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  • Hoofbeats Magazine
    Ahead of his visit to Australia in November FEI 5 Olympic dressage judge Stephen Clarke shares his advice for those looking to improve their training and maximise their dressage score TRAINING TIPS SAY YES by Karen Rohlf Clear communication to create a stronger partnership and healthy biomechanics are the training goals of American dressage professional Karen Rohlf as she combines the principles of natural horsemanship with the art of dressage MANAGING tHE THE HEALTH OF THE WHOLE HORSE by Angela Da v ison Horse Herbalist Many horse owners are increasingly incorporating herbs into their horse s health and nutritional regime as they seek the benefits of having the whole horse healthy TOP FIVE DENTAL DISEASES by Dr Shannon Lee Periodontal disease affects more horses than any other disease and along with other dental problems is a health issue that horse owners should gain a better understanding of to save their horse from the painful consequences that can arise Say YES Reward small goals Diagnose that Itch Improve Training and dressage scores with Stephen Clarke HONEY BANDAGE A Hoofbeats Reader s Story When the Paint filly Halo lost part of her heel bulb from a conflict with a fence Bethanie Moore used honey as her bandage dressing and was pleased with the quick healing results PREMARIN MARES by Kaye Meynell Millions of women have taken Hormone Replacement Therapy to alleviate their menopausal symptoms What many may not know however is where the oestrogen comes from in the drugs that they may be taking Pregnant mares are farmed to source the oestrogen and many query the welfare implications DIAGNOSE THAT ITCH by Professor Ken Mason Itching is a common complaint in equine medicine Horses can be seen at any time of the day having a good rub against the tree or on the fence A good scratch may be harmless but when a horse itches excessively then horse owners do need to investigate the cause TIME TO RIDE by Kaye Meynell Horse ownership requires a considerable commitment both in time and money and as owners juggle these responsibilities with other commitments in their lives it makes sense to be as organised as possible minimising wasted effort and expenses and maximising time to ride and enjoy your horse TURMERIC by Doug English It may surprise many to know that the jar of golden yellow spice in their pantry spice rack contains a product that can do more than just add a colour to curry A FREE month s access to FEED XL This scientific simple to use calculator will show you if what you are feeding is right for your horse an exclusive offer to Hoofbeats readers until 31st October 2015 visit FeedXL com and use coupon code HOOFBEAT to get started Select the Lite 1 horse or Lite 2 3 horses and enter the coupon code REGULAR FEATURES PLEASE EXPLAIN Charles Sturt University s Dr Allan Gunn advises us of the issues that can affect a horse s tear ducts Olympian Stuart

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  • Hoofbeats Magazine
    source of the future Included in this edition of The Green Horse is how solar energy can be of benefit to horse property managers Solar energy has long been a hot topic and it s believed that each hour enough solar energy is transmitted to the earth to power civilisation for a whole year Sunny Australia is leading the way in harnessing this power In December last year Australian solar power researchers achieved new world levels of efficiency potentially securing solar power plants as more competitive than other energy sources such as unsustainable coal The team at the Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics PV at the University of NSW achieved 40 4 conversion efficiency with a system comprised of commercially available solar cells This year the institute is aiming to achieve around 42 conversion efficiency almost half of the theoretical maximum level of 86 This is great news because essentially as developments continue and supply competition increases it is the consumers that benefit See the SOLAR PUMP article in this issue As the weather starts to warm hibernating snakes are allegedly waking up and for horse owners spending plenty of time outdoors and around sheds an unwelcome encounter with a reptile is a high possibility There is no shortage of information available or frightening anecdotes about Australian snakes but how much of it is correct Statistically more deaths are caused each year by horse riding accidents in Australia than snake bite There are number of actions landholders can take to make their properties less attractive to snakes such as keeping lawn grass mowed and removing any piles of timber or materials Ensuring foodstuffs are stored correctly feed room floors are kept clear and rodent control is in place will eradicate any snake cuisine mice Snakes may approach looking for water

