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EDITION 121 JUNE 2020 Distributed through selected stores Australia Wide FREE BI-MONTHLY

IN THIS ISSUE: * The fate of Brumbies * Magic Millions sales online 19 updates * Covid-1 * Primex goes virtual * Equine Health Feature * Equine holographic technology * Feeding for Calm Behavior * Colic and the importance of water * Equine supplements & balancer pellets * Internal parasites in horses * Metabolic problems in horses * Studs and Breeding * Feeding your stallion * Promoting your stud on a budget * Understanding the mares cycle * Predicting foaling dates * Training tips * Am I sabotaging my training * Online horse shows * Show photos


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States differ on dealing with brumbies In a move to restore wildlife populations in NSW after the devastating bushfire season, the State Government is planning to trap and muster some of more than 4000 brumbies in areas of the Kosciuszko National Park. The government plan is due to start this month and will target the Cooleman Plain, parts of Boggy and Kiandra Plains and Nungar Plain areas with the goal of removing the entire brumby population will be removed from Nungar Plain. The brumbies are part of an extensive plan which also includes targeting other pests such as deer, goats, pigs and carnivorous animals. In the May 2020 Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Management Stakeholder Update, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) said the scientific advice was that wild horses would impede the post-fire recovery of vegetation and survival of native wildlife that depend on it, and numbers would have to be lowered to limit grazing and trampling pressures. However advocates for the wild horses have called for a recount of brumby populations saying the numbers of horses cited are exaggerated. Saltblocks and other molasses licks are being placed in cut logs at various locations to induce brumbies to the sites where self-closing yards will eventually be set up to passively trap the horses for rehoming. Horses that cannot be rehomed will be euthanased or sent to the knackery, according the NPWS. The NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean has sought advice from the Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Community Advisory Panel (CAP) and Wild Horse Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) on a draft wild horse heritage management plan under the Kosciuszko Wild

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Brumbies grazing in the National park

Horse Heritage Act 2018. In Victoria, that State Government is also planning to plans to trap and rehome or euthanase 1,200 feral horses in the state's high country to protect areas in the Alpine National Park. The Victorian plans puts that state at odds with NSW which reversed a decision last month for a planned cull of brumbies. That decision was made on heritage and cultural grounds. The Victorian Environment Minister Lily D'Ambrosio questioned the NSW Government over its decision and wanted it to reconsider its policy. She said the NSW Government should look at the science behind the threat feral horses posed to the delicated alpine ecosystems in the national parks. The Victorian Government estimates there are 2500 feral horses in the state’s eastern alps. Ms D'Ambrosio said feral horses could not be allowed to run rampant in the

Alpine National Park as their hard hooves damaged the environment and destroyed habitats of threatened species. The Victorian Nationals and the Liberals are supporting the state’s high country communities who want to see the government halt its brumby cull. The Australian Brumby Alliance has said the horses are an iconic part of Victoria’s cultural identity, and whilst maintaining biodiversity in Victoria’s parks is necessary, any management of brumby populations must be conducted ethically and sustainably. High country communities have made it clear they don’t support Labor’s brumby cull. Even the Victorian Government’s 2018 Feral Horse Strategic Action Plan recognised this, finding that shooting had “limited public support” and should only be used as a last resort. For more information, visit www.australianbrumbyalliance.org.au/

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New equine holographic technology Supplied by MOJO Future Tech Australia. New to Australia is an exciting new range of MOJO Performance wristbands and Equine & Pet Power Patches distributed by MOJO Future Tech Australia. Mojo uses a revolutionary approach for fast effective, non-transdermal pain relief. No drugs, no side effects, and nothing addictive. MOJO works instantly and is safe and easy to use. Gain the competitive edge by training and competing at your optimal capacity. MOJO may increase balance, endurance, coordination, flexibility and strength. MOJO Performance wristbands are embedded with holographic technology that has been used by elite athletes for years. Now this technology is available for everyone. The holographic discs used in MOJO energetic wristbands are programmed to work with your body's natural frequencies resulting to help you get the most out of yourself. Wearing Mojo holograms may improve balance, strength, flexibility, energy and focus.

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MOJO is not about wild claims of being a cure-all, the technology won't work for everyone, but there is plenty of feedback from people it has helped with a whole range of issues including joint and muscle pain, blood circulation, stress, endurance, and jetlag to just name a few. The benefit possibilities from wearing

MOJO are endless because since no two bodies are alike - the benefits received are unique to each individual. A cross-section of people from the physically impaired to the extremely active, are now embracing the benefits of MOJO Technology. An Equine and Pet Power Patch is now available in black or brown leather to complement your tack. MOJO Advantage Equine Patches are embedded with the same holographic technology as the MOJO wristbands. The holographic discs used in MOJO patches are programmed to work with the horses and dogs (or other pets), natural body frequencies. These may may improve balance, agility, faster recovery, promoting calmer and more focused animals making them easier to farrier and relaxed floating. Wearing MOJO wristbands or patches in your everyday life will allow you to achieve your full potential and live with passion and purpose. Stockists are wanted Australia wide. Email: info@mojofuturetechaustralia.com.au For details visit www.mojofuturetechaustralia.com.au

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Cornerstone Online sale a success The first auction held on the recently launched Magic Millions Online sales platform has been declared a great success. Empress Ali, a half sister to the present day Sydney-based group performer Shared Ambition, attracted dozens of bids and in the end she proved the sale's top seller at $220,000. The mare was purchased by Victoria's A List Stud and Chris Lee couldn't have been happier to secure the prized offering who is the only mare in the country in foal to red hot international sire Night of Thunder. "I love the page of the mare," Lee said. "This mare will enrich my broodmare band as a lot of those I have are sprinting bred types." "She is a half to a good horse who is trained by Chris Waller and he believes the horse will achieve good things in the future for connections and the family." "I am looking forward to the special foal the mare produces and we may see that foal at the sales in the future," Lee said. The top priced weanling of the sale was the Capitalist colt from stakes winner Oridane who was purchased by Victorian trainer Shane Nichols for $105,000.

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Exciting breeding prospect Empress Ali topped the Cornerstone Stud Online sale "The unreserved format is truly nerve racking as vendor, but overall we are delighted with the results," Cornerstone Stud's Managing Director Sam Hayes said. "There was some spirited bidding and great buying." "The sale generated a great amount of interest and there was bidding from every corner of the country. It was a whirlwind of activity and the site all worked seamlessly."

"It was a privilege to have partnered with Magic Millions on the launch of their online platform," Hayes added. In all more than $1 million was traded across the successful online sale. "We must thank Sam Hayes and all of the Cornerstone Stud team for providing the perfect launch sale for Magic Millions Online," Magic Millions Managing Director Barry

Bowditch said. "Since the sale was launched we've received so much great feedback on the site and all of the digital assets and information supplied - from photos to videos and agent assessments it was truly first class." "It was great to see so many different bidders participating and we are sure they will be delighted with their purchases," he said.

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NZ companies join Virtual Expo THE international appeal of Australia’s first virtual field days expo has been confirmed with six New Zealand companies coming on board the Primex Online Business Hub. The unique expo, which runs through until July 7, has already proven to be a major boost for Australian primary industry businesses hit hard by COVID-19 and a perfectly timed buyers’ market for farmers keen to take advantage of end of financial year tax incentives. Event director Bruce Wright said the online concept meant farmers could ‘travel the world’ to seek the most cost-effective and cutting-edge machinery. “Major international brands have been quick to recognise this,” he said. “Primex already had a strong relationship with New Zealand via its partnership with the globally renowned Mystery Creek Fieldays, however through a newly formed association with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise the connection with our friends from across ‘The Ditch’ has blossomed.” The New NZ exhibitors who have come on board are Te Pari Products, GPS-it, Ubco Bikes Ltd, Betacraft Workwear, Stafford Engineering and Aurora Process Solutions. A spokesperson for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise said: “New Zealand’s primary industries have been inspiring innovation for centuries. “Our curiosity and ingenuity results in products and services that drive productivity and safety and maximise the value of goods derived from the land. “NZTE is proud to support the New Zealand companies participating in the Primex Online Expo and to foster building

Trans-Tasman partnerships in the digital age.” The Primex Online Business Hub allows exhibitors and buyers to bypass any restrictions and health concerns caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. The virtual expo is an extension of the annual Norco Primex Field Days, which was to be held at Casino from May 21-23, but has been postponed until September 10-12. Wright said the use of world-leading online technology meant the experience for exhibitors and potential buyers was much the same as attending the actual Primex

