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EDITION 105 OCTOBER 2017 Distributed through selected stores Australia Wide FREE BI-MONTHLY

IN THIS ISSUE: * Equine Fine Art Photography * Arena Construction * Fencing * Erosion and ground stabilisation * Dalby ASH Sale * Lameness examinations

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What is Equine Fine Art photography? say, ‘wow, there is no way that this is us’. Every photo was so beautifully taken. In your photographs, you have captured an essence so beautiful. I thank you again for the amazing experience."

By CHRISTINE TAYLOR Equine Fine Art is so much more than just a photo from a horse event. Equine Fine Art captures the love, bond and companionship between you and your best friend, your soul mate, your beloved horse. My passion is to capture your beauty not only on the outside, but more importantly, your beauty on the inside. It doesn't matter how you see yourself, whether you think you're not attractive enough, skinny enough or even worthy enough, my purpose is to bring that out in you and to make you shine. MAGNUSSON FAMILY'S STORY "We highly recommend Christine Taylor from Country lane portraits for her professional, creative and personalized passion for photography. We had a photo session done with our two little princesses aged 2 and 5 as well as a family photo session. Christine was wonderful with our girls and I loved that she could capture such natural and special moments of them while they played and had fun. The girls loved it so much that they can't wait to do it again. Our family portrait is breathtaking and yet so natural as a result of Christine making us feel comfortable and relaxed during the session. The service Christine provided was exceptional from start to finish, and we all really enjoyed our family session together. Thank you Christine for capturing breathtaking photos for us that we can treasure forever." Christina, Will, Kalia & Taya

I delight in taking the ordinary and transforming it into the extraordinary. Whether you're eight or 80, I love to capture who you truly are in a single moment of time. I then create Fine Art portraits of you…. just for you. My guarantee is 100% satisfaction.

Equine Fine Art is my specialty but I also love to photograph Mum's and Dad's, children and pets. I provide a full professional service from start to finish. From our very first contact right through to the delivery of your final products, my focus will always be on you. JADE'S STORY "Christine, I don't know how to thank you. The opportunity you gave us and experience you showed me is one I'll remember forever. That very day you made me feel like the most special person on the planet… You made us both look so stunning. At every photo, I had to sit there and

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Four ways to overcome fear and doubt By JANE FAULKNER Director, Equine Assisted Therapy Australia We can all be crippled by fear and doubt at some stage of our lives. It often occurs when something happens and we feel we have no control over it. When we have no control over something, it sets off a whole chain of reactions within us. We often revert back to ways of coping that worked when we were young. This may include sulking, having angry outbursts, disengaging from others, getting overdramatic and just not seeing the situation clearly. These old ways of dealing with the problem are often outdated and leave us feeling more helpless, disempowered and stuck. So what to do? 1. Breathe and come back to the felt experience of your body, take four slow deep breaths and feel your feet on the ground, move your body- stretch or go for a walk and bring your awareness to the present moment. Notice what is around you; notice the chair you are sitting on, the colour of the walls - get present. This calms the body and helps you see the situation without the drama, it brings simplicity and clarity. 2. See the situation clearly. When we feel out of control or uptight about a situation, we are often operating from a survival instinct. We are looking for the negative in any situation and we are bringing all of our history with us. This actually clouds the situation-

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Horses can help humans over come fear and doubt by being more aware of ourselves, the situations we may find ourselves in and our surroundings.

so be present and really check it out. Break the situation down and even ask questions of others to help you to get clear and to rule things out. 3. Get clear on what you do know about the situation, gather real facts and your role within it. Get clear on whether you do have any power to change the situation or not. Focus on strategies and solutions - what needs to change, what am I afraid of, what is working, what do I need to let go of. Check all of these things, get strategic and simplify. 4. Name it to tame it - name the feeling to tame the feeling. Ask for support and acknowledge how you are feeling. This is vital, when we are aware of how we are feeling and the affect a situation is having on us. We are then able to act to change the situa-

tion. For many of us we don't become aware of how we feel. We know we are stressed and uptight but we don't know why- we just soldier on. This then compounds the problem as we start to ignore, suppress and run away from our feelings and then they start to take over. We might start to have panic attacks or overreact to things, we lose touch with ourselves, our needs and our clarity. So, start to get curious about how you're feeling since these feelings act as a compass guiding you through life - feelings provide information. Be gentle and kind with yourself and commit to getting to know yourself through being present and checking out how you feel. www.equineassistedtherapyaustralia.com.au

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Arena cost cutting can prove to be expensive BY TODD CUNNINGHAM Equestrian Land Developments Pty Ltd More often than not arena rebuilds are required as a result of poorly designed and constructed bases or from the use of unsuitable materials all in the effort to cut costs. Outlined are a few points to consider when designing and constructing your arena. Correct and quality earthworks are key. Getting your sister’s best friend’s uncle who owns a Drott up the road to do the work for a carton of beer, isn't always the ideal way to start out your construction. This is the stage where the site is chosen, drainage is planned and designed and will determine how your arena will work on completion. Full survey is paramount - getting the falls right and the exact measurements you require is key. More often than not, ELD arrive onsite for a consultation where the earthworks are already done and the customer is adamant the measurements are 20m x 60m - when measured correctly these are often not even close. Depending on the cut required for the job you will need to take into consideration the batters and drainage outside of the arena, so cutting a neat 20m x 60m rectangle is only the beginning. Use only quality assured materials for your arena construction. Cutting costs at this stage of the build will only result in failure down the track.

The use of quality materials and earthworks are the key to a good surface

Never continue construction during or after wet weather as this will guarantee failure of the sub-structure in the future. Compaction is vital - any tracks left in the base layers now will result in an uneven riding surface later. The European concept of the use of drainage systems underneath rarely works in our Australian climate. We tend to get heavy downpours rather than light misting rain events. These designs do not cope with this kind of extremes in weather. The ELD design which has been successfully used since it's design and inception by myself in 2000, consists of two base layers. The first layer supplies the solid foundation for the build, while the second layer (or Blinding Layer) is a 'protective' layer to stop

the rock in the base layer rolling through the surface. This is often another reason arenas require rebuilding - rock appearing through the surface and causing stone bruises and other lameness issues in horses. The second layer can also be altered to suit the discipline the arena will be used for. Should the arena be used for Western events, such as reining, where a good slide distance is paramount, a treatment may be applied to the materials to ensure this layer is going to stand up to constant wear and tear of an extreme nature. Dressage will require a slightly different treatment to Show Jumping as the requirements in the training and performance differ. For more information, visit www.equestrianlanddevelopments.com or www.facebook.com/eldarenas

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Control erosion and ground stabilisation When ever you have areas where livestock congregate, you will have soil and pasture erosion and in wet weather, mud and lots of it. In high traffic areas, hooves loosen topsoil and compact the soil below. The soil compaction increases until eventually the rainwater, unable to penetrate and filter down through the soil, collects and pools on top, mixing with the topsoil and any organics. This usually is mostly manure but it can also include hay and shavings. This blend of ingredients - water, soil and manure - is a recipe for mud. Muddy footing in horse turnout areas not only increases the difficulty of daily barn chores and grooming routines for owners but creates a living environment for your horse that is neither safe nor healthy. As well as providing an ideal breeding ground for insects, bacteria and fungi that can cause abscesses, scratches, rain scald, mud fever, greasy heel and thrush, muddy footing in horse paddocks can also lead to lost horseshoes, soft hooves and injuries caused by slipping and sliding on the wet and muddy footing. Additionally, feeding your horse on a muddy surface can result in ingestion of dirt or sand particles that could cause colic. Muddy paddocks can also have a negative environmental impact. Water runoff containing soil and traces of

