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EQUINE NEWS AND TRADE SERVICE DIRECTORY Volume 7. Issue 2.

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Winter 2015

CARBS, SUGAR, STARCH, FRUCTANS What Are They and Why Do They Matter? PREPARING Your Mare for BREEDING ARTHRITIS of the EQUINE ELBOW 7 KEYS To AUTHENTICITY Riding through the Chakras BUYING And STORING HAY for WINTER The RIDERS HANDS

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Contents

From The Editors On the Cover of this issue we would like to pay a very special tribute to 'Our Beautiful Boy' “Palomine” who we ever so sadly held in our arms for the very last time on 15thJune. Pictured at Moonee Beach November 2010, here he stands proud and tall as the very majestic, dignified and distinguished character he was. Throughout the many years we had the pleasure of his magical presence he brought joy, love and hope to all who were lucky enough to be around him. He was my sunshine in the mornings, my moonlight at night, my saviour, my healer and my inspiration. A heartfelt thank you to all who helped in giving him the best quality of his later years. Greg for always being there to help him up when he got stuck, Richard, Roger and Steeve for their willingness to drive to his aid in emergencies, Katie for her visits to hug him and put groovy plaits in his mane, Cristiana for always ringing in to check on him, Jane for offering him healing bodywork, Brooke for making sure she came on bad days to offer acupuncture, Julie and Wendy for sending him Reiki, Steve for supplying his GI, Oliver for constant caring concern and for keeping his teeth perfect, Michael and Megan for looking after his hooves, Ellen for capturing him on film, Ashley for always making sure he never ran out of supplements, Stephen for doing everything he could and Allan for coming quickly when we needed him.

“Palomine” 1983 - 2015

Almost reaching the wise older age of 32, may he now prance through the heavens with the regained youth his body once had. Oceans of loving tears have fallen for him over the pages of this issue but we hope you enjoy its content.

Kerrie & Jo

Arthritis of the Equine Elbow

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The Riders Hands

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Carbs, Sugar, Starch, Fructans? 10-13 What are they & why do they matter.................. Preparing your Mare for Breeding

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Monitoring Colostrum

16-17

Buying & Storing Hay for Winter

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7 Keys to Authenticity

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Area Map

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Coming Events

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2015 Crackin Cancer Trail Ride

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Healthy Horse Dental Parties

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Horse & Country TV Australia

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Service Directory

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For many years, it was said in certain circles that Sharon May-Davis is one of Australia's best-kept secrets. Those in the know included the endurance, eventing and dressage riders at state, national and Olympic levels, who were fortunate enough to have her maintain their horses' physical health and wellbeing. More recently, this has expanded to include the trainers, coaches, bodyworkers and hoofcare practitioners who attend her biomechanics and dissection workshops. At the same time, her international reputation has climbed to such an extent that she now lectures overseas for much of the year, teaching equine professionals and horse owners in Europe, Hong Kong and the US. It seems that Sharon is a secret no more. As a bodyworker and 'practical anatomist', she has a razor sharp eye, not just for equine anatomy and biomechanics, but for a myriad of musculoskeletal pathologies. She has conducted over 300 equine autopsies during the past 20 years, with the result that she has now amassed an extensive amount of anatomical data that is all but unparalleled. Additionally, in the past two years, she has published two academic research papers on hitherto undocumented anomalies in equine anatomy. One fascinating area of research is still in development. Some years ago, Sharon noticed an unusual action in the elbow of the horses she was treating. She began videoing horses prior to dissection and, within a short period of time, was able to match this action to a pathological change in the elbow joint. The vital connection from video to dissection enabled Sharon to identify the presence of elbow osteoarthritis in the horses she had been treating as an equine therapist. It is easy to spot in the living horse, being a noticeable jarring in the elbow. It looks like a kind of double action. Many horse owners have noticed it and been unsure of what it is. The fact is that it is so common, many people think it is a normal action. Sharon says that she has seen the elbow problem in all types, breeds, sizes and ages of horses. Some affected horses have been elite dressage and eventing competitors.

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OF THE EQUINE ELBOW “Most horses appear to handle this condition and continue with a normal life, if not pushed to extremes. Although this problem sounds careerending, in fact it is not. Once the horse gets through the worst of the wear pattern, they re-settle in the joint and continue on with work.” “High level competitors require joint support to help sustain the elbow and other joints that may compensate for the change in action. Horses that jump are more inclined to land with straighter forelimbs. Be mindful that jumping and downhill work could possibly make the condition worse. Riders often feel instability in the horse's forelimbs when traveling downhill and some even question the horse's proprioception.” continued over.....

“The action looks like a slip and or clunk into the shoulder or a shudder, or a sliding or slipping action,” Sharon explains. “It depends upon your perspective. The actual change in the action begins when the foreleg is in the 'stance phase' during the stride, as the limb goes into the posterior phase of the stride. It is more obvious going down a hill.” Through dissections, Sharon found this to be due to an unusual form of degenerative arthritis in the horse's elbow joint that strikes the humeroradial joint and the ulna, causing deep and dramatic gouges into the cartilage, and eventually eroding the bone. When she opened up the joint in dissection, she frequently found blood in the synovial fluid. Interestingly, the problem is only present in ridden and driven horses. “So far, 100% of ridden horses exhibit this condition to a varying degree (under dissection). Horses not ridden and with no abnormalities do not exhibit this condition under dissection. Horses in harness also exhibit this condition.” What is more unusual is that arthritis of the elbow is considered to be rare in equine veterinary medicine. The key to why it doesn't often get diagnosed and is considered rare could be the absence of visible lameness. It causes a notable gait change, but no head bobbing lameness. Riders of such horses often just feel that their horse is a bit 'off', feeling a hesitation in the movement, but without being able to define the point of origin. Sometimes, horses are reluctant to walk downhill. Sharon says that there are a couple more reasons why it's not very visible. “First, the action of the elbow is highly integrated with the overall shoulder action, and second, the massive triceps muscle has a further stabilizing effect on the joint. Even if the elbow is explored, the relatively tight joint space means that degenerative problems are rarely seen in diagnostic imaging, although inflammation can show up in thermographic images. When, unusually, a problem has been recognized and vets have attempted a corticosteroid injection of the joint (it happens to be the most difficult joint to access), blood has been found to be present.” Despite this, Sharon says that horse owners should only be concerned if they notice their horse's performance is being affected.

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Arthritis of the elbow continued...

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At present, Sharon is in discussion with various equine professionals, including veterinary practitioners, about how and why this level of damage occurs. Of particular interest is why it should occur in ridden and driven horses. The story continues.

The full version of this article is published online at www.thehorsesback.com/equine-arthritis, where it also includes videos of the gait anomaly in living horses. © All text copyright of the author, Jane Clothier, www.thehorsesback.com

Humero, radial and ulna showing damage to cartilage.

Recent published research by Sharon May-Davis: = Variations and Implications of the Gross Anatomy in the Equine Nuchal Ligament Lamellae, May-Davis, Sharon et al., Journal of Equine Veterinary Science , Vol. 34 (9 ), 1110 - 1113 = The Occurrence of a Congenital Malformation in the Sixth and S Seventh Cervical Vertebrae Predominantly Observed in Thoroughbred Horses, May-Davis, Sharon, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science , Vol. 34(11), 1313 - 1317

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How it should look: healthy radius and ulna (unridden horse).

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Radius and ulna of ridden horse, showing cartilage wear and blood in joint

Humero and radial bones showing arthritic wear.

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Hands T

he riders' hands have an enormous influence on the horse, and not just when in the saddle but also on the ground. During my riding lessons I frequently find that riders either hold too much tension in their hands or are too afraid to use the reins effectively, either extreme leaves your horse unsure of what's required and untrusting of the rider. If you're working with a young or unknown horse you may want to wear gloves to protect your hands but otherwise it's best to hold the rope or rein in your bare hand. Gloves do not have nerve endings and your 'feel' for the horse is severely reduced, often resulting in insensitive, overly strong and hard hands.......................................................................................................................... Depending on the style of riding there are numerous ways to actually hold the reins, from classical to one handed. The classical position is with the reins feeding into the bottom of the hand and emerging at the top to be held down by the thumb. The lower part of the rein passes between the ring and little fingers........................................................................... Regardless of how you hold the reins you want your hands to be comfortably wrapped around the reins without gripping too strongly (this will give you a 'hard' hand that the horse will resist), or holding them so loose that the rein keeps slipping through your hands (resulting in the reins getting longer and longer which you suddenly notice when you need them in a hurry!)...................................................................... When riding the hands can be held in a number of different positions, depending on the style of riding and what you are asking. As a basic place to start though you can't go wrong with a direct rein. This is the traditional rein position whereby there's a straight line from the horses lower head, along the rein and up your forearm (hence the name 'direct rein'). I like to think of this as the 'default' position. You may want to use other positions but after you've done so it's good to come back to this. Having this as your default will correct such problems as clasping the reins together in the crutch, holding the hands too high or too low, too close together or too far apart and will help you find a balanced position.

Another popular rein position is the open rein. This is as the name implies, you open your rein out to the side bringing,,, your hand out sideways away from the horse (ensure you don't lean). This rein is great for situations where your,,,,,,. horse is evading you or trying to run out and will turn your horse more quickly than a direct rein. Once the problem,,,,,,,,,,,, has been corrected immediately go back to your direct rein................................................................................................. Whether leading, doing groundwork, riding or driving a horse the feel you want in your hands is a soft,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, squishy, loving one. Pressure is rarely applied constantly but rather in a rhythmical manner. Imagine you are................ squeezing water out of a sponge, or milking a cow. And pulling is a big no no, there's no better way to build............... resistance in your horse...................................................................................................................................................... To stop the horse, apply pressure to both reins at the same time. To turn apply pressure to 1 rein and,,,,,..,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, allow the other hand to move forward slightly so the horses neck can bend. As soon as you perceive.......................................................... a response to your aid by the horse remove the pressure. You can always re-apply the aid if you want a bigger response...................................................... Not releasing the pressure because the response wasn't as big as you wanted is a sure way to de-train your,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, horse. You must reward all efforts in the direction you want. If you do this you will end up getting the big response you wanted. If you do not reward the small tries your horse may stop listening to you and is unlikely to ever be as responsive as you want............................................................................................... To ask your horse to do something (turn, stop) apply a small rhythmical squeeze to the rein/s and allow the horse a few seconds to respond, if there is no response repeat the aid but a bit stronger, if there is still no response repeat the aid but quite firmly. You can think of this progression as 1, 2, 3 with: ............................No. 1 being 'can you please do this?'....No. 2 being 'hey, I asked you to do this'....and No. 3 being 'do it'................................. If you always do this (consistency) after a while your horse will start to respond by the No. 2 then if you keep doing the same thing (but now it will only be 1, 2) you will end up with a horse that responds to a No. 1, and isn't that how we want all our horses?............................................................................................

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When you ask your horse to step off from the halt it's good to allow the hands to gently move forward a little with the first step to reward the horse for responding to your aid. This also allows you to then pick up the rhythm of the horses head which I will explain below. While your horse is walking around their head moves up and down, have a look next time you see a horse walking. The faster and more energetic the walk the greater the horses head bobs. This means that when we're sitting on the horse holding onto the reins that if our hands are perfectly still then every second step the horse is going to bang into the bridle. This makes it very hard for the horse to achieve a good walk and some horses even give up and refuse to go. So when your horse is walking, to fix this problem you need to release through the elbows and allow your hands to follow the horses head. Your hands will be coming back towards your body as your seat moves forward (in a direct line from the horses lower head to your belly). You need to allow the horse to dictate the speed and amount of give because when we use too much brain we're often out of sync with the horse. This can easily be seen by looking at the reins along the horses' neck which will be going floppy/tight. If we are following the head perfectly the reins maintain a constant tension. This is about 'feel' so think about it, but then when you're on your horse try and stop thinking and feel it................................................................... The opposite happens in the trot, here the horse holds the head still. The elbows also come to the rescue here and keep our hands still in the trot. By ensuring your elbows are relaxed and free they can absorb the up/down movement easily so your hands stay still. Any tension in the hands (or elsewhere in the body as this will transfer to the hands) and they will bounce up and down. This has the effect of not letting the horse trot freely and confuses them as your hands are constantly saying stop stop stop when your legs are saying go. In the canter the head also moves but it is in perfect rhythm with the canter stride and is usually easy to follow with the hands. Some people have a freeze response when their horse strikes out into the canter and block all forward movement with the hands, which once again is very confusing for your horse if you've just asked for canter. Try and relax and just allow your hands follow the movement and you'll find a much freer and happier canter. Once you've mastered all this the rein aids are actually used as a secondary aid after using your body first (this is a topic for another whole article!). However, because your reins are so influential on how the horse goes, mastering the subtle use of them needs to be learnt first, and the skills you learn in order to have subtle hands are invaluable and will be used in all your horse handling both on and off the horse. An old teacher of mine used to hold my hands and say 'put love in your hands'. I now pass these wise words on as it's some of the best advice I've ever received.. Suzy Maloney B.Eq.Sc. has a degree in Equine Science, has been instructing riding students for 15 years and runs her own business Happy Horses Bitless. Suzy discovered bitless bridles 10 years ago and has now made the promotion of their use her passion. She teaches students exclusively in bitless bridles, gives bitless clinics, writes articles and gives talks on bitless riding and sells bitless bridles through her webpage. Suzy believes we can communicate with horses using gentleness, intuition and an open mind. Her lessons are a combination of classical riding, natural horsemanship and the understanding of equine behaviour.

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CARBS, SUGAR, STARCH, FRUCTANS? What are they and why do they matter?

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ll owners of horses sensitive to carbs need to know the starch and sugar levels in the various feeds horses eat. And for good reason, as limiting carb intake is critical in our care for the well-being of horses at risk for, or suffering from laminitis, insulin resistance, equine metabolic syndrome, Cushing's, osteochondrosis and equine polysaccharide storage myopathy (tying-up). “Low carb” is found frequently on human foodstuffs and sugar has recently been described as a new “poison”. So what is a 'low carb' horse feed?

