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Alaska & Canada
We decided to fulfil the holiday of a life time before the kids were gone. We are horse breeders (Gypsy Cobs) so I knew getting away was going to be very hard. I found the toughest part was booking the actual trip, locking it in, no going back on the idea. Then came the niggling questions â€˜who was I going to trust to care for my farm and how long could I be away before I begin to fret over what is happening back home? We were able to call on extended family to stay and watch the animals. I picked the quietest time of year for a horse breeder, May and June. We had good grass, we quickly got around to setting up automated water refilling for the troughs and we knew the fences were all good. A list of emergency contacts was attached upstairs, downstairs and on the stables. Day one, we flew late-May to LA. The next flight to Seattle felt like the beginning of the real fun, a brilliant green jumped out of the landscape as we approached, the stewardess welcomed us to the beautiful Emerald City. We could see why they call it that. Seattle left a favourable impression on us, we loved it, although our sole purpose of the stopover was to sleep off the jetlag and then hop on the Golden Princess and cruise the inside passage to Alaska. We had never envisaged such a pretty and vibrant city with such laid-back country hospitality.
Alaska & Canada
Our first ever cruise was nothing short of incredible. Our booking had been upgraded to a double suite with balcony, so the two girls had their own room and TV. One of our favourite cruise features was the live commentary from the bridge hooked up to the room TV. With the view from our own balcony it felt like we had our own personal guide all the way. The food on the Golden Princess is second to none, everything was amazing and our dietary needs were met by the chef personally so we could travel without any issues with allergies. The cruise experience was beyond all expectation. The Golden Princess is one of the largest Princess ships with a whopping 17 floors and 289 metres long, a generous 11 types of dining options and 7 different showrooms/lounges featuring every flavour of American style music played by talented musicians that we embraced fully, even dancing on the stage till the wee hours of the morning. This cruise was going to be our favourite of all subsequent cruises.
Our ship stopped at the honkey tonk styled Alaskan Skagway village where we saw our first black bear in the wild on a short bus trip into the mountains where Alaska boarders Canada at White Pass Summit. Skagway is home to just over 700 people after the gold rush days in 1898 when the population peaked at 10,000. The town is rich in history, complete with honky tonk saloons. Shopping is excellent for handcrafted ‘Made In Skagway’ treasures even a variety of high quality jewellers display handmade Alaskan very unique pieces. We enjoyed immensely a ride on a cart with ‘O’Bryan’ the Belgian Fjord through the streets and back to our ship. The other land stops were at the stunning Juneau and Vancouver Island to see the spectacular Butchart Gardens. After returning to Seattle we hired a car and embarked on our first attempt at driving on the other side of the road. After a few near misses we coined our own survival motto for safely crossing intersections, ‘tight and right or long and left’.
The road trip was equally exciting as the cruise to Alaska. We headed into the Canadian Rockies, through Banff staying at the world famous very glamorous Fairmont Chateau at Lake Louise, then headed to Jasper and finally Calgary. No trip to Lake Louise by a horse lover would be complete without a ride on Brewsters Stables horses. We rode through the highly fragrant ancient spruce and fir trees that decorate the picturesque valley floor and rugged snow-capped mountain backdrop to the far end of the lake. I was delighted to discover the incredibly cute squirrels at play and even spotted a local porcupine. The backdrop to the lake is breathtaking, a must is to stay long enough to observe from dawn to dusk the Fairmont Chateau change it’s colours while casting it’s impressive reflection across the lake. We couldn’t believe our luck that the weeks we were driving through the wild Canadian Rockies were the exact weeks the wild bears had come out of hibernation to fill their stomachs with the dandelion and road side green pick before heading on to the river system below to gorge on the soon to arrive wild salmon. After the initial near hysterical level of excitement encountering our first wild black bear, we soon mellowed to enjoy the close encounters with the black, brown and the very impressive grizzly bears. It was our lifelong dream to see wild bears, however many travellers said that it was highly unlikely to see them without an experienced guide. Presto, we saw and photographed about 12 bears including their gorgeous little cubs, often seen climbing to the top of young pine saplings only to bend them over to the ground and start the whole exercise again. Being up close and personal to the wild bears of Alaska and Canada certainly stirred our souls and left a never to be forgotten experience very high on life’s best moments. We had dreamt for many years of this exact opportunity to encounter the Canada/Alaska wilderness with our children but were amused that after the 4th or so bear, all we heard from the backseat was ‘not another bear’. How quickly the extraordinary becomes ordinary to a child. No horsey person would want to end this incredible journey without a keepsake from Calgary, the home to the biggest Rodeo and annual stampede in Canada. We chose our memento to be a beautiful pair of American style handmade leather boots and have enjoyed wearing these to every horse event since.
