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Nutrition – September 2019

Feeding mares and foals – from birth to weaning: Planning your approach to nutrition is the best way to ensure a good outcome for both your mare and foal, writes nutritionist LARISSA BILTON. The birth of a foal is an

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Breed – August 2019

The incredible Quarter Horse: The Quarter horse can reach speeds of just under 90kph, but as AMANDA MAC discovered, speed is only one of this breed’s extraordinary attributes. One look at the Quarter Horse’s compact confirmation and powerful build, and

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Young Rider – August 2019

Jacob Wells is bold, brave and with a bright future ahead of him: The level of success enjoyed by this month’s Young Rider is enviable. And he’s on his way to even bigger and better things, writes AMANDA MAC. This

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Brister’s Brief – August 2019

The bad floater is everybody’s nightmare: Gentle persuasion is the key to coaxing a newbie on to a float, writes CHARLIE BRISTER, who has a few ideas to help along the way. How many times have you heard of a horse refusing to load

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Our Hero – August 2019

Never ask why did it happen to me: Dressage rider David Shoobridge talks to CANDIDA BAKER about surviving the most difficult year of his life, his Pony Club dad role, and his new young superstar of the future. It’s possibly

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Training Tips – August 2019

Reining – It’s fast, it’s furious and it’s a whole lot of fun!: Mick Taylor, top reining rider and owner of Spin Valley Ranch talks to AMANDA MAC about the joys of reining. You would think that one of the

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Nutrition – August 2019

Preparing your stallion for the breeding season: Careful attention to pre-season nutrition will pay dividends, writes nutritionist LARISSA BILSTON. Although breeding is obviously a natural function for stallions, fertility levels don’t have to be left to genetics and luck alone. 

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Breed – July 2019

The Royal Alter Real: Alter Reals are exceptionally rare, writes DANNII CUNNANE, and were originally only bred at a single stud, founded by the Portugese Royal family.  Although the Alter Real is a strain of the Lusitano, for many decades

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Young Rider – July 2019

It’s in the blood: You could say that eventing is in Oliver Barrett’s blood – and, coupled with hard work and determination, that’s something which is paying significant dividends, writes DANNII CUNNANE. Hailing from the NSW Hunter Valley, meet July’s Young

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Brister’s Brief – July 2019

Plain sailing through water: Even horses that love to swim can take exception to a sudden puddle. CHARLIE BRISTER looks at ways to help your horse cope with water dragons. Aquaphobia.  We’ve all experienced it in our horsey lives, and

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Our Hero – July 2019

Smashing goals: Polocrosse stars Lucy and Jim Grills are at the top of the Polocrosse ladder at the moment, and enjoying every minute of the ride, writes CANDIDA BAKER. They breed them tough in the country, for sure.  I guess

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Training Tips – July 2019

Eventing puts a smile on your dial: Top eventer Dom Schramm, and owner of the hilarious blog Evention TV, talks DANNII CUNNANE through eventing 101, and explains the unique element of cross-country. Dom Schramm hails from the small outback town

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Nutrition – July 2019

Managing the mums: Animal nutritionist LARISSA BILSTON explains why the higher nutritional requirements of pregnant and lactating mares is so important. As we move into spring, many brood mares move into their final months of gestation signalling higher nutritional requirements.

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Breed – June 2019

The Hanoverian: The Hanoverian Horse has proved itself as the ultimate performance, for well over a century, writes DANNII CUNNANE.  The Hanoverian is an incredibly popular warmblood breed throughout the world, well known for its athletic and sporting prowess in

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Young Rider – June 2019

Multi-Talented and Passionate: With impressive results in the showring, and a new-found passion for eventing, our Young Rider Tyler Kelly understands the importance of hard work, writes DANNII CUNNANE.  Our June Young Rider is Tyler Kelly, who hails from Scone

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Brister’s Brief – June 2019

From racehorse to pony clubber: The young and the old came together recently at a clinic held by Pony Club NSW and Racing NSW to focus on retraining retired racehorses, and CHARLIE BRISTER was there. With everybody’s sights set on

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Our Hero – June 2019

Colleen Brook on why it’s all about the horse, the horse… Colleen Brook is a quiet achiever in the equine industry, but the alternative training methods she’s used has produced some of Australia’s best performance horses, writes CANDIDA BAKER. There’s

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Training Tips – June 2019

Blasting the barrels: Adele Edwards has won every major barrel race in the eastern states in the past ten years, writes DANNII CUNNANE. She also happens to be renowned as a top-level breeder and trainer. Nangus-based Adele Edwards and her

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Young Rider – May 2019

Dressage star on the rise: When Lindsey Ware bought the well-known dressage star Aristede, little did she know how quickly the pair of them would bond, writes DANNII CUNNANE. This month, we catch up with Lindsey Ware, a Young Rider

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Brister’s Brief – May 2019

Crystal ball judging is always hard: CHARLIE BRISTER was in Toowoomba recently judging the young horse eventing classes. Not an easy task. Judging is a lot harder than it looks. And judging young horse eventing classes is even harder. Not

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