Property & Pasture

Did you know the polypropylene of horse feedbags can be recycled into new products? War on Waste horse feedbags

War on Waste: Horse Feedbags

War on waste horse feedbags. Material: Feedbags are (generally) made from woven polypropylene. Abbreviated as PP,

Recycling soft plastics in a RedCycle Bin. War on waste for horse owners

War on Waste for Horse Owners: A Circular Economy

War on Waste for horse owners. The planet is drowning in plastic and, while a lot

A woman with an umbrella watches her horse grazing in the rain. Horse pastures drought recovery

When the Drought Breaks… Hold Your Horses!

Horse pastures drought recovery After yet another dry and hot year in Australia, most horse owners

Horse Health & Well-being

Dr Lena Clifford is a Memeber of the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

The Modern Horse Chiropractic

When you hear someone talk about chiropractic treatments for horses, do you visualise a big bloke pulling or pushing on a horse, cracking joints or bumping your horse with a rubber mallet? Yes, chiropractic treatments used to be like that because people believed it necessary to use force to adjust

Horse Training

Kate Fenner riding her horse within the engagement bubble. The confident horse. Riding confidence and online horse training

Kandoo Community and Connection

Online horse training. With the current global crisis, what we, as horse lovers and riders need today more than ever before, is community and connection. The Kandoo Community is a group of like-minded, supportive horse owners and riders who would love to welcome you to their tribe. Founder, Kate Fenner,

Horse People & Culture

Making eventing safer with data

Here’s How to Make Eventing Safer

“There are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns” is a phrase US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld used in a news briefing in February 2002 when speaking about the lack of evidence linking the government of Iraq with the supply of  ‘weapons of mass destruction’ to terrorist groups. I

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Dr James Cooling of Horse Bit Fit assessing a client

Horse Bit Fit: Comfort and Communication

We can’t change the world by helping one horse and rider but we can change the world for that horse and rider. Over recent years, Horse Bit Fit consultants have placed a spotlight on the notion that bit and bridle fit must be considered as a routine part of every

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Vet with stethoscope checking horse, handler is holding horse's head in hands. Surviving colic

Fast Referral Gives Horses The Best Chance For Surviving Colic

HEALTH REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure Surviving Colic He’s down. He’s rolling. He’s up! … And, down again. Oh no, and now he’s got that look. The one that tells you, yeah, this seems pretty bad. For horse owners, few situations create more anxiety than finding your horse in the throes

Horserail fence with two three horses. Safe fencing for horses.

Keep Them Safe With Horserail

Safe Fencing for Horses: Horse fencing has seen a great modernization over the last 20 years, with horse owners realizing that old fashioned wire and timber fencing really is not suitable for our beloved and easily startled animals. It is easy to see why Horserail is the number one choice

woman lungeing saddled horse. Biosecurity Entity Registration Portal

Protecting Queensland’s Horses is Now Easier

Biosecurity Entity Registration Portal Many horse owners are developing action plans to keep them and their horses safe during natural disasters like bushfires and floods. But these are not the only dangers from which owners need to protect their horses. Emergency animal diseases like equine influenza and Kunjin virus  can

Round Bale, Feed balancers, Feeding roughage

Feed Balancers: Much More Than Simple Nutrition

Very well-established in countries like the United Kingdom, where forage-based diets have been the traditional norm, feed balancers are becoming very popular in Australia as more and more horse owners get in step with the fibre-feeding mantra and move towards healthier, low-starch forage-rich diets for their horses and ponies. We

Horse Welfare

Making eventing safer with data

Here’s How to Make Eventing Safer

“There are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns” is a phrase US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld used in a news briefing in February 2002 when speaking about the

Dr James Cooling of Horse Bit Fit assessing a client

Horse Bit Fit: Comfort and Communication

We can’t change the world by helping one horse and rider but we can change the world for that horse and rider. Over recent years, Horse Bit Fit consultants have

Human Mindset

EquiCoach Lisa Ashton has launched the Equestrian Coach Challenge to support professionals through the coronavirus crisis

The Equestrian Coach Challenge

The coronavirus crisis is creating huge problems, but it’s also opening opportunities for us to focus on connecting with what

Pony Club has a plan B for COVID-19

Pony Club Australia Launches Plan B

Pony Club Plan B. Even though your local Pony Club is not running competitions or rallies right now, there is

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Equitation Science

A veterinarian inserts a microchip into a young chestnut horse. Recognising stress in horses.

The Challenges of Recognising Stress in Horses

Recognising stress in horses. Can you recognize stress in a horse during a veterinary exam? Your observations might not be

Clipped horse. Horse behaviour research

Have you ever wondered how your horse compares to others?

Horse behaviour research. The International Society for Equitation Science is proud to announce that Honorary Fellow, Professor Paul McGreevy has

Horses and People in Art

A portrait of Mademoiselle Croizette riding sidesaddle on a bay horse by artist Emile Carolus-Duran, 1873. history of rider wear

Dressed for the Ride: The history of rider wear

Rider wear is an area of sports clothing where history, function and symbolism are uniquely

Gypsy Cob photo by Rachel Flynn Equine Photography

My Journey Into the Unique Gypsy Cob

Sometimes, we have no idea where a road will lead us. We follow it because

Researchers say horses travel better in wider bays and probably facing backwards. Photo courtesy EquiTrek Australia

Horses Travel Better in Wider Bays and Backwards

What’s the best way for horses to travel? It’s not like you can buckle their seat belts. You can’t exactly give them those fuzzy little neck pillows for the long, overnight trip, either. Yet horses regularly take long trips, especially in Australia. So how can you make their travel more

two horses together. horse behaviours, horse friends. African Horse Sickness outbreak may be a threat to Australian horses

Australia’s Risk of African Horse Sickness Outbreak Explained

An African Horse Sickness outbreak has ferociously killed hundreds of Thai horses in less than three weeks. How at risk is Australia? In some languages, it’s called “The Equine Plague.” And given its rapid transmission, fierce symptoms, and haunting mortality rates, the “plague” might be a more apt description for

African horse sickness (AHS) is a highly infectious and deadly disease. It affects horses, mules, and donkeys. Zebras carry the disease but are rarely affected.

What is African Horse Sickness?

African horse sickness (AHS) is a highly infectious and deadly disease caused by African horse sickness virus. It commonly affects horses, mules, and donkeys. It is caused by a virus of the genus Orbivirus belonging to the family Reoviridae. This disease can be caused by any of the nine serotypes

Two friends leading their horses and enjoying each other's company. Helping each other with whatever struggle they are facing

It’s Time to Change the Culture

I want to comment on a recent article in Eurodressage by Adriane Alvord, “The Pain that Lives Behind the Barn Door” referring to the tragic death of Teresa Butta in the US. We have lost three professional riders to suicide in the last three months and there are many more

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