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

Snow White

A Wild Horse Fantasy

My obsession with horses apparently began at a very early age. There was absolutely no family background for this obsession to occur. My mother and father had never even been close to a horse, other than those which featured in their lives as working animals. They were city folk. I

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Naturalness and the Legitimacy of Thoroughbred Racing: A Photo-Elicitation Study with Industry and Animal Advocacy Informants

Disparate views impact the future of horseracing

Depending on their connection with horse racing, different people have different views about what’s “natural.” And that, according to one researcher, is having a major impact on the future of the sport. While racing industry leaders might consider it “natural” for a horse to gape its mouth open under tight

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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

foals need their own pain ethogram

Researchers say foals need their own pain ethogram

They’re all horses, yes. But that doesn’t mean that little horses act like big horses when they’re in pain. According to Dutch scientists, foals express pain differently from the way

How to cool a hot horse - as recommended by the FEI

Effective Horse Cooling – as Recommended by the FEI

Hot or hot and humid environmental conditions are a serious risk to health and performance unless properly managed. Research into the effects of heat and humidity on horses during competition

Human Mindset

A roadmap to social licence to operate based on legitimacy, transparency, communication and trus

Equestrian Coach Challenge II: Thriving over Surviving

For 2 weeks, starting on 16th November, EquiCoach Lisa Ashton is launching the 2nd Equestrian Coach Challenge, designed specifically to

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,

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Equitation Science

Donkeys have different heads to horses

Researchers uncover scientific clue to the relationship between whorls and horse personality

Whorl judging of horse temperament and personality may have found its scientific grounding. Ever notice that donkeys have very different

Bone damage at site of noseband

Report of Bone Damage at Noseband Site

A new study has identified bone damage at the site of the noseband. This research has important ramifications regarding the

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

A roadmap to social licence to operate based on legitimacy, transparency, communication and trus

Equestrian Coach Challenge II: Thriving over Surviving

For 2 weeks, starting on 16th November, EquiCoach Lisa Ashton is launching the 2nd Equestrian Coach Challenge, designed specifically to help coaches navigate these uncertain and changing times but made accessible to anyone who wants to come out of 2020 stronger. Coaches who took part in the first challenge earlier

Carbrook Vet Services Reproduction Specialists

The Ups and Downs of Horse Breeding

Most horse owners are attracted to the idea of breeding their own foal at some stage, especially those who own mares. Less common, however, is deciding to manage and educate a stallion with the prospect of using him as a sire. Horses and People magazine’s editor, Cristina Wilkins asked Dr

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

The 2019 Melbourne Cup finish was hotly contested and has raised more questions about the use of the whip in racing.

Research shows whipping horses doesn’t make them run faster, straighter or safer — let’s cut it out

The horse racing whip debate just got harder… The Melbourne Cup is upon us. This year will be different due to COVID-19 — but one thing we don’t expect to change is concern about horses’ welfare, which seems to resurface each year. Just days before the Cup, Victoria’s parliament has

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