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manure can contaminate local waterways and, if it leaches into the groundwater, can also contaminate your well or bore water. Fortunately, there is a product that can help. GEOHEX™ a unique permeable ground stabilisation and sediment control technology that has a multitude of uses and a huge variety of applications ideal for use in livestock and equestrian facilities. As a surface stabilisation and erosion solution for soil stability problems, GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System has been designed to prevent erosion, stabilise infill material and control shearing, lateral and vertical movement in a wide range of soil and substrate types. By increasing the effective structural integrity of soils, GEOHEX™ creates a stiffened

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Supply a stable base with good drainage  From page 8 Poor drainage can mean that your horse ends up standing in wet bedding that needs to be constantly replaced. As a stable base for the footing material, GEOHEX™ prevents the footing from sinking into and mixing with the soil below, while in no way hindering drainage. The result is a stable base for the footing that drains well and reduces soil compaction and erosion. Better drainage means that bedding lasts longer and thereby reduces your ongoing bedding costs as well as the time it takes to keep the desired level of cleanliness. The GEOHEX™ Erosion Control System can be installed throughout the entire paddock or in specific areas as needed. With a maximum load bearing capacity of 1200t/sqm and Australian-made from recycled and recyclable interlocking polypropylene hexagonal cells, GEOHEX Erosion Control System is suitable for use in a variety of ground and geological conditions. GEOHEX is easy to install - each grid weighs 2.7 kg and is 1000mm x 500mm and has joining lugs to hold matting together securely. It is important to ensure the base material on which the GEOHEX pavers sit maintains a consistent level that is 40mm below the required finishing level. Compact the base material to create a strong foundation for GEOHEX to be installed upon.

GEOHEX is now being installed and trialled at Redlands Vet Hospital, to provide a solid stable allweather surface in their outdoor holding yards.

GEOHEX features a 65mm hexagonal void that allows for a range of infill material in both size and variant. An aggregate that is 15mm or smaller is ideal. To fill a laid Geohex paver start at the most accessible edge and push the infill material into the paver with a rake or using machinery assistance. Being independently certified by Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA), GEOHEX Erosion Control System is a cheaper and more environmentally friendly substi-

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A beautifully fenced arena provides not only a safe riding area but adds value to your horse property.

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The Horse Report Can performance horses survive on roughage alone? By ANTOINETTE FOSTER Equine Nutritional Therapist and Medical Herbalist Dip. Nut. © 2017

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According to Swedish research, horses at high performance levels, can be maintained by a high roughage diet but carefull monitoring needs to be in place.

supplier of the hays or high roughage feeds. “If the roughage intake reaches the required energy levels than these performance horses should theoretically do exceptionally well. The performance level should be maintained and the condition of the horse also.” Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences found that a forage-only diet is associated with lower levels of lactic acid, meaning the horses physically cope with the training regimen better than they would on a mixed diet with concentrates. So, can horses at high performance levels be maintained just from a high roughage diet? Naturally the amount of roughage being provided will depend on the workload of the horse and the nutrient analysis. A high roughage diet for perfor-

mance horses can also be supplemented with feeds such as alfalfa hay pellets. Alfalfa is a great feed for horses as it has an excellent nutrient analysis which includes an appropriate level of calcium and protein but is also quite low in NSC and starch so is quite beneficial to be fed. Maintaining an energy intake for performance horses is essential this can be achieved by feeding a diet that is quite simple with the addition of the occasional grain if necessary and oil. It is quite possible to reach the required energy levels, protein levels and fat content required to support the horse at this performance level. It is important and essential to make sure that these types of horses are receiving the correct nutrient intake every day. The inclusion of a well-balanced

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Performance horses such as racehorses, high-level dressage horses, showjumpers and eventers require an elevated level of energy to perform their work. And we are all aware that a high level of horse feeds contains energy dense concentrates. Unfortunately, it has been proven over many years that these types of feeds have a negative impact on the stomach of the horse. These types of feeds can contribute to gastric ulcers and tend to lack roughage that can in the long-term restrict the horses gut health functioning normally. Roughage also encourages the normal chewing process and assists in stimulating the enzymatic action at the point of the mouth. Nutrition provides the basic building blocks on which our horses are built. How we feed our horses can affect reproduction, development in utero, the young foal, the developing athlete, competition horses and finally older horses Prevention is certainly better than cure! In a world where everything is perfect even Thoroughbred racehorses could thrive on roughage alone. However, is it possible that roughage within the diet could support their elevated level of training? Recent Swedish research says this is possible and can also be extremely beneficial for the horse. During these studies, the most important aspect was to ensure that the hays and grass being fed contained a high level of energy. These are the comments made by Sara Ringmark, PhD, of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Department of Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry, in Uppsala. “It seems that this study has proven that a high energy content can be achieved by a roughage only diet. “A high energy diet is essential for high performance horses and it may be worthwhile to have a regular nutritional analysis of the roughage you are feeding or request this information from the

supplement is ideal. A supplement should basically play a support role to a high roughage diet and should allow an adjustment to reach the correct nutritional intake that is required for ever horse. It seems that a high roughage diet does not prohibit muscle glycogen storage nor does it affect growth or the body condition of the horse. On the contrary, a high roughage diet can promote a high health status. It may be of advantage to feed hays that have been cut early as the nutritional content is much higher. Feeding high performance horses, a high level of roughage does not seem to fit the current mould of feeding traditions, however the horse has evolved to eat this type of diet and as I have mentioned on many occasions the anatomy and physiology of the horse has not changed. Many of the standard processed feeds do not provide a normal source of roughage and some processed feeds are also quite high in starch so replacing these types of feeds with a roughage diet based on hays could be of enormous benefit. We already know that there has been an increase in digestive health conditions in horse's due to the diverse types of feeding substances being fed. A high roughage diet may prevent the risk of these digestive health issues which also include ulcers. Remember feeding a high roughage diet is not new news, it may just be the perfect health solution for most horses. There are already some feeds in the market that have a genuine high roughage component. To obtain individualised diet advice for your horse, please contact us via email on science@hiform.com.au or phone our office on 1300HIFORM

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How often does your horse need the dentist? By SAMANTHA GUNTER, AEDP The usual recommendation for dental care for most horses ranges between 6-12 months. But as we all know, no one horse is the same and they tend to take great pleasure in reminding us of this. So what factors contribute to the time period your dentist recommends? Age is the most common factor that people rely on when deciding when to get their horse’s teeth done but there are other factors that can affect your horse’s mouth. I can summarise them into three main categories: Genetics/breeding, past dental care, and lifestyle. I have written many articles on young and old horses’ dental needs so here’s a brief summary. Young horses (six years and under) erupt teeth more quickly and have many changes happening inside the mouth, including the shedding of caps and the eruption of permanent teeth. This period of time can result in many problems and it is the reason that a dentist will want to examine your young horse every six months. Above the age of six, it is the general rule that your horse should be seen every 12 months. This, as will be discussed now, isn’t a hard and fast rule and many factors can affect this time frame. The breed of your horse has a great deal to do with how often they will require the dentist. Again, there are exceptions to these guidelines, but as a general rule some breeds require more dental maintenance than others. Thoroughbreds, Miniatures and Shetlands and Egyptian Arabians are the breeds that

spring to mind that unfortunately don’t have the best dental luck. Due to overbreeding and indiscriminate breeding of horses with poor teeth, these breeds especially can have problems that need to be seen more regularly by a qualified dentist. Miniatures, Shetlands and Arabians suffer greatly from overcrowding in their small heads. They have the same number of teeth, squeezed into a significantly smaller head size. Regular maintenance means this doesn’t have to affect these breeds adversely, but it does mean that if you are the proud owner of these lovely horses, you should be aware that a missed dental appointment could equal disaster. Thoroughbreds, unfortunately, tend to have the most molar malocclusions of any other breed I see. Thoroughbreds are bred for speed, not exactly for longevity. This means problems such as wavemouths and overbites are passed down from parents to foal and appear very regularly in the thoroughbreds I treat. These problems can definitely be addressed, however, as with the above breeds, mean that a missed appointment could be very damaging if these conditions get a good hold inside your thoroughbred’s mouth. On the other hand, some breeds are more orally blessed.

