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Series: Long-Reining Series


Long-Reining: Part 2

November 2017 by Kate Fenner, BEqSc (Hons), Kandoo Equine,

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! 

The Sweetest Escape

November 2017

Featured on our front cover this month is Felicia McGilchrist and her 13-year-old Warmblood mare, Sweet Escape - affectionately known as Bella - photographed by Averil Crebbin of Picture the Moment Photography. Felicia, who is a regular reader of Horses and People Magazine bought Bella from her neice around four years ago. “She was meant to be sold-on, but in the weeks she was with me, I had the chance to ride her... And, I fell in love with her!” Felicia says. 

Series: Learning to Give Series


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! 

Tucker's Barefoot Transition

October 2017

When barefoot trimmer Maja Stocker first met Tucker, a 17-year-old Standardbred, and his lovely owner, Anna, he looked rather weary.  While Maja admits to being naturally biased towards ‘blaming’ the hooves, this kind horse seemed to be feeling discomfort all over his body.  It was the 23rd September 2015, he was shod in front, reported to be intermittently lame, and had a history of persistent seedy toe and hoof abscesses. 

Learning to Love the Spook: 10 Tips for Making a Friendly Ghost Out of Your Haunted Arena

September 2017

So, you’ve put time aside to ride, made the effort to get to your horse and have your training session planned perfectly in your mind. The sun is shining, there is no wind, you and your horse feel great. That is, until the arena Spook shows up, threatening to turn all your great expectations into bad vibrations. Leaving the stables after a frustrating ride, you feel like you wasted your time, go-over what you could have done better or simply wonder how it could have gone so wrong so quickly. 

Life After Racing: Tramel Park Standardbreds

August 2017

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.”

Endocrinopathic Laminitis With Dr Simon Bailey

July 2017

Prof Simon Bailey is a world-leading researcher who has devoted his professional career to examining endocrinopathic laminitis, a common, but potentially devastating, disease. With over 30 horses on his property, including one pony that’s being managed for laminitis, Simon is well-versed in the challenges the disease presents from the perspective of a horse owner, a researcher and a veterinarian. In this article, he shares his research findings on the topic, as well as the key steps that can be taken to prevent the disease.

Scientists Question the Relevance of Leadership and Dominance in Horse Training

July 2017

The International Society for Equitation Science (ISES) has released a position statement on the use and misuse of man-made concepts in horse training, particularly dominance and leadership, warning they may jeopardise the creation of a harmonious relationship with the horse and may compromise its welfare.

A Real Journey

July 2017

I snuggled down into my sleeping bag in my swag, lying on the floor of the float, with the tail gate down so I could look out and see Dante in his yard, munching hay in the moonlight. It had been quite a journey to get here, not just the five and a half hour trip we’d made that day, but the week leading up to the day as well.

Series: Setting Good Ground Rules Series



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