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Caring for the Older Horse

The care and management of old horses has been the focus of much scrutiny of late. The reason is obvious: horses are living much longer than they on

Mutual Grooming

When horses indulge in mutual grooming, it’s a case of “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”! Horses living in the wild have a natural pecking

The Nitty Gritty on Salt

The medical community remains deadlocked on whether humans crave salt to satisfy physiological needs or to fulfill acquired taste preferences. Equine

Feeding...the Inside Story

Your horse is a grass-eating machine! He has evolved over millions of years to survive on a diet of nothing but grass and although he is adaptable and


Microchips are implanted intramuscularly and have been used to identify animals since the 1970’s. They are considered an excellent form of animal ide

Rock & Roll!

What is it with horses? Give them a wash or an extra good grooming and the first thing they’ll do when they get the chance is have a good roll, it’s

Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action Competition

Entries open for the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action Competition Entries are open for the 2018 Royal Melbourne Show Horses in Action Com

Colic Can be a Real Pain!

Too much grass...too much grain...moldy feed or grain...rapid change from one feeding program to another. Twists, blockage, gas, dehydration, ulcers,

Should You Be Present for the Horse Pre Purchase Exam?

When looking at horses for sale and buying a horse, you may request a pre-purchase exam be performed on a horse that you would like to buy. The pre-pu

The X Factor

It’s often been said that some horses have the ‘X Factor’…but what exactly does this mean? Over the years it’s come to represent a champion horse, on

Cleveland Bay

Cleveland Bays are the oldest pure breed of Warmblood horse in the world, their history goes back over 400 years. The Cleveland Bay owes its beginnin

KWPN–Dutch Warmblood

The KWPN stands for Koninklijk Warmbloed Paardenstamboek Nederland (Studbook of the Royal Dutch Sporthorse) and focuses on breeding warmblood sport

Legend of the Blood Stained Shoulder

The ‘bloody shoulder’ marking has been prized by Arabian horsemen throughout the Middle East for hundreds of years! Traditionally an Arabian characte

Friends...horses need company as much as we do!

Did you know a horse’s social life is just as important as ours? Horses are herd animals and knowing this helps a lot when it comes to understanding

Living Legends–Australia's Champion Racehorses

If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with champion racehorses like Melbourne Cup winners, then a visit to Living Legends is a must. L

The Art of Side Saddle

Up until the early 1900’s, side saddle was the ONLY way for a lady to ride! As far as history goes, women didn’t always ride side saddle...many actua

Born to be Wild

Do you ever wonder how wild horses survive without rugging, worming, the farrier, the vet and the dentist? Actually it’s only domesticated horses th

Hair Whorls Explained

Hair whorls come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes and positions!
 A whorl, (also called a swirl, crown, cowlick or trichoglyph), is where the hair

Top Horse Questions to Ask Before Breeding a Horse

Top Horse questions to ask before… BREEDING A HORSE • Am I doing this for me or because I want to play with a baby horse? There’s no denying any

The Morgan Horse

Morgan horses are known for their versatility, beauty, intelligence, courage and calm temperament. There are recognisable by their stylish, proud car