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Carbohydrate: The word 'carbohydrate ' means 'plant sugar'. It is the name given to the sugars produced by green plants during photosynthesis, whereby plants convert sunlight to sugar for energy. And, just as animals store excess energy for hard times (ie fat), plants store excess sugar in their stems as fructan or in their leaves as starch. So sugar, starch and fructans are all carbs. Cold climate/winter grasses (called C3 grasses and including timothy, orchard, fescue, ryegrass, cocksfoot, phalaris, wheat, weeping grass, tussock grass, wallaby, spear and wire grass) store sugar as fructan in their stems. Warm-season grasses (called C4 grasses, including kikuyu, paspalum, Rhodes, green panic, setaria and couch) store sugar in their leaves as starch. Now let's move to the confusing and brain-hurting area of terminology ie what do all the words and abbreviations mean?

Simple definitions are: NSC = non-structural carbohydrates = starch + sugar + fructans WSC = water soluble carbs = sugar + fructan (starch is not soluble in water) ESC = ethanol-soluble carbs = sugar In this article, we'll first look at the carbs in plants, then we'll look at the levels in plant seeds (ie grains - oats etc) and finally the levels in feeds prepared from plants ie plant by-products (eg bran) and commercial feeds - as managing carb intake is our aim.

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Pasture: Climate and plant species are so important in determining carb levels that it's difficult to generalize. However, the amount of carbs stored in plants depends on how much sugar is being produced in the photosynthesis sugar factory and how much sugar is being used for growth - a classic supply-and-demand situation. Generally the amount of sugar produced and the amount stored as carb, reflects the balance between energy production (ie photosynthesis) and energy use (ie growth). So anything that limits growth (and hence sugar utilisation) can increase plant carbs; and anything that slows photosynthesis (and hence sugar production) can decrease plant carbs. Plant carb levels are affected by grass species, stage of growth and environmental conditions and simple proclamations, including 'avoid lush grass' are simplistic and potentially dangerous. In addition, fast-growing grass is often lower in NSC, colour has no relationship to NSC levels, hay does not lose sugar during storage and stemmy hay is not always low in NSC. This is important because it means that different pastures, stages of growth and hays can all be a risk for horses sensitive to carb intake - or fed safely in the knowledge of their carb levels. To minimise the risk from grazing requires knowledge of plant carb (ie sugar, starch and fructan - or NSC) levels and consideration of the following: = When sun shines plants produce sugar, at night-time plants use sugar - hence sugar levels are generally highest during the day and lowest from 3-10am. On sunny days, NSC can double between sunrise and mid-afternoon.

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In C4 grasses (such as panic, paspalum, pennisetum and sorghum) growth slows below 15°C and starch accumulates.

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Traditionally, spring is a high-risk time for pasture-associated laminitis. Sunny days and cool nights cause NSC to accumulate. In sunny weather, WSC may range from 95 to 560g/kg and fructan from 32 to 439g/kg depending on temperature - growth slows in colder conditions so unused carbs accumulate.

= Factors that encourage growth generally result in a reduction of NSC. =

Carbs in perennial rye grass double within 3 hours of sunlight.

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When plant carb levels are low, horses consume around 3/4kg carbs per day, compared to 5-10kg when levels are high! This is almost double the level that activates laminitis.

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Due to supply and demand, dead grass and weeds often have high levels of NSC, while lush, rapidly growing grass is often lower carbs.

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Millet and paspalum are the highest NSC C4 grasses (20% sugar/starch when day and night temperatures were 25°C and 15°C.

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Under drought stress, setaria can double its sugar content to 50%, and fructans in cocksfoot and rye can increase to 40%. Australian native grasses such as speargrass, wallaby grass, tussock grass, weeping grass, rat's tail grass, Red grass, wheatgrass, Mitchell grass a Kangaroo grass are lower in NSC than introduced, exotic grasses.

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If photosynthesis exceeds growth rate, carbs will be stored: this happens if growth is slowed by water stress, nutrient deficiencies and cold temperatures. Reduce or stop grazing completely when grass is under stress from cool temperatures or frost.

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When the nights are too cold for optimum growth, carbs may still be quite high in the morning. NSC levels in pangola fall by 78% on warm nights and only 2% on cold nights. In C3 grasses (such as brome, fescue, wheatgrass, phalaris, timothy, bluegrass and cocksfoot) growth slows below 5°C and fructans accumulate. Under near freezing conditions, both sugar and fructan accumulate and, in ryegrass are highest in winter.

To reduce pasture carb levels, where possible choose C4 (warm climate) or C3 species that tend to accumulate low levels of WSC, and keep pasture short and leafy by grazing or mowing, and ensuring soil water and fertilitisers support grass growth. Because carbs are stored in the bottom of grass, NSC levels are high here and overgrazing forces horses to eat plants close to the ground and hence increases NSC intake. continued over.....

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Carbs, Sugar, Starch, Fructans continued...

To restrict carb intake, limit grazing to shady paddocks (48 hours of shade drops phalaris carbs from 126g/kg to 62g/kg) and early morning; restrict access on cold, sunny days and to pastures gone to seed and to stubble fields. But don't feel too smug about reducing consumption by restricting the number of grazing hours access - ponies can consume in 3 hours, 40% of their daily requirement! Some owners (and their horses) have found grazing muzzles useful, others have found the practical aspects difficult to manage. However, grazing muzzles have been shown to reduce total consumption AND limit consumption to the tops of leaves where NSC concentrations tend to be lowest.

Grass seeds (ie grains) have 10 times as much carb as their grass. Horses find carbs tasty and have been observed to preferentially ''strip'' seed heads from grass. Heading rye grass can have over 360kg of carb per hectare of paddock. Hence it is wise to manage intake in horses that require limited access to carbs. To do this, there are a range of strategies you can use, depending on what works best for you. Options include the steps outlined above to reduce pasture carbs and reduce your horse's access to carbs.

Hay and chaff: Horses with little available pasture and those on restricted grazing programs need another source of forage. However hay and chaff can have high carb levels and the following points need to be borne in mind: =

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Hay cut during stressful conditions that slow growth will be higher carb because photosynthesis > growth. Sun-dried oaten hay cut in autumn when light was intense but evenings cool can have 4 x as much carb as the same hay cut in mid-summer.

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When hay dries slowly, carb levels decrease because the grass continues to respire and use energy during drying; fast-dried hay has more carbs.

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Late-matured grass and lucerne hay have lower carbs.

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Pre-bloom lucerne can be high-carb, while stemmy, flowering lucerne will be lower carb.

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30 - 56% of hay sugar and fructan (but not starch in C4 grass hays) can be removed by soaking hay for 1 - 2 hours in cold water, or 30 minutes in hot water. The more water used the more WSC removed - but starch (in C4) will not be removed.

Sensitivity to different carbs (ie sugar, starch and fructans) varies between horses and as well as NSC, the sugar/starch and fructan levels can be important when comparing hays. This is because sugars and fructans are digested differently and have different effects on blood sugar and gut health. For example : two hays have an NSC of 15%, but one is 10% sugar/starch and 5% fructan, and the other is 5% sugar/starch and 10% fructan. The hay with 10% sugar/starch would be more suitable for a laminitic horse because fructans are implicated in laminitis; and the 10% fructan hay would be better for insulin-resistant horses because the sugar/starch hay will produce a greater glycaemic response. For horses with insulin resistance, Cushing's disease, or EPSM who can't tolerate large swings in blood sugar-you should select feeds that are low in starch and sugar, while for horses with a history of laminitis, you should select feeds that are low in starch and fructan. Hay with a NSC content of < 12% is best for horses with endocrine disorders, such as IR and EMS and your equine veterinarian can assist with identification of these horses to allow you to fine-tune their carb intakes.

Hard feed: There are several major concerns around carbs:

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1. Effect on blood sugar - important for insulin-resistant horses. 2. Overload of the small intestinal digestive capacity and overflow of carbs to the caecum and large intestine - increasing acidity and disturbing the gut. 3. High fructan intake (fructan is not digestible in the small intestine and passes straight through to ferment in the caecum, increasing acidity and disturbing the gut microbial populations). 4. Obesity - the fatter horses are, the more likely they are to founder, regardless of type of diet consumed. To avoid highs and lows in blood glucose and insulin, high sugar/starch feeds should be avoided. Veterinary consultation is needed to assess the insulin status of horses and ponies. Feeds that cause the largest changes in blood glucose are those with the largest NSC values, so low-NSC feeds should be selected for horses with health issues related to blood glucose changes. Veterinary advice will assist in the best practices for managing these horses.

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To reduce the risk of disturbing the gut bacteria and risk of laminitis, high fructan intake should be avoided and starch intake kept below 2g/kg bodyweight per meal. Some researchers have recommended starch intake per meal be kept below 2g/kg bodyweight, others have said 1g/kg body weight is safer.

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If we take maximum safe intake of starch per meal as 1g/kg bodyweight, then a 300kg pony should not receive more then 300g of starch per meal. If the hard feed (including all components, eg chaff + bran + commercial feed etc) is 20% starch (ie 200g/kg of feed) the pony should not eat more than 1.5kg of hard feed per meal. The tables below show some published figures for carb levels in various feedstuffs. Because carb levels in pasture, individual horse sensitivity to carbs AND amount eaten all vary so much, it is difficult to be precise about - let alone manage - intakes!. However the general principles listed can be used to assist us in grazing management decisions and improving our care of horses and ponies. ŠJennifer Stewart May 2015

FEED

SUGAR (Range g/kg)

Alfalfa Hay Alfalfa Pellets Barastoc Calm Performer* Barastoc Cool Command*

8.90% 7.20%

Barley Barley Hay Beet pulp Beet Pulp (no molasses) Brewers grain dry Carrots

61.6 14.90% 7.6% (1.4 - 14.3) 10.70%

STARCH (Range g/kg) 1.9% (0.9 - 2.9) 2.3% (0.27 - 5.4) 25% 37.40% 56.7 - 66.6 5.80% 7.0 - 17.5 1.4% (0 - 2.55) 7.8% (2.3 - 14.5)

NSC (Range g/kg) 11.3% (8.8 - 13.9) 9.30% 30.70% 43.40%

5-40% DM depending on season and sunlight

(Range g/kg)

12.40% 5.10%

WSC

(Range g/kg)

9.15% (7.32 - 11) 8% (5.5 - 10) 5.16% 6%

20.4% (13 - 26) 12.3% (7 - 17.5) 7.4 - 15.1%

3.2 (0 - 6.6)%

Cool-season grasses Copra (coconut meal) Corn Corn gluten feed Cottonseed hulls Cottonseed whole Extruded rice

ESC

8.2 (4 - 12.5) 6.3% (4 - 8.6) 22.6% (3.9 - 42)

levels rise in morning, peak in afternoon so horses grazing in afternoon can eat up to 4 times more fructan

10.6% (6.6 - 14.7)

Flax seed (linseed) meal Grass Hay Grass Pasture Horsepower Equestrian*

3.70% 0.8% (0.7 - 4.4)

70.3% (68 -78) 15.5% (12 - 22.3) 4.2% (1 - 5) 0.3 69% 2.9% (0.3 - 5.4)

73.3% (69 - 77) 27.90% 5.50% 0.10%

2.5 (0.8 - 4.1) 3 (0.17 - 6)

4.8% (3.9 - 5.7)

5.2% (3.15 - 7.3)

11.10% 10.30%

2.9% (0.8 - 3.7) 2.56% (0.12 - 5) 26.70%

13.8% (9 - 18.4) 15% (8 - 21) 33.40%

4.90%

11% (6.5 - 15) 10.4% (5 - 16) 6.70%

1.9% (1 - 3) 40.30% 23% 28.50% 22.30% 25.50%

14.5% (11 - 18) 46.00% 31.50% 42.20% 33% 33%

5% 5.30% 7% 4.90% 7.80%

5.70% 8.30% 13.70% 10.70% 7.50%

28.70%

62% (48 - 76) 35.40%

6.3% (1.6 - 8.6) 44.4% (38 - 62) 9.80% 26.30%

22.1% (15 - 29) 54.1% (41 - 68) 16.20% 42.60%

Lucerne/clover pasture** Mi-Feed EasiRider Cool Mix* Mitavite Economix* Mitavite Formula 3* Mitavite Gumnuts* Mitavite Xtra Cool* Molas s es Nutririce Show and Competition* Oat Hay Oats Omega Weight Gain* Pryde's EasiResult*

62% 16.00% 4.80%

Rice Bran S orghum Soybean Hulls Soybean Meal Stance CoolStance*

6.20% 1.4% (0.7 - 2.4)

22% ( 9 - 36) 74.5% (70 - 79)

25% (16 - 34) 61.3% (39 - 83)

4.30% 14.30%

1.4 (0.14 - 2.75) 2.1% (0.4 - 3.2) 1%

6.3% (3 - 9.4) 16.2% (12.3 - 18) 10.30%

Straw Weightlifter Calm*

11.70%

2.33% (0 - 5.3) 29.60%

9.6% (3 - 16) 40%

62% (55 - 69) 23% (15 - 30) 26.2% (16 - 36)

31.1% (22.8 - 39) 32.00%

Wheat Wheat Bran Wheat Middlings

7% (4 - 9.5) 10.10%

*Proceedings of the AUSTRALIAN EQUINE SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM Volume 2 2008

38% (23.2 - 52.2)

6.20% 2 (0.6 - 3.4) 4.90% 8.40% 5.5 (1.8 - 9.3) 2.8 (0.27 - 5.4) 10.3 (7 - 13.5) 9.10% 6.90% 2% (0.9 - 3.2) 5 (2.8 - 3.4) 4.6 (2.8 - 6.5)

6.70% 16.8% (9 - 25) 6.40% 16.30%

9.30% 6.7% (1.4 - 12) 10.40%

**Wilted clover and lucerne have around 30% less NSC than fresh

Article References: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/pastures/pastures-and-rangelands/native-pastures/what-are-c3-and-c4-native-grass http://horsepasturevictoria.com.au/native-grasses-horse-pasture/

About The Author: Dr. Jennifer Stewart (BSc, BVSc, PhD, MRCVS) has spent over 25 years working on collaborative research projects into gastrointestinal and exercise physiology with major Universities; consulting to veterinary practices, trainers, pony clubs, owners, equestrian centres and studs; speaking at seminars in Australia, Middle East, South Africa, Philippines, SE Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Turkey, India and New Zealand, and writing regularly for equine industry magazines. This experience in research, equine medicine along with 15 years working in a veterinary practice has given Dr Stewart a deep understanding of the complexities of equine health and performance; growth and development of young horses, and feeding practices for the management and prevention of diseases. www.drjenniferstewart.com

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GET READY NOW FOR THE 2015 HORSE BREEDING SEASON! Only a few months till spring so for those of you with a mare in foal, just a quick checklist to make sure she stays in good health leading up to foaling. = Nutrition: Feed a good quality broodmare concentrate such as Mitavite Breeda or Breed and Grow - Especially in the last third of pregnancy. Don’t have your mare too fat though - the most important time to feed is once she foals and is lactating.

