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Horse Theft!

Horse theft has been taking place here ever since horses first set hoof on Australian soil….even bushrangers like Ned Kelly regularly helped themselve


Rider Profile–ANDREW HOY

Andrew Hoy is one of Australia’s most experienced elite eventing riders. When he competes as part of Australia’s Three Day Event team at the London O


The Ups and Downs of Three Day Eventing

Have you ever wondered what those letters and stars mean in eventing? And just how will the team and individual results be decided at the London Olym


Priority Tail

We’d all love our horses to have a full, flowing tail. A thick, flowing mass of hair is the epitome of beauty. But looking at a lovely long tail and c


Tips on finding the most suitable horse float

If you’re looking for a horse float for sale, it pays to do your homework first. Buying a used horse float can be tricky, especially from someone you


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


Microchipping

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