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    Green Horse you will find the following articles Information Exchange Readers Tips Views and Questions Weedwatch Twiggy Mullein by Nicola Field Horse Manure the Key to Biofuel Feral Animal Research Growing Equine Herbs Tasty Herbs for Foals b y Jackie Rive PIC Reminder We re Getting it Right Down Under by Carole Watson After the Fire by David Nash Fact or Fiction with Andrea Carmody Holistic Management Pt 10a by Mariette van den Berg February March 2014 Vol 35 No 5 In this issue of The Green Horse you will find the following articles Hay Huts Preparing for the First Rains by Chris Ferreira Maximising your Pasture Dollar by David Nash Growing Equine Herbs Natural Insect Repellents by Jackie Rive Patterned Rugs to Deter Flies Native Grasses Mixing native and Introduced Pasture by Dr Ian Chivers Signs of Heat Stress in Horses by Kim Baker Weedwatch Fat Hen by Nicola Field Holistic Management Pt 9 by Mariette van den Berg December January 2013 14 Vol 35 No 4 In this issue of The Green Horse you will find the following articles Information Exchange Readers Tips Views and Questions Weedwatch Poinsettia by Nicola Field Native Grasses Seed Harvesting by Dr Ian Chivers Growing Equine Herbs Calming Herbs by Jackie Rive Soil App for iPad Holistic Management Pt 8 by Mariette van den Berg Energy Wise and Fire Safe by Chris Ferreira Equine Gas Colic by Kim Baker Keeping Horses Organically by Andrea Carmody Search for Anthelmintic Plant October November 2013 Vol 35 No 3 In this issue of The Green Horse you will find the following articles Fact or Fiction All weeds are bad by Nicola Field Water Tank Maintenance by Andrea Carmody Rain Gardens for Horse Properties Dealing with Parasites the Natural Way by Jackie Rive The Advantages of Deciduous Trees by Steve Mumford Holistic Management Pt 5 by Mariette van den Berg Small Farms Conference Planning for Peace Productivity and Prosperity by Chris Ferreira August September 2013 Vol 35 No 2 In this issue of The Green Horse you will find the following articles Fact or Fiction All weeds are bad by Nicola Field Water Tank Maintenance by Andrea Carmody Rain Gardens for Horse Properties Dealing with Parasites the Natural Way by Jackie Rive The Advantages of Deciduous Trees by Steve Mumford Holistic Management Pt 5 by Mariette van den Berg Small Farms Conference Planning for Peace Productivity and Prosperity by Chris Ferreira June July 2013 Vol 35 No 1 In this issue of The Green Horse you will find the following articles Fact or Fiction All weeds are bad by Nicola Field Water Tank Maintenance by Andrea Carmody Rain Gardens for Horse Properties Dealing with Parasites the Natural Way by Jackie Rive The Advantages of Deciduous Trees by Steve Mumford Holistic Management Pt 5 by Mariette van den Berg Small Farms Conference Planning for Peace Productivity and Prosperity by Chris Ferreira April May 2013 Vol 34 No 6 In this issue of The Green Horse you will find

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  • Hoofbeats Magazine
    what horse owners need to do before the next one Online Instruction by Wendy Elks Internet access now allows riders and coaches to connect anywhere in the world With video capability and the potential for immediate feedback online learning can be a valuable tool Rug Ruin by Kaye Meynell Outfitting horses with the correct rug in a changeable climate is made so much more difficult by horses that wilfully or otherwise rip them to shreds Have Horse Will Travel Selecting a Float Float ownership is almost synonymous with horse ownership and to ensure the safety and comfort of horses it s important to know what to look for whether purchasing Australian or overseas made floats Plastic or Traditional Steel Synthetic shoes are light flexible and bridge the gap between traditional steel shoes and barefoot as well as filling a need for those experiencing hoof problems PLEASE EXPLAIN with Dr Holly Lewis Carol Layton and Ron Paterson The effects of clipping on horse health feeding soy following the movement and why foals eat their dam s manure Experienced horsemen and women guide readers through the questions they have always wanted to ask Angular Limb Deformities in Foals by Dr Maxwell Hall Left untreated angular limb deformities are likely to cause problems as a horse matures