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INSIDE the February/March 2015 issue
Vol 36 No 5 $7.50 AU,
$7.95 NZ, e-mag $5.50, App $5.99
EXERCISES FOR 'HOT' HORSESby Wendy Elks
Dressage rider Brett Parbery, Danish Olympian Lone Jorgensen and Australian Elite Dressage Squad member Caroline Wagner comment on hot horses. The way in which a rider approaches a ‘hot horse’s’ training can be the difference between having an ‘edge’ in competition or pushing too far into dangerous situations. Understanding what motivates can help alleviate difficult scenarios.
FEEDING THE COMPETITION HORSE
by Dr Jennifer Stewart
With the standard of competition consistently improving, riders are looking at all avenues to maximise training options. Strategic feeding practices, which provide the array and timing of nutrients supplied, are critical in affecting the horse’s response to training, recovery from exercise and impact on future working sessions.
FOAL TIME - First lessons by Felicity Wischer
Well known breeders, Maggie Lees and Bill Pryse from Sefton Riding Ponies in Longwood and Trish Wettenhall from Triandibo Quarter Horse Stud and Training Stables in Hoddles Creek, offer their opinions and methods of weaning foals, and their early lessons on interacting with humans.
WHY THAT ...? by Kaye Meynell
Once the saddle, bridle, bit, boots, rug, saddle pad and other main tack items are in place, there are still the many accessories to be decided upon to complete the ‘must-have’ list for horse owners.
RATTLES RIDE FOR CANCER by Andie Wyatt
Ian Retallack is on an epic journey around Australia, driving a horse-drawn carriage to raise funds for cancer research. His travels will take an estimated four years as he circles the country.
WINDGALLS by Wendy Elks with Dr Phil Jones
These unsightly swellings on legs can be relatively harmless, cause no lameness and be reduced with simple procedures, however a similar swelling can be a sign of injury and may need attention.
|Rattles Ride for Cancer
BRUMBIES by Kit Prendergast (see preview)
Australia’s equine heritage versus environental nightmares. With the highest number of free ranging horses in the world, Australia needs to find a control method that can protect the fragile environment yet alieviate the welfare issues that occur through aerial shooting.
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY AIDS RIDER RESEARCH
The rider’s posture has always been the key to efficient riding, and now research is using technology to capture every movement made by the body to gauge an efficient and practical method of assessing riders during a range of movements.
THE RIDER AS AN ATHLETE - pre-ride exercises
by Sophie Warren
With more and more professional riders deriving their income from being at the top of the sport, riders will need to turn their thoughts towards prioritising their own fitness, instead of focusing on the horse, as has occurred in the past.
RATE THE HORSE - food for thought by Dan Steers
Understanding how much the horse understands about any new movement and having a picture in mind of what a perfect 10 rating will look or feel like, will go a long way to helping horses interpret what the rider is asking.
EQUITANA PRODUCTS - for the equine enthusiast
A selection of new and interesting products that were available at Equitana, Melbourne in November 2014.
THE OWNER’S DILEMMA - equine chiropractics (see preview)
by Dr Ian Bidstrup
Part 3 gives further insight into the merit and varying application of the common therapeutic approaches available for the horse. Combining chiropractic manipulation and stretching with other modalities works toward the ultimate aim of decreasing the horse’s discomfort and improving overall health and well-being.
PLEASE EXPLAIN with Dr Rob Woodgate and Dr Victoria Hamilton
The difference between half chaps and gaiters is explained as well as what a jumping grid is and how to set this up. Dr Rob Woodgate explains the Bot Fly and its potential harm and Dr Victoria Hamilton answers the ongoing question of which comes first - back pain or lower limb problems.
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