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MONTHLY ONLINE EXTRA EDITION 34 MARCH 2017 IN THIS ISSUE * Eventing celebrates 60 years * Racehorse Retraining Triequithon * Equine Assisted Therapist’s * Heat Stress in horses * Lameness in horses * Tick Management

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Country comes to city at show Hooves, Horsepower and Heritage are some of the main themes as the Sydney Royal Easter Show returns in 2017. The largest ticketed annual event in the Southern Hemisphere runs from April 6 to 19 at the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park with a blend of fresh attractions and the traditional family favourites. Each year the Sydney Royal Easter Show attracts an average of 850,000 visitors and with the 2017 show coinciding with NSW school holidays, there is every opportunity for that number to be exceeded. The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS), the convenor of the Sydney Royal Easter Show works tirelessly throughout the year to preserve and display for all showgoers the nearly 200 years of proud show heritage. At the same time presenting the most contemporary rides and entertainment from around the world. "We get one shot every year at entertaining and educating our domestic and international visitors and we love sending them home having had the best experience possible," RAS General Manager Murray Wilton said. "That fortnight each year when the country comes to the city is our opportunity to educate our visitors about the importance of the agriculture sector while at the same time making it fun and engaging. In 2017 we are confident we have the formula just right." For the first time in 65 years, the Grand Parade will be held in the middle of the day at 1pm on Saturday, April 11. New attractions include "Little Hands On The Land", a kid-sized working farm aimed at teaching children all about agriculture from the crop to the shop. "The Beast" is being introduced to carnival at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for the first time in 2017, a thrilling Europe-sourced attraction which swings riders 43 metres above the crowd below. By popular demand, the "Man from Snowy River" spectacular returns to Spotless Stadium with each night performances. The very best stockmen and 100 animals combine in a thundering display which brings Banjo Paterson's iconic ballad of the Australian outback to life. The RAS has always been very proud of its history and in line with this, for the first time, visitors will be able to wander back in time through the Heritage Pavilion where iconic trophies, decades-old sample bags and other show mementos are on display. The Sydney Royal Easter Show is all about providing value for money and with 12 hours of free entertainment each day and is definitely the best value in Sydney. All tickets have been frozen at last year's prices for purchases online prior to the opening day of the Show. Family tickets purchased pre-show will remain at $99.50. Single day tickets for children are available online at just $22 and for adults $37. Two day Showlink tickets are just $62.20 for adults and $39 for children aged 4 to 15. Show Dates: Thursday, April 6 to Wednesday, April 19. Tickets: On sale now (pre-sale ends April 5) at

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Doomben hosts racehorse retraining triequithon An Olympian and three junior champions will compete at Doomben Racecourse on 25 March The Aquis Racehorse Retraining Triequithon will see equestrian champions battle it out on their retrained racehorses in the spectacular and enthralling event at Doomben Racecourse on March 25. The major racehorse training and breeding business, Aquis Farm, is the naming rights sponsor for the 2017 event. “Our vision is to become Australia’s premier thoroughbred racing, breeding and training facility, with a focus on the Asian market,”Aquis Farm CEO Justin Fung said. “To do that sustainably, we put a great deal of effort into the retraining and life after racing of racehorses. “The Triequithon is the perfect opportunity to showcase the temperament and talent of the thoroughbred and what they can do after racing. “We have horses returning from Asia to our purpose-built equestrian farm in the Gold Coast hinterland, where we retrain them for their future life. “The Olympic sport of eventing is a sport that Australia has excelled at on the back of a thoroughbred and this is a natural outlet for their talents.” With the best horses and riders competing in Queensland’s richest and most prestigious modified 1* event, David Finch, the Chair of Equestrian Queensland is delighted to be a part of the event again. “It’s a really strong field again this year that includes Paris Auer, Natalie Siiankoski and Madeline Wilson who are Queensland riders that have won major junior championships in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney,” Mr Finch said. “Olympian Rebel Morrow and a string of our best eventing riders will also be competing. Having such wonderful Queensland talent showcase their equestrian skills in front of a crowd of up to 5000 people at Doomben on a race day has got to be fabulous for Queensland Eventing.” Katie Churchill, General Manager of Sales &

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Racegoers to Doomben Racecourse will be in for a treat when the Aquis Racehorse Retaining Triequithon takes place on March 25.

Marketing, Brisbane Racing Club was keen to see the Triequithon continue at Doomben. “Last year’s event was such a great success giving attendees a chance to dress up and enjoy a great day of equestrian sport,” she said. “ The great racing, meant that we were able to provide our crowds that added bonus of entertainment and competition between races on the St Ledger Lawn.” Jane Gollan from Gollan Racing continues to be instrumental in the promotion and organisation of the event in Queensland. “Having Aquis as the naming sponsor, a major player of the Australian Racing Industry, so committed to the retraining of racehorses is a wonderful demonstration of how much the racing community loves their horses,” Ms Gollan said. The Aquis Racehorse Retraining Triequithon is a showcase event for retired racehorses to compete in a modified format of the Olympic sport of eventing. The same horse and rider will compete in dressage, show jumping and cross country jumping in between the races at Doomben on March 25. For more information about tickets go to

