Property & Pasture

Keep Them Safe With Horserail

Horse fencing has seen a great modernization over the last 20 years, with horse owners realizing

Building Resilience and Drought-proofing Your Horse Property

Australia is a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo. Over the last year we

Enrichment

Enrichment means providing captive or domestic animals with a better housing situation and stimulation that replicate

Horse Health & Well-being

Horse Training

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Boost Your Dressage Scores Part 7: Straightness 2

Do you want to score higher than 7 in your next dressage test? In Part 7 of this series, Manuela McLean continues to explain dressage judging against the backdrop of learning theory and the equitation science shaping scale, helping you develop clear training strategies to boost your scores. Dressage judges

Horse People & Culture

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Three Steps to Developing Focus

We can ride with focus or we can ride while being distracted. The difference will be enormous. The distractions can come from your mind as well as from your environment. Here’s a three-step mindset strategy to help you developing focus. First step: The first step in improving your focus while

News & Science

Get Involved in Improving the Communication of Science

The 15th International Equitation Science Conference, with the theme of ‘Bringing Science to the Stable’, kicked off on Sunday 18th August with two pre-conference workshops. The first was ‘Lost in Translation: Improving the Communication of Science to Equestrian Communities’ presented by two members of the ISES Council, Cristina Wilkins of

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Keep Them Safe With Horserail

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 for keeping our horses

Protecting Queensland’s Horses is Now Easier

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 spread far and fast

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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

Feeding for Weight Gain

Some horses do not maintain their bodyweight easily and it can prove a real challenge to keep them at an ideal weight. Ultimately, your horse’s ribs should not be visible, but they should be easily felt if you run your hand along your horse’s side.  A common complaint from horse

Horse Welfare

Loosenup the noseband

Vets Support Responsible Noseband Use

The Chilean Equine Veterinary Association (ACHVE) and the Chilean Veterinary College (COLMVET) have pledged support of the responsible use of nosebands in all equestrian disciplines. In their press release, they

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Tongue ties: Trying to see the whole picture

Whenever we want to get to the bottom of a question regarding equine performance, welfare, nutrition or disease, we must consider the science. Scientists make it their life’s work to

Human Mindset

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Three Steps to Developing Focus

We can ride with focus or we can ride while being distracted. The difference will be enormous. The distractions can

Being Good Enough

Do you know when you are doing a good job or do you rely on others telling you that you

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Equitation Science

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Top five trends to help build happy horse groups

When it comes to understanding herd dynamics that help build happy pasture groups, it’s hard to beat 15 years of

Could your horse walker be causing your horse unnecessary stress?

You go to his stall, put his halter on him, lead him out away from his companions, and take him

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The Unicorn’s Appeal

…And “the Loveliest of All” was the Unicorn! This month we explore the unicorn; from

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Legends of the Bush

The horse in Australia has played a central role in the formation of our national

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Being Good Enough

Do you know when you are doing a good job or do you rely on others telling you that you are? In my experience, many riders don’t trust themselves and, therefore, keep looking and craving other people’s praise. This in itself is not a bad thing, it just becomes hard

Boost Your Dressage Scores Part 5: Developing Rhythm

Do you want to improve on marks of 5 and 6 in every movement of your next dressage competition? Read on… In Part 5 of this series, Manuela McLean continues to explain dressage judging against the backdrop of learning theory and the equitation science shaping scale, helping you develop clear

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The Great Escape… Clever horse yes… But can you keep him in?

Everyone’s in the barn, all stall doors snugly closed. Lights out. Fast forward to the next morning, and there’s your gelding hanging out in the paddock, his stall door wide open. Or maybe all the horses are out, and all the doors are open. After a few nights in a

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Boost Your Dressage Scores Part 4: Obedience

Do you want to improve on marks of 3 to 5 in every movement of your next dressage competition? ? Read on… In Part 4 of this series, Manuela McLean continues to explain dressage judging against the backdrop of learning theory and the equitation science shaping scale, helping you develop

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