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Rural locations are often no deterrent to thieves and many stables and horses are situated some distance from the home, which makes them an easy target. There are steps that can be taken to protect your property and livestock from theft.
SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION FROM SHOW HORSE TO DRESSAGE
Juggling her work and equestrian commitments has not stop Tasmanian, Tania Hay, from creating a successful career for her horses in Show Horse and Hunter classes before making the discipline transition into Dressage.
TANJA KRAUS AND PHIL MONAGHAN Australians, Tanja and Phil have successfully competed in the USA in Cowboy Dressage events - an increasingly popular discipline. And that was after only a week to work the horses on which they competed.
ARE WE CONTRIBUTING TO OUR HORSES STRESS LEVELS? Are we unintentionally contributing to our horses stress levels with our current stable management routine? How do we know if our horses are actually stressed and what should we do to remedy the situation?
HORSES HELPING PEOPLE Those of us already involved with horses know just how good they are for your peace of mind and it is good to see that they are now being recognised around the world for their positive effect on the physical and mental wellbeing of people from all ages and walks of life. Writer Wendy Elks looks at some of the forms of equine therapy available in Australia.
STABLE STORAGE When you have limited time to work your horse before or after work it makes life so much easier if all your riding gear is easily accessible. Storage options are many and varied and writer Nicole Groves looks at various options and asks German based Australian dressage rider and trainer, Hayley Beresford, how she manages her gear storage.
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