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EQ holds annual awards More than 300 passionate equestrians of all disciplines converged on Southbank for the 2016 Equestrian Queensland Annual Awards Evening. With perfect pairing of a new venue, Rydge's Southbank and MC, Kay McGrath, everyone was in for a night full of good food, good friends and great entertainment. On the night, attendees also took a moment to reflect upon the life of a dear friend, Vince Corvi, who passed away in 2016. Also recognised on the night were two Queenslanders who were named National Award winners at the 2014 Equestrian Australia Sport Achievement Awards - Isabel English and John Fahey. Last year saw some changes to the Award categories which were well-received and allowed a wider range of the community to be recognized. Equestrian Queensland results: Red Shed Business Advisors Administrator of the Year - Christine Bradfield Equestrian Queensland Club of the Year Cedar Grove & District Riding Group Mullins Lawyers Owner of the Year - Kim Tenkate Equestrian Queensland Coach of the Year Nicole Tough Iinterschool Queens land School of the Year Stuartholme School Caboolture Dressage Group Best Groom Award - Samantha Moran Manuel Equine Transport Official of the Year - Graeme Watts Buckham and Duffy Consultants Against All Odds Award - Jessica Shaw Equestrian Queensland Volunteer of the Year - Latitan & Emma Langbecker Equestrian Queensland Service to Sport Vince Corvi Aitken’s Saddlery Event of the Year - Aquis Showjumping Classic Pryde’s Easifeed Horse of the Year Charlottee TE owned by Penny & Alexandra Toft Stuartholme School Rising Star Award Elloise Devlin Finch Farm Athlete of the Year Olivia Hamood Eventing Queensland Awards Queensland Horse and Rider of the Year -

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Preparing your horse for the dentist By SAMANTHA GUNTER, AEDP Clients regularly ask me about how they should prepare their horse for a dental visit - should they eat? Can they ride before or after? Every dentist is different and they all have their own personal preferences and every owner has different horses and properties but the following are some common things that can help you and your horse get through the dental appointment with ease! Like every horse professional that travels to clients, dentists are usually running very tight on time. In fact there is rarely a day I don’t fall behind for one reason or another. With this in mind, preparing your horse physically as well as mentally is very helpful for your dentist as well as for yourself and your horse. Doing dental work is not painful for the horse but it isn’t the nicest of experiences. Keeping your horse relaxed and comfortable is essential if your horse is going to put up with their annual dental visit. A lot of people ask me whether their horse should miss breakfast the day of the visit, or they skip their usual morning ride. But considering horses are creatures of habit, these small changes in the day can affect the horse a lot. When the dentist arrives midmorning, they meet a hungry or restless horse that wants nothing to do with the scheduled dentist appointment. Keep to your usual routine. We dentists don’t care if your horse has a mouthful of hay when we get there so long as they are as relaxed as they can be. With the above in mind, try to have your horse out and tied up by the time of the appointment. If you have more than one horse being treat-

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Dealing with heat stress in horses By DAVID LOVELL BSVS

Left on their own, horses can cope with high temperatures but when worked, they may run the risk of ‘overheating’.


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to function. This is thought to be the result of an extended period of over stimulation of the glands to the point where they lose the ability to respond to adrenalin and simply "wear out". Clinical signs: zAbsence of sweat - partial or complete zPanting respiratory rate even at rest, but particularly after exercise zHair loss, particularly around the face and neck zExercise intolerance zGeneral depression and ill thrift Diagnosis: zClinical signs and physical examination zAdrenaline tests - different concentrations of adrenaline are injected under the skin and the local sweating response is assessed. However, many horses that have temporary sweating problems will respond normally to these tests giving many false negatives. I believe clinical signs and history are probably enough to make a diagnosis. The most common question or symptom that clients see is the panting or rapid respiration. Many owners suspect that there is a respiratory problem with their horse.  Continued page 11 - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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ture. As we all know, horses are very powerful animals with an enormous muscle mass. As these muscles work, an unbelievable amount of heat is generated in the muscle mass. Nature dictates that for survival, the body temperature has to be maintained at very close to 38 degrees and so it is very important for the body to be able to get rid of this wasted heat energy when exercising. In the horse, most heat dissipation is via the evaporation of sweat and radiation from the skin into the surrounding atmosphere. When the environmental temperature is in the mid 20s and humidity is low, this process is quite efficient and the horse remains comfortable. In mid summer when the temperatures are in the low 30' and humidity is high, heat loss is very inefficient and the horse overheats. Nerve centres in the brain respond to this and in an attempt at self-preservation, the horse starts to pant and breathe rapidly as another attempt at heat loss by exchange of heat with the environmental air breathed into the lungs. Compare this with the dog, which does not sweat at all and relies entirely on panting for heat loss. Anhydrosis or "Puffs" is a condition in horses where basically - m the sweat glands lose the ability

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This has been one of the hottest summers on record and none of us has enjoyed it. Most of us hide in the shade, avoid any strenuous activity, and do whatever we can to keep cool. All animals are stressed by heat, but most are able to similarly take steps to adapt to the climate. Our horses are the same, and if left alone, they cope well enough. However, the nature of their primary use, being ridden in some form of human pleasure activity, (rarely work these days), places them in a position where they are particularly vulnerable to heat. When the horse commences to exercise and muscle contracts, energy must be utilised to power the muscle contractions. Biochemical pathways in the muscle fibres process energy stored in the tissues. This energy is obtained from feed in the digestive system and stored as fat and starch. The