Did you know ocean grown seaweed is an algae? Itâ€™s a macroscopic algae. Seaweed is generally classiďŹ ed into three groups. Edible varieďż˝es of seaweed must not to be confused with blue-green algae blooms someďż˝mes present in waterways and dams that cause severe illness or even death in humans and animals exposed to the toxins it produces, mainly microcysďż˝n. Brown algae Think kelps or kombu, wakame, rimurapa and seaweeds called wracks (leaďŹ er smaller-bladed brown seaweeds). Red algae Mostly red in colour, and this group includes laver/nori, carrageen, dulse and laver. Green algae Commonly spoďż˝ed on the rocks at low ďż˝de and known as sea leďż˝uce and other more hair like seaweeds.
Choosing a low iodine content species allows Iodine toxicity to be reduced (when consuming moderately). The nutriďż˝onal composiďż˝on of seaweed plants is excepďż˝onally beneďŹ cial, with a much more comprehensive nutrient proďŹ le than most land plants, adding some to you and your horseâ€™s diet is a great idea. However, the amount you feed, the source and plant variety all need to be considered to make the best and safest choice. Opportunist manufactures have been caught harvesďż˝ng from blue-green algae contaminated sources. University of Pennsylvania treated a horse fed a â€˜hoof healthâ€™ seaweed blend that caused the horse to develop iniďż˝ally a dull mental state, compulsive yawning and mild colic signs. He progressed quickly to develop involuntary biďż˝ng and compulsive circling and had to be euthanized. A necropsy revealed his liver had become ďŹ‚accid (like a dishrag), this ďŹ nding is consistent with microcysďż˝n toxicity. The responsibility to source tested, fresh healthy seaweed falls back on the buyer. The parďż˝cular brand of supplement this horse was fed was found to be contaminated in 3 out of 5 containers tested.
Is seaweed a suitable opďż˝on to deliver adequate daily dietary vitamins and minerals to my horse? See chart below and ďŹ rst consider the Iodine present in the listed species. For example, Kelp contains 3170 ug Iodine per 7g. An average 500kg horse requires 1750 ug (1.75mg) per day. Kelp therefore would be an unsafe feed opďż˝on for your horse (most seaweed meal products are made from ground kelp). Laver, on the other hand has low Iodine. To meet the daily limit of Iodine, you could feed 125g of Laver, however if you mulďż˝ple the nutrient levels by 17 (to bring 7g to 125g) you will ďŹ nd the nutrient levels sďż˝ll falls very much short of other necessary vitamins and minerals. Seaweed products can sďż˝ll be beneďŹ cial in you and your horseâ€™s diet, but not perhaps relied on to meet fully daily dietary needs. Always consider the Iodine content and work out how much is sďż˝ll safe to be fed. Using seaweed as a ferďż˝lizer to re-mineralize soil can be very helpful. We will discuss this in an upcoming research arďż˝cle.
Did you know you can harvest your own seaweed? First ensure you have permission from your local Department of Primary Industries, then select a locaďż˝on free from agricultural run-oďŹ€ (to avoid nitrate contaminaďż˝on), away from storm water or other unsavoury outlets. Take a sharp knife or scissors and be sure to only trim the equivalent of leaves, ensuring the plants stem and holdfast (equivalent of roots) is leďż˝ for healthy new regrowth. Wash out sand and criďż˝ers in clean water and hang to dry for a few days in the sun. Once fully dried it can be cut or ground before storing in an airďż˝ght container out of direct sunlight unďż˝l used. Cauďż˝on regarding harvesďż˝ng washed up seaweed needs be understood, seaweed needs to be very fresh and free from any decomposing maďż˝er. Gases from roďż˝ng seaweed such as hydrogen sulphide could be "deadly ". https://www.seaveg.com/shop/
Aloe Vera versus Marshmallow Root Social media sites claims â€˜aloe vera cures gut ulcersâ€™ is there any truth to this? Aloe Vera and Marshmallow Root are both demulcent, as they contain saccharide polymers. The major eďŹ€ect of saccharide polyments is mucilant. Mucilage can soothe and protect irritated or inďŹ‚amed internal ďż˝ssue. When they are used on the skin they are called emollients. Demulcents are used whenever a membrane is raw, hot, irritated, inďŹ‚amed or over excited. They are cooling, soothing, healing and relaxing. In this way both Aloe and Marshmallow serve as a biochemical â€œbandageâ€? and are protecďż˝vely helpful in restraining aggravaďż˝ng irritants from reaching the sensiďż˝ve stomach ulcer. Mucilage beneďŹ ts include: Lower bowel transit ďż˝me by absorbing water in the colon and creaďż˝ng stool a bulking & soďż˝ening eďŹ€ect Absorb toxins in the colon Protect against gastric acidity Regulate intesďż˝nal ďŹ‚ora and protect against ingested toxins or bacteria
Marshmallow has hypoglycaemic eďŹ€ects: Marshmallow at doses of 10mg/kg, reduces plasma glucose levels to 81%. Aloe vera has conďŹ‚icďż˝ng results at trial regarding hypoglycaemic eďŹ€ects. Marshmallow is generally considered a much safer choice. It has no reported side eďŹ€ects; it appears to be safe for pregnant people and animals including those that are lactaďż˝ng. Valid concerns regarding Aloe Vera Aloe has a high potenďż˝al to serve as an absorpďż˝on enhancer in the bioavailability of orally taken medicaďż˝on resulďż˝ng in an uncontrolled increase in the availability of medicaďż˝ons taken simultaneously with Aloe Vera. The stomach villi open, so the potenďż˝al exists for blood plasma toxicity to occur via the increased accessibility of bacterial to the blood stream.