Field Days event. “Just like at the physical event, the more exhibitors put into their site, the more attractive it is for visitors,” he said. “Of course the beauty of the virtual site is there are no restrictions when it comes to travel. That’s why we have international brands now joining who can offer never-beforeseen-in- Australia products. “This is an exciting first in so many ways.” The Primex Online Business Hub will be open until July 7 at: www.primex.net.au/primexonlinebusiness-hub/

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Global warming or more of the same By DAVID LOVELL BSVS

Horses deal with a lot of in the winter months.

tures at night, poor quality feed, and icy water troughs. Water intake is the primary

catalyst for the problem and this is common to all horses. The simple fact of the matter is that horses drink far less water during the colder months. There are probably two major factors contributing to this. First and foremost, the demand by the body for water is far less. For the animal to survive, their body temperature must be maintained at 37 - 38C. In summer, the outside environmental temperature is often around 30C and so there is not much of a gradient between the body and the atmosphere for heat to dissipate by conduction and convection. Under these circumstances, the horse gets rid of most of the enormous quantities of heat generated by the large muscle mass by evaporation of sweat and this is a very effective mechanism for heat loss. In winter when day temps are much lower, and in particular at night when they are sometimes freezing, most of the heat is lost directly to the atmosphere and there is very little sweating, hence no demand for water and no inherent stimulus for the horse to drink. The second contributing factor is simply that the water is also Full Service Equine Clinic It’s all about your horse

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very cold and icy and very unpalatable for the horse to stick its mouth and muzzle into to drink so they tend to resist drinking. The net result is that the horse becomes physiologically dehydrated. The intestinal system of the horse is enormous, particularly the hind gut, which has a very large volume of water in it for digestion to occur. As the rest of the body "dehydrates", in particular the circulation, the system must take up water to function and so it draws fluid out of the intestinal lumen to prop up the rest of the body. The result is a drying out of the food material in the gut and very commonly constipation or impactions which cause the colic. Fortunately, these colics are usually relatively easy to treat and so if your horse in going to get colic, this is probably a good one to get but some can be refractory. The most important medicine that should be given to the horse is paraffin oil as this passages through the intestines, infiltrates the impacted mass and allows normal defecation to resume.  Continued page 7

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Colic and the importance of water  From page 6

Obviously pain killers and sedation are also used but if nothing is done to soften the mass, the colic can become refractory, (and lead to other complications like displacements), and so oil should be administered very early in the treatment. Sometimes intravenous fluids are necessary and they can make a very big difference in more severe cases, if only to reduce the need for the body to be drawing more and more fluid out of the intestines. Obviously the management factor that can help is simply to be aware of this phenomenon and take steps to encourage the horse to drink more water. Salt should always be added to the horses feed as this osmosis tricks the body into drinking more water. Rugging the horse and any steps to keep the animal warm and not feeling so miserable are a very big help. Protecting the water sources from cold and changing the water frequently is important, as is feeding better quality roughage that does not need as much water to ferment. Molasses water is time honored method of encouraging the horse to drink. This is exactly the same as the way fast food makers and soft drink distributers, "trick" kids and adults into buying all the rubbish foods that predominate today. Most of these products have added sugar, which is very palatable and so people consume more and more of them. Molasses in the horse's water is akin to lollies and soft drinks and the horse is tricked into drinking more. This is very important in the harder working horses as they must drink to counter the greater losses they incur. This can be a very real problem in race horses where relative dehydration can be a cause of poor performance. Routine sequential blood samples are a very common in race horses and at this time of the year, we often see albumin levels of 36 or higher which is a sure sign of relative dehydration and their performance can drop off markedly.

Water quality and temperature is important when encouraging your horse to drink.

I have focused on colic and water intake as this is the current "disease" we are seeing in horses, but obviously many other problems are directly associated with climate and season and we can set the clock for certain conditions. The next problem we are likely to see occurs in late winter, spring. At this time, there has been little grass and vegetation growth, little rain in this part of the world and the paddocks and environment are very dry and dusty. Now we see and "outbreak" of coughing. Most people attribute this to the "virus" but in actual fact, the condition is really a type of asthma and allergy that inhaled dust causes in the lower respiratory system. Coughs and colics are two syndromes that really seem to upset owners and cause a lot of panic, but there are very many other seasonal problems as well. Heat stress or anhydrosis occur usually in December, January and into February because of the heat and humidity. Itch and dermatitis prevail usually in late summer when insects are at their highest numbers. Rain scald when it is very wet, and old horse euthanasia when it is very cold and the older horse has lost weight, freezes, and becomes recumbent in the paddock. One of my very first exposures to these seasonal trends was as a

final year student on work practice with a local practitioner. He informed me that February, which traditionally was the month we always saw the most rainfall, and he always bought more penicillin, iodine, and bandages from the wholesaler as he knew that he was going to see daily cases of

hoof abscesses because of the mud and the slush. Even I, as somewhat global warming skeptic, must concede that this probably is not quite the case today as rainfall seems to be a lot less, and certainly less predictable as to when it happens, so, maybe some things do change!

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Balancer pellets-does my horse need them? That is why balancer pellets are ideal for: * easy-keepers; * over-weight and laminitis prone horses; * most miniatures and ponies; * donkeys; * hardy, native breeds; * pleasure and pony club horses; * horses grazing lush, leafy spring or autumn pastures.

By LARISSA BILSTON, BAgrSc (Hons 1), Animal Nutritionist, Farmalogic The vast majority of horses, ponies and donkeys do not need a traditional bagged horse feed to meet their full dietary requirements. Many owners do not realize that there are alternative products available that better suit their horse's dietary requirements. Q. What is a balancer pellet? A. A very concentrated feed designed to add only the elements of the diet not supplied by the horse's forage. It is usually in a pellet form but may be a powder. Balancer pellets add vitamins and minerals with minimal additional calories. Some, but not all, are also designed to add protein to suit particular classes of horses such as broodmares or growing horses. Q. What is a mineral balancer? A. A supplement (either a pellet or powder) designed to add the minerals necessary to top up and balance a horse's forage source with minimal added protein and calories. A good one will also balance the critical mineral ratios across the whole diet. Q. Why do horses need mineral balancers? A. Even the best quality grass grown on the best soils in the world does not contain the levels of minerals needed to meet the optimal mineral requirements of horses in correctly balanced ratios. This can leave a pasture-fed horse mineral deficient even though the grass provides enough calories to maintain weight and enough natural oils to keep the coat shiny. Q. How do you identify a balancer pellet? A. When compared to a typical bag of horse feed, a bag of balancer pellets will be much more expensive per kilo. However, balancer pellets are often cheaper per

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There are simple and easy ways to ensure your horse has its proper dietary requirements - owners need to be aware of what they are feeding and making sure it is a balanced diet. serve, allowing you to feed a better balanced diet more cost-effectively. Calculate the cost per day of bagged feeds and balancers by dividing the cost per pack by the number of serves in the pack. Some balancer pellets need to be fed at around one kg per day for a full sized horse, some as little as 200g per day whereas a traditional bag of horse feed needs to be fed at 3 to 4 kg per day. You can expect the mineral levels in a concentrated feed to be at least twice as high as the levels in a standard feed, and the levels in a balancer pellet to be more than four times higher. Q. Does my horse need a balancer pellet? A. Your horse needs a balancer pellet if: * s/he stays a good weight on grass and hay alone; * s/he gets too fat or too silly if fed the recommended amount of your chosen horse feed pellets; * you do not use a vitamin and mineral powder; or * you do not feed the full recom-

mended amount of a 'normal' good quality horse feed. Q. What is the difference between a 'normal' horse feed and a balancer? A. A normal horse feed is designed to provide calories, protein and vitamins and minerals targeted towards horses with differing requirements (e.g. performance horses or breeding or growing horses or racing horses) and owners with different budgets (from budget feeds to premium feeds with high quality ingredients). A good quality horse feed will include a good quality vitamin and mineral premix but will only provide adequate levels of minerals if fed at the recommended rate. A balancer pellet or powder can also be used to top up these levels if your horse needs some (but not all) of the calories in a pre-mixed hard feed. A good quality balancer will contain similar levels of vitamins and minerals (and maybe amino acids) per serve as a quality horse feed, but without the calories.