Early action minimises these risks Training to Fall by Manuka Schneider All riders want to avoid unscheduled dismounts but few enjoy a riding career without the occasional tumble The likelihood of injury is reduced however if the rider learns to fall safely What Controls Appetite and Hunger in Horses by Dr Jennifer Stewart Equine Veterinarians Australia Appetite is the sum total of internal factors that either stimulate or inhibit hunger and the primary driver of appetite in horses is to meet energy requirements Why That Saddle Pad by Kaye Meynell Saddle pads vary a great deal in size shape material thickness and price Their role encompasses protection from sweat pressure and heat distribution Baby On Board click here to see more photos from this story Would you take an orphaned Clydesdale on your long service leave camping trip John and Anita Heath of Victoria did To read the article and see more photos of Sissy s camping trip click here Reader s Story PSSM by Felicity Wischer Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy is a hereditary condition that can present with symptoms similar to colic but actually affects a horse s muscles Product News The latest on what s new in the market place Horse front News veterinary advances and horse happenings around the world FOAL BRAG 2014 All the winners and runners up from this year s Foal Brag competition Vote for your winner on facebook PICK YOUR WINNER IN THE FOAL BRAG READER S CHOICE on Hoofbeats facebook Free BONUS articles in the e Preview e Magazine and App Horsetrekking Through French History If you are planning on attending the World Equestrian Games in France this August then you may find this a delightful side trip or

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    soil water requirements tags identified the plants as Australian native and showed the native bird species supported by the plants It was mind blowing Bunnings a nationwide store with earnings of 904 M on sales of 8 B was marketing plants that are not only good for the environment but also undercut Bunnings profits because natives don t need the fertilizers soil amendments and pesticides needed by non natives Talk about corporate responsibility Bunnings even had knowledgeable nursery staff Kelly knew a great deal about plants in general and Australian native flora in particular She d become acquainted with native plants while working in central Australia as a snake relocator Have native plants always been popular in Australia I asked her No she said with an emphatic shake of her head There was a boom in the 1970 s for natives but then people didn t maintain them The plants went woody because people didn t prune them like the kangaroos and wallabies pruned them and so people got a wrong impression of native gardens Natives do take a little maintenance but it s much less than other plants What do you think created the resurgence in interest Australia has really bad droughts just like California I imagine and now we re hearing about the loss of biodiversity Colony collapse disorder hasn t come to Australia yet but people are worried Have you read A World Without Bees Finding Kelly s level of expertise in a chain store nursery amazed me I loved the fact that Kelly could inform customers about how to create real habitat for dwindling bird and pollinator populations This is why the habitat created by native plants matters The food web biodiversity and essential ecosystem services depend upon native plants Ninety percent of all species of leaf eating insects caterpillars of butterflies and moths for example can eat only plants native to their region Insects convert leaf matter to protein and like native plants are the foundation of the food web We need native plants and insects to maintain biodiversity and essential ecosystem services such as pollination watershed protection and reforestation Worried that Bunnings might be an anomaly I decided to check out Masters another nationwide home improvement store a few kilometres away Masters native plant section was even larger than the one at Bunnings Natives lined the main walkway from the parking lot entrance one of the two most prominent areas of display The number of natives was overwhelming so I asked a blue vested staff person for some help What can I do for you Paul said I detected an American accent Where are you from Detroit How d you wind up in Ballarat Love Paul smiled I gestured at the packed shelves three tiers high I m really impressed with your selection of native plants How many species are here Between 150 to 200 plus tube stock I d like to have even more Do you think Masters could sell that many native