There are many areas of contradicďż˝ons in most of the adverďż˝sed therapeuďż˝c beneďŹ ts of Aloe Vera. A few of the notable contradicďż˝ons include: its use as an emmenagogue and aborďż˝facient (Saha et al., 1961; Singh et al., 1979; Nath et al., 1992) vis a vis its use for the Demulcent acďż˝on internally, soothes and protects prevenďż˝on of miscarriage (Bhaďż˝harai, 1992) and its inďŹ‚amed or irritated nerve endings in mucous memanďż˝-oxytoďż˝c acďż˝vity (Andrade et al., 1996); the use of branes or epithelia. Aloe Vera gel in the treatment of pepďż˝c ulcers (Blitz et al., 1963) vis a vis the ineďŹ€ecďż˝veness of both the Vulnery acďż˝on meaning a plant used for healing exudates and gel components of Aloe Vera in the wounds. treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers experimentally induced in rats (Parmar et al., 1986); and its Of note: acclaimed use in lowering blood glucose level in Marshmallow mucilage is not altered in the digesďż˝ve diabeďż˝cs (Ghannam et al., 1986; Ajabnoor, 1990; tract unďż˝l it reaches the colon, where it may be parďż˝al- Yongchaiyudha et al., 1996), contradicted by Koo ly or completely digested via bacterial acďż˝on. (1994) who reported not only the ineďŹ€ecďż˝veness of the Aloe Vera gel in lowering blood glucose levels of Marshmallow root extract and aloe vera release alloxan-treated rats, but that it actually seemed to immune-regulatory cytokines. Cytokines play a major have caused an increase. role in both acute and chronic inďŹ‚ammatory processes. hďż˝p://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajbr/arďż˝cle/view/35746/59546 Relaxes and soothes via the endodermal lining of the gut, and is relaxant & anďż˝spasmodic to the lungs and the urinary tract through the spinal reďŹ‚ex.
Diarhhea Aloe contains a laxa�ve anthraquinone, when taken in large amounts can result in diarrhea. Severe diarrhea can cause cramps, pain and dehydra�on. It is strongly advised to abstain from aloe vera products if suﬀering from gastrointes�nal problems as the laxa�ve eﬀect can lead to a severity of the problem. Dehydration Excessive intake of aloe vera can lead to dehydra�on and an imbalance of electrolyte levels in the body. Drop in Potassium levels Excessive consump�on of aloe vera can lower potassium levels leading to irregular heartbeats and weakness. It can also make the body produce excessive amounts of adrenaline which can be harmful to ones with a heart condi�on. Reduces blood sugar levels Drinking aloe vera juice may also lower blood sugar levels by reducing insulin resistance. So be cau�ous about consuming aloe vera if you suspect hypoglycaemia or are administering medica�ons. Causes miscarriage and birth defects Avoid aloe vera administra�on to pregnant or lacta�ng mares. It has irritant and purga�ve quali�es that can s�mulate uterine contrac�ons that can lead to miscarriage and birth defects. It is also not considered safe for young people or animals. Leads to allergic reactions Drinking aloe vera juice has been known to result in allergic reac�ons like itchy or swollen skin, rashes, irrita�on in the throat and chest pain. Recommended reading Chemical analysis of marshmallow root h�p://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutri�on-research/learning-center/plant-proﬁler/althaea-oﬃcinalis.html Chemical analysis of aloe vera h�ps://www.researchgate.net/publica�on/222184830_Composi�nal_features_of_polysaccharides_from_Aloe_vera_Aloe_barbaden sis_Miller
Gut Centric Gut Centric is fast becoming well known as the BEST PROBIOTIC add on feed supplement in Australia. Why? Did you know Gut Centric contains the broadest spectrum and most potent blend of probiotic species in the equine industry here in Australia, to support recolonisation of gut microflora. We also added premium quality prebiotics (the food source for them good guys). What else does Gut Centric contain? Beta-Glucan, MOS (Mannan-oligosaccharide), Marshmallow Root, Kaolinte Clay, Diatomaceaous Clay Feed daily for 21 days. At clinical trial all horses were documented 21 days of addiing GC was all that was necessary. Retail/Trade/Online
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How to weigh my horse
Body length - chest to croup
[Girth (cm2) ร length (cm)] รท 11 000 = Weight For example:
A girth of 190cm (square this) =36100 A length of 125cm x 36100 (girth squared) = 4512500 Then 4512500 รท11000 = 410kg
This is an estimate only and could be 50kg.
