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IN THIS ISSUE: * Economic contribution of equestrian * Treating Corneal Ulcers * Identifying Ticks * Equine Supplements and Therapies Feature - Treating musculoskeletal abnormalities - Dealing with allergies - Equine Assisted Therapy - Equine Therapeutic Acupuncture - EMMETT - Diet is vital for good teeth

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Equestrian industry bolsters economy In October, 2016, Equestrian Australia (EA) commissioned Sports Business Partners and Street Ryan to conduct a community impact study on equestrian sport in Australia. It's the first report of its kind ever commissioned by EA, in partnership with all state branches, and is a significant investment towards better understanding the sport, its stakeholders and the potential for future growth and development. The main objective of the project was to determine the contribution of equestrian to the broader community within Australia. The focus was to understand the community contribution generated across three key areas: Economic, Social and Health The total economic contribution of equestrian (excluding all codes of horse racing, polo/ polocrosse, rodeo, western & tent pegging) is more than $1.143 billion. This is broken down as a $1.135 billion economic contribution whilst the annual contribution to physical and mental health is an additional $12.724 million. Key findings were based on data from a wide range of sources to generate a holistic view of the contribution. These included the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Sports Commission and Australian Government Department of Health. Additionally, vital information was also collected from a broad cross-section of equestrian stakeholders and participants including an online survey of more than 4500 members from within the Australian equestrian community. The data received from this will be invaluable in moving the sport forward and working closer with the members based on their collective feedback. "These significant findings confirm equestrian as one of Australian sport's top contributors to the national economy," EA CEO, Paula Ward said.. "They give equestrian a strong platform that will be fundamentally important as we work towards growing participation and building our sport's public profile." The study determined that equestrian sport has a range of unique social strengths not offered by other sports including lifelong participation opportunities and a structured, disciplined and selfless mindset. The major point of difference equestrian has from other sports is the responsibility that goes with the management and care of the horse. This selfless duty requires commitment, discipline and purpose and 76% of EA members say they are involved with the sport "for the love of the horse" and the community spends $371 million each year on the maintenance and transport of horses. With 75% of members involved in the sport more than four times per week and 78% have been involved for more than 10 years, this shows a significant level of commitment to the sport. Equestrian also offers a healthy outdoor lifestyle and is, for many people, a recreational outlet that leads to personal purpose and fulfilment. EA is acting on the findings from the Community Impact Study and the member survey results. during the coming months there will be a range of strategic initiatives launched, focussed on the growth and development of the sport. Key finding from the reports did highlight a range of strategic challenges that need to be seriously considered to move forward. Equestrian sport in Australia is governed by a complex hierarchy of over 50 State and national committees and boards. In addition, there are also a significant number of volunteers within the sport including organising committees, officials, administrators, coaches and event volunteers which enable the sport to run. (The data collected shows there are more than 9000 active volunteers contributing almost 50,000 volunteer hours to the sport in a typical week.) It has been identified that the current governance structure needs to be reviewed as the lack of alignment of rules, systems, processes and procedures restrict the sport's ability to grow and prosper. There is a need to be able to seek and attract national commercial partners, establish clear national pathways to develop talented athletes, coaches and officials, communicate better with members and participants and promote the sport to the general public. For the sport to grow its public following, EA must more regularly and efficiently share news and event information from a diverse and complex national events structure. For more information on this story, visit the Equestrian Australia website at

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Treating musculoskeletal abnormalities in horses Have you noticed a change in your horses’ behaviour or temperament? Or perhaps had disappointing results at recent events? Often these are the first signs that your horse is experiencing discomfort or pain due to injury or physical over exertion. . Rebecca McShane from Equinity specialises in the early detection and treatment of musculoskeletal abnormalities in horses. As a key part in her holistic approach to equine performance, she offers a consultancy service to investigate underlying causes for your horse’s discomfort. Rebecca has been involved in the horse industry since she was 17 and has competed in endurance, dressage and show hacking as well as working as a track work rider and strapper for horses running in the Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup She holds a Diploma in Equine Therapeutic Acupuncture and is currently completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies. Rebecca has also attended courses in Advanced Biomechanics, Rock Tape Equine Fundamentals, Laser Therapy Protocols and Equine Body Work. All movements that occur in the horses’ body involve soft tissue. If soft tissue such as muscles, tendons or ligaments are tight and shortened, they are prone to strains and tears. Sport and race horses are often trained to the limits of their bodies in order to increase their performance and this can result in a number of problems starting to occur. Often owners and trainers are not aware that

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there is a problem with their horse until it is too late. Regular therapy sessions can help prevent the problem instead of trying to repair the damage! When working on the horse’s muscles and soft tissue, Rebecca evaluates their tension, texture and temperature for abnormalities. A skillful assessment of your horse’s muscular fitness can detect subtle changes in the early stages, making early intervention and care possible.

In the performance horse, this knowledge is invaluable and can make the difference between winning and losing or the horse not having a career at all. Rebecca offers a range of therapies to help with these issues including Sports Massage, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), acupuncture, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and Kinesiology Taping. For further information contact Rebecca McShane 0448 249 202 or visit her website at

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Allergies - an unusual approach? By MALCOM GREEN Those of you that attended my talk at the Murwillumbah Pony Club back in February will know that I don't feel constrained by following the party line and regurgitating the same old theories that get trotted out in magazine and online forums. Instead, in areas where our firm has some special expertise we like to experiment, innovate and often try technologies that have worked on other species in the animals we deal with - such as horses. One are of particular interest to us is allergies. The conventional wisdom is that allergies are an over-reaction of the immune system (IS). This hypothesis comes about because the easiest and most reliable way to get rid of an allergy is to knock the immune system out with steroids. The only problem is that long term steroid use can lead to all sorts of negative side effects so vets know they have to use them with restraint. Let me propose an alternative theory. In fact this is the opposite theory because it assumes that an allergy is an under-reaction of the immune system. But the IS is a dogged as well as a complex thing and often it just keeps on trying and trying and making little headway. Imagine your horse has say an eczema problem in its lower legs as an allergic response to something in the pasture. The inflammation and redness we think of as an allergic reaction is precisely the normal IS response. Primarily the bloodstream is delivering stuff to the problem area in an attempt to fix it. That "stuff" is most likely to be white blood cells (the immune system's Rapid Reaction Force) and making billions of WBCs gobbles up lots of nutrients some of these (sorry I'm not going to say exactly what these things are as that is a commercial secret) can easily run short so supplementing them


