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Technology Hacks for Hacking Out with Your Horse: Part 1

July 2018

Our horse world intersects another one, full of Amazon, Ebay, television and new-fangled things. In general, the new-fangled has hardly encountered our horse but, in this article, I have chosen some products that have qualities of ‘high technology’, and should bring some new benefit to horses and their riders. 

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March 2018

Horses and People Magazine, an independently owned and produced Australian magazine, focuses on providing its readers with ethical, evidence-based information about the health, care and training of horses and the environment in which they live, as well as inspiring stories celebrating our equestrian culture. Horses and People has been operating for nearly 30 years and has grown to be one of Australia's most trusted publications.

Off the Track (Part 2), brought to you by Stance Equine

November 2012

In Part 2 of the series on rehabilitating the off the track horse into a successful pleasure or sport horse, Dr Kempton of Stance Equine discusses some of the aspects to take into account when ‘letting down’, retraining and returning the ex-racehorse into work.   OTT horses usually do not come with a safety certificate or warranty of fitness, and in most cases their training methods and feeding regimes are unknown. It is therefore essential that as a responsible owner you take some time to think about your goals and expectations for this new horse.

Feeding for Topline and Condition, brought to you by Stance Equine

September 2012

Dr Tim Kempton from Stance Equine explains how condition is measured using a 9 point score from poor/emaciated = 1,  through to extremely fat or obese = 9. The upper curvature of a horse’s withers, back, and loin is called the "topline." Pertinent points Both condition and topline are determined to large extent by a combination of muscle and fat to put on weight.  Sports horses conditioned for endurance and racing generally have little fat on the topline.

Feeding on the trail, brought to you by Stance Equine

July 2012

The attraction of trail riding is to ride through remote and natural landscape, which in most cases is National Parks and State Forests. For the adventurous riders who head-out on extended trails, there is often insufficient herbage along the trails to provide the nutrients required to maintain bodyweight, and allow the horse to perform the work required. Dr Tim Kempton, Stance Equine. Therefore, it is necessary to pack in supplementary feed, or arrange feed drops. Key issues for selecting suitable feeds include: 1. Energy density.

NSC... Why is it important? Brought to you by Stance Equine

May 2011

Dr Tim Kempton, Stance Equine.  All feeds contain carbohydrates. Carbohydrates include the fibre, and sugars and starch. The fibres are the STRUCTURAL CARBOHYDRATES that hold the plant up. These fibres are both digestible or indigestible. Look at your horse’s manure. Take some and wash it in a bucket. What you see is the indigestible fibre from the feed. Horse’s manure is drier than cattle because they do not digest fibre as well as cattle, and because they absorb more water from the hindgut.

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