The 7th and 8th month of pregnancy are the most common times for a mare to abort. Signs of an impending abortion are developing an udder early, running milk or a vaginal discharge. If you notice these signs, call your vet IMMEDIATELY. If your mare does abort a foal make sure you keep the foal and any afterbirth for the vet to look at. Examining the aborted foal and sending samples away can help find out why a mare aborted and reduce the chance of it happening again.

= Worming: Regularly worm every 8 weeks.

Mares that do abort often develop a vaginal discharge afterwards and may require flushing out by the vet. If your mare is not in foal but you are thinking of breeding her this coming season, make sure you keep her in good health during winter. Supplementary feeding will ensure she stays in good body condition and give her a better chance of conceiving quickly. Most mares will start cycling again around September or October but if you really want an early foal you can use artificial lights to get her cycling earlier.

= Quarantine: Don’t introduce any new horses in with your broodmare, especially from horse sales . = Make sure if your mare has been casliked ( had her vulva stitched up ) you have the vet undo the caslik 3 weeks before she foals.

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Colostrum Planning on breeding a foal ? or have a foal due ? Then you will want to read this and know a bit about how colostrum works so you can make sure your foal is protected. Please be vigilant when your foal is born, if your mare doesn't have good quality colostrum containing antibodies to pass onto her foal then the foal is at risk of infections, disease and death. Infections are one of the leading causes of foal deaths under 1 month old and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s often preventable.

10 points to remember. 1. Mares don't pass antibodies to the foal via the placenta, the foal needs to get them from the colostrum/first milk. Foals need colostrum to kick start their immune and digestive system, without it they are at risk and often become very ill and also die in the coming days, weeks or even months after birth, even though they look perfectly healthy and happy to begin with............................................................ 2. You can now test your mares colostrum with a FoalGuard colostrum meter, this should be done within an hour of birth, it literally takes seconds to test, you only need 3 drops of milk/colostrum. The foalguard colostrum meter is an inexpensive device that can be used over and over every year, no breeder should be without one in their foaling kit.............................................................. 3. Make sure your foal is up and drinking strongly and regularly, even more so if the colostrum level of the mare is slightly low, the antibodies are cumulative to a degree, so the foal needs to drink often and drink enough, if your mares colostrum is too low then you will need to source alternate colostrum and seek vet advice. You can also use the meter to test any stored colostrum you may have or you may want to store for future emergencies..........................................

4. Mares colostrum/antibody levels start to naturally decline from 4 to 6 hours after birth, this is why it's important that the foal is up and suckling within 2 to 4 hours of birth and continues to suckle strongly, if you have a mare that is stressed, won't stand for the foal or the foal is weak or been accidentally separated from the mare after birth it is crucial that the situation is rectified and the foal gets colostrum ASAP. 5. If a mare runs milk prior to foaling in some instances the colostrum may have come in too early and by the time the foal is born the quality is now too low, you can test the quality before birth and know if it's good enough to store for later use in case the level is low after birth........................................................................................

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6. Foals can't absorb the antibodies in colostrum after 24hours old, the foals gut changes at this point and the antibodies can't be absorbed, so this crucial time is the only opportunity for a foal to receive the antibodies naturally and without costly vet intervention................................................. 7. It is always a good idea to get an IgG test (blood antibody test) done on the foal by a vet at around 36 hours after birth to ensure the foal has absorbed the antibodies and isn't at risk, if the foal fails an IgG test it may need a plasma transfusion.......................................................................... 8. At the first sign of lethargy, lack of appetite, tucked up belly, the mares udder is unused and engorged, lameness, temperature or any other sign of illness, call your vet immediately, foals crash quickly when things go wrong and early detection and intervention is essential, the longer you wait the more costly and prolonged treatment can be................................................ 9. Take your foals temperature regularly for the first week or two, this can also give you an early indication that something may be wrong before you see symptoms. FoalGuard have a brilliant NON contact thermometer that you just need to point and click at a hair free area (under the tail is best) to take a temperature, it's so easy and no need to take a rectal temperature on a wriggling foal............................................................................................. 10. Mares generally need 6 weeks to develop antibodies to pathogens and bacteria on a property, so if your planning on moving your mare close to foaling keep this in mind. Also make sure your mare is up to date with vaccinations at least 6 weeks prior to foaling as this will help protect the foal when it is born too........................................................................................

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Buying and Storing Hay for Winter By Larissa Bilston, Nutritionist, Equine Vit&Min

Hay prices usually rise over winter because grass growth is lower and hay availability often becomes limited. This means that if you are able to buy in late summer and autumn before prices rise, and store enough hay to last until cheaper spring hay comes onto the market, you can make significant savings. However, the benefit will be lost or reduced if the hay: = is poor quality = is stored poorly = becomes rodent infested = gets wet and mouldy. The outcome can be feed which does not do the job you need it to do, or the creation of expensive garden mulch.

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What size bales should I look for? The traditional hay bale is a small rectangular bale weighing around 25kg. However modern farming methods also produce large round bales in at least 3 sizes (100 to 400kg), and large rectangular bales (200 to 700kg) which are very economical to freight. When shopping for good value, remember to consider the price per tonne of hay and don't rely on price per bale because bale weights vary considerably. The type of bale you choose depends on the equipment you own for transporting, unloading and handling as well as your means of storage. The advantage of large round bales is that they can be stored outside as they shed water, whereas 'square' bales, both big and small, need to be kept under cover.

What kind of hay should I buy? A mix of leafy grass and legume (lucerne or clover are the most common) is a hay to suit most horses in most situations. However, if you are feeding overweight horses a limited calorie diet, you may choose a grass-only hay and sometimes hay that has been made from stalky, older plants (higher fibre, lower calories) rather than young leafy plants. Depending on where you live and irrigation availability, lucerne hay of various grades is usually available year-round. Pasture hays are commonly cut in southern states during spring, but in the north they are made during spring/ summer and even into early autumn. Millet hay is suitable for horses and can be a good option for owners in the northern states to buy in autumn for winter storage. Cereal hays such as oaten and beardless wheaten hay (with or without a lucerne component) are usually available late winter and into spring throughout most of Australia. Don't be tempted to buy sorghum hay for horses because it contains natural toxins which can cause neurological problems in horses.

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Avoid hay that is: = stalky = dark in colour = browning (especially on the bottom of bales) = hot to touch = smells of mould = displays visible fungus.

In parts of Queensland the movement of fire ants is also a consideration. Only buy hay from a fire ant infested region if it has been stored on a concrete or roadbase floor, where the perimeter has been treated with pesticides according to government guidelines. Open a bale to check for the presence of fire ants prior to purchase. Contact Biosecurity Queensland on 132523 if you suspect a fire ant infestation.

Storing Hay Once you've purchased your hay supply, the next critical step is to store it correctly. The golden rule of hay storage is IF YOU HAVE A SHED, PUT YOUR HAY IN THE SHED! Even if the tractor or your car sits out in the open (shock, horror). When stacking hay in your shed, arrange it so that the oldest hay can be used first.

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The best conditions for hay storage are: = under cover = with good ventilation and air circulation = protected from direct sunlight and rainfall = above the ground (such as on pallets) = in a rodent-free environment. This allows the hay to stay free from water, sweat, mould and rodent-borne diseases. Round bales may be stored outside and should be stored endto-end like a giant sausage. They shed water off their tops but if sitting in a puddle or tipped on their end with the core exposed, they will absorb water. Therefore choose where to store them carefully, away from ditches and runoff and with appropriate drainage. If you do not have a shed for hay, and must use a tarpaulin to protect hay from the weather, ensure that the tarp is tied down tight so that no puddles can form in hollows. Tarps are water resistant and can help hay to shed water, but pooled water will penetrate and rot the hay beneath. Well stored hay can be a critical tool for providing your horses with the dry matter roughage they require (1.5 to 2.5% of bodyweight) over winter when pasture availability is very limited.

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7 Keys to Authenticity Discover how the 7 chakras are directly related to your relationship with your horse. When being with horses I am always looking for ways to connect more openly, authentically and congruently,.,,. Many people are not aware of the learning that is,,,,,,, on offer and the synergies that exist between them,,,,,,,, and their horse. A competitive mindset can lead,,,,,,,,,, people to focus primarily on winning. For me, I,,,,,,,,,,,, am looking for harmonious connections and,,,,,,,,,,,,,, relationships, and what is the same, how does,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, life repeat itself here, what can I learn?,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,, After decades of studying spirituality, psychology,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, alternative healing practices and self-development, I,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, have found that the more I let go and focus my attention,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, on nature, the closer I get to my horses..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,......................... My long-term interest in the psychology of the 7 chakras led me,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, to the undeniable connections they presented between our,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Interaction with horses and our unresolved, often unconscious,,,,,,,,,, emotional blocks. The horse has the ability to help us resolve our,,,,,, blocked emotions and limiting beliefs, helping us reach our highest,, potential with them, and life......................................................................... The clinics that Holistic Equitation has been running over the last decade have ultimately been about relationship dynamics. We strive to find new and interesting ways to empower our clients. Understanding more about themselves and finding their pure essence, clients arrive with their mind and energy field strong, clear and open so the conversation they have with their horse flows with less disturbance........................................................ The language of nature is presented to us through feelings, symbology and archetypes. Horses understand this language and are responding to us in every moment we are with them, whether we realize it or not. Are you listening? ............................................................................. Horses feel and interpret micro behaviours and feelings. They know more about our emotional blocks than we do. This is why they are brilliant teachers and healers. Their prey instincts demand that they stay attentive. It is the human that struggles to remain present, consistent and connected at all times.................................................................................................. The relationships and issues you have in your everyday life are all too often repeated in the relationship you have with your horse. The answers to these issues can be found in understanding the energy of your chakra fields. ........................................................................................... Horses are constantly trying to reach out and help us through their actions, as undesirable as this can look at times. Many of us misinterpret the horse's good intentions as a “bad” or “naughty” behaviour.........................

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The concept of good or bad does not exist in “horse language”. They are just being a horse............................................... There could be a number of things going on; they can be showing you a mirror of your own internal state, or perhaps releasing a blocked emotion; they can also be demonstrating their own weaknesses/issues in the hope that you will give them the guidance they need. Our “7 Keys to Authenticity” program runs over 2 days. It involves learning the psychology of your energy system and how this interplays with your mindset, health and wellbeing, and in turn translates to the relationship dynamics you have your horse. The first 3 Chakras that we examine are the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus; they reflect much of your ability on the ground with your horse. We work through the psychology of these three energy fields and bring awareness to these parts of your body. In doing so, you are then able to present yourself more openly and authentically to the horse. These first 3 chakras connect to the relationship and training you have on the ground to help you build a stronger, safer, empowered relationship with your horse in preparation for safer more graceful riding. As your skill develops, you will discover and learn how the Heart, Throat, Brow and Crown Chakras relate to your riding relationship, and finesse. Following is “The 7 keys to Authenticity” program, outlining how we investigate the teachings of the chakras and their relationship to you and your horse. We offer training strategies and solutions based on the insights and blockages you discover. Participating in our program heightens awareness, deepens your connection, improves safety and brings insight into relationship dynamics in all aspects of your life.

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Chakras and the Ground Relationship 1.Root/Base Chakra - I am My attention needs to be on keeping myself grounded and focused, and to offer my horse my heart of hearts. The Psychology of the Base Chakra: Relates to Tribe - how I operate with a group and within the group/family. = Tribal beliefs, values and superstitions How has your past education or the horse tribe you associate with, influenced you - is it working and does it feel right? What would your horse say if you asked it this question? = Ability to manifest, nourish and birth ideas How well do you creatively manifest with your horse, honour and nourish your ideas? Are you leading the conversation, or is your horse? = Staying focussed and grounded Does your horse out-focus you, or are you a strong, grounded leader that continues to bring your horse back to a neutral place? = Flexibility - not getting stuck in an unhelpful pattern Can you let go of your ideas and do what is necessary for your horse, without falling back into unconscious, habitual patterns? = Connection to earth, nature, rhythm and survival Are you harmonious with your horse, or are there repeated episodes of chaos and fear? = Our self-preservation Are you a worrywart or catastrophizer, or do you feel emotionally strong and capable? Do you know when to continue and when to quit? Our self-preservation and Physical identity 2. Sacral Chakra â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I Feel My number one focus is on maintaining a safe, fun and mutually beneficial relationship with my horse. The Psychology of the Sacral Chakra: Relates to Relationship - how I operate one-to-one Physical pleasure/sensation, sensuality

Do you offer your horse physical touch in,,,,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the form of massage, brushing, healing?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Horses are sensual creatures; do you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, reciprocate that sensuality, or is it all,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,l about the riding?,,,..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, = Emotion - energy-in-motion............................................................................... Are you able to control your emotions ............................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, around your horse?.................................................................................................. Are you easily drawn into the emotions of............................................................... horses and other people?.......................................................................................? =Addictions, weapons and jealousy.................................................................... Do you resort to punishment when you think your.............................................. horse is not obeying you?........................................................................................ Do you bring your addictive behaviours into your equine relationship, such as anger, sorrow, failure, greed, envy etc? = Reliability with self and others Can your horse depend on you to be reliable, and consistent in nature and requests, or are you easily distracted, unreliable and never quite know what it is you should do? = Your need to control or be controlled Do you micro-manage your horse and others, or do you allow others to control you? Are you a strong, ethical leader that offers support, peace and grace, so that your horse enjoys being with you? = Inner Stillness - balanced posture and emotions Are you able to remain calm and offer your horse your inner calm, or are you bringing your last hour, day, week, decade into the conversation? Are you physically balanced? Horses hate being off balance; a horse that is physically out of balance can soon become emotionally distraught. Our self-gratification and emotional identity 3. Solar Plexus - I Do I step into my personal power and know that I will make the right decisions with my horse The Psychology of the Solar Plexus Chakra: Relates to self - my dialogue, belief and relationship with self = Internal power Do you offer your horse a strong sense of self-belief and self-confidence or are you always one step behind, not always responding to the horse and feeling in charge of the situation? Continued over...

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7 Keys to Authenticity continued...