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Regular dental maintenance by a qualified equine dental practitioner throughout your horse's life is very important . Quarterhorses, Clydesdales and Cob breeds don’t tend to exhibit the same regularity of problems. This doesn’t mean they don’t require dental work- they will still get sharp and if they have a tendency towards a malocclusion, this can still get out of control by letting your horse go overdue for the dentist. Like every other aspect of horse health, when breeding, teeth should be taken into account, as they can have detrimental consequences throughout the lifetime of the foal. Past dental care obviously has a very large impact on the state of your horse’s mouth. Ideally we’d all buy horses that were seen regularly when due throughout their life. This, sadly, isn’t the case - many horses I see will require more regular dental care to correct any problems that have been left too long. Another problem when seeing an overdue horse with little to no dental history is that your dentist won’t have sufficient information on how quickly your horse will get sharp. When I see a horse that has no dental history available, I tend to err on the side of caution and recommend that they get checked earlier rather than later, just in case your horse is one of the unlucky ones that gets sharp very quickly. Similarly, the sensitivity of each horse differs and sharpness that may significantly bother one horse may be nothing more than an irritant to another. If the horse isn’t due when I have estimated, it is just a matter of checking and making a future

booking once I have an idea of how quickly they will be due. Lifestyle can impact how your horse wears his or her teeth. Horses on a natural diet of a lot of roughage, paddocked and grazing for majority of the day, will have a better chance of maintaining their own sharpness for longer. Horses that are stabled and grain-fed tend to get sharper more quickly as they don’t use their teeth as thoroughly. Hence why racing or ex-racing thoroughbreds can often exhibit more problems than other breeds. A qualified dentist will be considering all of these factors as they assess your horse and should explain the reasoning behind their conclusion. If your dentist recommends a time period, it is based on their experience in the field as well as extensive study in the area. The time frames can change as the problems in your horse’s mouth are addressed and your dentist should explain this to you as well. As your horse ages, the rate of eruption of their teeth (and therefore how quickly they get sharp) slows and your dentist will take this into account after every appointment also. Some horses will need the dentist less regularly and some can put up with an incredible amount of pain before showing any symptoms, but to ensure your horse is able to eat, work and live happily and healthily, heeding your dentists advice is the best course of action. For more information visit www.sgequinedentistry.com.au

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Aussie shares win in gruelling horse race The Mongol Derby is a 1000km ride on semi-wild horses which runs across the Mongolian countryside and is featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longest and toughest horse race. The 2017 event started on August 9 and was contested by 12 men and 22 women, from nine countries. The race recreates Chinggis Khaanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ancient horse messenger system in epic fashion. The hardy and semi-wild native horses of Mongolia reprise their traditional role as the legs and lungs of the adventure and the horse stations, or morin urtuus, are manned by nomadic herding families as they traditionally were. The 2017 Mongol Derby, has been jointly won by 29 year-old Ed Fernon, an Olympic pentathlete from Sydney, Australia and 51 year-old Barry Armitage, a former professional sailor turned adventurer, from South Africa, first past the post in 2012 (but thwarted by a vet penalty). Fernon and Armitage crossed the finish line together in 'stinking hot conditions' after they covered the 1000kms in seven days riding 12 hours a day and in some of the worst conditions the race has ever seen. On arrival at the finish line, both headed straight into the lake to cool off. In third place, just a few hours behind

2017 Mongol Derby joint winners Ed Fernon from Sydney Australia and Barry Armitage from South Africa. - Photos by Julian Herbert was 40 year-old Jakkie Mellett, from Lyndon in South Africa who has displayed incredible riding skills throughout, but received a vet penalty at the final urtuu (horse station) meaning a two hour wait before he could give chase to the others. This means the race had an all-male Southern Hemisphere podium this year. In equal fourth and fifth place, eight days later was Will 'Dingo' Comiskey, 29 and Warren Sutton, 45, both from Australia.

Followed by joint sixth: Rebecca Hewitt, 37, Australia, Jodie Ward, 31, Australia and Greg Chant, 44 Australia (along with Brooke Wharton, USA and Marie Palzer, NZ). Every year 40 professional, semi-professional and enthusiastic amateur riders compete for the derby crown. To stand a chance of finishing riders must balance survival skills and horsemanship. They must endure the elements, semiwild horses as well as unfamiliar food and terrain. Completing the World's longest horse race is an achievement few can boast. The 2018 Derby launches August 5, riders must be experienced in the saddle and under 85kg clothed to ride. For more information visit www.theadventurists.com/mongol-derby-sign-up/

Ed Fernon and Barry Armitage straight to the lake at finishing camp.

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Evaluating lameness - causes and cures By DAVID LOVELL BSVS

When evaluating a lame horse, a priority should be to determine where exactly where the horse is lame and then try to determine the cause of the lameness.

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to gather more information as to what the problem may be. Radiography, or "x-rays", is the most common and useful diagnostic technique available and almost every case of lameness will be radiographed. Owners often ask for x-rays, without any proper examination but this is not the correct approach as simply finding some change on x-ray, does not necessarily mean that this is what is causing the lameness. Obviously a fresh fracture is hard to refute but in most of the lameness cases we are discussing, the problem is chronic and has been there for some time. There is a never ending plethora of x-ray changes possible but most would fit into either the "Degenerative" type where bone is lost or resorbed, or the "Proliferative" type where new bone is produced. These changes do not occur overnight, they usually take months and years to progress and become visible on x-ray and they are the result of long term trauma, inflammation, or degeneration. Finding these changes certainly confirm that damage has been occurring in that area but sometimes they are old and settled and possible not causing any problem. Interpretation of these changes has to be correlated with the signs and symptoms presented by the horse. Osteochondrosis is also a common radiographic finding, usually in joints. These can be in the form of cysts or bone fragments. They are developmental and have usually been there since birth and so again, simply find-

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Lameness is always a very serious problem and particularly if the horse has had issues for some time, self cure is probably not a strong likelihood. The primary concept to understand is that lameness is a result of some underlying cause. Lameness can be masked sometimes with drugs but if the primary cause is still present, there is no possible chance of cure. What our aim, when evaluating a lame horse, is to first of all determine exactly where the horse is lame and then to investigate possible mechanisms that could be making the horse lame. In pleasure horses, by far the greatest source of lameness comes from the foot. Sometimes owners can have difficulty accepting this as the feet more often than not look perfectly normal. So our first job is to prove conclusively that in fact the problem we are dealing with is in the foot. This is done by the use of regional nerve blocks. There are many different types and sites for blocks and the process can be

ing them on x-ray does not definitely mean they are a problem. Of immense value and importance in assessing a horse with lameness are conformational factors that can only be accurately determined by x-ray. This particularly applies to the foot and the relationship of the pastern and pedal bones to the soft tissue and hoof capsule is extremely important, particularly when trying to determine what the underlying cause of the lameness may be. Absence of x-ray changes is also common. This means either that the lameness has only been there for a short time and there has not been enough time for radiographic changes to develop, (incredibly even some major fractures may be very difficult to see initially if there is no displacement as it can take some days for the "fissure or stress" fracture to widen), or, that the primary problem is soft tissue rather than bone. This is a very common finding in the foot as a very large proportion of hoof lameness involves soft tissue such as the deep flexor tendon or any of the very large number of ligaments present. Ultrasound is an excellent modality for diagnosing soft tissue and skilled clinicians can get some great insight into the structures and damage, but changes often are not great and interpretation can be very difficult. Obviously ultrasound is extremely valuable for the flexor tendons and suspensory ligaments in the cannon bone and allows an evaluation of the amount of damage present.  Continued page 21

