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Equicentral: Part 2

31/07/2017 by Jane and Stuart Myers, Equiculture, www.equiculture.net

In this article, Jane and Stuart Myers focus on the central holding yard and, particularly, on the importance of installing a good surface.

Your Pasture Pharmacy: Part 3

31/07/2017 by Dr Mariette van den Berg, BAppSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (Equine Nutrition), RAnNutr, Certified Permaculture Design Consultant, MB Equine Services, http://www.mbequineservices.com

In this exclusive series, Dr Mariette van den Berg will take you on a journey of discovery into the grazing life of horses - exploring how herbivores and plants have adapted their behaviour to not just co-exist, but benefit each other and thrive, as a result. 

The Up’s and Down’s of Horse Breeding

31/07/2017 by Dr John Chopin, BVSc, PhD, FANZCVS, Registered Specialist in Equine Reproduction, WestVETS, www.westvets.com.au

Breeding your own horses is an option many horse owners aim to try at some stage. Most owners have a mare that they want to breed from. However, very few owners decide to manage and educate a stallion with the prospect of using him as a sire. This article answers many frequently asked questions that relate to both the mare owner and the future stallion owner. 

Stifle Pain: A Holistic Approach

31/07/2017 by Dr Grant Harris, BVSc, Grad Dip(AnimChiro), Equine Health Therapies, www.equinehealththerapies.com.au

The veterinary chiropractor or osteopath will deal with stifle pain in horses almost on a daily basis. Stifle pain is very common in the equine - be it a primary pathology of the stifle joint or secondary to other influences on the body.  In this article, veterinary chiropractor Dr Grant Harris discusses the chiropractic and osteopathic approach to treating stifle pain and disease.

Equicentral: Part 1

29/06/2017 by Jane & Stuart Myers, Equiculture, www.equiculture.net

In this article we introduce the Equicentral System - Jane and Stuart’s complete approach to property layout, horse and pasture management. 

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Win a Pharmachem Gift Pack

07/08/2017 by Horses and People

Find out how you can win one of two Pharmachem gift packs valued at over $500 each!

Riding Out the Monsoon

31/07/2017 by Cristina Wilkins, Editor-in-Chief, Horses and People Magazine

As orange as her own hair and with the same bright personality, the striking and elegant Monsoon stormed into Aukje van Vark’s life to prove that with horses - as in life - it never rains, it pours.  

Life After Racing: Tramel Park Standardbreds

31/07/2017 by Alex Mullarky

Melissa Blair was out competing at her local riding club when a woman she didn’t know came up to speak to her. “I’ve been watching you since the day you first came out,” she told Melissa, gesturing to her Standardbred mount, Astro. “Enough that when a Standardbred came up for sale the other week, I thought of you and I bought it.”

The Freedom Rider

31/07/2017 by Alexandria Bailey

At 17, most young women are completing their final years at high school; filled with big ideas and grand plans for their careers, and the start of their adult lives. But, for Agnes, at just 17 years of age, she was coming to terms with the possibility she would never be able to stand up or walk again.

Your Horse's Signs of Health: Part 2

31/07/2017 by Dr Rachel O'Higgins, BVMS, MRCVS

It’s essential every horse owner knows their horse’s normal, healthy resting temperature, heart rate and respiration (breathing) rate, so they can respond quickly in an emergency. 

Forage in Your Horse’s Diet

31/07/2017 by Tania Cubitt, PhD, HyGain Feeds, www.hygain.com.au

Forage, such as hay and pasture, is critical for the health and wellbeing of all horses. Understanding the design, function and reliance of the horse’s digestive system on forage is the first step in appreciating its critical value.  

Horse Facility (re)Design: Part 5

31/07/2017 by Leonie Lee, BA (Arch), BArch (Hons), Equitecture, www.equitecture.com.au

As part of this series on (re)evaluating horse facility design, this article continues to discuss the merits of an equine-centric view of building facilities, focusing on the distinct behavioural characteristics of the horse.

Learning to Give: Part 2

31/07/2017 by Kate Fenner, BEqSc (Hons), Kandoo Equine, www.kandooequine.com.au

If you ever thought there must be a better and easier way to train your horse, this training series by Kate Fenner is designed for you! 

Why Do We Sabotage Ourselves?

31/07/2017 by Tanja Mitton, www.tanjamitton.com

Self-sabotage is when we have a goal but, instead of taking the right steps to go towards the goal, we take steps to take us away from it. Self-sabotage is generally always linked to limiting beliefs. 

Golden Seal

31/07/2017 by Hetty Tapper, Chakra Park, www.chakrapark.com.au

Biological Name: Hydrastic canadensis. Parts Used: Root (rhizome).

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