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New Media Partnership with Horse & Country TV

13/07/2016 by Horses and People Magazine

Horses and People Magazine is pleased to announce a new and exclusive media partnership with Horse & Country TV Australia. For the following 12 months, Horses and People Magazine and Horse & Country TV Australia will be running cross-promotional campaigns across TV, web and print platforms.

The Big Problem with Small Strongyles

27/06/2016 by Dr Anne Beasley, BAgSc (Hons) PhD, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland

Wherever you find horses, you’ll find small strongyles otherwise known as redworms or, more precisely, cyathostomins (si-a-tos-tomins). We refer to these parasites collectively as a single group, although, there are actually more than 50 known cyathostomin species, about 10 of which are considered common.  Unfortunately, these intestinal worms and horses are a package deal, and they are usually present in numbers greater than you’d care to imagine. 

June Pastures: Watching Grass Grow

27/06/2016 by Jill Griffiths

Whoever said it was boring watching grass grow didn’t own a horse! Watching the grass grow is an important skill to develop so you can better manage your pasture. You need to know at what time of the year your grass grows fastest, when it slows down, when it dries off. Ideally, you’ll learn a bit about the species that grow well in your area, as well as the legumes and weeds that grow with them.

The Super in Super Fibres

26/05/2016 by Karen Richardson, BSc (Hons), MSc (Equine Science), Richardson Equine Nutrition Solutions

You may be familiar with ‘super fibre’ products, such as sugarbeet pulp, soyhulls and haylage, but what makes these products stand out as superior sources of digestible energy amongst their traditional forage counterparts, hay and chaff? The short answer is they have been shown to be more digestible than hay, possess superior fermentation characteristics and, ultimately, are an excellent source of digestible energy.  Digestibility

We are now in New Zealand!

06/05/2016 by Horses and People Magazine

We have expanded our distribution!   Horses and People Magazine is on sale every month at newsagents and selected outlets all over Australia. Since May 2016 we also began distributing to over 50 stockists in New Zealand.  


Announcement: Paywall Access for Readers and Subscribers

11/06/2016 by Horses and People Magazine

As of 30th June, 2016 our website is changing to give added value to magazine subscribers. Our new paywall service will allow unlimited access to our extensive library of articles, to all readers that subscribe to the print or digital editions of Horses and People Magazine and will limit public access.   

Find the Fun With an Independent, Balanced Position

26/05/2016 by Jane Myers, Equiculture

Follow this new series of articles by the Horse Rider’s Mechanic Jane Myers to find the fun by improving your position, your balance and, ultimately, your riding confidence.

At Bit's End: How to Correctly Fit a Bit & Bridle

29/02/2016 by Dr Shannon Lee, Consultant Veterinarian, Advanced Equine Dentistry

As horse owners, we have a responsibility to ensure the wellbeing of our horses. Every time you ride, your position, posture and aids have a direct impact on your horse. But, how can you successfully communicate with your horse if your tack is creating discomfort or, at worst, causing severe pain? 

Recognising Concussion

29/02/2016 by Katy Luxon, MA, PGDipClinPsych, MNZCCP

Concussion in any sport is common and presents a significant public health issue, yet it remains poorly understood and is frequently undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. So what do riders need to know? Recognizing concussion is the first step. 

Effects of Soaking in Water on Hay Nutrient Content and Hygiene Quality

13/12/2015 by Karen Richardson, BSc (Hons), MSc Equine Science, Richardson Equine Nutrition Solutions

Soaking hay in water is a method commonly employed by horse owners to reduce the sugar content of hay and, for many people with horses diagnosed with laminitis, insulin resistance, polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) or obesity, soaking hay in water may have become a routine part of their daily horse-keeping duties.

Weaning Strategy

25/08/2015 by Cristina Wilkins, Editor-in-Chief, Horses and People Magazine

Whilst some will argue over the best timing or weaning method, the question horse owners are asking is why wean at all?  Is it really necessary to intervene in what is a normally occurring and natural process? And, what might happen if you didn’t wean that foal? 

Does Magnesium Calm Your Horse?

25/08/2015 by Karen Richardson, BSc (Hons), MSc Equine Science, Richardson Equine Nutrition Solutions

Magnesium is an important major mineral found in the body. For example, approximately 60% of the body’s magnesium content is found in the skeleton. It plays a role in over 300 enzyme reactions, is an important ion in the blood and, together with calcium, it plays an important role in muscle contraction and nerve transmission.

Breeding Your Mare? 5 Legal Issues You Need to Know

25/08/2015 by Priscilla Blackadder, Barrister Nigel Bowen Chambers

The sharp rise in the number of horse owners breeding their own mares to advertised stallions and the development of new breeding technologies has made it easier than ever to realise the dream of breeding your own foal. 

Are Genetics Enough...

25/08/2015 by John Chopin, BVSc, MANZCVS (Equine Medicine), PhD, FANZCVS, Registered Specialist in Equine Reproduction

Did you choose the best bloodlines? Are you feeding your equine athlete all the recommended feeds and micro nutrients? Have you got the best trainer? Do you get them regularly massaged or acupunctured? Are you looking for something else to maximise the potential of what should, genetically, be a superstar, but the horse is not quite living up to expectations?

Ideal Guy's Track-To-Hack Story

15/07/2015 by Horses and People Magazine
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