How much salt? Studies consistently demonstrate sodium chloride (salt) should be available for the horse ad lib in the paddock/stables all year round in the forms of either plain iodized, cobalt-iodized or trace-mineralized salt (Himalayan Rock â€“ oďż˝en the easiest choice). Research indicates a horse will naturally uptake only 0 to 62mg/kg BW/day*. (Example: a 500kg horse would uptake 0 gr a day to a maximum of 31 gr daily by free choice). Common sense dictates adding more than 31 gr a day to hard feed (including what is already available in their feeds/supplements) would be unnecessary and even dangerous in consideraďż˝on of Holbrook et.al., 2005 â€˜repeated oral administraďż˝on of an electrolyte soluďż˝on has been associated with an exacerbaďż˝on of gastric ulcers.â€™ NRC
I grew up with Arabian horses, mum and dad owned them before I was born so they have always been in the family . I went to Stoney Range pony club as a child and I Remember Dad leading my pony over to the next town to the pony club grounds as not many people owned horse ďŹ‚oats back then and there was agistment everywhere. Then I stopped riding ďż˝ll I was about 12 and was in and out of pony club riding unďż˝l I was 17, but my real interest in riding started aďż˝er my children were born in my 30's and I purchased my own Arabian horse and begun my learning curve into showing. I have 2 beauďż˝ful Purebred Arabian geldings which I love dearly, 8yr old Rose Gum Rising Sun which I have been doing a touch of showing and some dressage with the last few years with good results 5 yr old.
Malaquii J-S who aďż˝er a very long recovery from a horrendous leg injury is sound and making his debut into the show world and dressage arena this year. Malaquii is the Arabian I have dreamt of owning since a child. He has the beauty, nature, soul and most of all the versaďż˝lity that the Arabian horse is all about. We share a special bond. This year Malaquii and I will be aďż˝ending our local Ag shows in which I believe we should all support and local dressage comps. Aďż˝er Mid year we will aďż˝end Arabian shows, NSW Arabian State Titles and the Arabian Naďż˝onal Championships. It will be a big debut year for Malaquii with alot of dreams to make come true. I couldn't do all this without my fantasďż˝c coach Emma O'Sullivan who has and is teaching me so much. Emma is my biggest support and she believes in my ability, she is my inspiraďż˝on.
My favourite feed supplement is Flowers Gold it gives my boys a healthy shine from the inside out, you can see the glow of health in the dapples and amazing shine and since using FG from Waďż˝lelane Stables. I have even cut my feed bill down along with chaďŹ€ and Munga. And I must add QI Gold Serum, oh my, dont get me started on the horrible QLD itch which Sunny suďŹ€ers. I tried everything and nope nothing helped ďż˝ll I used QI Gold Serum, he went from itchy ,bald and unhappy horse where I wouldn't even take his rug oďŹ€ from embarrassment. And now ďŹ rst hint of it and we wipe it out. I always keep QI Gold Serum handy to help with those biďż˝ng mosquitoes and ďŹ‚ies too.
My grooming ďż˝p would be to keep coat covered in the hoďż˝est part of the day if possible with a super light rug and to always hose oďŹ€ sweat from work or hot weather. My favourite brand of clothing is deďŹ nitely Performa Ride Josephus I've purchased 5 pairs now. My favourite piece of tack would deďŹ nitely be my show browbands from Devine Equine. My biggest goal my all ďż˝me dream would be to ride in the open Purebred Arabian class at the Australian Arabian Championships not to win, winning would be awesome but just to be there and hold my own that would be my all ďż˝me dream. Most of all I just want to keep enjoying my horse, meeďż˝ng new people and spreading encouragement and support which I have been lucky enough to receive the last few years from new friends. What would I be doing if I didnt own horses hmmm I dont know Ive never thought much about life without them, maybe travel.
