‘putting your leg on’ and when to vaccinate. Experienced horsemen and women guide readers through the questions they have always wanted to ask.
THE RECIPIENT MARE AND HER INFLUENCE ON THE EMBRYO TRANSFER FOAL by Kaye Meynell
The birth size and subsequent development of a foal implanted in a surrogate mare will differ from one carried to term by the biological dam.
LIVER FAILURE by Dr Jennifer Stewart
The largest gland in the body, the liver is critical to horse health, but it is also one of the most vulnerable, particularly to poisonous plants and other substances.
Click to download the list of Plants Toxic to Horses as a pdf (78kb)
IT'S A PAIN IN THE NECK by Dr Ian Bidstrup
Neck pain in horses may not only lead to undesirable behaviours, it can be indicative of other health issues.
CARLTON'S CLYDESDALES by Wendy Elkes
Once an integral part of the delivery system, Clydesdale horses still play an
important role as ambassadors to CUB.
MOUTHING A HORSE IN TWO REINS by Dan Steers, Double Dan Horsemanship
Using two long reins with the bit is the next stage in mouthing the young horse.
DIAGONALS AT THE TROT by Janeen S. DeBoard
Rising to the correctdiagonal at the trot can initially be learnt by sight but will
eventually be determined by feel.
EFFECTS OF FEEDING ON BEHAVIOUR OF HORSES by Dr Joe Pagan - Kentucky Equine Research
Does a horse’s diet affect its behaviour? There are two schools of thought.
THE RIGHT START by Julia McLean with Natalie Blundell
A smooth start can set up horse and rider for the optimum cross country round.
BONUS Articles In The e-Preview
Horse Valley rescues horses on this beautiful party island off the
Spanish coast and allows them to live a more natural life in a herd.
MELBOURNE THREE DAY EVENT
Photos by Jenelle Christopher.
Pony Club NSW State Show Jumping Championships
A successful weekend with around 170 competitors travelling to the Championships at Bathurst from Pony Clubs across NSW and interstate from Queensland and Victoria.
i-BOOK REVIEW – Through the Eyes of the Horse by Carlos Tabernaberri
This e-book captures Carlos’ humane and internationally successfully training style, based on establishing trust through understanding and mutual respect.
To see the FELIX series on New Zealander Katie Haggarth 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
Information Exchange - Readers’ Tips, Views and Questions
Weedwatch - Fleabane by Nicola Field
Maintaining Gateways in Winter by Andrea Carmody
Native Grasses - Do They Make Economic Sense? by Dr Ian Chivers
Birth Control Vaccine for Feral Animals
Growing Equine Herbs - Yarrow by Jackie Rive
Holistic Management Pt 6 by Mariette van den Berg
Making the Most of Rain by Chris Ferreira
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