Crystal Vanstone from Memphis Park Equine Solutions is passionate about the benefits of natural therapies for performance horses and how they can assist in improving performance, overall health and wellbeing. She has utilised many therapies on her horses over the years including Equissage, Equine body work, Red Light, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, P3 treatments and Kinesiology taping and have seen the benefits first hand. This in conjunction with core strengthening exercise programs including in hand work, stretching and pole work can all Dealing with allergies requires an open minded assist in having happy, healthy horses approach to treating them. who are also sound, supple and strong to perform at their best. simply enables production of more WBCs and Now with six years of experience with hence a stronger and longer immune response. Equissage and 25+ years riding experiWhat I love about this sort of technology is that it ence including starting horses under enables the body to function as well as nature saddle, training young horses and intended. It doesn't force the body into an artificial coaching people with young horses response (which is the role of drugs). through to elementary dressage and low In the UK we were the second firm to this particulevel jumping and recently completing a lar technology to market for animals. Rocktape (kinesiology tape) fundamenWe picked up the idea from someone using it in tals course and Equine Body work calves. So it is about as safe as it can get. course through Equinology Inc and The other thing I love about immune support is Photonic therapy through Equestricare, that you don't need a detailed diagnosis in order to she is looking forward to being able to target exactly the right drug. provide horse owners, riders, competiSimply leave that to nature - after all it has had mil- tors, trainers, breeders and lovers lions of years to fight the battle against allergens throughout the Gold and Tweed Coast and germs and, given the right resources it is gener- and surrounds Equine Solutions using a ally pretty good at it. range of treatments to best benefit their So for persistent or seasonal problems like hives, horses to assist them to live, perform Queensland Itch, eczema, mud fever or any infecand recover better. tions (especially viral ones where the vets have no For further information contact Crystal drug options consider an immune supporting prod- on 0418 807 580 uct like Fight Back from

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Equine Assisted Therapy helps heal relationship trauma By JANE FAULKNER Director, Equine Assisted Therapy Australia

Rose was a 65-year-old woman who had a history of severe child sexual abuse and trauma. She had gone through life without being able to maintain healthy relationships and was single and felt lonely when we met. She had done a lot of work towards healing her childhood and was a beautiful wise woman. She was clear about what happened for her in relationships and on a cognitive level she understood why, however, she was unable to change the outcome and found that she kept falling back into the same pattern of isolating herself. She spoke about finding it very difficult to relate and be with people, she was comfortable alone, yet lonely, she had not allowed anyone close to her and she wanted this to change. Together, we entered the paddock and Bono (a Quarterhorse gelding) approached her. As he came closer, she shut down, her body language closed in and she almost hid behind me. Bono is a beautiful, powerful horse and as he moved towards her she became frightened and almost childlike. She gripped my arm and started to talk about Bono, she said he looked angry and mean, she asked me what I thought he needed and what she should do, she was scared and she was in her head. I encouraged her to take some deep breaths and to feel her feet on the ground.

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As she started to deepen her breath, she started to cry, the four horses with us started to lick and chew and relax their heads. They were standing around us in a semi- circle. I spoke about allowing herself the space and time she needed to feel safe and ok. When she was ready, we approached each horse, Rose practiced breathing, feeling her feet on the ground and staying in contact with herself as she connected with the horse in front of her. We started with Jack - he has a sweet and gen-

tle nature and is the smallest horse at about 14 hands. Rose approached Jack and started to feel vague and found it difficult to feel her breath and her feet on the ground. She noticed how quickly she lost contact with herself and got absorbed with working out what Jack needed - Jack walked away. We spoke about how Jack could sense that she was no longer present and therefore he left. We also got curious about whether this is what happened for Rose in relationships. We spoke about how relationships required two people showing up and risking being seen and having needs. When Rose abandoned herself to work out Jack's needs, she was no longer available to make contact with Jack, so he left. Rose could see how this pattern related to many of her relationships both current and past. We acknowledged how big it was for Rose to stay present and in contact with herself, she had lived in her mind rather than her body. She realized that she was often out of touch with herself, her pain and her needs. We spoke about how this was a useful tactic when you were dealing with trauma, however it impaired your ability to work out who you were or what you needed. We then met the other three horses and practiced gently staying present and accepting whatever came up for Rose. Each horse provided new insights and gentle feedback for Rose to ponder and work with. Equine therapy provides a gentle therapy for working through past relationship hurts and trauma. - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Natural relief for equine pain By Tamara Shead Ridestrong Therapy Much like a human athlete, the equine athlete experiences pain as their body begins a muscular transformation. Much of the research surrounding Equine Biomechanics leads us to the discussion that in order to reduce the long term effects of injury, behavioural abnormalities and the ultimate break down, anyone training a horse should be aware of the signals a horse gives when they experience pain and fatigue and manage it effectively Is my horse in pain? Knowing what your horse does to express pain is the first step in avoiding damage to the equine body. Some of the common signs therapists see in sore horses are dipping of their back as they transfer weight away from the muscle and onto the skeleton. Head tossing, chomping on the bit or resistance to rider aids. 'Bunny hopping' in canter, poor foot placement in movement and when standing, shifting weight, carrying the tail off to the side. The horse may have trouble maintaining the canter or picking up a correct lead. Some horses have dilation or constriction of the pupils or even squeeze their eyes shut. Horses hold tension in their jaw by clench-