What I wish I knew then, that I know now....that dreams can come true if you work hard enough and really want it maybe then I wouldn't have given up all those ďż˝mes growing up and I am grateful for the good network of friends I have gained from the Arabian horse world and the bond that I and alot of Arabian horse owners share with this beauďż˝ful breed.
Michelle from T&M Showteam
Kosciuszko National Park
t all began in the 1940â€™s when two enterprising mountain men Vincent Russell and Harold MansďŹ eld decided to oďŹ€er guided adventures through undoubtedly Australiaâ€™s most picturesque, inspiring and challenging country. Current operator is the nephew of Vincent Russell, inspired from a trip his Uncle took him on from Kiandra to Mt. Kosciuszko. 47 years on, John and wife Roslyn are sďż˝ll taking adventurers into the high country for epic 3-6 day rides. You can taste the â€˜ontop of the worldâ€™ feeling just like the Man From Snowy River. John or his staďŹ€, all experienced bush men and women, lead the safaris with the tales of the mountains they tell entertaining riders on the trail and around the campďŹ re at night. The safaris cater for a wide range of interests and capabiliďż˝es. Those who have done very liďż˝le or no riding ďŹ nd that they are soon conďŹ dent on horseback, largely due to the experďż˝se and encouragement of John and his team. Experienced riders ďŹ nd that their skills are reďŹ ned by the end of the week, also under the leadersâ€™ watchful eyes.
All rides explore the breathtaking scenery of the Kosciuzsko Na�onal Park. You will be taken to a stream where trout ﬁshing is at its best – or visit a gold mine where fortunes have been won and lost. Treks through the northern part of the Park take you to places such as Tabletop Mountain, Currango Plain, Tantangara Creek and Mount Tantangara (well known for the wild brumbies that frequent the area). A six day trek usually covers a distance of around 160 kms (100 miles). John and Roslyn provide you with virtually everything you need for camping and riding, including ma�resses, tents, hard hats and food. While you would normally bring your own clothing, wet weather gear, riding boots and sleeping bag, the Rudds can op�onally supply you (at extra cost) with sleeping bags and oilskin coats. While no prior riding experience is required a reasonable level of ﬁtness is highly desirable. At the end of the day our four-wheel drive vehicles will meet you with all the gear for the overnight stay. Si�ng pleasantly fa�gued around the campﬁre you will share laughter and stories of the day’s ride with your co-travelers. A warm hearty three-course meal is cooked for you, accompanied by freshly-made damper and washed down with mugs of billy tea. Your tasks are to sit back and do nothing but enjoy the relaxa�on and sense of physical wellbeing from a great day’s ride in the magniﬁcent Australian high country.
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Ginseng & Vaccination OF INTERESTS the dry extract prepared from the Panax ginseng root contains immunomodulators that enhance the anďż˝body response to viral and bacterial anďż˝gens. Consider these 4 trial outcomes: BOVINE - In a trial on pigs the addiďż˝on of 2mg ginseng per vaccine dose, increased the anďż˝body response of the commercial vaccines without altering their safety. (They were vaccinated against porcine parvovirus (PPV) and Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae infecďż˝ons).
EQUINE - A study demonstrated that dietary ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) at a daily dose of 35 mg/kg BW for 2 wk before and 2 wk aďż˝er EHV-1 vaccinaďż˝on, signiďŹ cantly improved the magnitude of the anďż˝body response in the 5 horses, in addiďż˝on to inďŹ‚uencing the serum electrolyte balance. hďż˝ps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arďż˝cles/PMC1899868/#b12-cjvr71_pg213
RODENT - In a trial on mice, giving oral panax ginseng to inďŹ‚uenza virus vaccinated mice found that it signiďŹ cantly improved how well the mice were able to ďŹ ght diďŹ€erent strains of ďŹ‚u viruses. hďż˝p://theconversaďż˝on.com/ginseng-could-be-an-eďŹ€ecďż˝ve-way-to-prevent-the-ďŹ‚u-25562
POULTRY - 360-day-old broilers were vaccinated for H5N1, the broilers given 100, 200, and 400 (mg/kg) ginseng polysaccharides revealed they all increased in anďż˝body levels and the expression of cytokines was signiďŹ cant. Thus oral supplements of Ginseng have shown their potenďż˝al in the improvement of immune response and could be used as adjuvant (a substance which enhances the body's immune response to an anďż˝gen) in formulaďż˝on of vaccines.
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Bobby-jo Clem Did you grow up with horses?
Yes, we have photos of me sitting on horses, before I could walk.
Youngest memory of horses?