Your horse is more likely to need a 'normal' horse feed if s/he is: * in moderate or harder work; * in late pregnancy; * a lactating broodmare; * rapidly growing; * unable to maintain a healthy weight on grass/hay alone. You are not a 'bad owner' if you don't give your horse a large hard feed every day - if your horse doesn't need those extra calories. Your horse or pony will be happier being fed more grass or hay and a small meal of balancer pellets than if given a large hard feed and then has restricted grazing or small amounts of hay to prevent unwanted weight gain. Horses are healthier when they are able to 'trickle feed' by consuming low-calorie grass or hay for the majority of the day. Because the equine stomach releases acid continually, horses can begin to develop ulcers from acid burn in as little as four hours on an empty stomach. This is different to the human stomach which is only triggered to release acid when we chew and food enters our stomach. Your horse will be happier and healthier if allowed to consume all the calories he or she needs from roughage, and only eats a concentrated source of calories if unable to maintain weight without a hard feed. Many owners use the small serve of balancer pellets as a daily treat, since a good balancer pellet giving all the minerals their horse needs to balance the diet can fit into a couple of handfuls of tasty pellets.

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Internal parasites that infect horses Blog by VICTORIA FERGUSON* Why do people behave the way they do? Is it pressure from peers, social media or just humans being sheep and not being able to reason things out for themselves? The same blind faith that someone knows better (generally social media) is what drives horse owners to ignore basic husbandry procedures and conduct parasite programs that are unsuited to the individual horse while promoting the ever widening problem of resistance in the worm population to the drugs that are currently available to horse owners. And there are no new ones in the pipeline. Kim Dawson is an expert on equine worms and is now offering worming programs with faecal counts and advice on treatment to our clients, visit www.victoriaferguson.com.au A basic knowledge of the parasites that infect horses is a good place to start, if you understand the life cycle and take measures to interrupt that lifecycle you can go a long way to either eliminating or reducing them to levels that are sub clinical and therefore not a problem to the horse. The five main parasites that infect a horse are: STRONGYLES (large Strongylus spp & small Cyathastome spp) PINWORMS (Oxyuris equi) BOTS (Gasterophilus spp) TAPEWORM (Anoplocephala perfoliarta) ROUNDWORMS (ASCARIDS) (Parascaris equorum) These are your main parasites and each has it's own unique way of dealing with it's host (the horse). Below is an outline of the lifecycle of each group: Small Strongyles: These are the small white worms you may see that are expelled after treatment. They have a cycle that is basically 28 days from ingestion of the egg to adults that can produce eggs. They are numerous in number and are prolific egg layers. Their larvae can encyst in the gut wall for many months before they re-emerge and continue their lifecycle. I am of the opinion that the larvae will only do this when the horse is under nutritional distress and the worm is protecting itself from killing the host, a host is no good to a parasite dead, so if they can mitigate their effect, some larvae will go into hibernation until nutritional levels are restored, this is probably why you can see an increase of small red worms in the dung, if horses are treated when there is a flush in the feed, these are the encysted cyathasomes (or small strongyle larvae) that have been killed before they can recommence their lifecycle. If a horse has an even nutritional level and a low parasite burden, encysted cyathasomes may not be too much of a problem. Large strongyles: They have basically the same lifecycle from egg to adult but due to their migratory behaviour in the horse can cause a lot more problems. However, the large strongyle that used to cause most of the problems due to it's progress through the mesenteric artery in the gut, which sometimes lead to arterial clots, is no longer a widespread problem and is only seen occasionally. The other

Mature large strongyles in a horse's gut. large strongyles are more benign although in large numbers cause problems. Pinworms: This worm has a long lifecycle of around five months from ingestion of the eggs to sexually mature adults. The female lays her eggs in a sticky substance around the rim of the anus and when the horse rubs it 's tail on a post, tree or fence the eggs are removed and stay in the sticky mass until a horse comes and chews the area infecting itself with the pinworm eggs. To check if your horse has pinworms, just lift the tail and see if you can see any yellowish exudates, if there just wash thoroughly with warm soapy water. As they cause horses to rub their tails good idea to give the tail a good wash and condition at the same time. Bots: These are actually a fly larvae. The fly lays her eggs on the horse and when the horse either mutually grooms another horse or licks their own legs where the eggs are, they simulate the eggs to hatch and the very small larvae commence their migration from the mouth to the stomach. The entire cycle can take up to three months from eggs being ingested to the adult leaving the stomach via the alimentary canal to be deposited in the manure where it will burrow into the ground to complete it's lifecycle. An adult fly will emerge, depending on the conditions from three to 10 weeks, where the cycle begins again. Prevent ingestion by removing eggs with a bot knife regularly. Tapeworms: These are not like the ones you might see in your cat or dog. The horse tapeworm is relatively small, varying in size from three to eight centimetres and resembles an Egyptian sarcophagus . They can cause colic in horses as their favourite location in the horse’s gut is at the junction between the caecum and the large intestine, if there is enough numbers they can cause a blockage. However, as with many parasites, tapeworms are becoming less of a problem due to the use of macrocyclic lactone (or ML) drenches, not only do these drenches kill parasites but they can decimate the soil fauna such as dung beetles. The tapeworm requires the help of an intermediate host, the orbatid mite, if this mite is not present then there is no infection, even if a tapeworm positive horse comes to your property, if the mite is not present no other horses will be infected and the tapeworm in the positive horse will eventually all be expelled and the horse becomes tapeworm free. If a tapeworm positive horse releases infective segments in their dung and an orbatid mite comes along and does what feed-

Bot eggs on the horses leg above and Bot larvae in the stomach of a horse below

ing mites do, ingests an egg, this egg then develops to larval stage in the mite about 12 to 15 weeks. A horse then grazing eats the infected mite and the tapeworm continue on it's lifecycle for about six to 10 weeks where it can start to shed infected segments. Roundworms: Mainly found in foals but older horses can also be infected if the level of contamination in the paddock is high enough. The egg is highly resistant to everything and can remain in the ground not for days but months or years, so once a high level of contamination is present it can be a ongoing problem to get rid of it. The cycle from egg to mature adult can take up to 54 days and the main problem caused by ascarids is the migratory pattern through the lungs. The adult parasite ends up in the small intestine and this is where it can cause trouble for foals as the intestine is fragile and can rupture easily if large numbers are present, adult horses have more structural integrity in their gut lining and not as likely to suffer the same fate, but large numbers of adult worms are also stealing nutrients required by the horse. Â Continued page 14