= Self-control and personal will power Are you able to control your emotions? Do you have a strong will or can the horse and/or people easily talk you into things? Can you remain true to your word? = Boundaries and personal space Are you good at setting boundaries with your horse and people, or does your horse walk all over you? Are you able to set clear boundaries with people? Often, people who were subjected to abuse, or inconsistent parenting as children, can struggle with setting boundaries. = Acting on intuition Intuition is a direct reflection of one's self-esteem. People often mistake fear as intuition, which actually dis-empowers them. Intuition is what often saves our lives, especially with horses. Are you in tune with your horse, or do you put yourself at risk? = My honour code with self and others What code of honour are you able to offer your horse? Have you defined an honour code that you will never ever break, e.g. my horse must always be calmer and more peaceful after our interaction, and if I cannot offer this, I will not interact? Our self-definition and ego identity

Chakras and the Riding Relationship 4.Heart Chakra - I Love I hold my horse in my heart, and in doing so, stay committed to the present moment, not holding him or the relationship in the past. The Psychology of the Heart Chakra.......................................................... Relates to Love - my compassion for self and others..................................... = Feelings of oneness, fluidity, harmony,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and absorption,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Do you observe the mood of your horse once............................................. you mount? Has the horse changed? Are you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, responsible for the change in behaviour?................................................ Why would you ask your horse to move if,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, it is not peaceful at the halt?......................................................................... Can you bring your emotions and feelings................................................ into a place of neutrality, love and harmony............................................... so your horse feels and becomes this,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, absorbing the peacefulness you offer?......................................................... = Being present and neutral................................................................... Are you able to stay in the present time when riding, .................................. Or do you time travel to past events, disassociate,........................... and lose focus?............................................................................................ Are you able to offer emotional neutrality and maintain leadership when things become emotionally and physically uncomfortable?.......................... Do you know when to quit?........................................................................... = Heart space and connection to mindfulness....................................... A clear heart and a mindful approach to riding deepen our connections. Are you riding from the integrity of your heart and mind or through your aids? = Our wound file and illusions of what should have been...................... We all have wounds, most horse riders have a few more than others, as horse riding is a dangerous sport and most riders have hit the deck at some point in time. Our physical injuries linger in our wound file and can then hold us back emotionally when we ride with underlying fear. Are you allowing your wounds to control your riding relationship, holding you and your horse in the past?.................................................................................................. = Healing, self-exploration and forgiveness........................................... Are you a tolerant rider, forgiving of your miscommunication, or do you take your inability to communicate effectively out on your horse, blaming them instead of accepting responsibility for your inadequacies and accepting this as part of learning?....................................................................................... Perhaps you offer understanding, grace and forgiveness, communicating your inadequacies to your horse so that they understand that your intention always comes from a place of love and beauty........................................... Our self-acceptance and social identity........................................................ 5.Throat - I Speak........................................................................................ I strive to offer the clearest commands and direction, listening and observing intently to my horse to ensure that the channels of communication are open

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and honourable........................................................................................... The Psychology of the Throat Chakra........................................................... Relates to: Communication - How I speak and listen to others...................... = How I am heard...................................................................................... Does your horse listen to your instructions as a willing partner, or shut you out? ............................................................................................... = Being able to speak without fear of being dominated......................... Are you able to stand up and be heard if your horse says no? Are you in a connected riding relationship, or is your horse taking you for the ride?.......................................................................................................... Clear communication comes from a developed throat chakra; if you have been shut down or subjugated in any way you may find it hard to assert yourself....................................................................................................... = Integrity and honour of oneself............................................................ Horses are emotional button-pushers. They have the ability to push up against your emotional capacity, showing you where your weaknesses are and where your next self-development lesson needs to be. = My ability to make wise choices and maintain my will........................ Horse riding is a multi-lifetime pursuit. Making the right choices often comes from experience, which can take years of practice in the saddle. However, what does not take years to learn is our ability to be ethical and honourable. = Creative expression and resonance.................................................... How much fun do you have with your horse, or, should I say, how much fun does your horse have with you? Are you creating an environment that .....................supports the emotional needs of your horse, or are you boring ..............................him to death? Are you chasing ribbons to boost your ...................................sense of self worth, rather than finding the greater ........................................rewards of supporting and building your horse's ...........................................delicate mind? Be creative and have fun. We ...............................................are only in this skin once............................. .................................................Self-expression and creative identity....... 6. Brow - I See.......................................... ..................................................I feel for my horse at all times and strive to . ..........................................make all interaction more beautiful, ................................................harmonious and balanced.......................... ............................................The Psychology of the Brow Chakra Relates .........................................to Intuition and Imagination - How I see the world = Your 6th sense and management of vision vs. ............................... illusions ......................................................... Are you realistic about your equestrian endeavours? Are you fostering illusions based on the expectations of others rather than sticking to your own sense of what is right? ......................................................................... Are you able to follow your intuition and listen to the horse, and respond accordingly? ....................................................................................... = Open mindedness, clear seeing or hallucination................................ Are you open to exploring new ideas, or are you stuck in old traditions that do not serve your horse?.............................................................................. Are you clear and concise, or are you sending mixed messages to your horse?......................................................................................................... When we are present and open only truth can flow. Everything else is an Illusion. ............................................................................................ = Synchronicity, coincidence and balance............................................ Do you pay attention to synchronicities and coincidence?............................ This is the universe speaking, asking you to pay attention right now, as something special and meaningful is about to transpire. Horses can collapse time and space, and offer us in depth insight to ourselves. When we truly listen, we truly can experience extraordinary things........................ = Not being attached to the rational......................................................... Are you action based, systems oriented and methodical? This will only get you so far with a horse. When you incorporate more than just the rational worldview, balancing the masculine “doing” with the feminine approach of “being”, your horse will move you to places beyond expectation. Are you ready to let go and let the universe touch, heal and inspire you through the wisdom of horses?....................................................................

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= Nature of divine paradox What feels right is normally wrong, and what is small is usually big when working with horses. It is the littlest things that make the biggest differences. The universe speaks and teaches in paradoxes. Put your attention on the small things and watch the big things grow. Self-reflection and archetypal identity 7. Crown - I Know I am a silent observer of myself. I recognize my limiting abilities and I endeavour to work on myself so I can be the best version of myself for my horse. We co-exist together as one. The Psychology of the Crown Chakra Relates to - Awareness - our sense of oneness = Where our grace comes from Do you resort to mechanical aids to get what you want, because you lack the timing, tolerance, patience and expertise to be asking these things of your horse, or are you more focussed on the relationship and emotional wellbeing of your horse? Count up the amount of aids you use on your horse, such as bits, whips, spurs, nosebands, martingales – each aid is a reflection of what is missing in your communication and relationship. Aids sit in the shadows, not in grace; they are born out of our need to control. = Where our thoughts become conscious Consciousness is in all matter, and the universe uses matter to hold up mirrors to give us the opportunity to examine, explore and evolve ourselves. Horses are highly reflective mirrors; they reflect our thoughts, feelings and emotions, which they express physically. The more we are in alignment with our highest purpose, the less there is for the horse to express, leaving the pure essence of your energy to be with the horse: free, flowing and fluid. = Centre of mysticism Your horse can be your spiritual master who can take you on a life-long, deeply spiritual journey of self-exploration. = Spiritual beliefs and connection to universal energy The horse is an intelligent, sentient being, full of exciting, buoyant energy, pure in essence and one with nature. The more we can be like them and let go of the confines of humanness, the more chance we have of experiencing those moments of euphoria we are all seeking.

If we bring our predatory visions, thoughts and actions to the horse, we will continue to distance ourselves from the ultimate gift they can offer – oneness. = Faith and Gratitude Heartfelt appreciation and gratitude exist with positive vibrations, bringing more of your desires into manifestation. Positivity cannot arise out of negativity. Have faith in the horse as a teacher and manifestation of universal laws. By paying attention to your horse you will find all the questions and answers you need to live a more empowered and harmonious life. Self knowledge and universal identity

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QLD Show Driving / Cones Qualifier (Qld Inter Club Event), Caboolture - Ph: Helen 07 5483 5721 NSW Show Driving & Judges School, Tamworth - Ph: Liz 0427 766 726

CUTTING

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Paradise Lagoons Campdraft, Championship Show, Paradise Lagoons - Ph: Fiona 0400 372 380 Gold City Cutters, Championship Show, Lyrio, Charters Towers Qld - Ph: Jackie 0429 051 594 Comet Cutting Cl Inc, Jackpot Show Toowoomba Qld - Ph: Brenda 0429 055 866 North QLD Cutting Horse Association, Bibooran Qld - Ph: Julie 0429 773 345

DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN

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Wendy’s Lismore Winter Hack Show - Lismore Showgrounds NSW - Ph: 02 6621 5916 Saddleworld Brisbane CDI, QSEC, Caboolture, Qld - Ph: Cathie Drury-Klein 0417 224 432 QLD COUNTRY HACK CHAMPIONSHIPS, Maryborough Show Grounds - Ph Kristen 0417 425 881

ENDURANCE

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EVENTING & SHOWJUMPING NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP

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BARREL RACING CAMPDRAFT & RODEO CARRIAGE DRIVING

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SSJC Winter Championships - Ph: Karinda Alpert 0414 833 908 Sydney at SIEC - Ph: Vicki Burgess 02 6747 3887 NSW Vaulting Championships - Ph: Maree Mullett 02 4878 5373 - 0407 037 808 Warwick Horse Trials - Ph: 07 3891 6611 - www.qld.equestrian.org.au Mel Fleming Horsemanship, Introductory Course, Mt Samson, Brisbane, Qld - Ph: Mel 0428 385 745 Mel Fleming Horsemanship, Private Lessons and saddle fitting and BALANCE saddle test rides, Gold Coast & Brisbane areas - Ph: Mel Fleming 02 6760 5519 - 0428 385 745 - www.melfleming.com.au Aug Mel Fleming Horsemanship, Intermediate Course, Mt Samson, Brisbane, Qld - Ph: Mel 0428 385 745

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Women's Tournament, Graded, 4 chukkas at Monte Vista, Qld - Ph: Angelo Russo 0418 721 794 Family Team Cup, Graded, 4 goals at Monte Vista, Qld - Ph: Angelo as above

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NSW, Narrabri Carnival NSW, Bluegate at Pretty Pine Ladies Competition, Chinchilla, Qld - Ph: QPA 1300 363 722 NSW, Warren

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PCANSW STATE POLOCROSSE CHAMPIONSHIPS - Ph: PCANSW 02 4229 8977 PCANSW, Regional Eventing, Host Zone 8, Moree, NSW - Ph: PCANSW 02 4229 8977 PCANSW, State Equitation, Judges & Pencillers Clinic, Host Zone 10 Camden NSW - Ph: PCANSW TRHA, 2nd Affiliate Qualifier Show, AELEC, Tamworth, NSW - Ph: Leonie 0429 035 306 QRHA, Warren Backhouse Clinic & Presentation Show, Gatton Indoor Eq/C, Gatton, Qld - Ph: 0407 856 786

SPECIAL BREEDS

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Shetland Pony Performance Day, Pony Club Grounds, Sunbury, Vic - Ph: Helen 03 5854 8206 Qld Paint Horse Championships, QSEC, Caboolture, Qld - Ph: Melissa Carmichael 0438 728 420 2015 NSW AHA Youngstock Show, Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon, NSW - Ph: 0408 232 152 National Arabian Racehorse Association, Futurity - Ph: 03 5429 6985

TEAM PENNING

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Valley Team Penning, Gresford Show Ground - Ph: 0499 212 862 - E: valleyteampenning@gmail.com Peel Valley Team Penning, Arena Sorting, Tamworth - E: Ph: Debby Stocks 0409 446 815 SEQ Team Penning Assoc Inc, Round 3 McGuire Buckle Series, Rosewood, Qld - Ph: Sylvia 0413 119 951

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Dayboro Trail Riders Cl Inc, Club Ride - Ph: Graham Bailey 0418 833 110 - www.dayborotrailriders.com.au Bouldercombe THR Cl, Day Ride , Long Island, Alton Downs, Qld - Ph: Paul 0416 147 493 - www.athra.com.au Central Tablelands R T R, First Man on the Moon Ride, Bathurst, NSW - Ph: Denise Keeley 0429 034 942

WESTERN PLEASURE & PERFORMANCE WORKING EQUITATION

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Burpengary W P Cl, Training & “A “ Show, Burpengary, Qld - Ph: Sue 07 3888 4434 - www.bwpc.org.au Coast to Coal Q H Assoc, “AA” Show, Nebo, Qld - Ph: Melissa Payne 0438 508 242 Working Equitation New South Wales - www.workingequitationnsw.org.au

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NBHA, Float Series, Showgrounds, Kilcoy Qld - Ph: Brooke Maxwell 0401 577 283 ABHA, Cloverleaf Cruiser Dual Affiliated Event - Ph: Kate Eather 0427 165 359 NBHA, Float Series, Indoor Arena, Caboolture Qld - Ph: Brooke Maxwell 0401 577 283 Barrel Racing, Full Day, Horseworld Stadium, Morayla, NSW - www.horseworldstadium.com.au ABHA, Moonbi Magic Barrel Racing, Moonbi NSW - Ph: Jannette 02 6759 5711 NBHA, Float Series, Arena, Rosewood Qld - Ph: Brooke Maxwell 0401 577 283

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NSW, Come By Chance Campdraft - Ph: Emely Colless 0409 285 283 NSW, HunterValley Capdraft - Ph: Rebecca Howard 02 4998 6138 NSW, Real Deal Rodeo - Ph: Tami Tribe 0412 618 946 NSW, Walgett BC Campdraft, Rodeo & JNR Rodeo - Ph: Fiona Denyer 0428 282 748 NSW, County of Cumberland Campdraft - Ph: Vanessa Crump 0418 615 520 NSW, Gulargambone Campdraft - Ph: Marina Colwell 0428 251 463 NSW, Gresford Campdraft & Rodeo - Ph: Tracy Merchant 02 4938 9309 NSW, Gresford JNR ECC Rodeo Round 1 - Ph: Brooke Maxwell 0401 577 283 NSW, Warren Campdraft - Ph: Jill Merrick 0400 557 951 NSW, Wingen Campdraft - Ph: Emma Sharpe 02 6546 6790