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Consider conditions when working horses  From page 10 It is fair to say that nearly all horses in our region are affected to some degree and most will "puff" after exercise. In particular, racehorses can be very severely affected because of the tremendous energy requirements for a race. T hey very often overheat and it is a very common cause of poor performance and loss of form. Treatment: zThere is no treatment - the problem is the environment. zNo medications are effective zDo whatever you can to cool the horse, hosing, ice boots, swim, fans, etc. all play a part but nothing counteracts the effects of a 35'C day zAlways ensure your horse has access to plenty of water Management and prevention: This is primarily an environmental condition and the underlying problem is that the horse is poorly adapted to living in the tropics. The heat affects nearly

Do whatever is necessary to keep your horse cool in extreme heat.

all horses adversely and most are uncomfortable during the hot time of the year. Fortunately very few of these horses in this area progress to true clinical anhydrosis. Places like Townsville and Cairns and in particular, Singapore, have many clinical horses. In our climate, most horses can be perfectly functional during the rest of the year when conditions are more equitable.

If your horse is seriously affected, the simplest thing is simply to spell the horse over the really bad months and plan your training and competition for the rest of the year. Fortunately most of the competitive year in most sports complies with this approach. If you have to train your horse during the bad months, most people tend to get up and work the horse early in the morning. I firmly believe this to be an

incorrect approach and very often the early mornings are extremely hot and humid, the horse heats up, and then the day simply becomes more and more oppressive. It is usually much more satisfactory to work the horse in the early evening when at least the worst heat of the day has passed and in most cases, there is at least a strong breeze to help dissipate the heat and evaporation from sweat. If you feel your horse is having some problems, you should consult with your veterinarian. The horse should be examined to ensure there is no underlying respiratory system problem, and then a plan developed to allow the best management of the horse. Nearly all horses with heat intolerance can be managed to allow them to perform satisfactorily for the rest of the year. The majority of horses will commence sweating again later in the cooler months and be perfectly normal until the next summer.

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Identifying and locating lameness in horses By ANTOINETTE FOSTER Dip. Nut. Equine Nutritional Therapist, Medical Herbalist, Professional Diploma Nutritional Therapy and Genetics. Š2017

Locating and identifying lameness in horses is crucial in determining the correct method of treatment.

ness can give the observer the impression that they also have an ipsilateral forelimb lameness'. There are several possibilities than may cause lameness as follows: Traumatic injuries: Sprains, strains, fractures and other injuries to the musculoskeletal system including bones muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and joints; damage to the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves Degenerative diseases: Arthritis, degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis Foot related injuries, infections and diseases, abscess, stone bruise Diet related diseases: Laminitis (founder), azoturia (tying up), developmental orthopaedic diseases (DOD) Limb deformities: Angular limb defor-

mities and flexural limb deformities Support of the bones in horse's legs consist of a system of muscles, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues that function to support the horse as it stands. reduce compression when the horse moves, and protects the horse from injuries that occur from overextension of the major joints. When a horse suddenly rotates a joint this can result in tearing or stretching of ligaments. A strain is more often less severe than a sprain and is the result of overstretching of ligaments or tendons through unwarranted use or unsuitable movement. These types of injuries are quite common in competition horses, but they can also occur via a direct blow. Continued page 15

So, you are aware that your horse is lame, but are not sure what may be causing it and is the horse lame behind, in front, where exactly? Trying to identify the location of lameness can be quite frustrating and not so easy, even if you are very experienced or a professional practitioner. In many cases lameness, can appear to be moving around, by that I mean that being lame in front could in fact be coming from a soreness issue behind, in other words it could simply be a reaction. Put simply lame in front does not always mean this is where the problem is. It is so important to be aware of your horse's body, so if there is something different in the horse's movement from one day to the next, you will notice it very quickly. It is normally easier to notice and perhaps identify front limb lameness as hind limb lameness tends to be harder to diagnose. There are many cases whereby two legs can appear as being lame. In a recent three-year study, 37 horses with hind-limb lameness were selected for the study, 19 had hind-limb lameness alone, 10 had lameness in both legs of a single side (ipsilateral limbs), and eight had one lame hind-limb and a lame forelimb on the opposite side of the lame hind limb (contralateral limbs). They found that the horses with ipsilateral limb (Located on or affecting the same side of the body) lameness, as determined by inertial sensor analysis, improved when the hind limb alone was anesthetized. A proportion of horses with hind-limb lame-

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Understanding injuries determines treatment  From page 14 The most common injuries tend to be the tendons and ligaments that run from the knee down to the hoof. This will often include the superficial digital flexor tendon, the deep digital flexor tendon and the suspensory ligaments. Muscle strains by overstretching more commonly occur during competition, sore backs and loin injuries can occur with racing horses and often eventing and show jumping horses. The muscles become tight, quite hot and painful. This pain will be reflected by a shortening in stride and perhaps an altered hindquarter soreness. Injuries from falling or rearing up and falling over backwards can create quite severe back injuries and can often cause the spine to impinge on each other and even overlap, these injuries often occur in the saddle area. Horses with poor confirmation or who are perhaps long in the back possibly may be more prone to back related injuries. Laminitis, which is also known as founder, is generally related to diet. Very commonly this condition occurs when horses consume an excess amount of carbohydrates which can alter the bacteria balance in the caecum. This can lead to the release of lactic acid and endotoxins. The lactic acid and endotoxins cause the large digital arteries in the hoof to expand, the blood flow is then increased and causes a large amount of constriction of the smaller capillaries which nourish the laminae. The laminae become deprived of oxygen and begins to swell, this then damages the delicate tissues of the hoof. If this situation is not attended to immediately the inner structure of the hoof may die. The horse's stance begins to change by placing the two front hooves out in front to take weight. It is important to attend to this condition as soon as possible and treat accordingly. There are many extremely effective ways to manage laminitis in horses. Pain management is one of the most important factors here and a very good hoof specialist. Factors that tend to bring laminitis on in