Sitting on horses with my Dad and Mum
How long have you owned horses?
Now that would be telling my age! Lol My family bred working Quarter Horses, and I have continued on with some of them as well as adding some outside lines.
How many horses do you have and what breed are they? 12 and a pony (plus a few). We breed Performance Quarter Horses
Why did you choose this breed?
I love the temperament, smart mind, big heart and their general ability to be competitive over a
range of disciplines.
As we are mostly competing in Time Events at Rodeos and Barrel Horse Events, we find the Quarter Horse and QH crosses have great acceleration over short distances, can turn, stop quickly and can handle the different ground conditions and keep a sound mind whilst competing in the speed events.
What shows are you attending this year?
We will be attending National Rodeo Association (NRA), National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA), Australian Barrel Horse Association (ABHA) hoping to qualify for finals in these Associations as well as some local club events.
Wattlelane Stable Flowers Gold Jenquine Bone Formula
Favourite piece of tack? My saddle & CSI Pad
Must have in trailer?
My Hidez suits and Ice Socks. Water & Electrolytes. Vet Box. Majik Mud. Baling twine (that stuff can fix so much). Rapid gel. Carrots (even after a crappy run)
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Favourite feeds? Hygain
Your best grooming tip?
Always hose or brush off (when too cold) off sweat, regular brushing, rug to horses needs â€“ not what your friend does and if your going to use clippers â€“ make sure you know how!
Do you have a favourite brand of equestrian clothing? Twisted x boots Grace LA jeans & a good fitting Sports Bra hahah
Favourite horse magazine â€“ app â€“ website?
Western Horseman. App - Equilab On FB â€“ Rodeo News, Barrel horse news, Barrel Horse Stats-Aus.
Other hobbies & interests?
Cross-stich, swimming, anything personal growth reading/listening
What is your greatest dream to do with horses?
Gosh I have so many dreams I would love to turn into reality, competing at Australian finals on one of our horses, to watch my friends and family enjoying and having success with horses we have raised, to compete overseas again, to inspire others to pursue their dreams no matter what restrictions they are currently facing.
What would you being doing if you didnâ€™t have horses?
Life without horses??? No idea, probably something with cattle or some other animal
Any suggestions for budding equestrians to be aware of when getting into your field
Every time you ride, learn and enjoy as you donâ€™t know when it will be your last ride on that horse (or ever). Everyone is at a different stage and on a different path, even if the end goal is similar, youâ€™re the only one that can determine if you are successful or not. It doesnâ€™t matter if you have the best horse, tack or trailer, What matters is that you are grateful for what you have and look after your horse the best you know how. Find someone that is an inspiration to you and study them, find someone that has a horse with the same mindset/ style as yours and ask questions. And always always thank the volunteers (gate people, stewards, office ladies) You never know who is watching and who might have the key for your future success. Practice hard, Trust your training, Smile big, be humble and always have a go!
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Interesting Facts you should know It is now strongly suspected that if a pregnant mare has poorly balanced nutrition â€“ causing obesity - or a lack of vital vitamins and minerals, her foal will be predisposed to insulin resistance and be at a higher risk of developing laminitis for its whole life.
Donâ€™t be fooled into thinking thereâ€™s no grass â€“ usually thereâ€™s only no grass because the horse is eating it as fast as it can grow! If you are mowing your lawn then the grass is growing â€“ if the ďŹ eld looks bare but you are mowing your lawn twice a week then the horses are eating a lot of grass!
The volume of calcium alone will NOT prevent or treat bighead. The overall ratio of calcium to phosphorus in your horseâ€™s diet is key. Vitamin D keeps the serum calcium and phosphorus concentrations within the normal range to promote mineralization of the skeleton. Rugging a horse, eliminates the ability of the skin to take up Vitamin D from natural sunlight. Sunlight exposure of 5 to 8 hours/day â€“ will produces enough Vit D to meet their needs. Mammals are unable to synthesize omega-3 fatty acids. Supplement feeding has taken popularity with the plant based omega 3 ALA found in Flaxseed, but only a small amount as low as 5% is actually converted into the necessary EPA and DHA. Fish oil (Cod Liver Oil) & Hemp Seed Oil on the other hand provides pre-formed ready to be utilised EPA and DHA Omega 3s in the right ratio.
Progesterone is critical to the maintenance of early pregnancy. Holtan and Hunt (1983) reported a positive relationship between dietary protein and progesterone concentrations. A study by Boyer (1999) showed mares fed 1000 g crude protein daily (for the 500kg horse) or less had a higher incidence of early fetal loss than mares fed 1400g CP/d.