CARRIAGE DRIVING

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CUTTING

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Springsure Working Horse Assc, Championship Show, Bauhinia Prk Sh/grds Qld - Ph: 0402 253 193 Southern Seven Cutting Horse Assc, Championship Show, Tatura Park, Vic - Ph: 03 9746 0260 Dorrigo Silver Spurs Campdraft & Cutting Ass Inc, Jackpot Show, Dorrigo NSW - Ph: 02 6657 5123 Nebo Cutting Club, Championship Show, Nebo Undercover Arena, Qld - Ph: 0411 720 654 Cotton Country Cutting Club, Futurity Show, Goondiwindi Showground Qld - Ph: 0428 712 652

DRESSAGE & EQUESTRIAN

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TVEG Official Championships, Murwillumbah, NSW - E: kim.jackson@tveg.org.au – www.tveg.org.au Caboolture Dressage Club & Participants, FUNDRAISER, Caboolture Qld - Ph: Lea 0433 149 081 VEIS Grand Final, Dressage, WPNEC Werribee Vic - Ph: 03 9013 0707 ext 109 2015 Vaulting World Titles, Ermelo (NED) - Ph: Equestrian Qld 07 3891 6611 Dressage Victorian Senior Squad, WPNEC, Werribee Vic - Ph: 03 9013 0707 ext 109 2015 Qld Dressage Championships - Ph: Equestrian Qld - 07 3891 6611 DNSW, OC/OP P-GP, Clarendon - Ph: Karen Lever 02 4576 7996 NCEC, OC/CR/CU/P Dressage, Nana Glen NSW - Ph: Kathy 02 6554 3990 Boneo Park Dressage Competition, Boneo Park Vic - Ph: Lizzy Schirmer - 03 5986 3006

ENDURANCE

8-9 24-28 28-30

Qld, Murrumba, 50/100 km - Ph: Cathy Bruce 07 5429 8671 NSW, Shahzada, 400/120 km - Ph: Sue Todd 02 6379 7218 Vic, VERA State Championships - 50/80/160 km, Granite Rock - Lexton - Ph: Sheryl 03 5349 2426

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NNWSJC, August Height Competition, AELEC, Tamworth NSW - Ph: Wendy Emery 02 6765 4111 Figtree Pocket 1 Day Event CIC1*, CIC2*, Figtree Pocket Qld - Ph: 07 3378 0494 - www.ftpequestrian.org VEIS Grand Final, Showjumping, WPNEC, Werribee Vic - Ph: Karen Slade 0407 433 956 Gatton World Cup, Jumping Qld - www.equestrianqld.org.au Caboolture World Cup, Jumping, Caboolture Qld - Ph: Sarah Matthews - 07 5422 0911 North Coast Equestrian Cl, 1 Day EVENT, Nana Glen NSW - Ph: Vicki Burgess 02 6747 3887 Aachen Eventing CICO 3* - German Leg, FEI National Cup Eventing Series 2015 - Ph: 02 8762 7777 TIE CIC3*,2 *, 1*, EvA105, EvA95, EvA80, EvA60, Tamworth NSW - Ph: 02 6760 5554 Junior& Young Riders Squad, WPNEC, Werribee Vic - Ph: 03 9013 0707 QLD Indoor Showjumping Championships - Ph: Equestrian Australia 02 8762 7777 Warwick Horse Trials, CIC Competition, Warwick Qld - E: warwickhorsetrials@outlook.com

EVENTING & SHOWJUMPING

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP

14-17 15-16 27-31

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1-2 8-9 15-16 23-23 29-30

Carder Cup, 6, 2 & 0 Goals, 4 chukkas at Alsace S.E.Qld - Ph: Neill Ford - 0418 733 077 Elysian 6-8 Goal, 6 chukkas at Elysian, South East Qld - Ph: Rob Ballard 0407 315 760 Elysian 8 Goal, 6 chukkas at Elysian, South East Qld - Ph: Rob Ballard 0407 315 760 Elysian 10 Goal, 6 chukkas at Elysian, South East Qld - Ph: Rob Ballard 0407 315 760 Mercedez Benz, 10 & Graded, 4 & 6 chukkas at Alsace, S.E. Qld - Ph: Neill Ford - 0418 733 077

1-2 8-9 22-23

New South Wales - Zone Championships - Host, Callisis Club - Ph: Melanie 0407 207 649 Marlin Coast-Great Barrier Reef Masters Games, Cairns Qld - Ph: 1300 363 722 Warwick Shell Cup, Warwick Qld - Ph: 1300 363 722 - www.polocrosse.org.au

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NSW, Senior Eventing, Organised by Zone 28, Worrigee - Ph: Elaine Caswell 0421 985 866 Qld, Open Sports Day, Southside - Ph: 0439 021 550 NSW, Regional Dressage, Organised by Zone 19 - Ph: Frank Kelleher 0427 644 397

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GVRHA Gunnamatter Trail Riders Qualifier Show - Tatura Park In/Arena, Tatura, Vic - Ph: 0427 801 787 QRHA State Championship Show, QSEC, Caboolture - Ph: Lynda Gray - 0412 479 340 VRHA, Winter Slide Reining Show, NRHA Approved (Continental Affiliate Qualifying show) WPNEC Werribee Vic - Ph: Kristy Hobson 0423 673 372 RRHA, Slide to the Nationals, CSU Equine Centre - Ph: Hayley Crossingham 0424 055 566 NSW, Reining on the Plains, Dubbo NSW - Ph: Tony 0416 279 026 - www.nswrha.com.au ASH Gloucester Br. 2015 Stock Horse Challenge, Gloucester NSW - Ph: Bruce Snape 02 6550 2560 AWHA NSW Br., Dressage & Showjumping, Siec Horsley Park - Ph: Julane Bowan 02 4636 6568 St Heliers Heavy Field Days, Exhibition grounds, St Heliers Rd, Muswellbrook NSW - Ph: 0428 225 230 Heathcote Clydesdale Driving & Information Day, Heathcote S/gr - Ph: Bruce 03 5433 6423 ASH Gloucester Br. 2015 Stock Horse Challenge, Gloucester NSW - Ph: Bruce Snape 02 6550 2560 WPCS N/East Border Open Performance Show, Oxley Reserve - Ph: Megan Howe 0408 251 687 ASH Hinchinbrook Br, Campdraft, Tully Qld - Ph: Lisa Naughton 07 4777 1099 Upper Hunter TP, Murrurundi NSW - Ph: Kellie 0427 289 131 (no texts) - www.uhteampenning.com Tamworth & Dist TP Assc Inc, Moonbi, NSW - Ph: Lisa 0407 434 361 2015 NSW Team Penning Australia State Team Penning Titles - Hawthorne Park, Sth Grafton, NSW Ph: Kylie Mackillop 0457 460 559 - www.teampenningaustralia.com PVTP, Team Penning, Tamworth, NSW - Ph: 0409 446 815 - www.peelvalleyteampenning.com.au SEQ TPAssoc Inc, Day to be advised - Rosewood, Qld - Ph: Sylvia 07 5464 6177 Valley TP, Show Ground, Singleton, NSW - Ph: 0499 212 862 - www.valleyteampenning.com.au Richmond River TRC, NSW, meet 3rd w/end of month Feb to Nov - Ph: Judy 02 6663 7289 Illawarra HTRInc, Wandandian Trail Ride, NSW - Ph: Christine 0438 571 280 Bouldercombe THRC, W/end Ride & Camp, Upper Ulam via Packhorse Trail, Qld - Ph: 0411 294 975 Boolarra & Dist. Horse & Trail Riding Cl. Inc, Barktown Night Ride, Vic - Ph: Mick 0421 323 407 Dayboro TRC, Graham Court Memorial Ride, Dayboro Qld - Ph: Graham Bailey 0418 833 110 North Coast WRC, Meet Monthly, Hawthorne Prk, Sth Grafton, NSW - Ph: Allison Latter 0417 488 520 Young Appaloosa & Western Breeds Assoc - Ph: Stevie Jackson 0431 841 865 South Western A & A Breeds PC Inc, Grenfell, NSW - Ph: Jenny McCue 02 6343 2927 Burpengary WPCI, “AA” Show, Burpengary, Qld - Ph: Sue Hartshom 07 3888 4434

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Clarence Valley W/ Equitation, Training, Hawthorne Park, South Grafton, NSW www.clarencevalleyworkingequitation.com - Ph: Chris Fowles 0421 358 373

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Ian Bruce Horsemanship, 3 Hour Group Lessons, Foundation, Bonville Undercover Arena Coffs Harbour - Ph: Julie McGraw 02 6653 7723 - 0402 075 989 or Christine Carter 0414 534 141 Double Dan Horsemanship Clinic, Level 2, Toowoomba Qld - Ph: Daz 0429 803 105 Double Dan Horsemanship Clinic, Level 1, Toowoomba Qld - Ph: Daz 0429 803 105 Equine Reiki,TBA - Ph: Julie Abrahams 0404 470 571 www.reikiforhorses.com.au Ian Bruce Horsemanship, Obstacle Workshop, Bonville Undercover Arena, Coffs Harbour NSW Ph: Julie McGraw 02 6653 7723 - 0402 075 989 or Christine Carter 0414 534 141 Ian Bruce Horsemanship, 3 Hour Group Lessons, Foundation, Bonville Undercover Arena, Coffs Harbour NSW - Ph: Julie 02 6653 7723 - 0402 075 989 or Christine 0414534141

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Hawkesbury Dog Agility Club- GAME TRIALS- SIEC, Horsley Park NSW - Ph: Monique 02 4576 6847 COME & CELEBRATE THE ANNUAL HORSES BIRTHDAY AT THE AUSTRALIAN PIONEER VILLAGE ROSE STREET, WILBERFORCE NSW - www.theaustralianpioneervillage.com.au - Ph: 02 4575 1777 BEERWAH CHARITY SPORTS & SPRING FESTIVAL, Sports Ground Beerwah Qld - Ph: 07 5494 9557

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Ben Lockhart Ph: 0428 615 018 Servicing the Mid North Coast & New England Areas ABN: 39 466 829 287


SEPTEMBER 2015 COMING EVENTS BARREL RACING

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ABHA -www.abha.com.au - NBHA - www.nbha.com.au Australian Barrel Horse Association - NATIONAL FINALS - Ph: 03 5343 5188 - www.abha.com.au ABCRA - www.abcra.com.au - ACA - www.campdraft.com.au - NRA - www.nationalrodeoassociation.com

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NSW Charity Drive, Liverpool Range - Ph: 02 6767 1555 - www.australiancarriagedrivingsociety.org National Show Driving Championships, Toowoomba Qld - Ph: Wendy 07 4630 8792 - 0409 179 781

CAMPDRAFT & RODEO

CARRIAGE DRIVING CUTTING EQUESTRIAN ENDURANCE EVENTING & SHOWJUMPING NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP POLO & POLOCROSSE

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2015 National Cutting Horse Ass Victorian Futurity - Ph: NCHA 02 6765 9356 - www.ncha.com.au

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NSW State Championships, SIEC, Horsley Park NSW - Ph: Helen Lawson 0421 054 567 QLD Festival of Dressage, QSEC, Caboolture - Ph: QSEC 07 5433 3222 CVI Brisbane/Australian Vaulting Champ/ships 2015, QSEC, Caboolture - Ph: Angie 0409 587 130 Australian Endurance Riders Association - www.aera.asn.au QERA, Euri Gold (CQ), Whitsunday (Bowen), 2x5/ 2x20/2x40/80/ + Harness - www.qldendurance.asn.au NSWERA, Kiwarrak, 80/ 2x40/ 2x20km - Ph: Jennifer Caslick 0427 746 107 VERA, GERTZ Championships, 100 elevated, 60 elevated, 20km Ph: Ellen Prestage 02 5662 3756 Equestriad - Ph: Vicki Burgess 02 6747 3882 - www.eventingnsw.com.au Adelaide World Cup - Equestrian Australia - www.equestrian.org.au Boneo Cup, Boneo Park Equestrian Centre - www.boneopark.com.au ASJC 2015, WPNEC, Werribee Vic - Ph: Annie White 03 9908 3706 - 0432 877 028 QLD 3 DAY EVENT - Ph: Pam McGarridge 07 3278 5124 Melbourne Royal World Cup - Ph: Annie White 03 9908 3706 - 0432 877 028 Perth World Cup - Equestrian Australia - www.equestrian.org.au

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Ken Faulkner Australian Natural Horsemanship, 4 Day Savvy W/end, Allora Qld - Ph: Belinda 0488 958 669 Ken Faulkner Australian Natural Horsemanship, 4 Day Savvy W/end, Tallebudgera Qld - Ph: 07 5533 8401 Tanja Kraus Horsemanship, Kids Clinic, Glenreagh NSW - Ph: 0412 592 033 - tanjakraus@gmail.com Ken Faulkner Australian Natural Horsemanship, Demonstration at Toowoomba Show, Toowoomba Qld

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Australian Polo Federation - www.australianpolo.com.au QPA Gold Cup Championships, 12 goal & Graded 4 & 6 chukkas at Elysian - Ph: Rob 0407 315 760 Australian Open, 12 & 6 goal, 6 chukkas at Elysian - Ph: Rob Ballard 0407 315 760

Polocrosse Assoc of NSW - www.nswpolocrosse.com.au - www.polocrosse.org.au NSW - Ph: 0407 207 649 QLD - Ph: 07 4667 4718 5 Quirindi & Upper Horton Carnival 5-6 QLD State Championships at Cunningham 19 Masters Competition, Coffs Harbour www.ponyclubaustralia.com.au - Ph: 03 9098 7079 29-4 Oct Pony Cl Australia National Championships 2015, Showgrounds, Murray Bridge SA - Ph: as above Reining Australia – www.reiningaustralia.com.au - Ph: Lynda 0412479340 5-6 QRHA & SQRHA Interclub Gold Buckle Series Show, Gatton Equestrian Centre, Gatton - Ph: 0412 479 340 23-26 Reining Australia Gold Buckle Futurity & National Champ/ship Show, AELEC, Tamworth NSW

