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

Mare and foal

Researchers Question Artificial Weaning

Weaning foals Six months old. That landmark age when your baby foal isn’t a baby anymore. Time to wean… As in, time to take him away from his dam, lock her up so she doesn’t injure anyone trying to get to her baby. And time to make him try to

Horse Training

Two girls with their horses. Looking calm. The window of tolerance

The Window of Tolerance

The window of tolerance. It’s a mild summer evening after work and you are swinging along in the arena practicing your dressage test for next weekend. Rhythm is good and your horse seems to be taking weight evenly on all four legs. It feels like the perfect time to head

Horse People & Culture

Pentheselia Amazon Queen

The Great Horse of the Middle Ages

A heavy horse galloping with swinging mane and flowing tail, in ceremonial barding or armour, is a magnificent sight and one that reminds many of us of the drama and romance of the ‘great’ horse of the Middle Ages (476 AD – 1453).  The ‘Medieval’ horse is a vision increasingly

News & Science

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, crazy. But not just in the eccentric way. I mean in the way that we don’t get along very well with one another. It’s quite ironic that if anyone was

Sponsored Content

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

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

Horse Welfare

A noseband that allows two adult fingers to fit between the nasal bones and the strap. ISES Position Statement on use of Nosebands, End of Tight Nosebands for Dutch Horses. Noseband use

Tight Nosebands: A ‘Feel-good’ Shortcut to Nowhere

Tight Noseband? A poorly fitted bridle can give your horse as much discomfort as a poorly fitted bit. Even today, many riders are not fully aware that bridle fit can

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, crazy. But not just in the eccentric way. I mean

Human Mindset

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

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

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Equitation Science

Mare and foal

Researchers Question Artificial Weaning

Weaning foals Six months old. That landmark age when your baby foal isn’t a baby anymore. Time to wean… As

A noseband that allows two adult fingers to fit between the nasal bones and the strap. ISES Position Statement on use of Nosebands, End of Tight Nosebands for Dutch Horses. Noseband use

Webinar: Tongue Ties and Tight Nosebands

Noseband tightness in competition is a hot topic that is high on Equestrian Canada‘s agenda. In the process of revising

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

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

Equestrian Australia is under Administration

Equestrian Australia Forgot it’s About the Horses and the People

Last Monday, Equestrian Australia’s Board of Directors placed the company into voluntary administration following the withdrawal of funding from Sport Australia, the body that oversees the governance of all sports. In this opinion piece, Denzil O’Brien, a former EA Chief Executive Officer, weighs in on some of the structural failures

equestrian sport

Equestrian Australia Placed Into Voluntary Administration

Equestrian Australia in voluntary administration Equestrian Australia has gone into voluntary administration to avoid insolvency, following the withdrawal of funding by Sport Australia. The peak body has, over the last couple of years seen a continuous erosion of trust and legitimacy, questioned by its own members for failing to serve

A noseband that allows two adult fingers to fit between the nasal bones and the strap. ISES Position Statement on use of Nosebands, End of Tight Nosebands for Dutch Horses. Noseband use

Webinar: Tongue Ties and Tight Nosebands

Noseband tightness in competition is a hot topic that is high on Equestrian Canada‘s agenda. In the process of revising the rules, this equestrian federation invited Professor Paul McGreevy to explain the science. Scroll down to watch the webinar… A riding instructor, veterinarian and ethologist, Paul McGreevy is Professor of

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