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Our horses are the epitome of living en�rely in the present moment. They are aware of every sound, rush of leaves, distant horse neighing, their rumbling tummy or sore feet. Humans have the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously while also bearing emo�onal discomfort, stresses of past and future events, we can juggle all this and more even with a sense of urgency aswell. Bringing oneself totally into the present moment takes learning, prac�ce and discipline. Our lives are usually governed by a clock with many jobs to achieve in set periods of �me. Life’s demands are o�en con�nuously on our mind. Now try to work with your horse whilst embodying this typical human presence. Suddenly your horse feels your hurried and annoyed energy, he hears your disquie�ng thoughts, yet you are completely unaware of his present moment. You ignore his friend neighing across the yards, you don’t seem to no�ce the rustle in the leaves that could very well be a predator lurking. You are ignoring the s�ﬀness in his poll, his hot splint on his leg, the s�nging gut sensa�on when you �ghten the girth. You seem uninterested in his immediate needs, you want him to move, leave his friend, forget his pains and somehow rise above it all, perform for your immediate needs. Your horse ﬁdgets, stomps his feet, goes back wards instead of forward, neighs to his friend and you begin to emit an energy he is even more uncomfortable with. Your gentle asking turns into sheer force and he ﬁnally yields a�er being chased around the arena, lathering into a sweat and bringing his now into your now. He submits to your energy and emits the same energy now, even though he does not like it. He is now wired, feeling intense sensa�ons, his pains are dri�ing into the background and he fearfully obeys to avoid another round of the yard or crack of the whip. Now ask, where is the team in this rela�onship? Are you both working simultaneous – synced mindfully for eﬀortless work? Or are you purely opera�ng on top and he is working underneath. Is he working out of fear and obedience to his master? Does he feel hopeless? Is there any pleasure for you or him in this rela�onship? Will he want to work for me again tomorrow, or will he turn away when he sees me coming and we start the whole cycle again. Humans have worked this way for as long as �me, a horse does as he is told, he ﬁts in with our needs and �me schedule. Much has been achieved with this method, so why change? A good horse is o�en measured by how quickly he yields to our demands when we ask something of him. But will he leave you in the forest should something unfortunate happen? Does he want to be with you or does he want to get as far away from you as possible given the chance? How many �mes have I heard of riders tell their story of watching their horse bolt
when they came oﬀ. Yet, without ini�ally understanding the reasons, my own horses would stand by my side, even holding their leg up in the air to ensure my safety, from them accidently stepping on me. Un�l hearing the phrase ‘mindfulness’ did I begin to understand a way to express what it was that made a horse want to be with you, connect with you, be at peace even while working with you. A horse is a mindful creature, totally aware of the moment, tuned into your feelings and
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ever ready to forgive and give things another go. To ‘be with your horse’, means to sync with their now, we have to bring ourselves fully into the moment. Leave the mobile phone behind, leave �me and worries back at the house. Try going into their paddock to just be. Sit quietly, don’t look at your horse, focus on your breathing ﬁrst. Listen to your breathe, breath deeper and slower. Keep your back straight, close your eyes, all the while breathing steady and slow. Now listen, listen for birds, insects, water running, tree branches and leaves in the wind. Listen to your horses breathing, by this �me he is probably curiously wondering closer to see what you are doing. He feels no threat, he likes this new feeling and he wants to be closer to you. Now feel, feel the warmth or cool on your skin, feel the wind, is it gentle or intense? Open your eyes and think about the colours you see, how many colours can you make out, maybe shades of the same colour. Look up, how would you describe the clouds, the colour the pa�erns? Now allow yourself to feel what your horse feels. Is he curious, hungry or �red? Make a note in your mind on how he appears to feel. Now slowly put out your hand, if he is s�ll standing away from you, oﬀer it in his direc�on. If he looks at you or moves forward, pull your hand back a li�le. Reward his a�en�on by retrea�ng your hand, your hand has likely been known as a tool of pressure. Maybe your horse will be all over you right away, this shows he trusts your presence and enjoys your company. If not, that’s ok. This exercise may take much �me, as long as he has learnt to stand away from people, it may take as long for him to want to be near people. I had a horse do this for a year, his history involved several men holding him down to brutally geld him as a young colt. A memory he was not going to let go, humans were evil and there was no chance he would allow them near him again. He was delivered with a long rope a�ached and told it was the only way to get close to him, grab and hold on. The ﬁrst thing I did was remove the rope and halter. I must admit it broke my heart not to be able to scratch him and tell him all would be ok now. My greatest moment was feeling his breath on the back of my neck, feel his whiskers brush