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Know how to deal with worms correctly  From page 13 MYTH BUSTER Just because you can't see any worms in the manure it doesn't mean the horse doesn't have them. THE RESISTANCE PROBLEM So what do we do with this information? You would think that it would be an easy answer but you would be wrong. Various groups have been trying to get people to think about their parasite programs for years and years, with varying degrees of success. Once again social media, uniformed horse forums and owners who just think it's easier to drench, have perpetuated myths and just bad advice on how to handle a worm problem in horses. Tapeworm near ileo-cecal valve. So not only are people being misled by misinformed opinions but they continue to believe treated with an appropriate product to reduce dotal information tells of resistance in most the "information" being put out by the compathe counts to very low or nil. families becoming a huge problem. nies producing anthelmintic wormers. Faecal testing and product advice service 4.USE OF NATURAL FEEDING - the VF The worm every 6 - 8 weeks or perish propaKim Dawson is offering my clients inexpensive Natural Diet provides a good basis for helping ganda is still going strong in the horse commufaecal testing at only $7 per horse - cheaper to keep worm nity without any valid reason in many cases for than a worm paste - as an incentive to join the burdens low by promoting a healthy gut. Some such high levels of anthelmintic treatments. program. of the feed items appear to inhibit worms Present treatments have their place but must be It's easy to participate - if you are an existing French white millet, boiled linseeds and fresh used in conjunction with more targeted client email me and I will email you the chart to raw Garlic. The VF Natural Diet provides all responses or the horse industry will end up like the essential nutrients in the form of raw, naturcomplete & return with faecal samples to Kim. the sheep and cattle industries, rampant resisal feeds and herbs as well as providing prevenYou will then be provided with a report by tance to the anthelmintic in the parasites. tive nutrition. This promotes disease resistance, email, with copy to me, and product recomThere are several ways that a correct program prevents illness and disease and strengthens mendation for horses that need treatment, both can be instituted that combines knowledge of the immune system veterinary chemical products and VF herbal the parasite problem, correct interventions or 5.MANAGEMENT - of your horse and pasture products will be advised, including dosage treatments (anthelmintic and herbal) that can can play a huge role in delaying or saving you schedules, so you can make a choice. provide owners with confidence. from a problem with full blown resistance in If you are not an existing client - get your diet 1.TEST BEFORE YOU TREAT - a simple faecal the worm population in your horse/s. consultation at this link. egg count can be conducted on your horses to Such as fencing off manure piles to prevent https://www.victoriaferguson.com.au/naturalascertain the actual problem. There are many horses grazing around that area, harrowing horse-feed1/ laboratories conducting these tests and paddocks to break up dung piles and expose although the prices range it is a good diagnosthe eggs to either hot sun or freezing air to tic tool to determine if your horse needs to be hopefully desiccate them so they die, provide treated. hay off the ground so that the horses are not These tests can pick up strongyle and ascarid "hoovering" the ground. eggs easily and also tapeworm and pinworm Ideally collect manure regularly from paddocks eggs if the infection rate is high enough (some and yards and introduce dung beetles. Remove labs are better than others at detecting tape and bot eggs from horses' legs with a bot knife regpinworm eggs). ularly thus preventing from from getting into If you have only a few horses per paddock it is the stomach in the first place. Dispose of eggs an easy matter to test all the horses and then in the rubbish. The idea is to break the cycle of only strategically treat the ones with a treatable the worms and to provide owners with an outegg count. If you have a heavy stocking rate, come they have confidence in. you can use the horses as the test subject to see It can't be stressed enough that testing before how wormy your paddock is, doing this you you treat in the long run will provide the horse would only test a percentage of the horses in community longer access to commercial treatthe paddock and treat accordingly. ments. If the animals have a high count treat the lot Treating horses that don't have an egg count and realise that that paddock is wormy and because it's due is as stupid as hoarding toilet either spell or rotate into clean paddocks. paper because someone on social media said Many horses have a natural resistance to worm that we were all going to run out. ABOUT KIM DAWSON burdens and testing shows these individuals If people actually think about the parasite and Kim Dawson graduated from Hawkesbury usually have nil to very low worm counts. how they can protect their horses from over use Agricultural College with an Advanced Diploma in 2.REFUGIA - this is the concept of leaving a of chemicals not to mention what these chemiGrazing Animal Husbandry and has worked in endo certain amount of larvae to be retained by the cals do to the soil fauna like dung beetles, both and ecto parasitology in domestic livestock for over animal. It works on the idea of a population the horse and the owner will be better off. 33 years. curve, if you kill off all susceptible worms it Recommended program In that time Kim was heavily involved in the only leaves the resistant ones and before you Our recommended program is to faecal test research and development of many of the commercial know none of the commercial products work every three months, preferably at the beginning parasiticides currently available. and you may not be able to graze horses on of each season. This enables you to tailor your Kim has worked extensively in the equine field in those paddocks for many years or you have worming program to each individual horse. both a laboratory setting and in the field and has dead horses. Many horses never have worms at all, so don't designed, conducted and reported on these studies as 3.ROTATION OF ANTHELMINTICS - not need to be given a worming product. well as authored and co-authored many articles. changing brands but changing the anthelmintic Horses with consistently very low counts don't Kim has advised Victoria Ferguson in her quest to family, from ML, such as Equimax to the benzineed to be given a worming product either. find efficacious herbal wormers by conducting a madoles, such as Strategy -T. This rotation can Horses with medium to high counts need to be number of in vitro and field worm trials. be used to slow down any resistance but anecPage 14 www.thehorsereport.com www.thehorsereport.com - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email: cobakibob@bigpond.com


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Metabolic conditions in horses By ANTOINETTE FOSTER Equine Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist and Erin Romanin Clinical Nutritionist. ©Hi Form Australia

The common consensus when managing a horse with Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS) is to supply the horse less feed and exercise more. However reducing the feed intake and increasing exercise may not necessarily be the problem solver. There is another aspect to weight loss which has nothing to do with the feed intake but more to do with hormones more specifically. Hormones such as cortisol and insulin will dictate how much body fat your horse will store. When a horse undergoes stress, it instantly tells the body to hold on to the fat. This is very similar to chemical changes that occur during a famine. Horses will generally feel safe based on their natural instincts in this situation. In simple terms the horse's body is then tricked into gaining weight not losing it. Horses, as we know are strict herbivores and require a high level of constant roughage throughout the day. It may make sense to feed less to a horse that is suffering from EMS or Laminitis however, by feeding the horse less contradicts the natural instincts of the horse. Removing feeds that perhaps may be quite fattening is a common-sense approach, but to restrict the amount of roughage that the horse has access to, whether this be hay or pasture is detrimental to the horse's health. The anatomy and physiology of the horse has not changed much throughout the evolution process over thousands of years. The animal has simply become larger, but they are still perpetual grazing animals that require high levels of roughage. Not allowing your horse to consume enough roughage in a day will create more stress not less. When a horse is grazing or consuming hay this process produces saliva and it neutralises the acid that is constantly flowing into his stomach. The horse's stomach should never be empty as he needs roughage flowing through the digestive tract to keep the muscles active. If this does not happen the muscles tend to get loose or flabby this can also weaken the intestinal tract and can create an unhealthy situation which could lead to complications. The hindgut or caecum must be full for the digested material to leave the horse’s body. If horses are not being provided enough roughage per day it may also lead to behavioural issues such as chewing fences, trees or even consuming their own manure. When horses experience high stress levels which includes pain or intense exercise or even being transported to an event, cortisol levels are increased. Horses that have a restriction on the amount Page 16

of roughage available to them can lead to pain within the stomach or anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract. It has been well-documented that a high percentage of domestic horses being fed a hard feed develop ulcers during their lifetime. It stands to reason that ulcerations will occur very quickly if hay is withheld. This can be for even as little as one or two hours, because the stomach continually releases acid it makes the horse’s digestive system quite vulnerable. When cortisol levels increase due to a restriction of feed intake, these elevated levels stimulate the liver to derive glucose from glycogen stores, this can result in insulin being secreted from the pancreas. Horses that suffer from EMS which includes a multitude of equine metabolic syndrome cases often the vet will recommend to lock the horse up overnight, limit the amount of feed and perhaps even where a grazing muzzle during the day. If you consider that the horse is a perpetual grazing animal and requires a constant level of roughage throughout the day, you can understand very quickly that this will become a stressor for the horse. If your horse is boxed overnight and you are supplying hay, when you arrive in the morn-

ing to check and feed your horse, your horse’s hay nets may be empty. The horse may have finished his hay two hours earlier or five minutes earlier but at the end of the day, your horse’s hay nets or slow feeders should never be empty. Reducing the amount of intake of roughage throughout the day will not allow your horse to lose body fat, instead your horse is more likely to lose muscle tone. Horses that lose weight in this way don't have any change in their body condition score, neck etc. What does tend happen is that longissimus dorsi muscle thickness is reduced and the metabolic rate can be affected. So it may appear that your horse has lost weight but in actual fact that is not the case. Some studies have shown that if the horse is not deprived of hay overnight they show a much greater degree of insulin resistance. So, keeping those hay nets full until you arrive the next morning is extremely important to reduce the risk of physical pain and discomfort. Your horse's brain will begin to tell him to hold on to the fat, insulin levels will increase and when insulin levels increase the horse is not going to burn fat.  continued page17

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Roughage is essential in your horse’s diet  From page 16 Other studies have shown that horses that only have access to hay and no grazing have an increased risk of insulin resistance as opposed to those horses who could graze on pasture, insulin resistance decreased. The explanation - the horses were also allowed to move around freely whilst grazing. A horse that does not have constant access to pasture or hay, means that the stomach will be left empty for several hours and will have an increased level of cortisol. Horses who have empty stomachs for a period of hours tend to eat their feed when it arrives very quickly this is not a normal way for the horse to exist. When food is limited horses tend to be waiting for the next meal. The horse's metabolic rate can also be affected if there is a restriction of the level of roughage being fed during the day. Not providing your horse sufficient roughage throughout the day causes the horse’s body to break down tissue for glucose. The metabolic rate will then slow down even further as muscle is lost. The Equine Smart Gut test can look at the horse's faecal sample to provide you with an insight into the levels of bacteria in the horse’s gut microbiome and the ratios. It is important to be aware that there are no good or bad bacteria, it is actually about the ratios of the bacteria contained in the gut microbiome. There are seven major gut phylums and within these gut phylums there are many different bacteria species. The Equine Smart Gut test can determine several issues relating to digestive health, stress, inflammation, immune function, effects on skin and coat condition and also more serious conditions such as leaky gut syndrome, ulcers etc. firmicutes is the most common gut phylum, this makes sense

because this phylum is directly related to consuming a high fibre diet. To assist your horse to lose weight it is important to provide the horse with free choice roughage that matches the normal natural environment for the horse. Exercise is obviously very important for each horse, reduce the amount of concentrates that are being fed or look at a feed such as Harrys Choice that is very high in natural roughage suited to the species. Lowering the amount of fat intake in the horse's diet will be an advantage, however, all horses require some fat in the diet. I would highly recommend having your hay tested to ensure that is low enough in sugar and starch and calories. It would be also advantageous to have your pasture tested and your soil. I always encourage horse owners' trainers and riders to have their horses out on pasture as often as possible for this is a natural state for the horse and will encourage a healthy, mentally sound horse. If your horse has access to roughage 24/7, whether it be in the form of pasture or hays he can then make his own choice when to

walk away and return to his hay or grazing. This also encourages the horse to be more relaxed and will also help with the metabolic rate. I do not recommend using grazing muzzles for horses this can create a high level of stress. If you must use a grazing muzzle never use it beyond two hours maximum. I believe it is incredibly stressful and quite dangerous. Today there are many different options for slow feeders, they include large hay nets with small holes, Porta grazers, there are a few good options that you can purchase online. If you don't have a large hay nets then provide at least two nets, particularly if the horse is being left overnight with little grazing or being boxed. The golden rule is to make sure your horse has access to either pasture or roughage 24hour is the day. The golden rule: ensure the horse has access to continual roughage. For information Phone 03 97756422 enq@hiform.com.au

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Feeding the breeding stallion By Dr NERIDA RICHARDS

The ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 fatty acids in the diet may also play a role in joint health, with high Omega 6 diets tending to aggravate joint inflammation. High grain diets that are high in Omega 6 fatty acids should be avoided for stallions in preference to forage dominant diets higher in Omega 3.

