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

The Nuchal Ligament Lamellae

The Mystery of the Missing Lamellae

Our knowledge of equine anatomy may be based on outdated findings and needs to be revised. According to the anatomy books that, to date, have served as study reference to veterinarians and practitioners around the world, the nuchal ligament lamellae attaches from C2 to C6 or C2 to C7. However,

Horse Training

Alistair McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

The Standardbred’s Track-to-Hack Journey Part 5: Consolidating the Basics

Welcome to Part Five of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (AEBC) is documenting the re-training of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-old

Horse People & Culture

Alistair McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre with the retired Standardbred Ideal Guy, rehoming retraining the standardbred racehorse

The Standardbred’s Track-to-Hack Journey Part 5: Consolidating the Basics

Welcome to Part Five of the Unharnessed Potential project, an education and awareness campaign to promote the re-training and re-homing of Standardbreds that retire from racing.  In this article series, Alistair McLean from the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre (AEBC) is documenting the re-training of ‘Ideal Guy’ (a.k.a Andy), a five-year-old

News & Science

Whips hanging from a fence with horses in the background.

Whip Use in Equestrian Sports

Whip use in horse sports is currently a highly debated topic, not just within racing but across the entire industry, and a recent study into the use and perception of the whip in equestrian sports suggests there is an appetite for changes in regulation and education. Dr Jane Williams and

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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

Classic vintage caravan belonging to Gypsies,Romanys,'travellers', at Appleby Horse Fair, held every June in Appleby, Cumbria, UK by David Muscroft

Gypsies and Travellers Understand Horse Welfare

Some people might think they know all too well how Gypsies and Travellers treat their horses… right? (Insert their eye roll, nodding, and even perhaps a judgmental smirk?) Actually, maybe

Whips hanging from a fence with horses in the background.

Whip Use in Equestrian Sports

Whip use in horse sports is currently a highly debated topic, not just within racing but across the entire industry, and a recent study into the use and perception of

Human Mindset

How to take action

Taking Action – The Simple Guide

Ok, here it goes, I am saying the ‘P’ word… Procrastination! How often do we know we have to do

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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

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Equitation Science

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Is your horse normal? Now there’s an app for that

Since ancient times, horse behaviour, and the bond between horses and humans, has been a source of intrigue and fascination.

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Safety Overhaul in the Horse Industry Will Require a Mindset Change

Every year, 20 Australians lose their lives to horse-related incidents, and hundreds more are hospitalized. But according to an industrial

Horses and People in Art

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

Legacies of Strength: Aboriginal Stockwomen

From the point of first contact with European explorers and pastoralists, Indigenous Australians used art

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

Dressed for the Ride: The history of rider wear

Rider wear is an area of sports clothing where history, function and symbolism are uniquely interwoven. Simultaneously, the very essence of riding wear is to underscore the nobility of the horse itself, not exceed it, or draw attention away from it.1 Therefore, riding wear has traditionally been sober and understated.

Top five tips for a magic beach photoshoot

The Certain Magic of a Beach Photoshoot

As an Australian Equine Photographer my mission is to capture timeless moments showing the love and connection between my clients and their equine, using our incredible countryside and spectacular rural estates. Creating beautiful photographs that tell a story is my passion. And in Australia, we have many unique environments on

a view from the saddle of a horse's ears Australian horse register

AVA and EVA call for a national horse register

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has called upon the Australian government to implement a nationwide welfare standard and a register to protect the welfare of all horses, not just the racehorses. Their official statement reinforces that the footage as reported on the ABC’s ‘The 7.30 Report’ was highly distressing and

Protesters at the horse races call out wastage

Horse racing must change, or the court of public opinion will bury it

In the wake of a shocking ABC report on the dismal end of many racehorses’ lives in slaughterhouses, many Australians are questioning whether the horse racing industry can operate ethically. Some people will never agree that animals should be used for human entertainment. Others argue horse racing is ethical and

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