He moves like a real horse. Stewie, the robot horse, was created specifically to aid people undergoing hippotherapy- the use of horseback riding as a rehabilitative treatment for patients seeking to improve their movement and balance capabilities, plus the coordination, balance, and core strength of patients with autism, cerebral palsy, and other disorders.
As Paula Ward leaves the role of Chief Executive Officer at Equestrian Australia, the search is on for a new CEO for the challenging role of leading the sport into the future.
IS YOUR HORSE
Reluctant to go forward
Resisting in transitions
On the forehand
Uncomfortable in sitting trot ?
Consider the difference a custom made saddle could make, often at a comparable or even cheaper price than an off the shelf saddle.
Let Victoria Hamilton, a veterinarian, an international dressage competitor and one of the most experienced dressage coaches in Australia help find the best fit for you and your horse. Continued
BE A CONTRIBUTOR TO HOOBEATS We welcome readers who will share their experiences with others through the pages of Hoofbeats magazine in up-coming articles. We are all horse owners and, while we can bring you research and information from leading riders and trainers, your hands-on stories and photographs open the window into the every-day lives of horse owners around Australia and New Zealand.
Special thanks to the many who responded with details on the lives of their horses and dogs, it was overwhelming and clearly indicates that the majority have a dog or two that easily fits into their equestrian lifestyle ( see the article in the current April May issue.).
NEW TOPIC - THE OLDER RIDER SERIESWriter Felicity Wisher continues her series on THE OLDER RIDER and would love to hear from anyone in that category who is interested in being involved, or knows someone who could be featured. Riders, trainers or those practitioners involved in the physical, mental or psychological aspect of the older rider can contact Felicity firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW TOPIC WHO GROOMS SERIOUSLY? ... as opposed to running the brush over your horse before and after riding. How much time do you spend grooming and what is your grooming routine? Does the lovely show sheen come from your grooming or feed?
16,000 YEAR OLD HORSE FOUND IN BACKYARD
The horse had arthritis when it died. It is possible, too, that it had bone cancer in one ankle.
That can happen to any horse once it gets to be a certain age. This one is nearly 16,000 years old.
$53 MILLION CLASS ACTION
Horse owners have launched a $53 million law suit against the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing the Hendra vaccine.
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