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  • Hoofbeats Magazine
    50 App 5 99 Lateral Movements Travers by Liz Tollarzo Lateral exercises improve a horse s physical and mental flexibility and lay the foundations for complex movements in many disciplines tick Attack by Dr Jennifer Stewart Equine Veterinarians Australia Ticks are not averse to a blood meal on a horse Their bite can cause infection and irritation so correct removal is essential Why those bell boots by Kaye Meynell Relatively inexpensive when compared to other items of tack the humble bell boot can save costly injuries to horses prone to over reaching horse agility by Wendy Elks A fun way to build communication and trust with an equine companion Horse Agility is also growing world wide as a competitive sport the horse rider partnership by Rachel Hogg Strictly business or an emotional bond What kind of relationship do elite riders have with their equine partners the science of riding by Portland Jones with Jon Pitts People and horses learn in many different ways and each individual has a preferred learning style Human performance expert Jon Pitts explains how a tailored approach to training can help riders achieve their goals training psychology by Tony Lander A one size fits all approach is rarely successful but for a trainer to adapt their style to suit each horse an understanding of horse psychology is required Soaking Hay A study into the benefits of soaking hay Geldings Behaving Badly How to distinguish between rigs and those geldings that just behave badly the importance of actually weighing feed by Kentucky Equine Research Weighing feed eliminates the guesswork and ensures that horses receive the correct amounts of forage and nutrition for their age size and workload EQUITANA COLLECTION SYDNEY 2013 A collection of new and interesting products from the trade stands at Equitana Heavy Horse Heaven by Wendy Elks An equine rescue organisation specialising in large breed horses CONNECTED RIDING by Trisha Wren Improving the horse s balance and posture through observation and simple exercises can alleviate tensions that impede suppleness and self carriage and interrupt communication with the rider PLEASE EXPLAIN with Nina Arnott Ian Francis and Luke Riding Touching noses scotching and how to safely pick up a horse s feet Experienced horsemen and women guide readers through the questions they have always wanted to ask The Short Goodbye weaning foals How weaning takes place can have a dramatic effect on the length of time required for a young horse to overcome the shock of separation CATCHING UP WITH gorgi coghlan by Carole Watson A hectic media career took Gorgi away from horses for many years In returning to the land she has rediscovered what matters most EQUINE PLACENTITIS by Dr Patrick Brogan Commonly found in older mares placentitis can present at any age and mares that have had it once are very likely to be affected in subsequent pregnancies EQUINE self mutilation syndrome by Kaye Meynell Equine Self Mutilation Syndrome is extremely distressing to both horses and owners Like other behavioural problems such

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  • Hoofbeats Magazine
    App 5 99 EMOTIONS and how they influence the horse by Sandi Simons Time spent with horses is meant to be enjoyable and sometimes that means leaving human emotions at the stable door Feeding Horses with Respiratory issues by Dr Tania Cubitt HyGain Feeds Horses with respiratory disease can present unique problems with regards to the way they are managed and feeding practices can be one of the first issues to address when looking at the health of the horse Vanessa amorosi s MUSIC AND HORSES by Carole Watson Vanessa Amorosi is known worldwide as a successful musician and performer but she is also a passionate and dedicated horsewoman books for holiday reading READER S STORY Neglect by Michelle Slater The story of an Arabian mare so badly neglected that vets proposed euthanasia now restored to health in her owner s care Please explain with Dr Holly Lewis Nina Arnott and Kentucky Equine Research Watering a hot horse Wobblers Syndrome Western saddles and more Experienced horsemen and women guide readers through the questions they have always wanted to ask RIDER CORE TRAINING by Annette Willson Rider core strength helps develop a better riding position leading to faster progress better response from the horse and more value from instruction why those stirrups by Kaye Meynell An item of tack few riders prefer to do without there are stirrups for