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There are only really three causes of lameness  From page 20 Over interpretation of ultrasound findings can be very easy and unfortunately is commonly done. In my opinion, ultrasound findings must correlate very strongly with clinical signs and findings to be really significant. Other diagnostic modalities such as scintigraphy, CT scans, and MRI scans are rapidly developing and becoming more and more available. All are extremely useful and any extra information and preciseness of exactly what the problem is always valuable, but once a problem has been pinpointed by nerve blocks so that we know exactly where the horse is lame, and we assess radiographic and possibly ultrasound findings, the extra information may not really have that much bearing on how we go about treating and managing the lameness. The most important thing to understand is that there are really only three causes of lameness - Infection, trauma, and degenerative changes. Infection can usually be diagnosed clinically and corrective steps taken, (for example hoof abscess), trauma lameness is usually very acute, has some suggestive history, and most often there are obvious signs of damage to the horse (for example kicks). Degenerative changes are by far the most common and these are almost always the result of long term chronic inflammation, (e.g. irritation from an OCD fragment in a joint), or most commonly repetitive biome-

While modern scanning techniques are extremely useful and provide additional information regarding lameness - they may not help in treating and managing lameness. This is most commonly facilitated by correcchanical trauma from the conformation and tive shoeing and this is usually the most the loads placed on the horse. important factor in changing the mechanics It is very important to evaluate and analyse of the load on the foot. each case of lameness to determine what has Drugs are usually the least useful products caused the problem. for achieving a "cure". Then we can tailor our management and Drug therapy is very important in helping treatment precisely towards eliminating the control the problem and enhancing tissue cause. healing, but the reality is that they are really What we do depends on the cause, but obvionly "masking" many of the problems and ously infections are controlled, traumatic not really addressing the true cause. damage is managed, chip fragments and It is unrealistic to believe that any "wonder" proliferative tissue can be surgically drug is truly going to fix any primary longer removed, and the most common cause of term lameness without firstly determining lameness, conformational mechanical damand removing the cause. age, has to be mitigated.

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Making an impact at Cowboy Dressage World Gathering Supplied by TANJA KRAUS For the past three years, Tanja Kraus and Phil Monaghan have travelled to the Cowboy Dressage World Gathering in Rancho Murieta, California, to compete in the Cowboy Dressage World Gathering and the Top Hand event. This year was no different and Tanja and Phil enjoyed five days of competition on their borrowed horses - Triscuit and Smoky. They have returned back to Australia with many placings but most notably is their shared sixth place in the Top Hand event. Out of all the riders in Top Hand, the Aussies tied With only a few percent difference between the winning score and the top eight, they were proud of their achievement amongst strong competitors. At the Gathering this year, there was a strong Australian contingent, with six Aussies at the event. Tanja Kraus was competing while Phil Monaghan not only competing but also presenting at the educational evening. Ken and Kathy Faulkner attended with Ken demonstrating young horse handling and competing and Kathy judging. Mandy and Steve Probyn were in action with Mandy completing her

Left: The Australian contingent at this year’s Cowboy Dressage World Gathering in Rancho Murieta, California. Below: Tanja Kraus and Phil Monaghan proudly show off their “spoils” from the Cowboy Dressage World Gathering in Rancho Murieta, California.

requirements to become a Cowboy Dressage judge and Steve the official Aussie photographer and support crew. Tanja said it was fantastic to see so many Aussies make the trip to finals to support Cowboy Dressage World. Cowboy Dressage is growing rapidly around the world and in Australia with a number of gatherings (competitions) planned around the country. New clinicians and judges are becoming recognized by the Cowboy Dressage World Professionals association. For more information on Cowboy Dressage in your area, go to Cowboy Dressage Australia on Facebook.

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Dressage potential on show at championships The NSW Dressage Championships were held recently at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre at Horsley Park. Mulawa Performance Horses where the sponsors of the prestigious CDI-W Grand Prix. The Farrell family, owners of Mulawa Performance Horses, are a great supporter of dressage and connected to the sport via their 21-year-old daughter, Katharine Farrell who rode the chestnut gelding Luxor 118. Mulawa head rider and Australian representative Brett Parbery won the class on Susan Duddy's black Weltmeyer gelding DP Weltmieser. Brett scored 68.80% in a typically super smooth test with only a moment in the second half of the trot zigzag where the horse cantered seemingly without reason. The piaffe throughout was very good and the one tempi changes so impressive. The little black horse had his game face on and really excelled in the second half of the test. There was agreement from all the judges in having him first other than at C where Peter Holler from Germany differed from his judging colleagues. Later Peter Holler said he was "so sweet" in the test and very correct. Weltmieser was Brett's first ride and in a field of 16 horses, there were four combinations that rode two horses. To ride two horses at this level is an extraordinary achievement indeed and those four riders including Brett Parbery, Rozzie Ryan, 18-year-old Mary Warren and Rio Olympian Sue Hearn. Second in the competition was Judy Dierks riding Diamond Star owned by Vicki Newham. The chestnut had a few mistakes along with highlights and ending up on a score of 68.740% less than half a percent behind Brett. Western Australian rider Deon Stokes was in third place (68.420%) on his black stallion Royal Oak II owned by Kate Barton. "He really stayed with me throughout so I'm stoked," Deon joked. Rozzie Ryan was next on 66.90% on Jive Magic gelding Jarrah R. Her piaffe and passage transitions were super and Rozzie would also have been very happy with her other ride Adonie who is very new to the level and has impressive trot work.

Brett Parbery on DP Weltmieser won the CDI-W Grand Prix at the NSW Dressage Photo: Franz Venhaus Championships.

Such is the height in the trot work that she gets over enthusiastic in the piaffe and this will take a little more time to get together. Following three behind Rozzie was the combination of Robbie McKinnon and Razzamatazz. They cut an elegant picture and the extended trot work floats and the passage was so light over the ground. Rio Olympian Sue Hearn on Remington was in first place with the German judge Peter Holler on 66.040% but in sixth place overall. The Riverdance gelding has super piaffe but like her other ride Jude was a bit spooky at the C end of the arena. Perhaps Jude and Remington have been chatting at the stables but maybe it was the splash of sunlight in the corner that really upset the Jive gelding. Brett Parbery and Heath Ryan shared seventh place on 66.00%. Brett was riding the huge 18 hands plus Dutch gelding owned by himself and Helen Batson - PPH Zeppelin. Peter Holler really liked the horse and said in the early stages of his career shows great promise. Zeppelin shows - like Heath's

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Hawkesbury plays host to World Polo NSW to host World Polo Championship for the first time in Sydney’s picturesque Hawkesbury region. This month, the region is set to come alive with the sounds and scents of polo ponies and their riders when it plays host to the 11th World Polo Championship. Executive Director, Key Sites and Industry Assessments, Anthea Sargeant announced that the NSW Government had approved the Federation of International Polo (FIP) event under the Major Events Act 2009. Up to 60,000 people, including international media, top polo riders and spectators, are expected to flock to the prestigious tournament at the privately-owned Sydney Polo Club, in Richmond, from October 17 – 29. “It’s an exciting opportunity for Sydney and the Hawkesbury region as it’s the first time this major event will be held in NSW,” Ms Sargeant said. “As well as being a fun family day out for polo fans, the event will boost the local economy and continue to build the profile of NSW as a leading international sporting host state. “There will be 14 polo matches held over six competition days and 100 international-level competitors from eight nation-based teams competing for the world polo title. “In addition to the polo, there will be live music, arts and fashion shows, along with a