PONY CLUBS REINING

12-13 Pinto State Championships, Equestrian Centre, Burpergary Qld - Ph: Kerry 07 5498 6815 evenings 12-13 ASH Gloucester Br 2015 Led & Performance Show & C/draft, Sh/gr, Gloucester NSW - Ph: 02 6558 1866 19-29 ASH QLD State Show & Nat Buchanan Dressage, Showground, Gatton Qld - Ph: Fran 0429 353 208 21-23 Laidley Walloon QHPAss, Camp Quarter Horse, Indoor Arena, Gatton Qld - Ph: Dannielle 0421 593 541 25-27 Burpengary WPC, Camp Quarter Horse, Equestrian Centre, Burpengary Qld - Ph: Joan Leon 0414 880 547 1 Oct 2015 ASHS National Youth Show, Bicentennial Park, Camden NSW - Ph: Les Walsh 0418 600 053 29- 3 Oct World Clydesdale Show, London, Ontario, Canada - www.2015worldclydesdaleshow.com

SPECIAL BREEDS TEAM PENNING TRAIL RIDERS

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Boolarra Dist T&HRC, Hiawatha-Dean, Boolarra Vic - Ph: Mick 0421 323 407 Dayboro Trail Riders Cl Inc, Dayboro, Qld - Ph: Graham Bailey 0418 833 110

WESTERN PLEASURE

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SWA & All Breeds PCI, “A “Show, Showground, Grenfell NSW - Ph: Tania Martens 02 6343 2652 Gatton QHPAssoc, Welcome Show, Equestrian Centre, Gatton Qld - Ph: Trish Wright 0487 719 294

WORKING EQUITATION

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www.workingequitationaustralasia.com/ Clarence Valley Working Equitation Cl, Competition, Hawthorne Prk, Sth Grafton, NSW - Ph: 0421 358 373

Team Penning Australia Inc - Ph: 0457 460 559 - www.teampenningaustralia.com

CLINICS & COURSES

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Julie Abrahams, Equine Reiki Level1, Clarendon Forest Retreat, Mid North Coast - Ph: Julie 0404 470 571 Julie Abrahams, Equine Reiki Level 2, Clarendon Forest Retreat, Mid North Coast - Ph: Julie 0404 470 571 www.reikiforhorses.com.au - info@reikiforhorses.com.au

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AGRICULTURAL SHOWS JULY 2015 NSW - 26 Gosford Regional Show, Horse Program, postponed from 3rd May - Ph: Mr Roland 02 9985 9763 (AH} Qld - Ph: 07 3277 774 - 1 Ingham, 3-5 Laidley , 3-5 Malanda, 4-5 Daybro, 7-8 Atherton, 9-10Inisfail, 11-12 Samford 11-12 Mareeba 15-17 Cairns, 16-18 Gatton, 19-20 Mossan, 24-25 Tully, 25-26 Texas, 25-26 Mt Gravatt, 26-28 Charters Towers, 31 Cooktown, 31 Pine Rivers S.A. 17-19 THE AUSTRALIAN SHEEP & WOOL SHOW AUGUST 2015 NSW - 14-15 Tullamore, 14-16 Mungindi, 15 Weethalle, 18-19 Trundle, 22 Ganmain, 22 Bedgerabong, 25-26 Peak Hill, 28-29 Condobolin, 29 Barellan, 29-30 Penrith Dist, 29-30 - Wentworth, 31-2nd Sept Parks QLD - 1 Cooktown, 1 Mt Morgan,1-2 Sarina, 1-2 Pine Rivers, Gladstone, 7-16 ROYAL SHOW (Ekka), 15 Wowan, 22 Canungra, 22 Mary Valley (Imbal), 28-30 Gold Coast, 28-29 Wondai. SEPTEMBER 2015 NSW - 2 West Wyalong, 4-5 Naromine, 4-5 Grenfell, 5 Lake Cargelligo, 5 Narandara, 5 Manildra, 5-6 Barmedman, 5-6 Dapto, 6 Finley, 6 Woodstock, 11-12 Forbes, 11-12 Murwillumbah, 11-12 Eugowra, 11-12 Hay, 12 Ungarle, 12-13 Quirindi, 13 Cucal, 13 Ariah Park, 15-16 Cowra, 18-20 Merriwa, 19 Ardlethan, 20 Molong, 20 Wyong Shire, 20-22 Young, 25-26 Singleton-Northern, 25-26 Canowindra, 26-27 Nimbin, 26 Hillston, 26 Temora27 Lockhart. QLD - Ph: 07 3277 7747 - 11 Noosa, 12 Giru, 19 Kenilworth, 19 Tamborine Mountain. Victoria - 4 Hamilton, 6 Finlay, 12 Mansfield, 13 Ringwood Horse & Pony Cl, 20 Robinvale/Euston, 19-29 ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF VICTORIA, 29 Horsham. SPECIAL EVENT 24-27 TOTAL EQUINE QUEENSLAND EXPO Toowoomba Qld - Ph: 0414 871 281 COMING SOON - OCTOBER 1-5 150th Southern Highlands FESTIVAL of CARRIAGE DRIVING, Bundanoon NSW Ph: Yvonne 02 4883 6859 2-5

SHCQ Horse Of The Year, QSEC, Caboolture Qld Ph: Kristen 0417425 881 - Sean 0438 118 267

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Queensland International Three Day Event

10-11 Ronald McDonald House SEQ Charity Hack & Dressage Day - Ph: Kate 0408 730 887 17

Australian Sports Pony Registry Open EA Dressage, WPNEC- Ph: 03 9741 6772

17-18 Victorian Pinto Society state Championships, WPNEC, Ph: 03 9741 7672 17-18 The Qld Police Games, QSEC, Caboolture Qld Ph: Karen Heit 07 3364 3761 17-18 Qld State Pony Dressage & Young Pony Ch/ships, QSEC, Caboolture Qld - Ph: Stephanie 0433 707 818 17-24 Crackin’ Cancer Three Waters High Country Trail Ride, Glen Innes NSW – Ph: 0411 840 797 22-24 North Coast National, Showground - Lismore NSW Ph 02 6621 5961

Three days of competition, fun & entertainment for all the family. Horse Events run over three days. Horse schedule is available from our website

22nd- 24th October 2015

www.northcoastnational.com.au

Working Dog Trials: 22nd Junior Showjumping: 24th

Lismore Showground See you at the Show!

All horses attending the North Coast National Exhibition must be vaccinated against Hendra Virus


CRACKIN' CANCER THREE WATERS HIGH COUNTRY TRAIL RIDE - GLEN INNES 17 - 24 OCTOBER 2015 This ride will be run out of Three Waters “High Country Holidays”, Bullock Mountain Road, Glen Innes, New South Wales, 2370 and will traverse the beautiful New England countryside.

Yes, it’s on again!

This ride is to raise much needed funds, which are vital to the continuation of important................... research into causes and cures of this debilitating disease called cancer. ........... The total cost of the Crackin' Cancer part of the ride is $200.That will include the cost of the.................... Welcome Dinner and the Goodbye Dinner. A $25 – non-refundable deposit to be paid to...................... Crackin Cancer is required for all bookings........................................................................................................... Please Note: Your $200 MUST be paid to Crackin' Cancer, NOT Three Waters........................... High Country Holidays. To secure your place on this annual ride, you need to pay a $25 -............................. non-refundable deposit now -.and the balance of your $200 before the 1st October 2015............................. Please Note: riders can arrive on Friday, October the 16th and ride around Three Waters............................ if they wish or maybe just fossick for sapphires or go fishing. Payments needs to be........................... made by RIDER IDENTIFIABLE bank deposit, bank cheque, personal cheque or money. order -......................... made out to: Crackin' Cancer - Address: PO Box 4232, Goonellabah NSW, 2480........................ Please Note: Apart from a Welcome Dinner on the evening of Saturday the 17th of October and a................... Goodbye Dinner on Friday evening, October 23, this is a “self catering” camp. You make your own............... lunch and morning tea, supply the food and cook your own meals – The Gunyah at Three Waters has........... Cooking and dining facilities, two fridges, showers and toilets. There are also toilets located...... at other camp sites on the property......................................................................................................................... RIDE APPLICATION FORM: Your ride Registration/Application Form is to be posted back to Crackin' Cancer with your $25 deposit or your $200 ride payment, whatever you send first. If you pay your $200 up front and for some valid reason, you are unable to attend, then we will refund $175 of your $200. The Registration Form for this event is available to be downloaded from the cackincancer.org.au website. Please go to Upcoming Events and click 'more' at the bottom of that first article. TRAIL RIDE ITINERARY: The first ride will be on Sunday, October the 18th. Riders will ride out between 8.30 am and 9.00 am each day. Rides will return at approximately 3.30 pm to 4.00 pm each day Rides will be on: Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday. DEADLINE: Please Note: There will be a rider cut off number. We require ALL paperwork and ALL fees to be paid BEFORE 1st OCTOBER 2015 - UNLESS - you have made other arrangements with Steve Langley (for your Three Waters costs) - Graeme Sleeman, Marshall Fittler or Beverley Stanton. ENTERTAINMENT: Crackin' Cancer is currently looking for a volunteer entertainer for evening entertainment. Unfortunately, our usual entertainer may not be coming to Three Waters this year. INSURANCE: Insurance for the ride will be covered by “Trail Riding Australia” as it has been for previous years. All participants in the Three Waters ride must be a financial member of a Horse Trail Riding Club, which is affiliated with Trail Riding Australia. If you are not please contact Trail Riding Australia - Please email Tricia Genders: genders40@hotmail.com or phone 0422 822 805.............. Arrangements will be made for you to join either Mudgeeraba & Hinterland Horse Trail Club, or the Beechmont and District Horse Riding Club. These are Trail Riding Australia clubs - Proof of membership MUST be provided to TRA representatives when you arrive at Three Waters. PLEASE NOTE: before making arrangements to join Trail Riding Australia, please contact Marshall Fittler - see contact details.

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ACCOMMODATION - CAMPING - AGISTMENT COSTS: Cost of unpowered sites: $12 a night per person. Cost of powered sites: $14 a night per person. Self contained cabins: $90 per night for 2 people and $22 per night for each additional person. Cabins can sleep up to six. Agistment: is $10 per horse per night. AUCTION - ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT - THE REST NIGHT: Over previous years, there has been an auction held on the Wednesday night, which is the night of the “rest day”. This is to raise a bit of extra money during the ride. All items will be gratefully received. So, if you have an item you no longer use, want or need, we would appreciate it.

QRM We specialise in a quality range of horse float, truck, stall and stable floor and wall rubber. Hammergroove - 12mtr roll or by the metre. 2mtrs x 12mm & 15mm, with a cloth insertion layer for added strength. Ideal for floats, trucks & stables

BIOSECURITY: Please Note: a Biosecurity Health Declaration Form will be emailed to you and MUST be completed and handed to Graeme Sleeman on arrival. Please advise us if you don't receive one. VOLUNTEER SERVICE: Volunteers will be making daily runs into Glen Innes for all rider supplies, including Horse feed.

17mm mats in a variety of profiles

CONTACT DETAILS: Crackin' Cancer: website: www.crackincancer.org.au Email: crackincancer@hotmail.com Ph: President, Marshall Fittler - 04118 40797 or 0266 244 879 or Secretary Bev Stanton - 0433 960 332 or 02 6662 5902 Three Waters: website - www.threewatershighcountryholidays.org Email: stevelangley2013@gmail.com Ph: Steve Langley 02 67 324863 or 0417 452 649 (Owner of Three Waters)

30mm EVA Stall Mats

Interlocking drainage mats. Great for wash down bays

Horse Float Insert .. A super ’grippy’ cloth insertion rubber comes in 6, 8, 10mm and 1.65 to 2mtr widths. Ideal for non-slip and anti-fatigue flooring. Available in 12mtr rolls or by the metre. A Division of Bio-Til Pty Ltd ABN 68 114 319 836

Trail Riding Australia: website - www.trailridingaustralia.com.au Email Tricia Genders: genders40@hotmail.com or phone 0422 822 805 Graeme Sleeman 04302 924 621 or 0400 941 389.

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Would you like renowned equine vet Dr Oliver Liyou to check your horse out, BUT: Getting your horse/s to EVDS in Grafton is too hard? The travel cost is too expensive? Do you find on your days off, you are busy trying to catch up with your friends, trying to have some time with your horses and in there somewhere, trying to fit in the time for Oliver to come out and do dentals, vaccinations etc?

W: www.evds.net.au

And the solution is …..

“HEALTHY HORSE DENTAL PARTIES” Horse owners love the concept but have lots of questions. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers; How Do These Parties Work? It’s simple. All you need to do is gather 6 or more horses to your place to each get a dental done by Oliver, and let the fun begin. When should I have my party? Advance Bookings are required to accommodate specific dates. If more than 40kms from Grafton, Bookings are Monday and Tuesdays only. If you live within 40kms of Grafton, any weekday that is available. Weekends are possible by special request only. What is my role in the Party? As the Host we want you to have the best experience possible. Oliver and his Team will work closely with you so that on the day of your party, you can sit back, relax and have fun with your guests. Before your party, your role is to choose a venue (usually at your home but it can be anywhere you organise), book the date with our office and invite your guests. Complete a booking form for each horse attending (it’s easiest if you get each horse owner to complete their own and return it to you) and simply send them back to our office two weeks prior to your party. Remind your friends a few days before.

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Who Should I Invite? We recommend you invite more than you expect to attend, as you will never be able to book a date and time that suits absolutely everyone. Start with family, friends, neighbours and your local pony club members. You will also find potential guests in your mobile phone, email and Facebook contacts. The more horses you have at your party, the better the discounts! Will I save any Money If I Host the Event? Not only do you save but your friends do too!

No. of horses at the party TRAVEL DISCOUNT HOST RECEIVES For everyone!

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50% OFF travel cost 50% off one dental 75% OFF travel cost One free dental

** Return Travel cost to be shared by the number of horses at the party. Will be calculated from one of these cities (whichever is closest to you): Grafton, Coffs Harbour or Ballina at a rate of $1.32/km return. What’s the best way to ensure my party is fun and entertaining for my friends? It’s not a party without party games! Oliver will bring party hats, provide some games and prizes. Games include: Guess the weight - Walk the line (the horse) - Pass the parcel - Guess the horse with the largest Smegma bean. You might also like to arrange some drinks & nibbles. I have some friends that have to work, can they bring their horses? YES absolutely, they can drop their horses off on the way to work and pick them up after work. We can take photos of the horse’s mouth and text them to the owner.

Dr. Oliver Liyou BVSc (Hons1) MACVSc (Eq Dent) CMAVA “Helping you to help your horse”

Winter 2015


HOW and WHY the WTP Bit works.