horses are an excess consumption of too much grain, overeating of rich grass and excessive amounts of protein. There are many other complications that can occur with laminitis and if not attended to quickly there can be permanent damage to the horse when the coffin bone becomes detached from the hoof wall and rotates. In severe cases, it can penetrate the sole of the hoof. In the case of acute laminitis, it becomes a medical emergency and veterinary attention must be immediate. Arthritis is very common in horses and is generally referred to as degenerative joint disease, this disease takes several different forms but usually begins with an inflamed joint capsule and can progress to a much more serious condition with even fusion of the joint. Degenerative joint diseases can affect old and young horses, the most common symptoms associated with arthritis is stiffness and a reduced range of movement and then lameness. Swollen, tender and fluid filled joints are generally a result of joint stress or injury this condition is known as Acute serous arthritis, and is also known as acute synovitis, this condition may not progress to degenerative joint disease When bacteria from the bloodstream invade the joints, they can destroy cartilage and cause irreversible damage, this condition is known as infectious or septic arthritis. Bone spavin and Osselets are other forms of arthritis. Another common form of arthritis is shoulder joint arthritis this is generally caused by a fracture from a horse being

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kicked or perhaps running into a stationary object, whereas osteochondrosis of the shoulder joint may lead to degenerative arthritis. Osteochondrosis generally occurs in younger growing horses. As a nutritional therapist and medical herbalist and a professional in the industry for almost 30 years, I have managed a high number of arthritic cases and horses in general that suffer pain. Our objective is to look at the overall picture, the full history whether it be medical treatment or other forms of treatment and to build a program that will not only reduce the pain associated but manage the condition very effectively. For further advice and information on pain management the natural way, please contact me on or contact me on my office phone number (03) 9775 6422.

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Eventing celebrates 60 year milestone Sixty years ago, Neale Lavis and his mount Benalong were awarded the Three-Day Horse Trial Trophy at Australia’s first threeday event. It was the beginning of a proud tradition of the sport in Australia and the Sydney International Horse Trials remain a premier fixture on the eventing calendar to this very day. To mark the 60th anniversary of the event, the Sydney International Horse Trials will be celebrating the achievements of eventing champions, both past and present, on the national and world stage. This year the Sydney International Horse Trials will be an intimate affair, tailor-made to eventing enthusiasts, running eventing classes only. Scheduled classes for 2017 program including the following: CCI3*, CCI2*, CCI1* CIC3*, CIC2*, CIC1* EvA105 Young Event Horse (4,5,6yo) Come along and celebrate 60 years of eventing in Australia from May 11-14, at the Sydney International Horse Trials 2017 which will be held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre, Saxony Rd, Horsley Park. For more information or the schedule of events, visit You can also follow the trials through Facebook and Instagram at Sydneyhorsetrials.

Neale Lavis

Neal Lavis at the 1960 Rome Olympics where he won gold in team eventing and individual.

Neale Lavis was a member of the four-man Australian equestrian team that made history by winning gold in the three-day team event at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games. Lavis, a former rodeo rider who farmed cattle, finished second to Morgan in the individual event. Lavis, 30 at the time, was the youngest of the Rome Olympic team. Riding 'Mirrabooka', he was almost faultless over the three days of competition. He bought the horse in Cooma for £100, and after the Olympics was offered £10,000 but refused to sell

him. Lavis won the inaugural Australian three-day event in Sydney in 1957 and the Great Auckland one-day event in 1960. He went to England in 1960 and competed successfully in jumping, fox-hunting and team events in Surrey, White City, and Badminton. Lavis competed again at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games. In 1999, Lavis was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his service to the equestrian sports as a competitor, coach, and administrator, and to the community. Neale Lavis was inducted into the EA Hall of Fame in the Individual Achievement.



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MARCH 3-4 Inverell Show 0429 336 835 4- 5 Karara draft 0439 674 206 4- 5 Mymia draft 0427 651 197 4-5 Tansey Show draft 0427 877 299 9- 12 Toogoolawah draft 0458 555 312 10- 12 Jericho 0437 970 707 11- 12 Eumamurrin 07 4623 3788 11-12 Glencoe draft 0427 097 302 11- 12 Mount Perry 0438 004 545 17- 18 Inglewood draft 0439 373 994 18- 19 Fernvale draft 0438 986 922 18- 19 Tenterfield Draft 0448 673 373 18- 19 Mundubbera Golden Stirrup draft 18 Powranna 0458 489 231 24- 26 Capella 0428 773 081 24- 26 Tooloombilla draft 07 4623 2626 25-26 Eidsvold Golden Bell 25 Crows Nest PC Draft 0417 716 959 APRIL 1-2 Allora & District draft 0447 674 705 1-2 Kragra Draft 07 4665 1115 7- 9 Monto Silver Buckle Challenge & Campdraft 0428 204 033 7- 9 Warialda 0488 923 958 8- 9 Balonne ASHS Show & Campdraft 0427 343 745 8- 9 Beaudesert Draft 07 5541 3200 8 Cooranga Draft 07 4668 6840 8- 9 Proston Golden Spurs 07 4168 5339 8- 9 Rolleston 07 4984 506 8- 9 Tannymorel 07 4664 8605