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Microbes play an important role in equine health By ANTOINETTE FOSTER Dip. Nut. Diploma Equine Nutritional Therapy, Diploma Medical Herbalism ©2017 What is the equine microbiome? The micro biome is the collection of all the genes in all the microbes in and on our horse's body. A microbe is a microscopic life form which includes bacteria, fungi, protists, viruses and mites and includes archaea. The microbiota is a collection or community of microbes, which means the full collection of genes of all the microbes in a community. In the human body genes in our micro biome outnumber the genes in our genome by about 100 to 1. Microbiologists have confirmed that there are approximately 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body; it is likely that horses are very similar. The horse's micro biome is extremely important for maintaining overall health. Horses and microbes depend on each other for survival. Some microbes can cause disease but most are harmless and in fact can be helpful. There are infectious agents all around our horses at any given time, whether they succumb to these agents is determined not just by exposure to them but also the horse's balance of bacteria. This is because beneficial bacteria both con-

sume these nutrients that would otherwise feed what we call the bad guys, but they also block receptor sites that harmful bacteria can latch onto. Probiotics can be used to protect our horses because they produce substances such as lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide, and these can stop harmful bacteria from growing. Probiotics are often referred to as nature's antibiotics, they tend to keep the less desirable residents such as E Coli or enterobacteria out of harm's reach. They also make it

very difficult for bugs such as Straphylococci, Salmonella and Campylobacter to cause harm. Probiotic protection is an extremely important part of our horse's immunity. Very recently new genomic techniques have allowed further study of the equine gut microbiome. Just as it is in the human body, it is vital for healthy digestive to have the right bacteria in the gut, this keeps the immune system strong and helps to fight infections.  continued page 13

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Diet can play a key role in balancing bacteria  from page 12 But not all bacteria are good for our horses. There are several harmful or pathogenic bacteria that can cause infection or produce toxic substances which may contribute to inflammation. The good bacteria are principally found in two families called Lactobacillus and Bifodobacteria, these good bacteria keep the bad bacteria under control. What your horse consumes and how often can have a big affect on the balance of bacteria inside your horses gut and consequently effects the horse's overall health. Adding probiotics to your horse's diet has been proven to have several positive health benefits. Some of the benefits of probiotics are improvement of digestion, production of vitamin C, regulating hormones, boosting immune function, increasing resistance to infections and assisting with diarrhoea and gut irritations. Probiotics can also be beneficial for those horses that have a history of digestive problems which can include colic and ulcers. In animal studies probiotics, have been shown to help reduce the symptoms of stress when animals are being transported. Prebiotics are another way to boost the healthy gut bacteria by eating the foods that feed them. The best foods for health promoting bacteria are called F0S or fructo oligosaccharides, these are also known as Prebiotics. Some food that is high in FOS is barley, garlic, soya beans and wheat. But there are many other ways of providing Prebiotics to your horses. Prebiotics containing Lactobacillus thermophilus and L. Bulgaricus is an excellent way to promote healthy intestinal flora. However, the best way is to supplement other specific strains of bacteria that can easily colonise the digestive tract. Probiotic supplements are made by culturing bacteria then freeze drying them. If the probiotics are produced correctly they remain stable for many months if not years and they do not need to be kept in the fridge contrary to general belief. As soon as your horse has contact with these probiotics the moisture from the horse's saliva brings them back to life. Digestion of feed is largely achieved by microbial fermentation in the hindgut, the caecum and colon allows an environment that promotes digestion and absorption of nutrients. This generally comes from feeding fibrous products such as hays. If there is a disruption in the microbe balance due to perhaps a mismanagement of feeding or illness this can have a detrimental effect on the horse's health. There is no doubt that using probiotics and Prebiotics can really assist the horse's digestive system to function efficiently. Prebiotics can stimulate hindgut microflora activity and growth. It is very clear that using a good probiotic and prebiotic supplement which also contains other gut soothing nutrients can assist horses by supporting the immune system and overall health and wellbeing. Continual use of Pro-and Prebiotics has been proven to be very beneficial, however intermittent use appears to be not as effective.

Bacteria of the Equine gut are made up of millions of microorganisms

Metagenomic analysis The bacteria present in your horse’s gut, mouth, skin and other sites in the equine body are often referred to collectively as the equine Microbiome or “second genome”. Composed of more than a 100 trillion microorganisms the equine Microbiome outnumbers the total number of genes by a factor of a hundred to one. This means, for every gene in your horses genome there are 100 bacterial genes. Genomic technology now has the capacity to view this second genome by sequencing specific regions or variable regions in the bacterial genome. It is these variable regions that enable bacteria to be identified down to species level. Each bacterial species has a unique “finger print”. This means that the analysis is similar to a crime scene investigation. If the sequence is detected then that particular bacteria is present in your horse’s gut. The large intestine of the horse is an anaerobic fermentative chamber where fibrolytic bacteria produce short chain fatty acids that account for most of the horse’s energy requirements. Why are the bacteria in your horse’s gut important? Bacteria perform essential functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins. Recent studies have also linked the Microbiome to mood and behaviour via the gut-brain axis, as well as many gut disorders, weight gain and laminitis, eczema, ulcers, diarrhoea and colic .

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Performance from the inside out The Gary Wells Practitioner Group (GWPG) is a collective of talented horse and human EMMETT therapists from an array of equine professional backgrounds who have developed and adhere to a Performance Model which promotes a holistic approach to Equine Care, Wellbeing and Performance. An integral part of this model is diet and in particular achieving optimum mineral and electrolyte balance for your horse. "No matter how effective we are as muscle therapists, there is no denying that unless the diet is also adequately addressed and maintained you will not achieve your horses full potential," Gary said. "Every day we come across horses exhibiting a range of behavioural, neurological and metabolic issues ranging from excessive spookiness, separation anxiety, and aggression through to head flicking, cold backed and further again

laminitic and insulin resistance horses. The majority of these behaviours and conditions can be linked back to mineral and electrolyte imbalances in the animal. “We take pleasure in working with owners to address these needs effectively and assist them and their horses in achieving their goals and optimum potential. “Feeding your horse should be simple, rewarding and sustainable. Don't waste time, energy, money and precious horses battling 'issues' that simply disappear when you get the diet right.� Find out how by emailing:



















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The EMMETT Technique provides relief The EMMETT Technique is an amazingly gentle, safe and simple to apply muscle release therapy. It is used to address pain and discomfort, improve body movement, restore a positive emotional state and improve the quality of life. This internationally recognised technique developed by Ross Emmett and taught in over 26 countries worldwide is equally effective on both people and animals. How it works The EMMETT Technique is an understanding of the body’s response to light touch. It has been suggested that the body reacts in a similar way to the workings of a touch-screen. Small sensors allow access to the brain via the therapists’ touch. As well as the ability to directly influence muscle action, these points may have a memory and emotional attachment. It is used on humans horses and dogs to ease pain and discomfort, improve body movement and restore a positive emotional state and improve quality of life.

