Their Stories

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 →

Top five tips for a magic beach photoshoot

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 uniqueRead More →

Melbourne Cup. Starting gate line up at Flemington Racetrack, the venue of the Melbourne Cup. Will you watch The Cup?

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 →

©42beats photography. Michelle Lando

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 →

Indian sunset viewed between the ears of a Marwhari horse. Kate Fenner, giving back to horses

Giving back to horses. 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 waysRead More →