Horse Culture

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Original artwork of Barmah Brumbies by Yvette Frahn, Spirit of Equine

A decision by Parks Victoria to eradicate all brumbies from the Barmah National Park within the next three years has intensified the clash between conservation agencies and brumby advocates. One side considers free-roaming horses to be destructive, invasive pests that don’t belong in the Australian landscape. The other believes thatRead More →

Rising to the Challenge: Gippsland Horse and Stock Safe - Bushfire Assistance. Bushfire Relief

Throughout spring and summer, Australia has been burning. Although every state has a bushfire season, the scale of devastation and areas impacted during the 2019-2020 fire season have been unprecedented. Nearly 12 million hectares land have burnt, killing 33 people and an estimated 1.5 billion native animals, destroying thousands ofRead More →

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

Today we’re exploring pony stories and humorous cartoons. Pony stories feed our obsessions and provide insight into the skills and ethics of horsemanship and horse care. Beautifully illustrated pony stories also stimulate an appreciation of art and an interest in drawing. Some pony books, the ones we are looking atRead More →

Four members of the Tasmanian Pony Club, Huntingfield, smile for the camera on their chesnut horses. Future proofing Pony Club

Pony Club Australia (PCA) recently celebrated its 80th birthday, but with the release of a new and updated syllabus that incorporates the latest, evidence-based knowledge in equine welfare and equitation, the institution is in no danger of becoming old fashioned or irrelevant. Future Proofing Pony Club. With over 23,000 ridersRead More →

we all start the year setting new goals

New Year Resolutions. Another year has finished and the new one has started already. Who’s been playing funny games with the clocks? We don’t get any younger but hopefully, we are getting a little bit wiser. For most of us, the new year comes with new plans, new goals andRead More →

Breakfast Bean Pasties

Breakfast Bean Pasties We have it on good authority, that Peter’s Breakfast Bean Pasties recipe below is one of the Australian Trail Horse riders’ favourite breakfasts. Not only are they delicious, they are high in protein and they keep the riders energised until lunch time. They also travel well andRead More →