14- 16 Cape York & Tablelands ASHS Mareeba 07 4094 4096 14- 16 Ridgelands Draft 07 4934 5131 15- 16 Kumbia 0427 009 399 15- 17 Springsure C0437 804 401 19- 22 ACA National Finals @ Clermont 21- 22 Dirranbandi 0438 258 654 21- 23 Injune Golden Bit 07 4626 3577 21- 23 Manumbar 07 4168 8193 21- 23 Rathdowney 0428 493 398 22- 23 Cambooya 0407 591 788 22- 23 Chinchilla 0498 671 455 28- 30 Baryulgil Fine Flower 02 6647 2223 28- 30 Blair Athol Bush Sports 408 457 089 28- 30 Winton Campdraft 07 4657 3945 28- 30 Widgee 07 5484 0403

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Magician’s horses know a trick or two Australian actor and renowned magician Apollo Jackson's love for horses doesn't just end on the screen. When the 24-year-old isn't filming or on tour with his stage show, he spends his time with his three miniature ponies and Quarterhorse at his parents’ ranch in Queensland's Tallebudgera Valley. "Following huge days on set filming and the craziness of touring, its so amazing to be able to come home to the hoofed family they never fail to make me smile, unwind and relax," the young entertainer said. Apollo's passion for horses started at a young age watching his mother, the wellknown Sue Spence, compete in everything from cross country show jumping to equestrian. The family horse 'Socks', a beige Quarterhorse who was named after his four white legs, would eagerly fly over the jumps around the course with ease then shower the young aspiring performer in horse kisses. The screen star learnt at a young age the powerful connection between a horse and its owner and naturally gravitated to Natural Horsemanship following in the steps of his mother. At age 11 his parents brought him Mindy, an affectionate slightly over weight white miniature pony with an untamable appetite for apples. The family began to grow with Yogi coming soon after, followed by Sunny the 17 hand

Australian Quarterhorse and Larry the rescue pony. "The personalities of each of them are so unique, Yogi the chocolate colored Shetland is this insanely intelligent, cheeky soul,” Apollo said. “I can still remember at three weeks old, he had jumped into our above ground pool, panicking we called the rural fire brigade. “Meanwhile the cheeky stallion kicked round, splashing and nickering having a great time, before deciding to just jump out and raid my school bag for food. He would undo knots and bows, unhinge fences and

You mightn’t be able to teach an old dog new tricks but who said anything about horses as Tallebudgera’s Apollo Jackson has discovered.

constantly break into the feed shed." The now adult Yogi gained Internet fame when Apollo uploaded a video of the Shetland standing on boxes bowing, waving at the camera, rolling over and playing soccer with the actor during his time off. Apollo is now preparing for a busy year including a trip to America, movie commitments, a new illusion show as well as the release of his country album. For more information visit

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The Horse Report JAPANOZ EQUESTRIAN & RACING STABLES Japanoz Equestrian & Racing Stables are located in the beautiful Tweed coast, 20 minutes south of Gold Coast Airport and 5 minutes away from the Motorway. They offer services for training Dressage, Jumping, Eventing and Race horses including Pre-training and breaking in. They also have the riding school providing Private/Group riding lessons from beginners to advanced, with your own horse or our well educated school horses. Daiki has a kind, yet very effective way of training his horses. Over the years he has trained many variety types, including Performance horses, Thoroughbreds off the track, Young horses and also problem horses. Facilities include •Olympic size floodlit sand arena •Grass showjumping arena •Variations of natural undulating hills for fitness work •Large sand round yard •Stables with yards •Day yards and spelling paddocks •20 minutes to Murwillmbah Racecourse •5 Minutes to the beach ride •15 minutes to the cross country training facility •The gallop hill If you have ever experienced your racehorse living in the town and stabled 24/7 and if he/she doesn’t look enthusiastic and isn’t performing well, maybe give something different a try. Horses are a bit like us humans, they may just need a little more space in their mind to pull out their hidden talent. For more information please contact Daiki on 0422 583 339

A L EXA N DR A B E RNS E QUE S T RIAN A l e x andra Berns i s an International Dressage Trainer / Coach and competitor who represented Australia between 20112014 and has now returned to Queensland. Her equestrian property is located in Laravale just 10 minutes outside of Beaudesert and offers full training in dressage, from beginner to Grand Prix, competition campaigning, lessons, clinics, training in general flatwork and hacking. Alex's approach to training horses is to treat every horse as an individual, what works for one may not work for another, so each horse will have a training regime suited to their individual needs. Her aim for every horse is to work in complete harmony for their rider. For Alex it is very important for the horse to be happy and willing to work. Alex has trained a variety of horses including young horses from the breakers, performance horses, hacks and dressage horses to the highest level. Facilities include - Olympic size sand arena - Round Yard - Grass walking track - Stables - Day and spelling paddocks - 1hr to Brisbane - 1hr to Gold Coast For more information please call Alex on 0407201213