every riding style discipline and occasion Behaviour or pms by Dr Jennifer Stewart Equine Veterinarians Australia Many terms are used to describe the performance mares behaviour while in heat or cycling however there are measures that can be taken to improve the demeanor of the mare and enable training to be carried out at those times The Theory of the Bow and Bowstring by Bert Hartog This anatomy lesson shows how the connection is established on the top of the horse from the long back muscle via the broad back muscle to the front legs and the connection underneath the horse with the straight muscle in the belly and the external diagonal oblique muscle from the pelvis to the rib cage of the horse Product News The latest on what s new in the market place and Christmas gift suggestions Supplementing joint health by Tarsha Walsh Kelato Animal Health Care of the performance horse s legs is vital for longevity Using external protection such as boots and bandages can be combined with joint supplements or anti inflammatory medicines equine joint support Whether a s a result of age or performance strain Osteoarthritis is a common joint problem Luckily help is at hand from both veterinary and alternate sources mobile phone health hazard or safety net by Kaye Meynell The mobile phone is an accessory many people can t live without but is keeping phones too close contributing to cancer EQUITANA SYDNEY 2013 The biggest equestrian showcase came to Sydney this year with clinics lectures and shopping shopping shopping Free BONUS articles in the e Preview e Magazine and App ADELAIDE INTERNATIONAL 3DAY

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  • Hoofbeats Magazine DJ1314
    More challenging to perfect than it appears shoulder in promotes a horse s suppleness and obedience to the bending forward driving sideways pushing and restraining aids ENDURANCE in Sport and in life by Wendy Elks with Meg Wade Former international endurance rider Meg Wade is fighting her way back from a brain injury with the same determination that took her to the top of her beloved sport brakes or no brakes by Sandi Simons The stop and go cues are integral to a horse s education and the rider s enjoyment but if a horse has faulty brakes it s never too late to correct them Monty Roberts Relaxed Responsive Horses At 78 this world renowned horseman is showing even more people how to improve their relationships with their horses through logical horse psychology unlocking the locking device by Dr Ian Bidstrup A horse needs to lock its stifle joint to sleep while standing and to balance while resting the other leg Problems arise however when this transition doesn t happen smoothly why those reins by Kaye Meynell There is a wide range of reins available to suit rider preferece and equestrian activity Given their importance in communication with the horse reins deserve special consideration FLESH EATING BACTERIA by Kaye Meynell with Lisa Cairns It began with a swollen neck and turned into a battle to save a 15 year old gelding s life WARNING this article contains graphic images Please explain with Dr Meredith Flash Dr Clarissa Brown Douglas and Jane Myers Taking a horse s pulse feeding for colour and an independent seat Experienced horsemen and women guide readers through the questions they have always wanted to ask Reader s Story In Search of a Brumby Taking part in a Brumby Safari enabled a reader to make a special connection with a wild horse starting under saddle by Wendy Elks The age to start a horse under saddle varies greatly with the breed and discipline Is there an ideal age Or does it depend on the horse septicaemia by Dr Jennifer Stewart Septicaemia or blood poisoning is the underlying cause in the majority of equine deaths Fortunately the body has a complex defence system that activates before it goes that far mongol derbY by Carol Willcocks with Kirsten Melis The Mongol Derby holds the record for the world s longest race 1000km across harsh Mongolian wilderness Aussie girl Kirsten Melis took up the challenge finishing equal third with Clare Twemlow UK Riding Forward with Linda Parelli That s how the rider is going to encourage the horse to put in a little more effort but without bringing up the horse s emotions Also unlike thunk thunk plink plink is onthe horse s hip rather than its shoulder Free BONUS articles in the e Preview e Magazine and App VOLUN TOURING IN INDIA Volun touring in India takes horse trekkers to local villages that would not normally be in any tour guides CARL HESTER AT HARTPURY An insightful summary

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