Property & Pasture

7 tips for reducing weight gain in horses and ponies

Seven tips to manage your horse’s weight

These challenging times are affecting every aspect of our lives, including, for many of us, how

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

Horse Training

3 benefitial stretches and core strengthening for your horse

3 Beneficial Stretches and Core Strengthening For Your Horse

3 beneficial stretches and core strengthening for your horse. As we learn more about the horse’s body and how things are connected, therapists are finding better ways of keeping our fur-kids safe, healthy and, most importantly, happy. There are many new fads that promise quick cures for imbalances, whether they

Horse People & Culture

Woman riding horse on the beach. we all start the year setting new goals

It’s official: Horses are good for us, they get us close to nature

New research shows horses are good for the soul because they get us close to nature. When you go for a ride, do you feel more “at one with nature”? If you do—and in particular if that makes you happy—you’re not alone. According to a new study, horseback riders feel

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Recognising fatigue in ranch horses

Helping Ranchers Identify Fatigue

Five million horses live in Brazil. Nearly three-quarters of them work as ranch horses on beef cattle farms, spending long days driving, cutting, and transporting, sometimes across difficult terrains and in extreme weather. Researchers are helping ranchers recognise the signs of physical tiredness to prevent exhaustion. It can be a

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The best horse fence is always a sound investment

Horse Fencing: A Worthy Investment

SAFETY REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure The best fence for horses will always be expensive, but did you know your farm insurance can cover fence repair and replacement? Good safe fences are an essential part of a horse property. They don’t just keep horses secure but also serve to protect certain

Protect your horse during travel

Protect Your Horse During Travel

HEALTH REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure Top tips supported by recent research to help protect your horse during travel. Transporting horses might be part of the daily routine for many owners and trainers, but for horses, it is stressful, exhausting and carries a significant risk. There is a large amount of

Top reasons why you should vet check the next horse you buy

Pre-purchase Exams

HEALTH REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure Why you should invest in a pre-purchase vet exam when buying your next horse Looking for a horse to buy? Whether you are buying your first horse or looking for another one to add to your collection, finding your ‘unicorn’ is the stuff dreams are

Equus Nexus giving Thoroughbreds the best chance for life

Equus Nexus: Giving Thoroughbreds the Best Chance – For Life

I recently had an opportunity to catch up with Mike Lawrence, founder of Equus Nexus, while he was starting a young racehorse of mine. Equus Nexus has several beautiful retired Thoroughbred racehorses and warmblood horses, in various stages of training. My interest was the retraining of Thoroughbred racehorse project that

Horse Welfare

retraining off the track thoroughbreds

Race-2-Ride: Retraining and Welfare Off The Track

There has been much in the press over the last year about the welfare of horses leaving the racing industry, raising questions about the sustainability and ethics of the current

Recognising fatigue in ranch horses

Helping Ranchers Identify Fatigue

Five million horses live in Brazil. Nearly three-quarters of them work as ranch horses on beef cattle farms, spending long days driving, cutting, and transporting, sometimes across difficult terrains and

Human Mindset

Can horse people get along without engaging in collaboration, consultation and compassion?

Can Horse People Get Along? Tips from Six Blind Men and an Elephant

It is possible for horse people to get along? Horse people! We have a reputation for being a bit, well,

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

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Equitation Science

How Many Foals End up Racing?

Only 66% of Thoroughbred foals entered training in Australia and 5% were exported to other countries. What happened to the

Horses are social and need contact with other horses

Researchers Compare the Welfare of Competition vs Leisure Horses

Tough question time. Which horses have better health and welfare: leisure-riding horses? Or competition horses? A recent Swiss study has

Horses and People in Art

An example of Norman Thelwell's pony inspired comedy. pony stories

Little Riders and Cute Ponies: The World of Horse Book Illustration

Today we’re exploring pony stories and humorous cartoons. Pony stories feed our obsessions and provide

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

Eye injuries are a veterinary emergency

Your Horse’s Vital Signs Part 2: Emergencies

How to help your horse in an emergency. Horse emergencies can be frightening but here’s how you should respond to ensure the best outcome for your horse. This article is the second of a 2-part series. In the first part, Dr Rachel O’Higgins explained the vital signs and why it’s

Taking your horse's vital signs

Your Horse’s Vital Signs: Part 1 of 2

It’s essential that every horse owner knows their horse’s normal vital signs; that is their healthy resting temperature, heart rate and respiration (breathing) rate. As prey animals, horses can be very good at hiding signs of illness to avoid attracting unwanted attention, so checking your horse’s vital signs regularly will

Protect your horse during travel

Protect Your Horse During Travel

HEALTH REPORT SPONSORED BY Fitton HorseInsure Top tips supported by recent research to help protect your horse during travel. Transporting horses might be part of the daily routine for many owners and trainers, but for horses, it is stressful, exhausting and carries a significant risk. There is a large amount of

vet curriculum incorporates how horses learn

Learning Theory to Improve Equine Veterinarian Safety and Retention

A new program to teach horse handling methods based on learning theory to equine vets will make treatments safer. Horses aren’t always the easiest of patients. They kick; they bite; they bolt. They rear; they stomp their feet; they raise their heads so high you need a ladder. They pull

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