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petting zoo, livestock displays, a rodeo, show jumping and jousting. There will also be picnic areas, and food and drink stalls.” This is the 11th staging of the event, organ-

ised by the FIP, the sport’s governing body which is recognised by the International Olympic Committee. For details got to www.wpcsydney.com

Endurance Championships decided by seconds After ten and a half hours of riding on diverse terrain, this year's Equestrian Australia Endurance Championships came down to the last two seconds with Akhmed Pshuno from Imbil taking out the national title ahead of fellow-local and current Queensland State Champion Kaylea Maher. Pshunov, riding Sangah The Messiah, completed the course at an average speed of approximately 15km per hour after setting off at 3am in the morning. It was a close race throughout with runner-up Kaylea Maher riding A'Landell Ali once again having to settle for second place after coming in only three seconds behind the winner in the 2016 Championships. Matthew Sample, owner of the hosting venue Stirling's Crossing Equestrian Complex, said the event was a great success and congratulated Mr Pshunov on the win. "Akhmed had a great ride and the competition was tight throughout,” he said. “It's always exciting when an endurance event comes down to the final seconds. "We are delighted to be hosting the national championships for the second year in a row and

Akhmed Pshunov, 2017 Australian Endurance Champion riding Sangah The Messiah. Photo: Sarah Sullivan Photography.

thank everyone for their involvement and support." Third place went to Brook Sample from Kenilworth who

rode Brookleigh Bailey over the finish line securing a time of 11 hours and four minutes. Tracy-Lee Feltrin took out first

place in the 120km race. For a full list of results please visit the website at www.aeraspace.com.au

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What’s happening THE DAYBORO BIG OCTOBER RIDE It’s that time of year again and The Dayboro Trail Riding Club will be holding their 19th annual Big October Ride on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22. This year on the Saturday, the club will hold a six hour ride with a morning tea and lunch stop leaving the showgrounds at 8.30am. As per the last two years, there will also be a short Sunday ride of 2 ½ hours for those riders not wanting to do a long ride and will also leave from the showgrounds but at a later time of 9am. The Trail Riders will try to vary the rides so this year so that they will follow a different route to last year. All rides start and finish at Dayboro Showgrounds, Mt Mee Road, Dayboro. $30 visitors $15 TRA Members Includes rides both days Free camping, insurance and smoko Saturday. Licensed bar Friday and Saturday nights Up to 200 riders are will ride down the main street of Dayboro to start off the ride. It has become a much loved highlight of the event for spectators and especially children to watch all the horses going through town. For contact details see the advert in this issue or log on to www.trailriders.com.au

RING EVENTS - FRIDAY Local Hacks - Rider classes - Hunter Hacks - Working Hunters Feed vouchers to all champions sponsored by Teese Trading Equine Feeds / McGregor Gourlay

RING EVENTS - SATURDAY All Breeds Yearling & 2yr old classics, Led and ridden Breed classes, Supreme Led Mare, Gelding & Stallion Pony, Galloway & Hack classes, 2 full days of showjumping All the traditional show exhibits & events CHAMPION OFF-THE-TRACK RIDDEN Trophy Rug donated by Tweed River Jockey Club plus $50.00

FANCY DRESS CLASS 1st: $50 2nd: $20 3rd: $10 ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY NIGHT - RODEO SATURDAY NIGHT - LIVE MUSIC

MURWILLUMBAH SHOW The Tweed River Agricultural Society will hold the 117th Murwillumbah Show on Friday, and Saturday November 3 and 4 at the Murwillumbah Showground. There will be an All breeds Yearling classic and an All breeds 2yr old classic offering $400 in prize money, plus two full days of Showjumping. On Friday. events will include Local and District Hack and Rider classes and the hunter hacks and on Saturday, the open hacks and registered Breed Classes with supreme led Mare, Gelding and Stallion held at lunch time. Entertainment for the show will be the Friday night rodeo and Saturday night live music. For further information or schedules phone 02 6672 5507 or 0427 725 507 or visit www.murwillumbahshowground.com.au

Tweed River Agricultural Society Ltd Ph 02 6672 5507 or 0427 725 507 E: secretary@murwillumbahshow.com ww.murwillumbahshow.com

Mobile Tick Inspector makes moving easy With the start of the Northern NSW show season commencing in late September, many of our south east Queensland competitors will be wanting to cross the border to attend these events. With most events starting at 8:00 it is not always possible to book in early enough to get spayed at the Kirra spray yards to get to events on time little own in time to prepare horses properly for competition Julie Springthorpe from Tick Management Australia is an accredited certifier offering a mobile stock inspection service in south east Queensland. Julie can inspect and treat livestock and issue biosecurity certificates to allow livestock to be moved from tick infested zones to tick free zones. Julie can visit your property to inspect and treat your animals and issue a biosecurity certificate and you will then have 24 hours to cross the tick quarantine border allowing stock to be moved directly from their point of origin to their destination with out having to unload and also at a time convenient to the person transporting the animal. For further information contact Julie directly on: mobile 0427 993 266 or by Email: julie@tickmanagement.com.au

TICK MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA MOBILE LIVESTOCK INSPECTOR Crossing the border - Need to get sprayed - I can come to you

19TH ANNUAL

BIG OCTOBER RIDE Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October, 2017 Enquiries: Bob 0409 651 466 or Julie 0410 655 694 www.dayborotrailriders.com.au

All rides start and finish at Dayboro Showgrounds, Mt Mee Road, Dayboro.

There will be catering for the whole weekend from Friday night dinner to Sunday lunch, including breakfast.

Saturday

1 x 6 hour ride Leave at 8.30am sharp

Sunday

$30 visitors $15 TRA Members Includes rides both days

Saturday lunch available to purchase on ride.

Free camping, insurance and smoko Saturday.

Power, hot showers in new amenities block.

Strictly no stallions, rigs or dogs.

Licensed bar Friday and Saturday nights

50 plus yards or bring your own electric fence.

All fees based on insurance obligations.

Be part of the parade in the main street.

1 x 2½ hour ride Leave at 9am sharp

Registrations taken on-line or from 5pm Friday till 8am Saturday.

Julie Springthorpe ACCREDITED TICK INSPECTOR

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This Charity Ride is a Trail Riding Australia Inc sanctioned event and as such will be run under the TRA Code of Conduct. To register for the ride, riders must be members of a TRA affiliated club or pay the appropriate “Charity Day Ride Fee” to be eligible to ride. There is no personal accident insurance for riders but the Club is insured for public liability insurance. Trail Riding Australia Inc is delighted to be involved with this event and wishes everyone a safe, happy and enjoyable ride.

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110th Mullumbimby Show

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening

proudly sponsored by Bridglands Betta Home Living - Mullumbimby Rural Co-Op Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce - The Professionals - Garrards Horse & Hound.

MULLUMBIMBY SHOW 2017 The 2017 Mullumbimby Show will be held on 11th and 12th of November. They are again very fortunate to have an incredible line up of judges for horse competitors. The main ring will have hack, hunter and breed classes on Saturday including Youngstock (under 2yo) classes across a large range of breeds. This year, due to increased sponsorship, there will be the addition of Paints and Brumbies to the led sections plus Off the Track Thoroughbred ridden classes sponsored by Lismore Turf Club. There are also cash prizes of $100 each for the five major award winners. Get your creative ideas ready for the fun of the fancy dress class, anything goes for horse and rider/handler. The winner will win $50 cash. The Far North Coast Branch of the ASHorse Society have sponsored the Stock Horse Feature ring which has handler, hack and working classes for junior and senior registered Stock Horses. Our ever popular Showjumping program will be run on Saturday only this year with an increase in prize money. The trotting program, generously sponsored by Garrards Horse and Hound, offers a RIO gig as major prize at the finals on Sunday. Heats commence on Saturday morning with entry on the day. This year Lisa Gordon from Little More Grace Photography will be in centre ring to ensure show memories are captured. To avoid delays on competition day please download and complete your waivers at www.mullumbimbyshow.org.au and Qld Competitors are reminded that all stock must stop at Kirra stock yards when crossing the Qld/NSW border and the show will run on NSW Daylight savings time. Programs and further information can be found on the Facebook page or via email to secretary@mullumbimbyshow.org.au .