Come winter, breeding stallions are ramping up for the season that lies ahead. While maintenance of fertility is of utmost importance in the care of breeding stallions, they must also be kept looking their best, sound, energetic and disease free. As with many aspects of horse care, a holistic approach is required to achieve these goals. And as always, good nutrition provides the foundation for maintaining fertile and healthy stallions. MAINTAINING FERTILITY A stallion’s level of fertility is affected both by his genetics and his past and present environment. Good nutrition will never be able to make an infertile stallion fertile. However poor nutrition may limit an otherwise fertile stallion’s effectiveness in the breeding barn. To maintain maximum fertility in your stallions, a balanced diet that meets his energy, protein, vitamin and mineral requirements must be fed. Using a well formulated concentrate feed or a quality vitamin and mineral balancer pellet or supplement, together with high quality forage is generally all that is needed to meet requirements. Ensuring the diet is well fortified with antioxidants is essential for maintaining maximum fertility. A study by Contri et al (2011) found that stallions supplemented with 1500 mg of vitamin E, 2.5 mg of organic selenium and 360 mg of zinc per day had improved sperm characteristics including increased average path velocity, straightness, improved membrane integrity, progres-

Good nutrition helps keep your stallion at his peek.

sive motility and reduced numbers of sperm with abnormal morphology. The Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio in the diet may also have some bearing on the fertility of stallions, particularly those that will be used for the collection of cooled and frozen semen for shipping. Sperm with a higher Omega 3 to 6 ratio (or more specifically a higher docosahexaenoic acid or DHA to docosapentaenoic acid, or DPA ratio) appear to handle the stress of cooling or freezing with less damage, giving them a greater capacity to fertilise an egg. High forage, low concentrate diets that contain more Omega 3 than Omega 6 give stallions the best natural chance of having sperm with more Omega 3 fatty acids. HOW DO I LOOK? Stallions need to look their best to attract the mare owner’s eye. By the time a stallion reaches breeding age nothing can be done to change overall conformation, but muscling and topline, coat

shine and a fit but well-conditioned appearance can all be manipulated through nutrition. And again, feeding a well-balanced diet that contains high quality protein for maintaining muscle mass, oils with both Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids for coat and skin health and a full array of vitamins and minerals will keep stallions looking their best. STAYING SOUND Breeding like most physical activities promotes a degree of wear and tear on a stallion’s musculoskeletal system. Diet has a huge impact on the health of a stallion’s joints and bones. Trace mineral and vitamin deficiencies as well as low quality protein in the diet can contribute to joint and bone degeneration. While many stallions are supplemented with equine joint formula’s as a preventative strategy, using joint supplements can only be effective if they are fed in conjunction with a well-balanced diet that meets requirements for protein, vitamins and minerals.

STAYING HEALTHY All too often good stallions are lost to colic or laminitis. While there are many causes of both these diseases, some are easily avoided through good nutrition. The risk of both colic and laminitis can be lowered by feeding a high forage, low grain diet, where an absolute minimum of 1.5% of bodyweight (1.5 kg/100 kg of bodyweight, 1.5 lb/ 100 lb bodyweight) is fed per day of forage. A preferable minimum forage intake is closer to 2% of bodyweight which will ensure a well filled and hydrated gut environment. In addition, where grains are fed, only cooked and very digestible grains should be fed to stallions to lower the risk of undigested grains entering the hindgut where they will be rapidly fermented, causing acidosis. Hindgut acidosis is known to cause both colic and laminitis. Any stallions prone to laminitis should not be fed any grain or grain/grain by-productbased feed. Ever. Use FeedXL to steer clear of dangerous ingredients. To keep stallions healthy they should not be allowed to become sedentary and overweight or obese as this also increases the risk of insulin resistance and laminitis.  Continued page 21

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Know your stallion’s feed requirements  From page 20 And it increases joint wear and tear. The maintenance of a regular exercise program and a moderate to good body condition will keep insulin sensitivity high and the risk of insulin induced laminitis low and reduce the stress placed on their joints. Regular exercise will also help to keep stallions fit and better able to cope with a rigorous breeding schedule. HOW MUCH TO FEED How much feed a stallion needs on a daily basis to maintain the desired body condition is going to depend on the individual stallion, whether he is exercised, how much voluntary exercise he does, how many mares he covers in a season and what his maintenance energy requirement is. Some stallions are constantly on a diet while others are almost impossible to keep enough weight on. As such, the amount you feed each day depends on the stallion. For stallions that maintain their weight easily, a foragebased diet (pasture and/or hay) supplemented with a high-quality forage balancer pellet fed at less than 1 kg/day with a small amount of oil to assist with coat shine may be

all of the high quality protein, vitamins and minerals, including anti-oxidants the stallion needs, you can then have a high energy ingredient like cooked corn, barley, oats or a high energy fibre like beet pulp that can be increased or reduced in the diet according to how a stallion is looking or feeling each day.

Pasture and hay is improtant in the stallion’s diet.

all he needs. For stallions that need a higher energy diet to hold their weight, well-formulated and fully fortified complete feeds or high energy ingredients mixed with your own supplement can be used to increase their energy intake. stallions should be fed enough to maintain them at a condition score of 5 to 6 (on the Henneke 1 to 9 scale) where their ribs cannot be seen while stationary, but

are easily felt with light to moderate pressure. When formulating stallion diets it is always a good idea to maintain flexibility by having at least one component of the diet that you can increase or decrease according to the stallions energy needs on a day to day basis without messing up the balance of the diet. For example if you have a base diet that consists of 2 kg of concentrate feed that contains

FEED WITH CARE As stallion owners are well aware, stallions are valuable animals and as such they need to be fed with utmost care. Weigh feed ingredients to ensure they are fed accurately. And know how to adjust the diet safely to cater to an individual stallions needs without unbalancing the overall nutrient profile.. Make sure nutrients important for fertility, including antioxidants are fed at optimum levels. And perhaps most importantly of all, don’t forget the forage. Failure to accurately feed enough forage may put your stallion at a higher risk of colic and could exacerbate fertility and joint issues. The more pasture and hay your stallion gets, the better. Using FeedXL to put together stallion rations makes the process of getting all of this right… simple!