Clean Up with the Leaf,

The jointed snaffle has been around for 5,000 years. The problem is that the centre joint folds too far forward into the tongue causing the nut cracker action and bit pinching. Another issue is that at low contact the arms of a snaffle fold downwards, and the centre piece can go into the roof of the mouth causing roof rubbing, which can be painful. Because the outer edges of the horses' tongue are thinner and more sensitive, when the arms of a jointed snaffle fold downwards they can cause the tongue to spread down over the lower bars (the bone in front of the bottom teeth) causing side pinching. Another issue is that with a jointed snaffle the cheek rings fold tight into the lips and cheeks, and a horse does not need cheek pressure when working in a straight line which can aggravate the horse. With the WTP bit the centre piece sits 50mm more back on the tongue, and the centre piece is enclosed and only 11mm high therefore, no bit pinching or roof rubbing. The 6.5cm flat service centre area under engineering tests reduces the bit pressure by 85%, and the arms do not fold down and only comes back to a certain point to prevent constant cheek pressure. Now you have the softest and most responsive bit contact in the world. The bit slides back on the tongue and down without any folding within the mouth. If a horse is not comfortable in the mouth, it can affect their whole-body flow movement causing them to sometimes be choppy in their action or not using their shoulders and hindquarters properly or rounding up. Imagine having a tooth ache it is hard to concentrate on your work your body will slump, and you won’t walk the same, and you won’t be happy.

Further information visit: www.iiwinners.com

Twig & Stick Rake The Leaf and Stick rake tows............................ behind your ride on lawn mower......................... It allows you to clean up twigs,................... leaves, pine needles, grass, sticks............... and horse manure............................................. This remarkable machine, makes cleaning up around the home and paddock easy as 1 2 3................................................................................ If used correctly, you can rake sticks up to 40mm diameter and 2 Metres long. It allows you to clean up grass as it is being mown, saving that time consuming job of hand raking.................................................................... The tow behind stick rake allows you to quickly, easily and efficiently clean up large areas, leaving the area as though it has been hand raked. You can dump the leaves, sticks, grass, pine needles and twigs in a pile, to be burnt, mulched or carried away, easily with the stick rake. You can tow the rake behind any size ride on lawn mower and most zero turn mowers to rake up horse manure from the horse riding arena or paddock...........................................................................................

It is simple and easy to operate, with only two actions. If you wish to release the load you have collected, just pull forward on the handle. If you wish to pick up another load, as you are pulling forward on the handle, press the button and hold in until the tines have touched the ground, and continue raking..................................................................... With the rake in the UP (locked) position, the rake can be easily transported around the property. If necessary it can be backed in against a fence, shed or under a tree, to minimise the amount of hand raking to be done.......................................................................................................... The stick rake can be attached to any size ride on lawn mower. If your tow hitch is over 27 cm above the ground, then a simple "drop tow bar" can be supplied to give the tines plenty of ground clearance in the travel position............................................................................................

The "Spring Steel tines" allow each individual tine to jump over small stumps and large rocks and return to normal position. The tines are made of Spring Steel for longer life, and to prevent tines from straightening, under normal conditions of use. ö Stops the bit pinching the tongue ö Stops the tongue hanging out ö Stops the tongue getting over the bit ö Stops roof rubbing and lip pinching ö Stops headshaking, pulling & bolting

ö Stops hanging, rearing & bucking ö Stops displacement of the soft palate ö Stops mouth opening & respiratory noise ö Amazing soft and responsive bit contact ö Improves performance & stops rein leaning

The stick rake can be handled easily when off the Ride-on lawn mower allowing a one person operation. The rake weighs under 20 KG. The stick rake can be easily "Flat Packed" for delivery by Australia Post....................................................................

For more information or to order: Ph: Kevan on 1800 819 493 Email: sales@stumpmansales.com www.stumpmansales.com

“Holiday with your Horse at” Three Waters in the High Country For more details or to make a booking please contact your host Steve Langley.

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Offering accommodation “for you and your horse”! Cabins, yards & water available. Horses also available for hire.

A Genuine “Aussie Bush Experience” Phone: (02) 6732 4863 Mobile: 0417 452 649 www.threewatersholidays.com.au

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Ken Faulkner on board with Horse & Country TV Australia! Legendary Aussie horseman and international clinician, Ken Faulkner, has joined H&C TV and will be the first horse trainer to present a series via the Australian channel Ken is renowned for his skill working with horses of all levels and disciplines and is a muchloved favourite among the equine community. Apart from his skill in turning out lovely riding horses and problem solving difficult cases, Ken was also the winning trainer of Equitana's “Way of the Horse” contest in 2013, showing an amazing depth of understanding and patience with his young, unhandled horse............................................................................................................................. The series, titled “The Horseman of Oz”, is not all centred on horse training however, but will also cover other aspects of horse care. Ken delivers sessions on foal handling, weaning and halter starting, liberty training, starting young horses under saddle, float loading and lots of other useful riding and handling advice. He will be joined by saddler, Peter Brophy, in the saddle fit segment and in several sessions by Veterinarian Specialist, Dr Bill Roughan - who has even performed a gelding and hernia operation live on the show! Ken says he feels honoured to be on the Horseman of Oz show. “We all had a wonderful time filming and I hope everyone enjoys watching the series as much as we enjoyed making it”. Dr Bill (also one of our expert Blogging Panel) had a great time helping with the series too and reported that “Animals had all read their lines beforehand and handled the pressure well - even Ken! - and I am looking forward to a few more laughs in future filming”.

Ken and Dr Bill Roughan performing a hernia operation.

It won't be long now before Horse & Country TV Australia will be available through Optus and iinet, as well as Dodo and SlimTel, but in the meantime, we hope you are enjoying our online footage and advice from our expert “Bloggers”. Manolo Mendez, Steve Halfpenny, Dani Simmonds and Bec Stoneman are already up and there will be more to come each week.

Ken joined by saddler Peter Brophy.

The Way of the Horse 2014 is also still available for viewing on our website, along with the full monthly program of H&C entertainment, and we will soon have some footage from Ken's series up for your enjoyment, so keep your eye on www.horseandcountrytv.com.au. How to get Horse & Country TV in your home: Through DODO: Telephone - Contact Dodo via Jamil on 13 36 36 Ext 8149 Online - Sign up to a deal with DODO www.dodo.com - see their website for FETCH TV packages. Through SlimTel: Visit SlimTel at www.slimtel.com.au and click into SlimTel TV on the menu bar. Packages are clearly marked there Using either method, don't forget to ask for or nominate the Horse & Country TV channel. Now available to all OPTUS customers as well.

For more information and to follow H&C TV (Aus) news visit:The Australian website www.horseandcountrytv.com.au The Australian Facebook page www.facebook.com/HandCTVAus

HORSE FLOAT REPAIRS & RESTORATIONS

PANEL & PAINT

Agents For Complete Range of Trailers 2000 New & Used Horse Floats ~ Free Quotes

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EQUI MESH THE SAFE ECONOMICAL QUALITY HORSE FENCE u EQUI MESH’S soft steel allows for greater “give”. u EQUI MESH is an affordable fence which offers rigid yet flexible construction that makes it ideal for installation over rolling meadows or hilly terrain. u EQUI MESH’S superior strength and narrow mesh pattern are designed to withstand the most vigorous of equine antics with ease. u EQUI MESH’S heavily galvanized finish ensures long life with virtually no maintenance.

u EQUI MESH’S closely-woven 5cm by 10cm vertical mesh pattern has been specifically designed to prevent horses, cows, sheep, goats, or other hoofed animals from “stepping through” or “walking down” the fence. u EQUI MESH’S longer 60.9 metre rolls reduce the need to frequently join or tie off rolls. u EQUI MESH is a great value fence that ensures unwanted predators - such as dogs and foxes, as well as kangaroos - will be prevented from entering horse paddocks and pastures.

EQUI MESH HORSE FENCING Ph: 1300 308 186 Mob: 0439 761 247 www.diamondmesh.com.au www.equinenews.com.au

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HEALTH & WELLBEING

Herbal Horse Anita Brojatsch Ph: 0408 896 041 E: orders@herbalhorse.com

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Your Horse Partnership Annie Sorell Clear your Fear

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Phone For A Quote I Horses - Cattle - Dogs - Cats

Brooke Tillman Dip Eq Acu Ph: 0429 006 114 www.horseacupuncture.net

Is your horse constantly sore or not performing as well as it could?

COOTES EQUINE THERAPY Equine muscular and skeletal re-alignment therapy may be the solution. Anthony Cootes is an experienced and fully certified practitioner servicing Brisbane and South East QLD. Promote a softer, smoother and resistance free ride. Maximise your horse's potential, and feel the difference.

P: 0431 630 187 E: antcootes@hotmail.com

Equine Reiki Courses What would it mean for you to be more spiritually connected with your horse? If you are a person who would like: • a deeper, more spiritual connection with your horse • balance and harmony in your partnership • a better understanding of your relationship with your horse • the ability to truly listen to what your horse has to say • a natural approach to improving health and wellbeing for you and your horse

Then look no further as our courses were created just for you.

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A.C.H.M. ANATOMICAL CORRECT HOOF MANAGEMENT

Michael Bekker - Barefoot Trimmer Ph:(02) 6655 0222 or Mobile: 0411 502 984 Email: michaelbekker@hotmail.com A Natural Approach to Soundness Kempsey to Coffs Harbour

Good to Go Hoof Thrush Treatment Hoof thrush is no joke! It can be a painful, irritating, debilitating condition, that can cause serious lameness symptoms like navicular syndrome.

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Scott Reynolds EQUINE DENTIST C.E.D UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE Servicing the Mid North Coast, North West Slopes and Plains and the Upper Hunter

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First Aid Protection for hoof sole = Easy and quick to apply = Flexible fit = Robust = Can be used many times = 3 sizes fit from Shire to a Shetland Tel: Anita 0408 920 707 = Open design allows hoof to ‘breathe’ = Horses can be turned out =

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HORSE TRANSPORT

Ro’s Horse Transport “Safe and Sound” For all your Local & Interstate Equine Travel Requirements Call Today for a Free Quote

Ph: 03 5996 6281 www.condoshorsetransport.com.au Weekly Services Bris - Syd - Melb

Based on the Darling Downs Qld. Servicing Southern Qld and NSW throughout. Contact Rowan for a quote. Ph: 0459 561 959 roshorsetransport@bigpond.com www.roshorsetransport.com.au

Call John or Judy 0412 233 083

Now Servicing the New England Area

www.eastcoasthorsetransport.com ’s Rob

Travelling Throughout VIC, NSW, SA, QLD Local & Interstate Stud farm drop offs & pick ups Fortnightly runs to Adelaide Discount for multiple horses

Ph: 0422 476 457

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Rose’s Deals on Wheels

PANEL & PAINT

Lite Haul Horse Floats & Goosenecks Designed by Horseman AUSTRALIAN MADE

HORSE FLOAT REPAIRS & RESTORATIONS Repair Rust ~ Floor & Tailgate Rubber Repaints ~ Upholstery ~ Floor & Kick Boards Windows ~ Fibreglass ~ Spare Parts Agents For Complete Range of Trailers 2000 Trailers New & Used Horse Floats ~ Free Quotes

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Leanne Rose Ph: (02) 6643 1972 Mob: 0427 431 973

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Ph: (07) 5547 8336 Mob: 0429 486 655

Open Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm Saturday - 9am - 12 noon

PROPERTY IMPROVEMENTS

LEAF, TWIG & STICK RAKE For Ride on Mowers www.grandeverge.com Phone Mark on: 02 6562 7888 Email: sales@grandeverge.com

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IVERSON FENCING Bobcat & Tipper Hire

All Aspects of Rural Fencing Roundyards Shelters Boundary Fences

Phone: Tyler 0438 899 438 A/H: (02) 6686 2554

QUALITY TIMBER PRODUCTS Built To Last RURAL FENCING STOCK YARDS POST & RAILS STABLES POLE SHEDS ROUND YARDS TIMBER BRIDGES

FREE QUOTES NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL ALL AREAS!!

LAWRENCE WILLIAMS FENCING CONTRACTOR Ph: (02) 6664 7322 or 0413 877 026 Lic: 5219XC

PRODUCE - RURAL SUPPLIES - SADDLERY

Available from a Produce Store near you!

Available in three varieties, in addition to a custom option, our feed blocks are formulated to meet the dietary and nutrition requirements of your animals. Multiblock is a rich source of:

Energy - Protein - Vitamins - Minerals - Electrolytes P: 02 6779 2232 E: info@multiblock.com W: www.multiblock.com.au

SUPPLIERS OF: HAY & CHAFF, PET FOOD, STOCK FOOD, DRENCHES ANIMAL SUPPLEMENTS A SELECTION OF SADDLERY RIDING EQUIPMENT & WORK CLOTHES

Ask at your nearest Produce Store or go to:

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Bone Formula

Calsorb

FORTIFIED CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT FOR HORSES 20kg nett for administration in feed - for animal treatment only. Feed supplement specifically formulated with CHELATED CALCIUM to support bone strength, growth and health with essential bone minerals. Dr Jennifer Stewartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bone Formula provides clinically recommended levels of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and folate, plus trace elements and microminerals essential for musculoskeletal health.

FORTIFIED CALCIUM BLOCK FOR HORSES 20kg nett for self-administering block formulation. Specifically formulated with CHELATED CALCIUM to provide bone minerals for horses and ponies grazing pasture, kikuyu, setaria, buffel and other sub-tropical grasses. Calsorb provides clinically recommended levels of calcium and phosphorus (plus a trace element pre-mix) in a palatable, self-administering lick-block.

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PRODUCE - RURAL SUPPLIES - SADDLERY

BEDWELLS FEED BARN & SADDLERY Seed and Produce Merchants

Stockists of: Hygain, Riverina, Prydes & Mitavite 11 Keppel St, Bathurst 2795 Ph: (02) 6331 2844 Fax: (02) 6331 4232 Lot 42 Unit 7 Main St, Wallerawang 2845 Ph: (02) 6355 7531 Fax: (02) 6355 1466 www.bedwells.com.au

Valley Stockfeed Now in two locations Horse Feed - Cattle Feed Dog & Cat Food Wormers - Tick Control Oxenford Qld Vet Supplies Shop 1/141, Old Pacific Hwy Ph: (07) 5573 1273

For all your stock & pet supplies. We Deliver!