For humans symptoms which may be relieved include neck and shoulder restriction, heel and foot pain, back pain, lymphatic congestion, abdominal cramps, headaches, dizziness and sinus congestion and much more For horses it may assist with unbalanced head carriage, saddle soreness/ girthing issues, tension in back/lumbar area, restricted forward movement, dragging hooves and much more. The Emmett Technique is a highly The human body and equine body can react to the lightest touch. effective stand alone therapy or can be successfully integrated with many different modalities, such as: massage,chiropractic, physiotherapy, occupational therapy etc. So if you or your horse has a "specialising in increasing performance through acupuncture". problem that you cannot identify or rectify why not give EMMETT Therapy a try. For further information contact BSci,BPsySci,(Hons) Cert 4 ExPhysiology Jackie on Dip Equine & Canine Acupuncture Therapies 0407 027 600 or email:

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Animal Biomechanical Medicine - The Trusted Professionals The core principal of Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM) is the identification of biomechanical dysfunction anywhere in the body and the application of therapies, most often manually applied by the ABM professional, to return the patient's body to best possible function promoting homeostasis and optimum performance of that individual. Your AMB Professional's treatment scope will range from high velocity low amplitude thrusts typical of Chiropractic, through a large range of soft tissue massage & release techniques, to non-force neurological influencing techniques such as fascial and respiratory releases, which are derived more from Osteopathy. Uniquely, all members of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia (ABPA) are professionals holding University degrees in Veterinary Science, Chiropractic Science or Osteopathy.

They also must hold at least a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine (ABM) or RMIT University Graduate Diploma Animal Chiropractic to be eligible for membership of the ABPA, and must be registered to practice their original profession in the States or Territories in which they work.

Every ABM Veterinarian is a thinker who has questioned the status quo - they are also likely to think deeply about examination & treatment options we well as case management and preventative recommendations, without losing their awareness of the importance of scientific evidence base. ABM qualified Chiropractors & Osteopaths have learned to apply their extensive practical treatment skills safely & effectively to animal patients. The three professions work harmoniously together to share their skills & knowledge to improve treatment outcomes & animal welfare more generally. ABM is specifically directed at assessing the biomechanical function of the animal patient - considering global dysfunction patterns within the patient as well as very specific function at the segmental level, whether spinal or within the limbs. Dysfunction in any one of the relevant neurological, embryological, fascial & vascular connections will affect the function of the whole segment and the interconnectedness of the body as a whole means that there may be consequences widely throughout the body. Changes may be seen skin, muscles, ligaments and bone and similarly, function of organs such as the lungs, kidneys and gut can be affected. Where biomechanical dysfunction exists, ABPA members can select from their wide variety of techniques to most effectively address the patient and situation. Where the ABM practitioner cannot attribute the problem to a biomechanical cause, or where concurrent health problems are suspected other veterinary protocols will then be recommended. (NB: in the case of Chiropractors and Osteopaths, they would promptly refer the patient to a Veterinarian for further assessment) Commonly, conditions such as shortness & irregularity of stride, lameness, back pain and stiffness, injury and traumas, may respond very well to ABM procedures - but many conditions may show a response to ABM if biomechanical dysfunction is present and contributing to the problem.

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The right diet is vital for good teeth By SAMANTHA GUNTER, AEDP Equine teeth are badly designed in general. As described in my previous articles, the uneven width of the horse’s jaw and the constant eruption of the teeth lead to the formation of sharp points. No feed regime can help in the face of this poor design, however with the right diet, it can be slowed and other, more hazardous malocclusions can be avoided. As with every other aspect of the horse’s health (hooves, digestion, etc.), the closer to nature we can make it, the healthier your horse will be. Therefore the following diet recommendations are simple. T hey are based on one main rule: as natural as is reasonably possible. Horses are designed to eat vast quantities of rough fibre, ground down to small, short pieces that their stomachs can digest. The horse’s teeth are, therefore, crucial to this process, as turning long, hard-fibred feed into small, digestible pieces takes a lot of grinding time. This long, fibrous feed is also incredibly low in calories, so wild horses must eat almost constantly to get their required intake. This means that a wild horse spends almost the entire day sourcing feed and grinding it down, constantly using their ever-erupting teeth and the full span of their jaw. As you can imagine, this lifestyle would keep a lot of the sharp points in check for much longer than the modern domestic horse. The usual twice-daily hard feed fed to most modern horses is in no way comparable. Hard feed is already short fibred, significantly reducing the amount a horse has to grind. Twice a day may give the horse the required calorie intake and nutritional needs, but it

Ironically, feeding a horse poor quality hay rather than prime lucerne will allow them to use their teeth the way nature had intended them to do so. does very little to help a horse use their teeth Stabled horses, such as racehorses, tend to as naturally as possible. demonstrate this malocclusion much more Obviously, keeping your horse exactly as a frequently than paddocked horses fed from wild horse would live is impossible. the ground. They travel many kilometres a day, sourcing Further studies into these claims and the different food from what they find available. industry in general would be enlightening, But as a nice compromise, allowing your but from the basis of experience and discushorse access to constant, poor quality hay sion with other experienced dentists and (think grassy rhodes, not prime lucerne) will dental vets, feeding from the ground seems allow them to use their teeth as nature origito keep the horse’s mouths in as optimal a nally designed. condition as is possible for the domestic *PLEASE NOTE: Feeding hay to a horse with horse. limited chewing capacity can cause choke and To promote healthy dental condition, keep colic. If your horse is older; known to have denyour domestic horse as naturally as possible. tal problems; or seems to have trouble masticatFeed from the ground and feed as much ing hay, do not feed hay. Please refer to my artipoor quality, fibrous feed as possible. cle, Feeding For Your Old Horse for alternative As a general rule, if it looks completely fibre options. unappetising, (fresh, dry, and stalky hay) it is healthy for your horse; if it looks like a The position of your feed bucket can also delicious hay salad (leafy, prime lucerne) it have an impact, or so the limited research in isn’t the best option for dental health. the field of equine dentistry has suggested. However, I am an equine dentist not a nutriThe horse is a grazer. tionist and these recommendations are for The majority of the time, wild horses feed the benefit of your horse’s teeth, not for overwith their head below wither height. all nourishment. This is the appropriate stance for their jaws Your horse still needs vitamins and minerals, to align and their teeth to grind evenly protein, and fibre that your hard feed proacross the whole oral arcade. vides. A malocclusion labeled the ‘Serrated Bite’ However, if you can provide your horse with has been tentatively identified as a conseas much hay as possible to snack on through quence of feeding horses mainly hard-feed the day, then their teeth will thank you. from high feed bins.