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Understanding a mare’s estrous cycle The estrous cycle controls when a mare is sexually receptive toward a stallion and helps to physically prepare the mare for conception. It generally occurs during the spring and summer months, although some mares may be sexually receptive into the late fall, and is controlled by the photoperiod (length of the day), the cycle first triggered when the days begin to lengthen. The normal estrous cycle in the mare is 21 to 22 days long, as defined by the intervals between ovulation. Estrus Estrus is the time the mare is `hot’ , `in’ , or `standing’. It is the follicular phase, as the overt signs of estrus are attributable to the estrogen production by the follicle on the ovary. The duration is normally considered to be seven days but the duration actually varies with time of year. The duration of estrus is inversely proportional to day length, which means it becomes shorter at the peak of the cycling season. Signs: Š The mare will show interest in the stallion, and may actually

Understanding the estrous cycle ing a successful mating. seek out a stallion when she is in estrus. Š The mare will move her ears forward, elevate her tail, squat to urinate (termed `breaking down’), event the clitoris (termed `winking’) and accept the stallion for breeding. This may include raising the tail and revealing the vulva. A stallion, approaching with a high head, will usually nicker, nip and nudge the mare, as well as sniff her urine to determine her readiness for mating. ŠSome mares may not show sexual receptivity. Ovulation: Š Ovulation is often said to occur on about day five of cycle,

of a mare is crucial in ensuror one to two days before end the of estrus. Š This can be confusing as the duration of estrus changes during the season, and the mare does not base when to ovulate on when she anticipates going out of estrus. Š A better way to state when ovulation occurs is that the mare goes out of heat one to two days after ovulation. This makes much more sense in that after ovulation the follicle is a CH and is not producing estrogen, therefore the mare will not show signs of heat after ovulation. Diestrus Diestrus is called `cold’, `out’ or

the luteal phase, since it is dominated by progesterone produced by the corpus luteum. The duration of diestrus is a consistent 14 -15 days. When counting days in a mare's cycle, it is best to start counting the day the mare goes out of heat and count forward 14 -15 days to predict when she will next come into heat. In this way you can anticipate when the next heat will be better than counting the traditional 21 days. During diestrus the mare rejects the stallion's advances. She does this by pinning her ears back and kicking at the stallion. While horses in the wild mate and foal in mid to late spring, in the case of horses domestically bred for competitive purposes, especially horse racing and various futurities, it is desirable that they be born as close to August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere as possible, so as to be at an advantage in size and maturity when competing against other horses in the same age group. * Reference www.vetmed.Isu.edu

Gestation period for mares and foaling due date The gestation period for mares is approximately 320-370 days from the first time being bred. To generalize, the estimation of the due date use a 340 day gestation period. So if you’re wanting your foal to be born in early August, you need to breed your mare in the last week of August or the first few weeks in September. The chart adjacent will help you with the dates you plan to breed and and predicting the resulting foaling date. Once you know your mare is in foal and the rough date she is due, as the time nears one of the most stressful things about foaling is the nightly vigils to check your expectant mare. Anyone who has been in contact with foaling mares would know the story of “My mare waxed up today, she should foal very soon”. Two weeks later you’re walking around like a zombie with blood-shot eyes saying, “she'll foal any day now”. Foalguard may have the answer for you with either one of their foaling alarms or a foal predictor kit. The foal predictor kit is simple Page 24

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and easy to use - you take a small sample of your mare’s milk and mix it with distilled water. Dip a test pad into the mixture, the pad will change colour. You then match the pad’s colour to the six coloured

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squares on the chart. If your pad matches the fourth square, you are getting closer but still unlikely that there will be a foal in the next 24 hours Foaling prediction tests are a fantastic aid to any breeders

Day 340 June. 8 June. 9 June. 10 June. 11 June. 12 June. 13 June. 14 June. 15 June. 16 June. 17 June. 18 June. 19 June. 20 June. 21 June. 22 June. 23 June. 24 June. 25 June. 26 June. 27 June. 28 June. 29 June. 30 July. 1 July. 2 July. 3 July. 4 July. 5 July. 6 July. 7

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French winner highlights MM online sale A four time stakes winner from just 11 starts, Spinning Memories, is being offered for online sale as an elite racing and breeding prospect by Pan Sutong Racing Bloodstock. A winner in Ireland at her debut run, Spinning Memories has since been based with Pascal Bary at Chantilly and has established herself as one of the best female gallopers at six and seven furlongs. Last August the daughter of Arcano won the Group Two Prix de Meautry (1200m) at Deauville in devastating fashion clocking a sizzling 1 minute 8.89 seconds - the fastest running of the race in the last decade. At her most recent start, Spinning Memories resumed with a brilliant length and three quarter success in the listed Prix Maurice Zilber (1400m) at Longchamp on May 11. At Clairefontaine she will contest the Group Three Prix du Palais-Royale (1400m) and usual jockey Christophe Soumillon will take the ride. The campaign mapped out by Pascal Bary would likely see Spinning Memories head to a

Brilliant French mare Spinning Memories, is a highlight entry for next week's Magic Millions Online Sale which commences Tuesday and ends on Thursday (June 4).

Group Three over 1200 metres at Deauville on July 12, before the Group One Prix Maurice de Gheest (1300m) in August and Group One Prix de la Floret (1400m) in September. Owner, Pan Sutong, will also be offering 33 lots from his

Australian-based operation Goldin Farms at next week's Magic Millions Online Sale (2-4 June). The Goldin Farms draft comprises 13 weanlings including 11 by Akeed Mofeed, the group performed filly Lunar Light

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Due to the COVID-1 19 pandemic, government restrictions currently in place means all events are cancelled until further notice . Restrictions are starting to ease and may see events resuming in July the websites listed below will keep you up to date with event planning or postponements

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Horses helping humans By SUE SPENCE When I started Horses Helping Humans (HHH) 16 years ago, I had no idea it would become an award winning program and earn the reputation it has of being an outcome based Equine Intervention so popular with family and youth services and for my story to be published by Pan Macmillan. We have now had 1000s of students through the program with proven outcomes of helping change lives for the better. It was these outcomes, which led me to license HHH so the program would help those in other communities. Becoming a licensee means you actually become part of your local community as only one license is granted per area. eg ( HHH Gold Coast HHH Sunshine Coast etc ) Helping you become a respected youth and family service within your government boundary lines assures the quality and outcomes delivered at a professional level are the same in every area. This assures that case workers and counsellors in all areas can confidently refer to HHH for communications intervention and assist them with opening the doors of communication with their challenging clients. This helps them immensely when applying for their own funding, as HHH is a known program for helping with re-

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Am I self-sabotaging my training By TANJA KRAUS ‘I don't want to wreck him,’ - it’s a selfsabotage view of horse owners. It could be a book don't you think? As horse owners, we come up with the most self-serving, self-sabotaging, bull***t principles - don't we? I mean, when you really think about it, having 'self-serving' and 'self-sabotaging' in the same sentence, to describe the same person seems kind of like an oxymoron doesn't it? So what do I mean? Well, I see it all the time. A person not doing training or work with their horse because they 'don't want to wreck them' at the same time affords themselves the best excuse to avoid failure, because without trying you can't fail, so they are safe from actually failing or not failing, kind of like 'Schrodinger's trainer' . You can equally be both successful and a failure because you haven't tried yet. Our own fears, core beliefs, and characteristics are so intimately connected to the way that we interact with our horses. Our choice of discipline, training methodology, interaction and the way we relate to our horse is determined so completely with who we are as a person, that the only way to 'improve' our horse is to 'improve' ourselves.

Don’t self-sabotage yourself by not having a positive approach to training with your horse.

The horse, being a 1000 pound reflection of who we are confronts our sense of self and forces us into self-reflection, (often on a subconscious level) and causes us discomfort or unease. It is in these moments, we should choose to embrace and understand it and that’s when real growth will occur. It is this discomfort that can then cause us to choose not to try rather than pushing forward. I have written many articles like this one. The reason is that I have seen time and time again the people who choose to forge

forward, embrace the self-reflection, face their fears - literally face everything and rise. I receive letters, messages and emails months and years later on how their life has changed for the better, as a result of self-realization and ultimately self-development. It all started because a horse 'wouldn't do X' and ended with a level of consciousness that affords a happy self, happy marriage, happy kids, happy horse. I am not a psychologist.  continued page 31

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Frustrated in training - ask yourself why?  From page 30 I do know that when we feel discomfort, or unease, that this can be a pathway to a higher level of consciousness of self. We are designed to 'push back' on discomfort and avoid where possible, but if we can pause, ask the question 'why does this make me uncomfortable' this is the pathway to understanding ourselves, and our horses at a higher level. I'll give a short example here. When I am out working with my horses and I feel frustration, anger, nervousness, I pause and ask myself - why am I so bothered by this? Am I fearful of the horse? Am I fearful of being injured? Does the horse not 'doing what I ask' cause me to feel inadequate /disrespected/unloved / that the horse doesn't 'like me'? Using these emotional moments as opportunities to gain insight into myself has turbocharged my self-awareness, and ultimately my abilities in training. A lot of great trainers follow these same principles, but perhaps don't articulate it, or break it down as much as I have here. When was the last time you heard a trainer say “Don't take it personally” when coaching you with your horse - this is the short version of 'pause, don't react emotionally'. I am simply trying to take it one

Don’t be frightened about ‘wrecking our horse’ - just know how to move forward with him/her when you do..

step further and say listen to that little knocking sound - that is opportunity saying 'hey, there's an opportunity for selfreflection here'. I know that some people will be offended

by this article 'triggering' the ego - "what my horse does isn't about me, it's about him!" The reason I share these things is because I want to be honest about what it takes to become a great horseman or horsewoman. First, the realization that there is no 'endpoint'. Sure you may get to the point where someone calls you a great horseman, but the true horseman continues to learn from the horse. Second, the ego will only get you so far. I am fortunate to know some elite horsemen, who have shared with me a little secret. "You know Tanja when I got 'old' and not so worried about my ego, that's when I got better" Third, you can be 15 or 50, and self-development is going to have an unlimited positive impact on your horsemanship. So, back to the start. Next time you hear yourself say 'I don't want to wreck him', go forth and work with your horse (unless you are going to try something like starting him under saddle - then you need a professional). The truth is you will wreck him, we all wreck them, and then we learn more, and we fix them and so on and so forth. As Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better, then do better.”