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What to do when your horse says ‘no’ By TANJA KRAUS At some point in our journey, we will come across a situation in which our horse says ‘no’ to what we are asking him to do. Without addressing each individual situation, here are some ideas to help you work through this with your horse. First, we need to make a decision as to why we think the horse is saying no. Does he understand what we are asking ? Sometimes the horse truly doesn't 'get' what it is we are asking - which could be because we are asking the wrong way (our body position is telling him to do something else), or simply because he hasn't been asked to do it before, or if he is fairly new at a task. I see it in things like lunging, moving the hind, backing up pretty often - the handler thinks they are asking the horse to lunge, but their body is pulling the horse on top of them. If you think the horse doesn't understand, you need to go ahead and teach him what the correct response is to what you are asking, by asking, and then releasing when he makes a move towards what it is that we want. **Note - more pressure is not the answer in this situation. Patience and waiting is. Is he worried ? Sometimes our horses say no when they are worried about something. Float loading, crossing a creek, even cantering can all be an issue that can cause worry in your horse. It is important to look at the horse and see if there are any signs that he is worried - worry lines, tightness in the jaw or lips - you must look at his body language to determine if he is

Building a relationship with your horse takes time and commitment.

worried. If he is worried you will need to build trust between him and you, so he feels that he can do something he may not want to, because he trusts you that he is not going to get hurt from doing it. Use your skills to build trust between you and your horse, so he feels empowered to do what you are asking. ***Note - Adding more pressure here is not the answer. That brings us to - If you feel that he does understand, and he is not worried, he is just saying no. Does he believe you ? The simple answer is no - if he does understand what you are asking, and he isn't worried - it means that the question (or the ask) is not important enough to act on, (when it comes from you). So what that means is, you must establish enough respect, so the horse does believe you. You may think that the horse has respect for you, and he might in certain circumstances.

What we need to establish is enough respect so he is happy to do things you are asking in any circumstance. Respect is established by us being consistent, and following through with our requests. I must stress here - you may think that your horse is not worried but he is worried. I see it all the time on a trail ride - the horse stops at a certain point and the rider will say "oh he just doesn't want to leave his paddock, he is being naughty". No, he doesn't want to leave the security and safety of his paddock and his herd and he doesn't trust you enough to lead him away from them. This is just one example. We need to think like horses, so we can understand what motivates their decision making process'. Here are the top five things that I see regularly, which compromises your relationship; 1. Allowing your horse to rub on you. 2. Allowing your horse to 'take' 'his' feed from you (for example his head in the bucket as you walk along to put it in his paddock). 3. Allowing your horse to lead you - (for example you are going somewhere and your horse wants to go that way - he leads in front). 4. Allowing your horse to graze in hand, and following him around as he moves to new grass (he is leading you). 5. Allowing your horse to move your feet (for example, you stop to talk to your friend, your horse moves close into your space, you move away as you are claustrophobic). I’m sure a lot of you will have your own set of ground and ridden exercises to help you build trust, respect and confidence in both parties (rider and horse).

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RIDING PONY JUNIOR JUDGING The Queensland Riding Pony Committee will be introducing Junior Judging into their programs in 2017. The Riding Pony Stud Book Society (RPSBS) Qld Young Judges Scheme is a new trial scheme that aims to increase our young members' sportsmanship, knowledge of the Riding Pony breed and their involvement in the RPSBS Society. RPSBS Young Judges Classes will be run for two age groups. Young Judges 10 and under 14 yrs and Young Judges 14 and under 18 yrs. In 2017 four shows will host qualifier Young Judges classes. These shows include Toowoomba Royal, Northern NSW SHC Hack Championships, RPSBS State Show and Brisbane Royal plus a final to be held at RPSBS Qld Champion of Champions Show In September at Park Ridge. Young Judges who enter competitions at these shows will receive an emailed Young Judges Information Package from RPSBS Qld Development Committee to give them information on the event and how it will be conducted. The RPSBS Qld Development Committee is aiming to plan more youth development opportunities that may include training days and seminars, but these are still in the planning process. For further information contact Eleanor Gerry Phone: 0409 710 953 or email:

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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 & 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. 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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The Terranora Lakes Equestrian Club is located in the Bilambil Valley on the NSW QLD Border. A great little club that’s offers agistment , training days, clinic, shows and dressage days. Facilities include: - Grass Dressage Arena - Grass Showjumping Arena - Cross Country Jumps - Show Arena - Wash Bays - Day Yards - Sand lunging Arena

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Equine Assisted Therapy can help with depression How does Equine Assisted Therapy help people with depression? It's a normal part of being human to feel sad and down now and again, life is full of high points and low points, however, depression is a condition characterised by feeling low for an extended period of time, sometimes for no apparent reason. Depression is a condition that can impact your whole life - you may feel like you have no motivation, you can't seem to get stuff done, you don't like who you have become, you don't want to see your friends and family or socialize and the things that used to make you feel happy no longer please you. You may feel overwhelmed, irritable, angry, indecisive, sad, miserable, tired, wound up and tight with a churning gut. You may notice that you rely on drugs and alcohol to get through and it might be difficult to concentrate or sleep. Depression impacts how you feel about yourself- you may feel hopeless, useless and like you are a burden to other people, you might feel like nothing good ever happens to you and that you just can't get it together. You might even feel like there is no point to anything. It's really important to reach out and get help - no one is immune to mental health issues and we all need a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk to and a place to feel heard and supported from time to time. Depression can be a very isolating, lonely condition and generally humans need other

