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On our September-October 2019 issue cover is a portrait by Olya Tutova of 42beats, of Michelle Lando and her home-bred Arabian Riding Pony foal, Kasskade WA (a.k.a. Max). Now rising two and destined to be Michelle’s daughter Elouise’s next saddle horse, Max is out of her own purebred Arabian mareRead More →

Horses have been my life for half a century. They have given me so much over those years, it is impossible to calculate, and I could never imagine a life without horses. In my professional work as a trainer, I am always looking for better ways of training, methods thatRead More →

On our May-June 2019 edition front cover, we feature a fun photo captured by contributing photographer, Priyantha Malavi Arachchi, of teenager Danielle Armistead and her best mate Clyde, a 7-year-old Clydesdale Thoroughbred cross gelding she has owned for two years. “Him eating my hat wasn’t planned!” says Dani. Born inRead More →

It’s 5.30am and I am glad to hear the cheery “good morning”, as my cup of tea arrives with the wake-up call. As an English person abroad, tea is, of course, very important and, at this dark hour, it is even more welcome. This is where I discover Redbush teaRead More →

To read full article including images click Worth Their Weight in Gold On our January-February edition cover, professional equine portrait photographer and mum, Louise Sedgman has captured a moment of family fun as her daughters Grace and Emma play under the sprinklers with their ‘worth-their-weight-in-gold’ ponies Petal and Midnight onRead More →

On our November 2018 issue cover, a photo by Louise Sedgman of Angie Johnson and her Quarter Horse and sweetheart ‘RL Double Hunch’ (a.k.a. Hunch), a 17-year-old gelding who is a double cross to the stallion Hunch Bid. Angie grew up immersed in the Western showing industry, mentored by herRead More →

I loved the Melbourne Cup until I hated it, and then, later, became ambivalent. My ambivalence was hard-earned. As a child I found there was much to love about the cup. I was a horse-mad girl and for one day the rest of the nation got my passion. The wholeRead More →