Northern Rivers showgrounds to get stimulus upgrades Showgrounds across the Northern Rivers are set to receive funding from the NSW Government to upgrade facilities and help create local jobs. Nationals Member of the Legislative Council, Ben Franklin announced Alstonville, Mullumbimby, Bonalbo, Lismore, Murwillumbah, Nimbin and Tenterfield showgrounds will benefit from the funding as part of the Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package. “Annual shows and events held at our showgrounds bring such enjoyment to the community and it’s devastating that COVID-19 has forced them to be postponed,” Mr Franklin said.“ With local events and agricultural shows not going ahead, our showgrounds have lost a lot of income that they rely on. “This stimulus package is designed to assist showgrounds in improving infrastructure and help them get ready for a great annual season when restrictions are lifted.“ This investment by the NSW

Ben Franklin with Mullumbimby Showground members

Government will also provide jobs for tradies and suppliers and continue to make sure showgrounds are a place for the community to come together and have fun.” Upgrades in the local area will include: * $125,000 to Lismore Showground for electrical upgrades to replace distribution boards. * $92,980 for Murwillumbah Showground to replace stairs and doors on its pavilion; replace rails and gates on the showground arena ring; refurbish horse stables; and replace ridge capping, roofing, guttering and downpipes on two buildings.

* $47,900 to Bonalbo Showground for electrical infrastructure; a fit-out to its kitchen, barbecue and bar building; and installation of panelling to its horse stall. * $22,000 for Nimbin Showground to tile an amenities block. * $13,220 for Tenterfield Showground to remove dead trees and repair white ant damage to its tool shed and toilet block. * $11,165 for Alstonville Showground to upgrade its hot water system and paint its ring fence. * $18,776 to replace the old wooden cattle yards at Mullumbimby Showground.

Minister for Water, Property and Housing, Melinda Pavey said this funding is part of $25 million that will be spent over two years to improve showgrounds across the State with $12.5 million being allocated immediately to get projects underway this financial year under the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Stimulus Package.. “We will then follow through by allocating another $12.5 million for more work across showgrounds to be announced next financial year,” Ms Pavey said.. “The seven local showgrounds will be among 137 across the State that will benefit from the funding. “Showgrounds today are multi-use facilities for a range of activities from agricultural shows, rodeos and horse clubs to farmers markets, festivals, camping, men’s sheds, and sport and cultural events, “Our showgrounds are at the heart of communities including serving as evacuation centres during bushfire and flood so we want to keep them in good shape.”

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Online horse shows proving popular With the COVID -19 Pandemic causing the cancellation of all of all equestrian events the emergence of online shows and events is proving to be very popular. The first online event was launched in March followed by the April event and the fun day and tshirt hack show in May. These events are attracting a growing number of competitors and sponsors. And each show seems to include something new. The prizes have been amazing from vouchers to spend at online boutiques, Shelly Cole made to measure bridles, beautiful show rugs and much more. There is now a website as well as the facebook page that posts programs, workout, judges profiles, sponsors links and a gallery of winners The next show will have even more on offer that includes a massive Novice section with the overall Novice winner getting a garland and Aricon rug. Another new addition to the program is The Free Workout challenge where you can use any video from any show in the last 12 months

HOW TO ENTER Visit the Online Horse Shows Facebook page. Send them a message or email: onlinehorseshows@outlook.com They will send you the program and details on how to enter. You will receive a competitor or horse number and a set workout. Then just like a normal horse show, wash plait and present your horse, get yourself dressed in your finest show attire and get a friend to video the workout. Then load the video to Youtube or Vimeo and send in your video link for judging.

Georgia Gaspar led by Kym stewart riding Ripplebrook I Spy to win the rider to be lead under 7

Laura Finlay and Waymere Sensation

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Casey-Jade Curlewis showing off some of her prizes

One of the amazing rugs offered for supreme

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Son of a warrior ridden by carolyn Halliday

Claire Bondfield riding Cape Kidnappers

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Champion ridden Dilute Chalani Tussock ridden by Tanya Daley

Songs Of Earth shown by Allira Cook winner of the Off the track

Trump Card owned by Jordi Serdity

Sienna Mullen & Kevin were awarded Smartest On Parade Hunter

Breanna Drew and Turf n Timed

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Cody Want with mum Amie winner of fancy dress

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Leeara Park Diamond Petite Price: $ 10,000. Reg: EWA, SHC, RPSBS, WPCS, AHSA 13.2 hh Bay Mare Sire: Dresden Ace of Spades Dam: Leeara Park Royal Petite Qualified Grand Nationals 2021 Qualified Southern Cross 2020 Perth Royal Show Champion Open Large Hunter Pony 2019 Runner Up Childs Hunter Pony under 14h 2019 Grand Champion ridden RP Hunter three consecutive years 2017, 2018, 2019 EWA HOTY - qualified EA nationals three consecutive years Runner Up Large Hunter Pony 2017 Champion Large Hunter Pony, Best WA Bred Pony 2018 Runner Up Large Hunter Pony, Best WA Bred Pony 2019 Marnie has been a pleasure to prepare and show, by ourselves the breeders for the last six years. She is a very well performed pony having been consistently in the Winners Circle at HOTYs and Royals. Marnie has been well educated by an adult and goes beautifully for children in child’s classes. She is a true hunter pony with a super gallop and great work ethic. She is a top quality pony ready to go on with her next family. Marnie would suit a confident child or smaller teen/adult. She is a lovely forward moving pony who doesn’t need a constant kick kick kick, a perfect step up from the first pony. Contact: Caris & Brittany Reside Ph: 0400 189 949

Ardenvale Serenade Price: $ POA 14.0 hh Reg: EA | SHC | Riding Pony Black Mare YOB: 2011 Sire: Willowcroft Regal Chase Dam: Denholm Green Sadie *AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING EA NATIONALS* *QUALIFIED OPEN AND CHILDS GNS 2020* Sally is a pony of the highest quality and has proven that she has the class to compete with the best in her short show career. Sally is exceptionally mannered and an absolute pleasure to have in the stable and show. Would best suit an adult or experienced teenager. Current performances seeing her qualified for EA Nationals and GNs include: - Champion Large Show Pony - Rising Star (GN qualified 2020) - Champion Childs Show Pony - SHC HOTY (GN qualified 2020) Ridden by 11yo - Runner up EA Large Show Pony (tied for 1st) Qualified all Royals 2020. Offered due to owner changing disciplines. Please contact for any video or info.

Merivale Park Royal Ascot Price: $ 3,000. neg 13.0 hh Reg: Riding Pony Bay Gelding YOB: 2007 Sire: Myscal Encore Dam: Willowcroft Hill Rose National Quality pony that has never had the ability to fulfil his potential. Exceptional movement, quiet temperament. Solid education. Just needs consistency and love. Photos were taken first ride after a big break - no lunging required. Not for beginners. Ideal second pony for confident rider. Contact: Tayla Ph: 0401 783 401

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Harrington Park Buddha Price: $ 15,000. 13.1 hh Reg: RPSB, EA, SHC Chestnut Gelding 2015 Sire: Tungarra Dreamtime Dam: Royalwood Sweet Thoughts

Outstanding Young Large Open Pony Buddha had a very successful first year under saddle in 2019 qualifying for Sydney Royal, Canberra Royal and Southern Cross Show Horse Spectacular Exceptionally mannered pony who is very easy to produce and show. He would be perfect for a child looking for a very competitive pony. Always ridden by children and requires minimal work down. Beautifully educated with established paces, all the hard work has been done with this talented pony Can be viewed at Sydney Royal, Canberra Royal, Southern Cross and can be taken up to Grand Nationals. Contact: Shane Walker Ph: 0411 397 415

