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The swollen horse eye

The swollen horse eye
14 Nov 2018

You walk out into the paddock and are greeted with a weeping swollen eye
GREAT!!!
So what do you do now????

Should I rug my horse while traveling?

Should I rug my horse while traveling?
1 Sep 2018

The answer to this question really depends on the weather conditions and the condition of the horse at the time of transport and on a long trip those variables may change

The importance of bridle fit

The importance of bridle fit
23 Aug 2018

You can have the best fitting bits in the world but if your bridle doesn’t fit your horse correctly then your horse can be in a world of pain

Why I love the Macgregor Hessian so much!

Why I love the Macgregor Hessian so much!
21 Jul 2018

The Macgregor is simple one of my favourite rugs simply because it does nearly everything

What does denier mean and why should I care?

What does denier mean and why should I care?
12 May 2018

A denier is a unit of measurement that expresses fibre thickness of individual threads or filaments in fabric or textiles. This is done by using a single strand of silk as a reference for one denier where 9000m of the strand would equal one gram.

The drought and hoof health

The drought and hoof health
21 Apr 2018

Although moderately warm and dry weather is ideal for horses, it is more common that horse owners will have to deal with a variety of climates. The temperature and moisture content both directly impact the anatomy and health of hooves. To maintain a horse’s overall health, it is important for horse owners to offer extra attention to soles throughout the changing seasons

The first washing lesson

The first washing lesson
19 Apr 2018

Washing those young ones for the first time can be an adventure but it can be a really good adventure if you follow a few tips

Boots or bandages – How do I decide?

Boots or bandages – How do I decide?
11 Apr 2018

The first question to ask is what type of protection your horse needs.
Protective leg gear (boots or bandages) is used for two purposes–protection from trauma and to support lower leg structures

Dust and the Older horse - What is the issue?

Dust and the Older horse - What is the issue?
10 Apr 2018

Caring for the older horse can mean a whole new management system is needed! With the current drought that most of Australia is experiencing dust can become a real issue for the older horse.
So why is dust so bad especially for the older equine?

The art of travelling horses long distances

The art of travelling horses long distances
9 Apr 2018

The key to a successful long trip is all in the planning!

What is a lunging cavesson and why should I use one?

What is a lunging cavesson and why should I use one?
16 Mar 2018

The lunging cavesson is a very horse friendly and efficient bitless bridle for gymnastic groundwork and riding. The structure of the lunging cavesson (either a fixed or hinged metal noseband) means that the aids that are given to the horse are very clear and a high degree of control is maintained.

should I rug my old horse?

should I rug my old horse?
10 Mar 2018

Yes! Older horses do much better when rugged!
Horses as they grow older have more trouble keeping warm as they have less muscle mass and body fat. Keeping warm uses a large amount of energy and during winter the stored fat is converted into energy for this purpose.

How do stable lights work to maintain a short coat?

How do stable lights work to maintain a short coat?
7 Mar 2018

Using lights to maintain a healthy short coat is often talked about within showing circles. Using lights needs to be considered at the summer solace when the day light hours start to shorten.

How do I decide which rug or combo my horse needs?

How do I decide which rug or combo my horse needs?
28 Feb 2018

Deciding to rug your horse can be the easy bit!
Choosing the right rug can be a mine field.