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Dealing with Corneal Ulcers in horses By DAVID LOVELL BSVS

Eye injuries in horse are very common, fortunately the eye of the horse is very resilient and with vetinary treatment, a very good outcome can usually be expected


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the edible grass is quite short but longer weed stalks protrude. Initially most injuries start as relatively minor scratches to the surface of the eye which can be very difficult to see with the naked eye. This scratch, although often only small, is extremely painful and an excessive inflammatory response is mounted by the body. The eyelids become very swollen and closed, large volumes of tears are produced and stream out over the cheeks, and the cornea often becomes opaque or cloudy. This excessive inflammatory response becomes counter productive as it in turn leads to more inflammation and creates a local environment in the eye which in fact serves to hinder healing. The pain can make the horse rub its head and further damage the area. This cascading sequence of events leads to the secretion of local chemicals in the area of the scratch from damaged cells tat cannot be cleared away. These chemicals further compound the situation as they serve to attack and dissolve surrounding cells and the defect becomes larger and turns into an ulcer. An even worse situation occurs when the defect becomes infected and now the infectious process accelerates the degeneration of surrounding tissue and the ulcer rapidly increases in size The cornea of the horse is slightly less than a millimeter thick but is made up of many layers or sheets of cells that fortunately are quite tough and so there is a fair degree of tolerance before the ultimate disaster of the eye rupturing occurs but rest assured, the process can occur - m quickly and prompt intervention

By far the most common problem encountered in the eye of the horse is a scratch or bruise to the cornea which is the clear surface of the eye. The reason this is most frequently damaged is due to the prominent position of the eye on the side of the head and the horse's natural habit of grazing. As the horse lowers its head and nibbles the pasture, longer stalks of drier grass or weeds can scratch the surface of the eye. A common scenario is after a paddock has been slashed and

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Horses are very prone to injuries to their eyes and the outcomes can be devastating. Eye injuries are one of the more common problems we treat at out clinic and the horses are very often hospitalized for treatment as owners can have a lot of difficulty medicating the injury. This unfortunately can result in a rather major cost to the owner but the consequences of the horse losing an eye are disastrous. Fortunately the eye of the horse is very resilient and with timely and adequate treatment, a very good outcome can usually be expected. I was fortunate enough to attend a conference in New Zealand recently where two dedicated world renowned eye specialists gave a very welcome refresher course in equine eye diseases. It was a great course, mainly reenforcing our firmly established protocols in examining and treating eye diseases, but also offering insights into how better to examine, diagnose, and most importantly, medicate eye problems.

is essential. All eye abnormalities should be regarded by owners as an emergency and professional advice should be sought as soon as possible to attempt to "nip the process in the bud". The paradox of the situation is that in fact, eyes heal very quickly if there is nothing wrong. If the eye does not respond and heal quickly, then is essential that a diagnosis of what is preventing resolution is made. On many occasions, the problem is simply the over exuberant inflammatory response and treatment centers around controlling this and allowing a situation conducive to healing to evolve in the local area. Anti-inflammatory therapy is certainly the pivotal therapy in treating eyes and most importantly, it reduces the pain and makes the horse a lot more comfortable. It is essential that an early assessment as to whether infection has occurred is made. Two situations arise. If there is no infection and the injury is primarily traumatic and degenerative, then prophylactic application of antibiotics may be all that is required to help prevent the development of infection. If on the other hand, an infection is established, then therapeutic application of appropriate antibiotics is required and herein lies the difficulty in treating eyes. Professor Gilger form the United States made the statement that in his opinion, if the injury required medication more than four times a day, he insisted on the horse being hospitalised to ensure timely delivery of medications.  continued page 25

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The eye of the horse is very resilient  from page 24 There is no direct blood supply to the cornea. This means that the only way antibiotics can be delivered into the site of the infection is by frequent topical application. Because tears are constantly produced, any medication applied to the eye is quickly washed away and so most antibiotics have to be continuously, or at best frequently, applied. This means medication usually at least every hour and not many horses allow this to occur. To overcome this, we place a treatment tube under the eyelid and now medications can be applied into the eye from a remote site either by continuous infusion pumps or direct hourly application. Most cases of infected ulcers in the horse that do not respond to treatment are due to failure of the antibiotic to actually get to the organisms rather than due to antibiotic resistant bacteria. The lack of blood supply to the eye can be a real problem and in severe ulcers where there is a large deficit of cornea, it may be necessary to surgically perform a conjunctival graft where a piece of the eyelid conjunctiva is transplanted and actually sutured to the cornea over the ulcer. This provides an immediate blood supply and most often results in excellent healing but it becomes a very expensive exercise. Another common presentation is what we call a "stromal abscess'. This is where an initial scratch or defect quickly heals over trapping bacteria or debris in the layers of the cornea. Because the cornea is now healed over, topically applied medications cannot penetrate to where the infection lies.