PRARG'S SADDLERY MARKET PRARGS new and used saddlery market will be held on Saturday, October 28th 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. Vendors to be in position by 7am and to stay until 11.30am or unless sold out. Booking fee is $15 per site. Only one vehicle per site on grounds - sorry, only photographs of horses for sale. This event is classed as a fundraiser - all dogs must be on a leash. Enquiries - Lorraine 0408 715 758 A/H/or Chris - 0456 597 967 or prarginc81@bigpond.com

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017 *** BEST YOUNGSTOCK OF SHOW *** $100 Cash Donated by The Bean Van $20 Voucher from The Bean Van plus sash *** SUPREME LED EXHIBIT OF THE SHOW *** $100 Cash Donated by Ken Ryan Plastering & The Ryan Family Garland of Flowers Donated by Mullumbimby Show Society plus Sash *** BEST NOVICE EXHIBIT OF THE SHOW *** $100 Cash Donated by Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce plus Sash *** SUPREME SHOW HUNTER OF THE SHOW *** $100 Cash donated by The Professionals Mullumbimby Garland of Flowers Donated by Mullumbimby Show Society plus Sash *** SUPREME HACK OF SHOW *** $100 Cash Donated by Bransons Rural Services Garland of Flowers Donated by Sheer Hair & Beauty Mullumbimby plus Sash

Program and waivers available on our website

www.mullumbimbyshow.or g.au

All enquiries secretary@mullumbimbyshow.org.au

PRARG'S NEW & USED SADDLERY MARKET

BANGALOW SHOW 2017 The Bangalow Show is on the 17th & 18th November. There will be a full program for all breeds of horses including a 'Supreme Led Exhibit', 'Supreme Led ASH of the Show', 'Supreme Champion Hack of the Show', 'Supreme Champion Hunter Hack of the Show' and new to the schedule, a 'Supreme Champion Rider of the Show'. There will be a Maiden/Novice, Junior & Juvenile and Open Camp Draft competition and Show Jumping events. For those not eligible or confident yet to compete in the Open Ring events organisers are introducing the 'Paddock Pony or Horse competition.Extra ring events include the 30th anniversary of the 'Team Stockman Ironman Event', Belt Buckle & Boot Cup, Musical Chairs, Barrel races etc. For further info: Secretary Karen Ryan 6687 1033 or Chief Ring Steward Sharon O'Meara 6687 1819. email bangalowshow@bigpond.com or visit www.bangalowshow.com.au

SATURDAY - 28th October Cnr. Olson & Teviot Roads, North Maclean BOOKING FEE - $15 PER SITE

Enquiries - Lorraine 0408 715 758 A/H or Chris - 0456 597 967 or prarginc81@bigpond.com

Bangalow Show

Friday Saturday

17th & 18th November - Breed Classes, now including Paints & Baroques - Feature Breed - Australian Stock Horse Danny Thomas Stock Horse Challenge including a Junior event, Show Jumping & Campdraft - 'Hacks, Hunters, Rider Classes, Show Jumping - Open Campdraft Show Secretary Karen Ryan 02 6687 1033 (show office) 02 6687 1393 (work) Chief Ring Steward Sharon O'Meara 02 6687 1819 Email - bangalowshow@bigpond.com.au

www.bangalowshow.com.au Bangalow Show Society

Camping available - contact caretaker 02 6687 1035

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The Horse Report Northern Rivers OTT Series With the northern NSW show circuit now upon us, the Off the Track series getting into full swing. There are three classes held at each of the following shows, Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Maclean, Nimbin, Alstonville Allbreeds, Casino, Lismore, Alstonville, Murwillumbah, Mullumbimby and Bangalow. The classes are: 1. For horses raced or barrier trialled 2016 winner Worldly exhibited Kirsty Harper Purcell in 2016/17 2. For horses raced or barrier trialled prior to 2016 3. For horses raced or barrier trialled prior to 2016 and the owner resides in Northern Rivers Racing Association Area All three winners compete for Champion. All horses must compete in their racing name. Each show will have a champion winner. The winner will take home $50 plus an embroided trophy rug. Each champion winner is then eligible to compete in the final 'Champion of Champions' at Bangalow Show in November. This Nimbin show winner was GCE Supreme Winner will receive $300, a conception garland created by David Equestrian’s lovely thoroughbred Gelding, Balmain who received a Calbert, an embroided trophy rug donated by Ballina Jockey Club, a $50 Lovely trophy rug and $50 sponvoucher from 'Aussie Equine Supplys' sored by Angela Davison The Horse Herbalist. and other product prizes. The Runner Up Champion will receive $100, an embroided Trophy Rug, a $50 voucher from 'Aussie Equine Supplys' and other product prizes. For further information contact Libby Went 0412 803 021.

POWER OF PINK FUNDRAISER EVENT The Power of Pink dressage and show jumping weekend is fast approaching and participants are urged to look out their best pink outfits and gear for the charity day. It is a National Breast Cancer Foundation endorsed charity event and will be held on 14th and 15th of October at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds. The Power of Pink was awarded Community Event of the Year by Tweed Shire Council in 2011, and has received multiple nominations for Equestrian Queensland Event of the Year and the Wonders of Women Awards. In support of the event, the Australian Dressage Council has approved an official dress code exemption to allow the riders and their horses to compete in pink. Thanks to all the participants and sponsors, The Power of Pink has raised more than $68,000 for Breast Cancer Research over the past eight years. All funds raised including riding class entry fees, sponsorship and donations are donated directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. At last year’s event, more than 100 riders and 70 sponsors from participated in The Power of Pink and the event received national media exposure in multiple publications and participants shared their experiences on social media including photos of their horses and their prizes. Fun prizes for the Pinkest Horse, Pinkest Rider and Pretty in Pink are awarded each day. Prizes are awarded to the winners in all divisions, including over 10 official Equestrian Australia dressage classes. The atmosphere is always fun. There is plenty for families and spectators to do between watching the horses and riders, browsing the sponsor’s tents and bidding on auction items. The equestrian-based charity event is the perfect partner to help raise money and is well under way in its planning for the 2017 event and are seeking prizes for classes and/or donations for the popular online fundraising auction. Last year they raised a staggering $15,000. For further information or to make a donation contact the Event Organiser via www.tveg.org.au Page 38

Enquiries: Kym 0408 717 644.

THE POWER OF PINK DRESSAGE AND SHOW JUMPING WEEKEND 14th and 15th of October

at the Murwillumbah Showgrounds.