Mt Nathan Qld Ph: (07) 5514 6033

OPEN SEVEN DAYS

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm Saturday: 9am-1pm Sunday: 9am-12noon

Expert hoof care advice, huge range of products for all animals 21 Abundance Rd Medowie, NSW 2318 Ph: (02) 4981 7282

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E.M. REDMOND & CO. (GATTON) PTY LTD All Types of Produce and Grain Merchants

Audrey Schulz (Proprietor) Tim Schulz (Manager) Crescent Street, Gatton Qld 4343

8am-5pm Mon-Fri 8am-12noon Sat

Ph: (07) 5462 1139 (07) 5462 1371 Fax: (07) 5462 3226 Mob: 0408 621 239

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Hay/Chaff, Grain & Produce, Petfood, Fertilizer, Saddlery, General Fencing & Electric Fencing, Irrigation (Davey Master Dealer), John Deere Ride-on Mowers, Stihl Outdoor Power Equipment, Honda Outdoor Power Equipment, Generators, Push Mowers

178 Tweed Valley Way, Murwillumbah 2484 Ph: (02) 6672 1313 Fax: (02) 6672 6808 www.jhwilliams.com.au brent.saddler@jhwilliams.com.au

OXLEY RURAL SUPPLIES & PRODUCE ABN 86 210 124 881

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Stockists of: PRYDES - HORSEPOWER - MITAVITE - RIVERINA HYGAIN - NORCO - CASTLEREAGH - COPRICE RIDLEY - GRENFELL COMODITIES Fencing Supplies - Electric Fencing PHONE / FAX: (02) 6581 0643 MOBILE: 0407 810 643 78 - 82 John Oxley Drive, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 www.hastingscbd.com.au/oxley.html

COFFS HARBOUR PRODUCE Feed & Stock Supplements - Grain & Produce - Pet Food & Supplies Fencing Supplies & Gates - Electric Fences - Concrete Products Garden Equipment & Supplies - Organic Supplies & Produce - Vegie Seeds

www.coffsharbourproduce.com.au FREE DELIVERY OR DRIVE THROUGH - BUSINESS HOURS: Mon - Fri 7am - 5pm Sat 8am - 12pm

26 June Street (Behind Bailey Centre) Coffs Harbour P: (02) 6652 2599 F: (02) 6652 8328 E: chp1@bigpond.com

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CLOTHING - SADDLERY - EQUIPMENT

CATERING FOR ALL YOUR HORSE NEEDS for the Inverell & Surrounding Districts Equestrian Supplies ~ Rodeo Supplies ~ Hats, Caps Handbags ~ Saddles, Rugs, Tack Stockist of: Cruel Girl ~ Wrangler ~ Ariat ~ Baxter Akubra ~Bullseye ~ Blue Dog ~ Brigalow ~ Eddie Fisher Pam & Jodie Ph:(02) 6722 1229 Email: northwestsaddlery@bigpond.com 141 Byron St, Inverell NSW 2360

Lay By’s & Gift Vouchers Welcome

10% off R.M. Williams R/R Prices

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT Ph: (02) 6662 2131 82 Walker Street, Casino E: fitzmaxclothing@gmail.com

SADDLERY SUPPLIES Offering a great range including Myler Bits, Zilco - Nungar Knots Toowoomba Saddlery range, Plus many great range products from many Wholesalers

www.saddlerysupplies.com.au Shop 2, 36 Wood Street, Warwick, Qld 4370

Ph: (07) 4661 3144 Fax: (07) 4661 3155 Email: saddlerysupplies@hotmail.com

Northern Trophies & Giftware SPECIALISING IN RESIN EQUINE TROPHIES AND FIGURINES Ph: 0409 202 698 E: korunya@bigpond.com.au www.northerntrophies.webs.com

Huge Range of Clothing Including Designer Brands

Vet Supplies Farrier Equipment Quality Repairs

‘Your Family Saddlery’ Phone: 02 6722 3599 Email: bakersbarn@bigpond.com 45-47 Vivian Street, Inverell NSW 2360

Embroidered Saddlecloths

ClubColoursDirect The Colour Specialists Braided Rope Reins P.O. Box 5216 East Lismore, NSW 2480 Phone:(02) 6622 5002 Fax:(02) 6622 5009

For all information please visit our website at

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We manufacture quality embroidered saddlecloths for Clubs, Schools, Studs and Shows. ~ Huge range of colours in quality fabrics and trims. ~ Special prices for Clubs ~ Digitising of logos ~ High density foam inners ~ Any size, any shape ~ Delivered Australia-wide

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VETERINARY V E T E R I N A R Y C O N T A C T S

AGNES BANKS -

AGNES BANKS EQUINE CLINIC

(02) 4588 5200

MANILLA -

MANILLA VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6785 1955

ARMIDALE -

GREENCROSS VETS ARMIDALE

(02) 6771 0200

MOREE -

MOREE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6752 1444

BALLINA -

BALLIWOOD STABLES

(02) 6686 8510

MULLUMBIMBY -

MULLUMBIMBY VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6684 3818

BILLINUDGEL -

MyVet BILLINUDGEL

(02) 6680 3480

MURWILLUMBAH - BALDWIN EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES

(02) 6672 3898

BINGARA -

BINGARA VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6724 1000

MUSWELLBROOK - MUSWELLBROOK VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6543 2000

BOONAH -

BOONAH VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(07) 5463 1339

NAMBUCCA -

NAMBUCCA VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6568 6666

BRISBANE -

MANLY ROAD VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(07) 3396 9733

NARRABRI -

NARRABRI VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6792 4388

CASINO -

NORTHERN RIVERS VETERINARY SERVICE

(02) 6662 2162

CLARENCE VALLEY - MOBILE VET

0411 716 932

NERANG -

NERANG EQUINE VETERINARY PRACTICE

NEWCASTLE -

NEWCASTLE EQUINE CENTRE

0409 509 687 (02) 4927 6135

COFFS HARBOUR - PACIFIC VETCARE

(02) 6652 3455

PORT MACQUARIE - PORT MACQUARIE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6583 1611

DORRIGO -

DORRIGO VETERINAR Y CLINIC

(02) 6657 2416

QUIRINDI -

QUIRINDI VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6746 2088

GATTON -

GATTON VETERINARY SURGERY

(07) 5462 1343

SCONE -

SCONE EQUINE HOSPITAL

(02) 6545 1333

GLEN INNES -

GLEN INNES VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6732 1988

SOUTHBROOK -

EQUIVET AUSTRALIA

(07) 4691 0322

GLOUCESTER -

GLOUCESTER VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6558 1504

STANTHORPE -

STANTHORPE VET CARE SERVICES

(07) 4681 1523

GOONDIWINDI -

BORDER VETERINARY SURGERY

(07) 4671 3688

SYDNEY -

ADVANCED EQUINE DENTISTRY

GRAFTON -

EQUINE VETERINARY & DENTAL SERVICES

(02) 6642 4700

TAMWORTH -

TAMWORTH VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6766 3988

GUNNEDAH -

GUNNEDAH SALEYARDS VETERINARY CLINIC (02) 6742 5175

TAREE -

TAREE VETERINARY HOSPITAL

(02) 6552 2633

INVERELL VET CLINIC

TENTERFIELD -

TENTERFIELD VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6736 2233

INVERELL -

(02) 6721 0266

0418 598 621

JIMBOOMBA -

VERESTDALE EQUINE VETERINARY SERVICES 0409 884 377

TOOWOOMBA -

CLIFFORD PARK VET SURGERY

(07) 4633 1999

KEMPSEY -

MACLEAY VALLEY VETERINARY SERVICES

(02) 6562 7391

URUNGA -

URUNGA VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6655 5299

KILLARNEY -

KILLARNEY VETERINARY CLINIC

(07) 4664 1344

WALCHA -

WALCHA VET CLINIC

KYOGLE -

KYOGLE VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6632 1349

WARIALDA -

WARIALDA VET CLINIC

(02) 6777 2302

LISMORE -

LISMORE VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6622 0033

WARWICK -

WARWICK VETERINARY CLINIC

(07) 4661 1105 (02) 6557 0000

(02) 6729 1015

MACKSVILLE -

MACKSVILLE VETERINARY CLINIC

(02) 6568 1252

WINGHAM -

WINGHAM VETERINARY CLINIC

MAITLAND -

GREENCROSS VETS

(02) 4934 3044

WOODFORD -

TOWN & COUNTRY VET CARE

0418 194 842

PACIFIC VETCARE Coffs Harbour 320 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour Ph:6652 3455 Fax:6652 8187 Email:diagnosis@pacificvetcare.com.au

Equine Medicine & Surgery Digital Radiography New Equine Surgery - Specialist Surgeon Endoscopy - Diagnostics Vaccinations - Ultrasound Reproduction - AI - Dentistry

Dr. David Johnson Dr. Stephen Deist Dr. Allan Hudson Dr. Adam Gerhardt Dr. Mathew Grabovszky Dr. Kelly Griffin Dr. Merrilyn Fitzgerald Dr. Amanda Johnson Dr. Chelsea Kramer Dr. Julia Etel Dr. Amber Aspinall

www.pacificvetcare.com.au

EQUIVET AUSTRALIA Equine Reproduction & General Practice Reproduction: Embryo Collection & Transfer & Artificial Insemination using

Chilled & Frozen semen. Live in Veterinarians provide 24hr Foaling supervision. Stallion Station: Semen collection, evaluation, freezing, storage & distribution. Registered Quarantine Facility: AQIS approved centre for exporting horses and/or semen. General Practice: Lameness diagnosis & management using digital Radiography & Ultrasonography - Chiropractic manipulation - Laboratory facilities - Equine dentistry - Video endoscopy.

Max Wilson BVSc (Hons) MACSc Robyn Woodward BVSc MVSc Celia Dodd BSc BVSc (Hons) Susanne Brundell BVSc (Hons) Angie Doudle BVSc Francois Viljoen BVSc

142 Jimna Springs Rd Southbrook, Qld P: 07 4691 0322 F: 07 4691 0419 enquiries@equivetaustralia.com www.equivetaustralia.com

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BA L DW I N

EQUINE Dr Chris Livingston

BVSc (Hons), DVCS, MANZCVS.

and Associates

VETERINARY SERVICES

Complete Veterinary Services Equine Power Float Dentistry Tru DR Digital Radiography

DR GREG BALDWIN BSc BVSc MPhil EQUINE VETERINARIAN

DR Georgina Johnston BVetMed

159 Gordon St, Port Macquarie

EQUINE VETERINARIAN

Ph: (02) 6583 1611

P 02 6672 3898

www.portvet.com.au

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Inverell Vet Clinic

Ambulatory Equine Veterinarian based in Murwillumbah and providing all your veterinary needs including: · Digital radiography (x-rays) · Digital ultrasonography · Endoscopy · Lameness evaluation and diagnosis · Pre-purchase examinations · Medical investigations · Routine surgery · Reproduction · Dentistry (power tools) · Hendra Virus vaccinations

Tamworth Veterinary Hospital

Offering routine equine services including: Endoscopy, Dentistry & Reproduction

Dr Greg Ireland Veterinary Surgeon & Physician

NOW LOCATED at 32 Sweaney Street, Inverell (Behind McDonalds)

For all your large and small animal veterinary needs both in-clinic and on-farm.

Phone: (02) 6721 0266

After Hours Emergency 0427 456 616

Member of Australian Veterinary Association

106 Brisbane Street Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph: (02) 6766 3988 Fax: (02) 6766 4259 Web: www.tamworthvet.com.au Greg Ireland BSc., BVSc. Alison Neef BSc(Vet)., BVSc. Michelle Tolhurst BA., BVSc. Yvette Crowe BVSc. Paul Jenkins BVSc.

Utilising The Latest Technology And Techniques A group of dedicated professional Equine Dental Veterinarians Committed to Advancing Horse Health. Over 300 members right here in Australia most of which provide afterhours and emergency care for all equine health issues. FIND an EQUINE DENTAL VET nearest you at www.equinedentalvets.com

WITH 100% CARE AND PROFESSIONALISM Providing the highest quality of equine veterinary dental care. Servicing Sydney and Melbourne.

Dr Shannon Lee B.V.Sc M.A.N.Z.C.V.Sc Eqd M.I.C.E.V.O E.Ds

Ph: 0418 598 621 E: vetbloke@hotmail.com

www.advancedequinedentistry.com.au

Equine Veterinary And Dental Services V D S

Dr. Oliver Liyou BVSc (Hons1) MACVSc (Eq Dent) CMAVA “Helping you to help your horse” The most qualified and experienced Equine Dental Vet in NSW.

Dentistry, Vaccinations inc Hendra, Freeze Brand, Microchipping, Stud Work, Foot problems, Castrations, Skin problems and anything equine that is not an emergency.

Call us about our dental parties, where you can receive massive savings. P: (02) 6642 4700 Now accepting referrals of difficult dental cases from Port Macquarie to SE Qld. M: 0428 515 650 As the designer of the porta safe stocks mobile crush, Oliver has the latest model E: vets@evds.net.au to keep your horse safe and secure, and will be weighed on scales, and geldings get a free sheath clean. W: www.evds.net.au

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Bromac Aladar

ASH Reg # C2 - 152985 Born 2000, 15.2 HH

Sire of brilliant temperament and trainability! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homozygous Black so cannot throw chestnut foalsâ&#x20AC;?

His foals - from many different breeds of mares - are starting to grow up and are turning heads!

Bromac Aladar is 15 now and won't be around forever! Breed your favourite mare to produce the foal you have always wanted with temperament to die for! His 2015 season is starting to fill up! Live cover $1100 LFG, chilled semen $880 LFG or frozen $660 LFG available - conditions apply. Ph: 02 66 424 700 Email : vets@evds.net.au Web: www.evds.net.au/bromac-aladar/


Natural Mobility Nutritional marine extract for both human and animal wellbeing

‘Helping our elderly equine friends enjoy their later years’

“Brrrrrrr it’s getting cold and my bones ache” “Yeah.... It’s called TECHNYFLEX, they make it for dogs too!”

“Doesn’t worry us.... because we get our TFX every day” May assist in RELIEVING SYMPTOMS of ARTHRITIS

Ph: Ashley (02) 4988 6015 or 0437 473 756

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Equine news and trade services directory volume 7 issue 2 winter 2015  
Equine news and trade services directory volume 7 issue 2 winter 2015  

EQUINE NEWS And Trade Services Directory is a hard copy, quarterly magazine which is available free from Produce Stores and Saddleries throu...