my skin. He learnt I didn’t want anything from him, I just wanted to enjoy his paddock, share the same sounds and smells as him, pull the grass and lay back looking at the clouds, like he did. A horse living in the moment is subject to hormones and emo�ons just like us. A young herd colt I own takes his job of loving his mares very seriously. When a mare is in season, his a�en�on is focussed on how to seduce her. An interes�ng day occurred when the farrier arrived and it was �me to get them out one by one for their trim. They were due for their trim and the farrier had a schedule to keep. When we got the mare who was in season out, the ﬁdgets began. The legs were tossed, she pushed her weight onto each leg being trimmed, moved forward and backwards. My energies were rising into immense frustra�on, ‘if you just stand s�ll we can be done and you can go back to your lover’. The behaviour intensiﬁed and ﬁnally we decided a quick trim was all we could achieve. Next it was lover boy’s turn. This turned out to be a much worse outcome, there was no way he was having his feet done this day. We had two choices,
do we force him into submission or return him to his herd? I decided to respect the moment that was his and return him to the paddock. Needless to say the next trim went oﬀ much be�er when his moment was not controlled by male urges. Not everyone agrees to allow a horse to get away with his moods or momentary wants. At this point I like to reﬂect on a scenario like this: you have a very bad head ache, or you are having a serious rela�onship issue and a big ﬁnancial worry on top, now oblige yourself to happily take an annoying needy friend who talks too much on a 5 km fast walk/run and it’s a hot day. Are you going to oblige, or say not today, its not a good day for me. A true friend would understand if we said no.
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Some�mes we have to ask (perceive) if our horse is ok, before deciding what we can fairly expect from him each day. Being mindful, aware of the now allows us to perceive and adjust to the circumstances. Working together in the now,
reduces stress on the horse, as he feels understood and you have adjusted your demands to consider his needs. Perhaps a simple brush down and scratch while he is removed from his friend, allows him to feel safe and content now in your company. Why not throw out a slow feeder hay net for his friend, to keep him from neighing and pacing the fence line as you remove his buddy. Before any work, check out his en�re body for any soreness and get onto ﬁxing them right away. Teach yourself to be mindful of the moment, every �me you are with your horses relax yourself through slow deep breathing and forget about everything else. Joining the moment with your horse is going to be an exci�ng and rewarding experience for you both, you’ll be surprised how much you can s�ll learn about your horse and he about you. If you are s�ll struggling to overcome anxiety or nervousness, exploring nutri�onal deﬁciencies may be worth the eﬀort. Once the right supplement is fed, teaching posi�ve outcomes can quick overcome old pa�erns of learnt fear or anxiety of speciﬁc situa�ons.
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We actually grow our herbs on our own Permaculture farm and manufacture from scratch our eco skin care. We live a fully eco lifestyle, we harvest own energy from the sun being 100% oďŹ€ the grid, so that means we have a solar bore pump, solar hot water, solar electricity and a slow combusďż˝on stove to heat water, cook and warm our house. We even built our own solar passive straw bale home. We lovingly developed 2 large covered permaculture orchards where we grow our own food and use animals as our lawn mowers (25 guinea pigs!!!!!), ducks to make our liquid ferďż˝lizer and horses to make our food for the garden. Our systems we have perfected over ďż˝me. I as a horďż˝culturist, and Gregg as alternaďż˝ve carpenter, we made a great team to build our Permaculture farm. Being self suďŹƒcient in food and all aspects of living we achieved successfully, though the missing link was income. We started oďŹ€ selling our cerďż˝ďŹ ed organic veggies, though both of us working full ďż˝me and going back 16 years ago we just couldn't make a living and barely covered living costs.
We started to look at alterna�ve income op�ons, Gregg went back onto the tools building local alterna�ve homes and I went back to school studying naturopathy. It all sort of fell into place, early into my studies I fell pregnant, I was studying topical naturopathy. When my baby Gemma was born she had Eczema, a�er a trip to the doc and walking out with baby quartzone cream I just couldn't bare it and said to Gregg, I have been studying this, I've got this. That day I made our ﬁrst cream from the herbs we were growing, sourcing local iinputs for the other ingredients and it worked. That was when Seed to Skin, Eco Skin Care by Saarinen Organics was born, we haven't looked back.
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This brand new JR Easy Traveller 2HSL Winton Float is Australian made with the JR Anďż˝ Scramble design so your horses travel in comfort. It is complete with storm cover on the rear, sliding windows, adjustable chest and rump bars plus unique electric braking unit allowing you to operate from your android or iphone (if you do not have a unit in your tow vehicle). Pick up / drop oďŹ€ from Palmview.
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Published on Feb 16, 2019
The Nude Horse maintains an ethical high ground by not promoting feeds, equipment or gadgets that may harm in any way the long term well bei...