For further information or to make a donation contact the Event Organiser via www.tveg.org.au

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Grafton to host horse driving trials Carriage Driving is a World Equestrian Games discipline that encompasses precision, speed and horsemanship. It tests drivers and horses alike and it is not for the faint hearted. Carriage Driving events are made up of three sections, similar to that of ridden Eventing. The first phase is Dressage - an elegant and traditional phase in a rectangular arena where correctness and accuracy of horse's paces are judged. In the second stage, the Cones, horses are driven between pairs of cones set apart just outside the width of the carriages that are driven through them. Precision and accuracy are tested while against the clock, so some speed is essential if the driver wants to win. Finally, in the Marathon, stamina, agility and once again speed are all tested on an extended course of some kilometres. Drivers and horses negotiate a series of obstacles along the way at speed, making it the best spectator section. On October 9 and 10, interstate and NSW drivers will meet at Hawthorne Park in Grafton to compete in a Horse Driving

The Horse Driving Trials Club, on the NSW North Coast, will be hosting a Carriage Trials event at Grafton on October 9 and 10.

Trials event - a slightly abbreviated version of a Carriage Driving event. Each driver will be looking to improve their performance with the long-term aim of making national level competition and perhaps even international competition. One of the organisers of the event, Patsy Wicks of Grafton, said the drivers have an out-

standing role model to follow, the current world champion Boyd Exell, an Australian who began competing at events just like the one coming up in Grafton. Since its inception in 1975, the sport is gaining a greater following around the world, partly due to Boyd Exell's outstanding successes. Boyd is the current and seven-

times World Indoor Champion and the current and four-times World Champion Outdoor Carriage Driver. The host club for Grafton, the Horse Driving Trials Club, will welcome everyone who comes to the event, either to watch the competition or to assist with holding the event. "People need no prior experience as the club is willing to teach newcomers to the sport,” Patsy said. “It is not unusual for someone to attend an event and then go home with the intention of turning an outgrown riding pony or horse into a driving pony or horse with assistance from trainers and coaches from the Horse Driving Trials Club. "If you are willing to become a financial sponsor - no matter how modest - and have promotional material such as flags and banners, you would be welcome to decorate part of the course with your advertising material.” Whether you want to come and watch or volunteer to assist with sponsorship, you should contact the Event organiser, Patsy Wicks on patsywicks@bigpond.com or telephone 0438 216 248.

FRASER COAST ALL BREEDS SHOW 7th and 8th October 2017 - MARYBOROUGH EQUESTRIAN CENTRE

For further information please contact Cate Puschmann on 0431 544 409

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Author Catherine Bird

Looking Good with Herbs One of the best ways to help your horse shine in the ring is to make sure the organs inside your horse are singing in harmony. A dull coat or dry skin can be a sign that one of the elimination organs need a tune up.

With dull or blotchy coats, clivers will clean the

If a horse has dropped condition in the off-season or

skin via the lymphatic system and then feed the

expended a lot of energy during the breeding season,

skin nutritionally to help bring up the best in most

slippery elm bark powder and marshmallow root

coats. Be careful with palominos and dun coloured

powder are both demulcent herbs that can assist the gut

horses, as sometimes nettles and rosehips can turn

to utilise nutrients and help return to show condition.

the coat smutty. Each horse is different with how

Turmeric powder is an anti-inďŹ&#x201A;ammatory herb that can

they respond and discontinue with these herbs if

help sore muscles when coming back into training as

the colour that comes out is not desirable.

well as address sensitivity from an irritated gut.

For correct dosage rates on the herbs mentioned in this article please contact Carol or Ruth when placing your order.

Clivers Herb Cut or Powder $22.00 per kg Nettle Leaf $21.00 per kg

countrypark.com.au 07 55964387 Ruth 02 62381135 Carol

Country Park

Copyright Catherine Bird Design Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for educational purpose only and is not meant to replace veterinary advice or treatment. Sandy Morphett

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NIMBIN SHOW

photos by Paula Anthony

Champion Galloway Merivale Park Royal Doulton ridden by Rhys Stanley

Champion Hunter Pony Tooravale Mayfair Exhibited by Tegan Maluta

Mother and daughter Deyarne & Ivy Pointen Wales won both the Champion and Reserve Champion small pony Reserve Champion led Galloway Tremayne True Moment exhibited by Charlee Anthony Champion Ridden ANSA exhibit Tremayne Royal Opera

Winner of the Western Pleasure was Caroline Bianchetti

Winner of the Off the Track Balmain exhibited by GCE Equestrian with Ada Spring and Angela Davison Chalani Tussock and Tanya Stuart

Pho oto ogra aphy by Pa aula a Antho ony

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Champion Hunter Galloway Langtree Accolade ridden by Adam Oliver

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EQUESTRIAN QLD HOTY

Runner up Large Show Hunter Hack Equest Liberate and Paul Austin

photos by Pic My Pony

Champion Large Hack Rolex exhibited by Adam Oliver

Champion small Show Hunter Galloway Saravale Focused ridden by Riley Kent

Runner up small Hunter Pony Rivington Fyfe ridden by Belle Edwards

Runner up Rider under 12yrs Chelsea Taunton

Glen Avon Pythagarus

Champion Small Hack Royal Oak Foreign Affair ridden by Ali Berwick Page 42

Champion Small Hunter Pony Imperial Bonus

Champion Rider under 12yrs Ada Spring

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EQUESTRIAN QLD HOTY

photos by Pic My Pony

Champion Large Pony Langtree In Vogue exhibited by Adam Oliver

Runner Up Leading Rein Dunelm Last Dance with Rory Nicholls and Paul Austin

Pic My Pony Photography Champion Large Show Hunter Hack Federer and Ali Berwick

Champion Leading Rein Xanadu of Sefton with Chase Jackson and Simon Durante

Email: jazna@picmypony.com

Champion Small Hack Worldly exhibited by Kirsty Harper Purcell

Champion Childs Pony Bamborough Mickey J exhibited by Ada Spring

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Contact: Suzie Bloxsidge-Kennedy Email - info@showringclassifieds.com.au Ph: 0400 558 218 www.showringclassifieds.com.au Teenagers/Ladies Hack Price: $ 20,000. 16.0 hh Reg: TB. SHC, EA Chestnut Gelding Sire: Rakti (GB) Dam: County Royale Are you looking for a fuss free easy going hack that doesn't require hours of work down to get in the ring? Hedley is the perfect blend of temperament and quality. He is the "get on and go" type, with his great work ethic and very trainable it makes him the perfect teenagers/ ladies hack. Hedley turns heads wherever he goes and continually performs correct and flowing workouts which make showing him easy and enjoyable! 16hands EA, RAS and SHC measurements Will be sold with Mal Byrne made to measure bridle and DQ work bridle (both with his bits). Regretful sale, genuine enquiries only. Contact: Kristen Ph: 0419 896 650

Quality Show Hunter Hack Price: $ 12,500. neg 16.3 7/8 hh Reg: TB. SHC, EA Bay Gelding Sire: Centre Stalls Dam: Dance Front Front and Centre Currently still competing in his newcomer year, shown successfully at early Ag shows and achieving newcomer hunter hack at SA Show Horse Council Rising Star. With eye catching movement and stunning presence, he demands attention in the ring, he has the qualities to be a top hunter hack or equally, rider class mount, dressage mount or eventer. Gilly has a very sweet disposition and is a pleasure to have around the stables. He is currently in work and in show condition and will be shown over the SA 2017 show season. For sale due to furthering studies and ongoing work commitments. Based in Murray Bridge SA. Please feel free to contact and discuss further details. Genuine enquiries only. Contact: Alli Madill Ph: +0476 172 217 Email: allimadill@hotmail.com

Yartarla Park Momento

RHillgrove

Price: $ 15,000. 13.2 hh Reg: Part Welsh, Riding Pony Bay Gelding Sire: Yartarla Park Chipmonk Dam: Langtree Memories

Price: $ 5,000. - Price Updated 13.1 7/8 hh Reg: APSB, SHC, EA, RPSBS, Arabian Liver Chestnut Mare Sire: Rothwell Toy Town Dam: Kooralyn Dominique