Horses respond to our body language. They are very aware of how people are feeling. humans - we are wired for relationship. This is where working with horses is so beneficial. They are also wired for relationship and provide non-judgemental, caring support and honest feedback in a therapy session. Equine therapy generally doesn't involve a lot of talking- it's more about remembering how to get in touch with what you are feeling and allowing those feelings to inform your life rather than stuffing them down and

staying out of touch with who you are. So how does Equine Assisted Therapy help? 1.You get to talk to a mental health professional- someone who is trained to provide support and to listen to your story. It is amazing how helpful it is to have a neutral person that you can talk to and just get it out rather than have it constantly going around in your head! They will also teach you tools that you can implement yourself to help you deal with your depression. 2.It occurs outside in the fresh air in a paddock or arena with horses - nature heals us, our biorhythms change, our breathing slows down and we have space to calm down and re-gain perspective. 3.Horses are very aware and present and they ask that of anyone around them, so working alongside the horses you are encouraged to be in the here and now- there is no space for all of those thoughts, you have to be present to the horse and to your relationship with the horse. 4.Horses provide immediate feedback, they respond to our body language and to our feelings or to the suppression of our feelings. Horses encourage us to feel, they feel safe when we are expressing what is really going on for us. Just being around a horse tends to help us to feel good- the smell, the feeling, their warmth and empathy. Beyond Blue has some amazing resources and information that might be helpful on their website -

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The do's and don'ts of moving horses Cattle ticks, the most serious external parasite of cattle in Australia, can attach to horses and be spread via horse movements. The risk is high with horses moving south from coastal Queensland where cattle ticks are endemic. For this reason, there are varying movement requirements for horses in north-east NSW and Queensland. The three areas that have special significance (see map) are: Tick Infested Queensland Tick Free Queensland Tick Free NSW. Stock travelling between these areas may require inspection, treatment and/or a permit. Contact NSW DPI’s Cattle Tick Program for information: Do's Hang up your horse rugs and saddle when visiting tick-infested Queensland and leave your hay on the truck. Cattle ticks have been found on horses after treatment due to reinfestation from rugs, tack and hay. Stop at a crossing office when moving across the Queensland or NSW tickline with horses. You are required by law to have your horse checked or treated at a treatment centre to prevent cattle tick outbreaks in Tick Free Areas. Give 24 hours notice and obtain an appointment time before arriving at a treatment centre. This will help prevent a delay to your journey, as treatment facilities are staffed to meet confirmed appointments only. Check your horse thoroughly for ticks in the six weeks following a trip to a cattle tick infected area of Queensland. The cattle ticks may be resistant to treatments at the border, or your horse may be reinfested from a rug or other tackle. Report any ticks you find to NSW Department of Primary

Report cattle ticks See the following diagrams and descriptions to help you identify ticks: Bush tick - Legs are dark redbrown and the first pair are close to the snout. Cattle tick - Legs are pale cream

Industries or to Qld Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF Qld) and have them identified. Contain your horse if it has ticks, until the ticks have been identified. Moving or riding horses infested with cattle ticks extends the area of land affected and the risk to the livestock industries. Don'ts Don’t leave your horse rug, saddle, tack or hay on the ground when visiting a cattle tick infected area of Queensland. Don’t leave the tick infected area of Queensland without checking requirements with DAFF Qld. Don’t arrive at a Queensland or NSW treatment centre without first giving 24 hours notice, and obtaining an appointment time. Don’t let your horse go unchecked for ticks in the six weeks following a trip to Queensland. Don’t ignore unusual ticks you

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find on your horse. Don’t move your horse from its present location if it has unidentified ticks on it. Don't transport livestock across the Queensland tick line or NSW border east of Killarney without notifying the appropriate inspector.

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 NSWQueensland 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

Keep cattle ticks out of NSW Horses and other grazing livestock/animals leaving tick-infested coastal Queensland MUST UNDERGO inspection and treatment at the Qld tick line or NSW border east of Killarney Contact: * NSW DPI at Kirra Ph 07 55364714 fax 07 55361290 * Queensland DPI call centre 07 3404 6999 * Qld DPI at Aratula 07 5463 8368 or 0427 133 388 or * Heildon 132 523 Cattle Cattle ticks ticks ar e a notifia notifia b le disease in NSW

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Visit the Lipizzaners on unique tour If you love horses and love travel, then Austria Travel Direct may have just what you’re looking for. One of their very popular tours is the Trail of the Lipizzaners being conducted in August/September. Join them on this unique tour where you will take in the beauty of former eastern European countries, the Adriatic coastline and classical Vienna, see the worldr enowned Lipizzaners, the spectacular scenery from the Danube to the Adriatic Coast, the mountainpastures in Piber and enjoy front row seats in the VIP Box of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna for a gala performance. If you love horses and have always wanted to see some of the beauty of Europe, this tour is for you. It highlights one of the world’s most famous horse breeds. Whilst the focus is on the beautiful Lipizzaner stallions, tour participants will get to enjoy beautiful scenery in the Alps, traditional European cuisine and head off the `beaten tourist track’ to see some of the back-roads of Austria and Slovenia. Visits will be made to the stud in Lipica - from where the horses get their name, as well as the current Austrian Federal Stud in Piber.