Clinical signs of a corneal ulcer include: swelling, tearing and cloudiness of the eye

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The use of a Fluorescein stain, may be used to diagnose injuries to the cornea The body attempts to heal this by developing a blood supply to the area. Blood vessels begin to grow in from the corner of the eye and slowly spread across the surface of the eye to finally engulf the abscess and commence healing. This can be a slow process but eventually, if the inflammation can be controlled, success will occur. Surgical debridement of the abscess and, possibly application of a graft, is the only alternative and is sometimes the only answer if the vessels are not growing satisfactorily. His comments, re-enforced by Professor Andrew Turner form Melbourne, was that chronic fungal infections were now the majority cause of stromal abscess and that newly developed fungal antibiotics, combined with surgery to the abscess drug application every one to two hours, now offered and very good prognosis for this condition. A major step forward. Again, early assessment and diagnosis were critical.The main point I would like to make is that owners should realize that any eye injury in the horse is a real medical emergency and it is false economy to skimp on proper treatment and "wait and see' for a day or so. In most instances, prompt intervention will prevent a relatively minor injury progressing to a disaster and major expense. Similarly, if the horse has an injury and it is not responding quickly enough, the sooner a proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment is commenced, the greater the likelihood of a happy horse and owner.

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10 things to do in 10 Minutes or less By TANJA KRAUS

Time is such an issue for so many of us with horses. Often we are looking after our horses 'in between' jobs - on the way to work, on the way home, dropping kids here and there. I have often said that 10 minutes a day makes a difference, and I often get asked what can be done in 10 minutes. So here is a list of 10 things, that you can do in 10 minutes or less that will improve your relationship with your horse, improve your horses flexibility, strength or confidence. 10 Minutes a day can also improve your knowledge and skills. 1. Improve on your ground exercises. In my TKH curriculum there is 10 exercises. You could choose to focus on just 1 of these for an entire week to improve the quality and response time - building to a 'world champion level lateral bend' for example. 2. Grooming time. Spending time simply grooming your horse will improve your bond. Instead of grooming while he is eating, take the time to tie him up, so you both can fully be present in the experience. Doing this each day for a week will improve your bond, and will also improve your horses respect and patience. 3. Online walking. Don't underestimate the benefits of taking your horse for a walk around the paddock, or the local area.

Have fun with your horse do some liberty training exercises 4. Patience. Teaching your horse patience by simply tying him up (safely tying, and only if he has been taught to tie up) for a few minutes a day. 5. Picking up his feet, and cleaning them out. Not only will this bring to your attention any hoof issues he may have, and help in the general care of your horse, the act of picking up each foot and holding it, is a respect exercise within itself. 6. Spend time with him. Simply sitting the paddock or arena, with him loose allows you to spend time together with no agenda. Focus on your breathing, and just take the time to relax. 7. Liberty time. Having some fun at liberty, or doing some training exercises adds some cross training to your routine.

8. Observe. Spending time observing your horse in the paddock, or within the herd, without interference from you, can give you a greater understanding of your horse and how he reacts to stimulus and body language. 9. Stretching. Going through a set of stretching exercises with your horse, when done correctly will improve his flexibility, and in turn, his strength. 10. Exploration. Horses love to investigate new areas! If the option is available to you turn him loose in an area that he doesn't usually get to go in and help him explore walk around and see the space through his eyes, when the 10 minutes is up, he gets put back in his 'usual' paddock. This 10 minutes of stimulus can go a long way to your horses mental well being. As I mentioned at the start of the article, the ground exercises are 10 individual exercises, each one that can be done multiple ways, and with multiple variations. So you should have 30 or 40 things you can do with your horse in 10 minutes or less, if you are familiar with my curriculum. If you did each one of these each day for a full week, you would have 30 - 40 weeks worth of content - and thats not even with riding! Hope this gives you some ideas on how to still be 'doing' things with your horse, when you have less than 10 minutes.

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New Vetinary practice for the Northern Rivers Summerland Equine Veterinary Services is based in Clunes and services the Northern Rivers. Our primary focus is equine medicine and surgery, although we also see small animals, small ruminants and birds. As an ambulatory practice, we come to you and your pet, so no more packing up the car with an anxious dog or hitching up the horse trailer or dealing with a car sick cat! We can attend most health issues at your home where your animal is happy and comfortable with you, saving you time, effort and giving peace of mind that your animal is in the care of an experienced veterinarian. We do work hand in hand with local surgeries should admission to a surgery be necessary, and our veterinarian, Dr. Alex, works with North Coast Emergency Vets every weekend. Our equipment includes mobile Xray, ultrasound, mobile equine crush with scale, ecg, equine power float tools for equine dentistry, as well as in house blood analysis and all the many additional tools veterinarians need as part of their everyday repertoire. Dr. Alex had her own practice in Brisbane, in the leafy and horse filled suburb of Samford, and her devoted clients reluctantly let her relocate to the Northern Rivers where she was able to find acreage to feed her own several horses as well as enjoy a nice change of pace from frenzied city life. Dr. Alex has worked in small animal, equine and mixed practice, but her passion is for equine medicine and small animal emergency medicine. We love animals and we treat your animals as we do our own ~ as part of the family, with the best care possible. We believe in giving owners options and helping you understand what is happening to your animal so we can make the best choices for care. Please feel free to give us a call or send us a text message, as we are often on the road on the way to see our patients. We look forward to meeting people and getting to know your animal families.

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What’s happening 117th BOONAH SHOW “Showcasing our youth ” is the theme for the 2017 Boonah Show which will be held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June. To mark this theme, the Show Society have invited Kaitlin Schultz current Queensland Country Life Miss Showgirl and runner up Chloe Maxwell and the current Queensland Rural Ambassador Justin Matthews and runner up Toby Worley to be guests for the day. A full two day and two nights show with fireworks both nights, bringing back the old favourites. A big feature of the 117th show will be the trotting program on Friday evening commencing at 4pm, with the finals commencing at 7pm, finishing with fireworks at 8pm. The Junior "Young Farmers Challenge" will be held in the main arena between the trot. Woodchoping events will be on Saturday while keeping all the regular features of a good, old fashioned country show. The Vintage Machinery Display will feature 100 years of Fordson Tractors, and this is expected to bring a lot of tractor enthusiast to Boonah. Entertainment includes FMX KAOS stunt bike show, The Crack-up Sisters comedy circus, Noah’s Farm Pig Races, great fireworks displays both nights, demolition derby and the Kangagang Childrens Show will be a special highlight making its first appearance in Boonah and the ever popular RSPCA Emu Van will be back. Local school bands will be performing throughout the day. Having all the pavilion judging completed on Thursday makes Friday a fully functional show, allowing patrons lots of time to examine all the wonderful exhibits from the Boonah district, at the same time to check out the many breeds of dogs in the main arena and prime cattle judging and auction. Fireworks will also be on Saturday night commencing at 8pm, with the bar and band continuing until 10pm. For further information visit