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Crestwood Royale Ambition Price: $ 15,000. 13.0 hh Reg: SHC WPCS APSB RP APHA DEVA Palomino Gelding YOB: 2012 Sire: Mirinda Spycatcher Dam: Amaranda Lady Luck Bailey has successfully completed in interschool’s, combined training & show jumping , he has schooled over 95cm show jumping & cross country he is very bold & careful, he has easily qualified for all Royals, Bailey is a Multi Supreme winner in hand & under saddle, He is awesome around all aspects of farm life and trail riding Easy to do absolutely everything with. Bailey is also broken to harness. Contact: Kim Simpson Ph: 0413 307 811

Rosedale Popeye Price: $ 12,000. 12.1 ¾ hh Reg: EA, SHC, RPSB Bay Gelding YOB: 2011 Sire: Whitmere Prince of Pop Dam: Whitmere Anastasia Ethan is a quality pony, with three lovely paces and a lovely soft mouth. Ethan has been shown by children as young as 8yo at State & Royal show level. He has carried riders to qualify for GN in rider classes, as well as competing at interschool’s & a few rounds of show jumping which he loves. Ethan is easy to clip, shoe and float (great traveller) and is easily handled by children. Champion Pony - Perth Royal Show Champion - SHC Classic Champion First Ridden - HOTY Champion First Ridden - Gosnells Masters Reserve Champion Ridden Riding Pony - Perth Royal Runner up Pony - EA HOTY Runner up Pony - SHC HOTY Champion Riding Pony - Perth Royal -Qualifying for GN & Nationals on multiple occasions. Ethan has been a part of our family since a yearling, and is only for sale due to no small riders. Please contact for video or more info. Contact: Lisa Vince Ph: 0427 276 008

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Prettyvale Gorgeous George Price: $ 7,000. 14.3 ž hh Reg: Arabian Riding Pony, AHSA 9yo Bay Gelding Sire: Bevanlee After Dark Dam: Prettyvale Charlottes Web Large Hunter Galloway SOD: Maximus Of Astral (Strinesdale Matador UK) Entered and Accepted Sydney Royal Arabian Derivative. Entered NPOTY. George has three excellent paces, he would excel in dressage with his beautiful lengthen trot, a rocking horse canter and he loves to stretch low and low! Easy to clip, wash, plait just loves to be fussed over. Canters up to you to be caught in the paddock! Champion and supremes at shows. Loves an indoor arena and to be stabled. George although sweet natured and has been ridden by kids at home, he is also bit quirky and would be best suited to a confident teen or adult looking to show or dressage. Has never foundered, good feet and straight legs. Lots of video available. Contact: Elena Tselepi Ph0475 669 338

Wyann Macadamia Price: $ 9,000. 11.2 hh Reg: Welsh Bay Gelding YOB: 2008 Sire: Wyann Taurus Dam: Wyann Bambi Macca is the ideal leading rein pony. He is very successful at shows has been mini champion leading rein pony, 4th leading rein pony Geelong Royal, champion led Hunter pony vasl, reserve champion mini ridden Welsh Geelong Royal, pony club, games days, dressage. He loves to jump, swimming, trail riding. Macca has thought my daughter to have the confidence to ride off the lead and now go onto a bigger pony. My daughter does everything herself with Macca he is the perfect little man for a lead line pony to teach your child to ride. Contact: Casey Ph: 0421 823 33

Braefoot Park Paddington Price: $ 10,000. neg 14.1 5/8 hh Reg: SHC,EA,RP,Part Welsh Bay Gelding YOB: 2015 Sire: Naaman Romeo Dam: Liquid Nails Teddy is a 4 yr old Riding pony x Tbred Gelding with what we believe is a wonderful future ahead of him. He commenced his show career in 2019 doing a limited number of shows and always coming home with either champion or reserve champion. He has attended busy ag shows with minimal work down and has also had jumping/hunting experience. Teddy was bred and broken in by myself and my partner, he is ridden regularly by an adult rider and has been no trouble. We believe he would suit a young teenager wanting to move up a level looking for a competitive inter-school/all rounder/show mount. Teddy is a mild wind sucker however is controlled with a collar and has not been seen to do it with the collar on. Currently in work. Very sad sale due to an unexpected change in circumstances. Please genuine enquiries only. Video available upon request. Contact: Alli Madill Ph: 0476 172 217

Bellingara Sailor Price: $ 4,500. 12.0 hh Reg: Welsh, SHC, EA Bay Gelding YOB: 2015 Sire: Creswell the Conqueror Dam: Bellingara Sienna Sailor is one special little pony, he loves beach rides and farm rides, easy to wash, float, tie up, prep for shows etc. He has seen cats, dogs, tractors, motorbikes and can be paddocked alone or with other ponies. Sailor commenced his newcomer showing career in August 2019. In a short time he qualified for Adelaide Royal getting wins at every Ag show and serval broad ribbons. He has competed at two Grand National Qualifiers where he was awarded; - SUPREME CHAMPION Home Produced Hunter Horse - Runner up Newcomer Small Hunter Pony He is sensible and quiet but will not be suitable for a total beginner as he is only young and has not had an abundance of interactions with children. Please feel free to contact for more info, photos, videos. Priced to suit the current market. Contact: Shauna Chaplin Ph: 0428 560 135

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Price: $ 3,500. Mature approx. 15.3 hh Reg: TB X WB Black Filly YOB: 2018 Sire: Higgins (Imp) Dam: Lady Shuffle

Pedigree to perform & looks to burn!!! This gorgeous filly was purpose bred from a lightly performed TB mare who achieved broad sashes from limited outings in the show ring. With a pedigree dripping in show ring talent including the lines of Lunchtime & Salieri. The sire needs no introduction breeding temperament, style and performance, Higgins (Imp) is emerging as a true sire of the performance arena. The filly has been professionally weaned 12 months ago and subsequently completed a further 4 weeks handling where she was introduced to rugging, lunging and hosing. Expected to mature around 15.3hh. This filly is blemish free and simply stunning. Looking for an astute show home to further produce this future champion.

Rubinsáar

Price: $ 28,000. 16.1 ¾ hh Reg: Warmblood | SHC | EA Liver Chestnut Gelding Sire: River Dance / Rubinstein Dam: Winter Time / Winterkoenig (HAN) Liver chestnut warmblood gelding with stunning eye catching looks, a huge heart and a solid work ethic. Rubin was bred and purchased from the dressage arena for our girls to show and the success and confidence he has brought them has been nothing short of outstanding. Consistently at the top end of Open and child’s classes and often sought after rider class mount providing a polished and comfortable workout under pressure which is extremely hard to find. Runner Up large Childs hunter hack EV Nationals 2017. He has 3 very balanced paces and would also be suited to a young dressage rider with him training medium and has all elementary movements well established. He is very content in any situation as long as there is love and food. Easy to prepare for events, shoe and floats well alone or with company. Qualified for all royals and can be viewed at Canberra Royal, Grand Nationals or Sydney Royal. A regrettable sale but it’s time for another rider to enjoy the success as the uni commitments are pressing.

Contact: Brianna Vandyke Ph: 0437 412 597

Contact: Joanna Nairn Ph: 0419 994 664

Kenda Park Edwardian

Tango

Price: $ 27,000. 14 hh Reg: Welsh Cob Chestnut Gelding YOB: 2008 Sire: Wingana Gideon Dam: Cataraqui

Ultimate Performance Pony Ready for his next jockey Kenda Park Edwardian (Eddie) Rider level: Intermediate Suitable for Dressage - novice training Elementary CT Eventing EVA 95cm Competed at Nationals EVA 80cm Equitation SJ Super pony that is well educated and completely handled by a 15 year old who is now sadly too tall for him. He is the sweetest boy and can take anywhere he loves the beach, trial rides easy to float wash etc. Features in Lumiere as their poster boy up to date with teeth, Hendra etc. Great feet barefoot Sad sale Pm for more details No time wasters we have owned him for 5 years he is our unicorn. Contact: Kerri McKinnon Ph: 0409 871 676

Price: $ 10,000. 'Impressive Young Warmblood' 5yo, 15.3hh, eligible WB registration, chestnut, gelding SIRE: Waterview Park Brooklyn DAM: Macarthy (TB) This sensational young horse has been recently broken in and professionally started. Tango is a powerhouse who has the ability to go all the way through either the Dressage levels or as a top small Show Hunter Hack. This rhythmic gelding has had all the hard work done. He is event, soft and correct. He has spent the last two months being thoroughly desensitised. He has a beautiful, friendly temperament and his trainability is second to none. He is a focused young horse with a huge future ahead of him. With three soft, even and impressive paces he ready for long successful career. He would easily suit a lady or an ambitious teen rider. He is fuss free in every way and is just a lovely horse to have around. Sound with vet check more than welcome. Video Fooateg Link - https://youtu.be/uPGA_E5JQYY Contact: Jemma Green Ph: 0439 991 523.

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