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Witness the majesty and power of Lipizzaners at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna Also visit the young stallions high up in their mountain pastures before their colourful parade down the mountain to the church at Maria Lankowitz where they will be blessed by the local priest. Then it's another two kms to the centre of the village of Koeflach where all the stallions are presented before being taken to their winter stables. The absolute highlight of the tour is the gala performance at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna the oldest classical dressage riding

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Valdemar Lea Price: $ 15,000. Neg 15.0 hh Arabian Chestnut Gelding Sire: Valor Dam: Padron's Leah 2016 Arabian Gelding of the Year. Qualified 2017 Australian Championships. This is a once only opportunity to purchase and own the horse of a lifetime! Nugget is correct and balanced in conformation and has 3 expressive and forward paces. His canter and ability to properly lengthen in trot are his strong points. He consistently scores in the top 3 horses for excellence in the breed standard at WA A class shows and will easily take a competent youth or adult to high level dressage, showing or Arabian disciplines with much success. Nugget was competing Prelim/Novice level dressage and training elementary with Karen Fletcher Grieve at the end of 2016. He has jumping ability and would excel at pony club/adult riders or endurance with an interested rider.Nugget is a dream to catch, float, trim, clip, and has minimal feed requirements and good solid feet. Vet Checks welcome. Comes with KN Melodie saddle, MG designs double bridle, work bridle, false tail and all rugs. Price negotiable to the right home, on property trials under guidance only. Contact: Stacey Cucca Ph: 0428 250 289

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. Contact: Elissa Richardson Ph: 0403 454 925 Email:

Rosegate High Alto Price: $ 18,000. 14.1 7/8 hh Reg: SHC | EA | RPSB Grey Mare Sire: Royalwood Boy Soprano Dam: Blue Simone Ali has had amazing career to date with limited outings. She has exceeded all expectations with her attitude and performance, qualifying for her open at Grand Nationals and Qualifying for EA Nationals where she required minimal work and was only her 7th outing under saddle. I genuinely believe with further education she will be suitable for a child rider and be a top child's mount. ESA HOTY 2016 Runner up Small Galloway Champion of Champions GN Qualifier 2016 Champion Small Galloway SA Riding Pony of the year 2015 Supreme Led SA Riding Pony of the year 2016 Supreme Led Young stock Ali is Qualified for 2017 Royals and her Open class for Grand Nationals 2017. Genuine sale due to increasing work commitments and lack of time for my own. Contact: Kate Halliday Ph: 0409 873 600



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Kolbeach Honours Price: $ 15,000. 14.0 hh Reg: Riding Pony Bay Gelding YOB: 2004 Sire: Fairley Tempest Dam: Sufton Wild Rose "Kolbeach Honours" aka Harry is a stunning child’s hack, he is a registered Riding Pony, 14hh and 12yo. He can be shown as a large pony or small galloway. He is a true show pony with amazing paces for showing and dressage. Harry is only being sold as his rider has moved onto a larger mount and he is looking for a new show home. He is a pleasure to handle, catch, shoe and float. Harry easily qualifies for royals and placed at the 2016 Sydney Royal. Genuine enquiries only please. Contact: Debbie Stinson Ph: 0427 075 076

EYE CATCHING Price: $ 8,500. Height: 13.3 ¾ hh Reg Australian Pony X Part Breed Arabian White Mare Sire: Bamborough Siam Dam: Dalakee Dancer Diva has a natural talent for jumping, and has since undergone some valuable training with Rebecca Thomas. She has also attended Brookleigh show jump training days with successful rounds of 65cm. Most recently having her eventing debut at Gidgegannup 2 where she successfully completed PC65cm. Diva has scope to go higher, with an incredible amount of power and a bold and willing attitude. Nothing phases this pony, she goes straight through water and over anything you point her at. Diva has also debuted in the Dressage arena showing beautiful presence Diva has also had success in the show ring with her previous owner. She is very eye catching has great conformation With her wonderful trainable nature this powerful pony is awaiting a confident competent teenage rider or small adult. No time wasters, dreamers or beginners, Diva needs a partner as talented as she is. Contact: Michelle Mob: 0409 294 969 Email:

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

Ph: 0409 173 497

LEADING REIN/OPEN PONY Price: $ 10,000. ONO 12.0 hh Reg: Riding Pony, SHC Bay Gelding Sire: Falconhurst Boy Blue Dam: Kelvin Grove Shireen Bordershow Bling - Stunning little pony with that look at me presence. Always bringing home a broad sash. Easily qualifies for Royals and Grand Nationals and was top 10 Leading Rein Pony at Grand Nationals 2015 Sadly he has not been shown for some time as no time or regular rider! He is in light work at the moment with an adult rider a couple of times a week. Just waiting for a new home and little rider! He will make some family very happy! He is only for sale as it is very hard for me to get small riders constantly. This pony is top quality and would suit a family with children - a leading rein rider and an older sibling wanting quality. This pony has not reached his full potential. He is quiet and well educated with beautiful movement. I have run out of steam and can’t do it anymore! Contact: Judy Ph: 02 9679 1504 Mob: 0408 284 788 Email: - Ph 07 55909721 - mob 0413 733 294 - Email:

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Horse report march 2017  

The Horse Report March issue 42 pages of informative and interesting articles, news stories, advertising, photos and information on what’s...

Horse report march 2017  

The Horse Report March issue 42 pages of informative and interesting articles, news stories, advertising, photos and information on what’s...