Darcy has an exquisite head and he has 3 outstanding paces that commands attention wherever he goes. He has a wonderful temperament with lovely manners, he is easy to do anything with and requires very minimal work at competitions. Darcy requires little work down at major events, in the right hands, he would make a fantastic jumper, currently schooling over some small jumps. Darcy is ready to take a child rider to the top, and would excel in rider and turnout classes. Some of his performances include: - Champion Pony Margaret River Ag Show 2016 - First State Dressage 2016 - 4th secondary show hack Interschoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2016 -Supreme Champion -SWSH Championships 2016 -3rd secondary show hack -WA Interschool 2017 -Qualified for Interschool Nationals for Show Hack and Preliminary dressage. Qualified for Royal Show 2017. Contact: Lorie Mob: 08 9757 3636 or +0409 207 867 Email: lorielinton@westnet.com.au

It is with great sadness that I offer 'Mel' for sale. She is for sale due to no fault of her own and is only on the market as her rider has outgrown her and is moving onto a hack. Mel is a royal quality pony and has attended Sydney, Canberra, Bathurst and Melbourne Royals as well as various interschool competitions and pony club in recent years. She is easy to catch, float and clip and is excellent for the farrier and vet. She is suitable as a second pony for a younger rider looking to gain experience in the show ring. She requires no working down even at major events and rarely comes home without a ribbon. Some of her major Achievements include: - Runner up Large Show Hunter pony at Macquarie Bank Hack Championships 2013 - Champion Ridden RPSBS Show Hunter pony at Canberra Royal 2014 - Reserve Champion APAB Partbred at Sydney Royal 2014 - She took her rider to win reserve champion rider 12 and under 15 at the 2016 APSB national. Contact: Jack Makay Mob: +0413 422 106

Spring Melody

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Contact: Suzie Bloxsidge-Kennedy Email - info@showringclassifieds.com.au Ph: 0400 558 218 www.showringclassifieds.com.au Rathowen Robed in Red

Beckworth Magic Ruby

Price: $ 18,000. 12.3 7/8 hh Reg: SHC, EA, RP Chestnut Mare YOB: 2007 Sire: Kolbeach Freedom Dam: Rathowen Lady in Red

Price: $ 11,000. Price updated!! 14.1 hh Reg: Riding Pony, SHC, EA Brown Mare YOB: 2007 Sire: Beckworth Rising Magic Dam: Beckworth Rising Gem

It is with regret that we offer our beautiful Ginger for sale. Ginger is a big moving, quality pony who has been shown lightly under saddle with success and has also been successful in led classes at royal and HOTY level events. She is easy to handle and take to shows. Ginger has a big future ahead of her and is only for sale as she is sadly too small for us. She has just come back into work and is going kindly after having a break due to uni commitments. During that time she produced a beautiful foal and would be a great broodmare prospect for the future. Ginger would be suitable for someone wanting a competitive pony for showing, pony dressage etc.

Fine elegant and correct Royal quality galloway, bred in the purple, super moving , well established lateral movements. She would excel in pony dressage, show or breed .Ruby is sadly offered for sale as her rider has outgrown her. Placed 3rd at Sydney Royal 2017 in her ridden riding pony class beating some lovely ponies. Ruby requires a capable/confident rider to bring out the best in her.

Contact 1: Sarah 0407 834 240 Contact 2: Claudia 0407 409 812

Contact: Kelly Ph: +02 6547 2588 Mob: +0427 663 559 Email: kellygraham@y7mail.com

Gossip Boy

Aryton Dreamtime

Price: $ POA 13.0 hh Reg. Riding Pony Chestnut Gelding Sire: Ninfield Mink Supreme (IMP) Dam: Kolbeach Royal Secret

Price: $ 10,000. Firm 12.1 ½ hh Reg: Riding Pony, Part Welsh, EA, SHC Chestnut Gelding Sire: Rising Sovereign of Beckworth Dam: Owendale Daydream

It is with a heavy heart that we offer Jemma Herans beautiful home bred pony "Nate" for sale. A lovely start to life being professionally broken and shown lightly in his first season to fantastic success, due to his correct confirmation and movement to burn! At only 3 years old Nate won EA newcomers and EA medium pony at HOTY. He also competed at Brisbane Royal where he went reserve champion novice ridden pony and won his open class! He qualified easily for all royals in 2017, winning countless champion and supreme titles at all the SE QLD agricultural shows and is currently entered for Canberra and Sydney. Nate is full of fun personality but only requires minimal work at the biggest of competitions. Easy to do anything with and a face that will be sadly missed around our stables. At the very beginning of his career this pony still has a lot to give to the competitive rider. Price negotiable. Contact: Adam or Phil Ph: 0499 444 880 or 0488 111 401

Genuine Child's Pony Dylan is a full brother to RL Candy Cane, GN winner multiple times, leading rein and open and RL Sweet Dreams. Dylan has been a much loved family member for nearly 3 years & it is with heavy heart that we offer him for sale as rider outgrown and lost interest. In the time we have had this special man he has taken his then little rider to numerous Championship wins. Successfully shown at Royals winning RU Goodhands, novice and many placings, HOTY's, breeds and he has qualified GN in his First Ridden, Child's, Open and Rider just to name a few. Dylan has been a competitive mount in good company and is a dream to have around the stables. He is handled by children of all ages & proven to be a very honest and reliable pony. Dylan is a true showman who sits and goes which makes him a very eye-catching sweet mount. Dylan is very versatile who enjoys the show atmosphere, going over jumps or just riding down the road. Dylan is available to approved home, as this is a heart breaking sale of a much loved family member. Contact: Michelene Johnson Mob: 08 8524 3137 or 0417 881 928

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Study reveals why WA horses have tooth decay Horses fed oaten hay are almost three times more likely to develop tooth decay according to a new study at The University of Western Australia. Dr Kirsten Jackson, an equine dental veterinarian who is also studying a Masters of Philosophy by Research at UWA, said tooth decay in horses, or equine peripheral caries, is very common in Western Australia and causes a great deal of pain in horses. The study, published this week in Equine Veterinary Journal, surveyed 500 horses in WA and looked into risk factors for the condition to try to find a reason for why it was so common. "We found tooth decay affected nearly 60 per cent of horses surveyed and one of the most significant risk factors was the hay source fed to the horse," Dr Jackson said. "The horses fed on meadow hay were less than half as likely to have peripheral caries. We believe that the high water-soluble carbohydrate ('sugar') levels in the cereal hays are likely to be a factor." The study found the water

A West Australian university study has identified oaten hay as a cause of tooth decay in horses.

source offered to the horse was another risk factor with horses on bore or groundwater least likely to have peripheral caries, followed by those on scheme or drinking water, then rain water while those on dam water were the most likely to have tooth decay. The length of access the horse had to pasture was also significant, with horses that had access

to significant pasture for eight to twelve months of the year less likely to have decay compared to those on minimal or no access to pasture. Thoroughbred horses were also more likely to have peripheral caries than western breed horses- such as quarter horses and stock horses; or warmbloods - a subset of sport horse breeds used for competition in dressage

and show jumping. "Before this research we had no idea what was causing the condition; we would just watch horse's mouths deteriorate and not be able to do anything about it," she said. "We can now give practical, evidence-based advice on management and we have seen the condition reversed and resolved in dozens of cases now. "By changing the way we manage tooth decay and avoiding feeds that are known to increase the risk, we can treat those with the condition and also prevent other horses from developing it in many cases. "The exciting part about the research is that the decay only affects that part of the tooth in the mouth at the time and the horse's teeth continue to erupt throughout their lifetime. "With the knowledge gained from the research, we have been able to modify the diet of affected horses and stop the process of decay. This allows the healthy tooth to erupt down and as such, we have been able to resolve the condition in many cases."

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