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80TH MALENY AGRICULTURAL SHOW 2017 marks the 80th Maleny Agricultural Show, held on Friday and Saturday 2nd and 3rd June. There are two full days of horse events in the main ring. Pavilion, dairy, beef and poultry displays as well as our popular small farmers tent with plenty of free entertainment. We have an animal nursery, free gold panning, motorbike stunt riders, dreamtime reptiles, sheep dog displays, duck and dog shows, cooking demos, master classes, informative talks, local producers, trade vendors and plenty of food to cater for every taste. Wood chops will run all day Saturday. A grand parade each day of the show. The main ring will also host our trick rider Mikayla Jade doing her stunt riding, with our fireworks on Friday night and our rodeo on Saturday night. Our big news this year is to celebrate our 80th birthday, we are having two nights of free music (once you enter the show) with our Country Rocks the Mountains event, on each night of the show. Golden Guitar winners and Nashville recording artists will play along side local and national acts to provide one hell of a birthday bash on each night of the show from approx 6pm.Honky Tonk Rodeo on Saturday night will feature Open and Novice bull rides, Saddle Broncs, poddy calves and barrel races. For horse enquiries contact chief steward Kayrene Corkin on 0477 008221 or visit for all other show events and details. Page 32

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What’s happening PRARG'S SADDLERY MARKET PRARGS new and used saddlery market will be held on saturday 15th April at their Club Grounds, cnr Olson and Teviot Roads, North Maclean. Clubs and individuals are invited to gather gear, riding apparel and other 'horsey' items to sell or swap in a market type atmosphere. Trade displays welcome. This is a perfect way to raise money for your respective groups or yourselves. Sell as an individual or as a group. Refreshments available. Vendors to be in position by 7am and to stay until 11.30am or unless sold out. Booking fee - $15 per site. For further information contact Lorraine 0408 715 758 or Chris 0456 597 967 or

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Australian Outback Organisations Join Forces to Entertain Crowds Following the successful launch of Salute to the Light Horse, the Australian Outback Spectacular is proud to announce a new partnership with the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre in Longreach, Queensland. The new partnership has seen the addition of a WW1 Centenary Museum attraction added to the Australian Outback Spectacular to provide guests with an even greater insight into the ANZAC journey. Australian Outback Spectacular General Manager, Shane Phillips said this is a fantastic announcement with both parties sharing a commitment to showcasing an authentic Australian Outback experience to domestic and international guests. "We are proud to partner with such an iconic organization as the Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre and look forward to working together with them to provide guests a truly unique experience," he said. "The pieces in the WW1 Centenary Museum have been put together especially for us by curator David Marcel and feature a combination of objects, images and open displays following the fascinating and courageous journey of our ANZACs. It is a touching military tribute that is not to be missed." The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame CEO, Lloyd Mills said he is delighted to have joined forces with the Australian Outback Spectacular. "We are thrilled to partner with such a credible and highly respected organization. We were honored to collate a display of WWI pieces for display and so very proud to be able to share this with around 1000 guests each night." The Australian Outback Spectacular newest show, Salute to the Light Horse commemorates the Centenary of the ANZACs, taking

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The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame is a museum located in Longreach, Queensland, Australia, which pays tribute to pioneers of the Australian outback

guests on a remarkable journey to the snow peaked mountains of the high country as well as bringing to life one of Australia's most stirring true stories by paying homage to the heroes of the legendary Australian Light Horse. For more information visit Salute to the Light Horse is a limited time special and will run only until the 31st October 2017, marking the 100th Anniversary of the Capture of Beersheeba. Be among the first to see 'Salute to the Light Horse'. Bookings are essential and tickets are selling fast. For more information visit or 13 33 86.

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre is Australia's premier outback heritage institution. Since its opening in 1988, the Hall of Fame has played host to over one million interstate and international visitors - providing each one with a spectacular outback experience. Situated in Queensland's central western town of Longreach, the museum, stunningly constructed from timber, stone and corrugated iron, is truly reminiscent of the outback. With its unique design, the Hall of Fame stands comfortably amongst the rugged yet vibrant rural landscape. For more information visit - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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The Horse Report IDENTIFYING TICKS The following diagrams and descriptions will help you identify which tick is which Bush tick - Legs are dark redbrown and the first pair are close to the snout. Cattle tick - Legs are pale cream with a wide space between the first pair and the snout. Paralysis tick - Legs are close to snout; the first and last pair are brown and the second and third pair are pale. If you find a cattle tick, or you're not sure, then contact: Cattle Tick Program headquarters Ph. (02) 6626 1201 If you intend crossing the NSW-Queensland border with your horse, please ensure you make an appointment. This will help avoid delays to your journey, particularly if treatment or inspection is required. Treatment facility (Kirra), Ph. (07) 5536 4714 Crossing Office is open 7 days, 5am-9pm (Qld time) with spraying appointments from 6:00am to 8:00pm only

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Bon Voyage Price: $ POA 15.2 hh Reg: Thoroughbred | ANSA | SHC | EA Brown Gelding Sire: Minardi Dam: Ocean Isles Jimmy is an outstanding show hack and rider class mount. He is beautiful to ride with a great work ethic, 3 rhythmical paces, faultless work outs and true show ring presence. Beautifully educated with medium work, lateral exercises and working on flying changes. I often use him for lessons with younger riders due to his schooling and comfort and he is a highly sort after rider class mount. Besides being a top show horse he has also competed in dressage, eventing and horse trials. Some of his major performances are; SHC Qld country Hack Champs 2015 Champion Small Hack, Champion Childs Hack Canberra Royal 2016 1st Open Hack 15 - 15.2 Sydney Royal 2016 3rd Open hack 15 - 15.2, 3rd Ladies Hack, 3rd Led Thoroughbred geld Toowoomba Royal 2016 Reserve Champion Small Hack EQ HOTY 2016 Champion Childs small hack Plus many wins in hack and led classes. Jimmy will be competing at Grand National 2017 and Sydney Royal 2017 and will be offered for sale to only the best of homes. More photos and videos available to serious buyers. Contact: Nici Jamieson Ph: 0418 879 861 Email:

Beautiful Chestnut Hack Price: $ 9,000. 15.3 hh Reg: ANSA, SHC registered TB Chestnut Gelding Sire: Seven Figures Dam: Primevall With a heavy heart I offer for my beautiful Freddy up for sale. He is a 15.3hh, 12yo chestnut hack who is no stranger to the show ring having attended countless shows at ag and royal level. Freddy never comes home without a ribbon and always places in his classes. He has also attended pony club which he took all in his stride. He attended NSW State Show Riding in 2014 and 2015 placing and holding his own in a competitive line-up of horses. Freddy is a pleasure to own and ride with the most wonderful work ethic, always trying to please. He is easy to take out and about and is comfortable in the show environment. He requires minimal work down at shows - my warmup is often my first class. He has three lovely paces and a soft snaffle mouth making him a perfect rider class mount. Freddy's ground manners are impeccable and he has the most beautiful temperament. He is very affectionate and loves attention. Will only to be sold to the very best of homes.

Supermodel Newcomer Hack Price: $ 15,000. 16.1 hh Thoroughbred Black Mare Sire: Dane Shadow Dam: Caring Kind Ruby is the Elle McPherson of the horse world, oozing presence and is a picture of elegance. She has all the characteristics of a top quality show horse with lovely even paces, correct conformation, great length of rein, large kind eyes and superb manners and temperament. She completed her race career in November 2013. After some spelling and initial training she was then sold to a novice dressage rider. She has had spelling, re-schooling and lessons since coming off the track Ruby recently competed at her first ever Ag show at Neville and took it all in her stride. No lunging down required, tied up to the truck all day and was a pleasure to take out. Nothing fazed her at the show including loudspeakers, chainsaws, kids running around, tents or other horses. She won all three classes she competed in, Hack over 16hh ne 16.2hh, Adults Hack and Ridden thoroughbred beating some lovely hacks much more established and seasoned than her. She then went on to win Champion Hack with a lovely workout including lengthen trots and canters. Video Footage Link - Contact: Megan Bryant Ph: 0429 831 427 Email:


Carlingford Park Milan Price: $ 10,000. Neg 14.2 hh Reg: RPSB AHSA EA SHC Bay Mare YOB: 2010 Sire: Westlake National Anthem Dam: Meadowbrook Mosaic

Heart breaking sale. Milly has a huge future ahead of her. She has had very limited outings through no fault of her own. She's been brought on slowly and is a beautiful moving mare, she would also suit pony dressage and has done a few pony club rally's. She's has a gorgeous personality will be a valuable asset to any stud. Promising young mare who will be dearly missed. Suited to teen or adult rider. Contact: Skyla McGorlick Ph: 0438 138 099

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Aywon Napoleon 14.3 ½ hh Chestnut Gelding Age: 8 yrs We bought Nemo as my daughter’s first Galloway. Unfortunately he is just a bit too much for her especially whilst she is at boarding school wanting do everything from Polo X – Jumping. Can be viewed in Armidale until 3rd December then will be in Forbes. Nemo is qualified for Royals 2017 and will be entered for Sydney Royal. Previous results include: 2013 Canberra Royal 4th Novice Lightweight Galloway 3rd Childs Galloway 2014 Brisbane Royal 3rd Novice Galloway 2nd Open Galloway

Wyvern Dream Queen Price: $ 9,500. - Price reduced 20/01/2017 14.2 hh Bay MAre Reg: Welsh Pony and Cob Society | Show Horse Council of Australia Sire: Seawynd Welsh Prince Dam: Wyvern Duchess Brandy is a true Welsh D, she has been shown in Hunter and Welsh classes with great success, placed at Canberra Royal, Bathurst Royal and top ten battle of the boarders, she always comes home with a broad ribbon, only shown lightly this season due to HSC. Selling due to tarting full time work. Easy to clip(full body), S,S,F, not marey. Brandy has a great character, she has lovely movement, she jumps, trails and shows. No B or B, she does not get hot or fazed at shows. Brandy is accepted for Sydney Royal 2017 and Canberra Royal 2017 and also invited to NPOY. She will be sold with rugs, boots, tail and bridle. (Black Country Show Hunter 16.5" saddle designed specifically for Brandy is available at extra cost). Sad sale. Video Footage Link -

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Koora-llyn Smith Price: $ 11,000. Neg 12.2 hh Grey Gelding Reg: SHC, APSB, RPSB, Australian Saddle Pony, Arabian Pony, Eligible Part Welsh. Sire: Koora-lyn Tishka Dam: Dovedale Whoopi Small Show Hunter Pony Sadly the time has come to offer this sensational pony to a new child to ride and show, and win with! He's a super First Ridden pony and prior to a significant change in our lives and our ability to show, he was always Champion at every show, always Top 10 or better at qualifiers, two Grand National appearances. He's a seasoned pony, suitable to a show home with a young rider ready to step onto a schoolmaster, to learn the ropes. Some of his achievements include: Best Led Australian Pony Gelding at Brisbane Royal twice 2 x Supreme Led in the same class at Toowoomba Royal Reserve Led RPSB Hunter Pony at Brisbane Royal Champion Led Hunter Toowoomba Royal Champion Novice and Champion Small Hunter Pony Toowoomba Royal First Ridden Pony of the Year at POTY Reserve Ridden Australian Pony at POTY Top 10 Small Hunter Pony - Grand Nationals Contact: Shellie Smyth

Show Hunter Galloway Price: $ 17,000. 14.3 hh Reg: EV,SHC,Riding Pony, Arabian Deriviative Bay/Brown Gelding YOB: 2000 Sire: Arinya Park Klass Dam: Tod Park Sunrise Show Hunter Galloway 14.3h gelding first season Show Hunter with a big future. Extraordinary boy with big movement, beautiful eye and personality. He has the X factor and is a once in a lifetime horse. Always brings home a sash and qualified for Royals and QN easily. Scout is gentle and can be handled by all the family and is well educated ,suit a teen or adult. Contact: Georgia Ph: 0419 245 626

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