Top 5

Five of the Most Beautiful Equestrian Facilities in Australia

Tell me, what comes to mind when you first think of Australia…? My first thoughts are generally broad horizons, picturesque landscapes and a rural culture stemming from some pioneering cattlemen and their trusty stockhorses… Considering all these stereotypes and our outback heritage, it shou...

20 September 2016

Five of the Most Beautiful Equestrian Facilities in Australia

Tell me, what comes to mind when you first think of Australia…? My first thoughts are generally broad horizons, picturesque landscapes and a rural culture stemming from some pioneering cattlemen and their trusty stockhorses… Considering all these stereotypes and our outback heritage, it shou...

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Five of the Most Beautiful Equestrian Facilities in Australia

Top 5

Five of the Most Beautiful Equestrian Facilities in Australia

Tell me, what comes to mind when you first think of Australia…? My first thoughts are generally broad horizons, picturesque landscapes and a rural culture stemming from some pioneering cattlemen and their trusty stockhorses… Considering all these stereotypes and our outback heritage, it shou...

20 September 2016

Tell me, what comes to mind when you first think of Australia…? My first thoughts are generally broad horizons, picturesque landscapes and a rural culture stemming from some pioneering cattlemen and their trusty stockhorses… Considering all these stereotypes and our outback heritage, it shou...

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Tips and Training

“Your horse just called you a liar.”

I was reminded recently that it’s been 5 years since my Mojo came home to me. He broke all my “rules” when I bought him- too old, too small, and been on spell in a paddock for ages. But, you know, there was something about him… I’d seen his ad online a number of times and ruled...

6 September 2016

“Your horse just called you a liar.”

I was reminded recently that it’s been 5 years since my Mojo came home to me. He broke all my “rules” when I bought him- too old, too small, and been on spell in a paddock for ages. But, you know, there was something about him… I’d seen his ad online a number of times and ruled...

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“Your horse just called you a liar.”

Tips and Training

“Your horse just called you a liar.”

I was reminded recently that it’s been 5 years since my Mojo came home to me. He broke all my “rules” when I bought him- too old, too small, and been on spell in a paddock for ages. But, you know, there was something about him… I’d seen his ad online a number of times and ruled...

6 September 2016

I was reminded recently that it’s been 5 years since my Mojo came home to me. He broke all my “rules” when I bought him- too old, too small, and been on spell in a paddock for ages. But, you know, there was something about him… I’d seen his ad online a number of times and ruled...

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Tips and Training What Does That Even Mean?

What Is Feel? Part Two

Confidence comes from Feel. Confidence flows automatically from knowing how to work with your unique sense of Feel.  It’s like a whole new world of skill opens up. We talked in Part One about how trying to copy someone else’s way of feeling for their horse is doomed to failure and leaves us fee...

6 September 2016

What Is Feel? Part Two

Confidence comes from Feel. Confidence flows automatically from knowing how to work with your unique sense of Feel.  It’s like a whole new world of skill opens up. We talked in Part One about how trying to copy someone else’s way of feeling for their horse is doomed to failure and leaves us fee...

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What Is Feel? Part Two

Tips and Training What Does That Even Mean?

What Is Feel? Part Two

Confidence comes from Feel. Confidence flows automatically from knowing how to work with your unique sense of Feel.  It’s like a whole new world of skill opens up. We talked in Part One about how trying to copy someone else’s way of feeling for their horse is doomed to failure and leaves us fee...

6 September 2016

Confidence comes from Feel. Confidence flows automatically from knowing how to work with your unique sense of Feel.  It’s like a whole new world of skill opens up. We talked in Part One about how trying to copy someone else’s way of feeling for their horse is doomed to failure and leaves us fee...

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Tips and Training What Does That Even Mean?

What is Feel? Part One

Feel and connection are twin beacons of hope for the horse and the humans that work with them. When Jade asked me to do an article about feel for Cavalletti, I said “Yes!” thinking that this would be so easy to do.  It’s easy for me to teach “Feel” for your horse, so it should be easy to ...

29 August 2016

What is Feel? Part One

Feel and connection are twin beacons of hope for the horse and the humans that work with them. When Jade asked me to do an article about feel for Cavalletti, I said “Yes!” thinking that this would be so easy to do.  It’s easy for me to teach “Feel” for your horse, so it should be easy to ...

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What is Feel? Part One

Tips and Training What Does That Even Mean?

What is Feel? Part One

Feel and connection are twin beacons of hope for the horse and the humans that work with them. When Jade asked me to do an article about feel for Cavalletti, I said “Yes!” thinking that this would be so easy to do.  It’s easy for me to teach “Feel” for your horse, so it should be easy to ...

29 August 2016

Feel and connection are twin beacons of hope for the horse and the humans that work with them. When Jade asked me to do an article about feel for Cavalletti, I said “Yes!” thinking that this would be so easy to do.  It’s easy for me to teach “Feel” for your horse, so it should be easy to ...

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Tips and Training

Clicker Training – How to Click with your Horse

Clicker training refers to the method of teaching a behaviour using a “yes” signal or conditioned reinforcer. This tells the horse precisely when it has done something right. The “click” in clicker training refers to a small plastic noisemaker that makes a distinctive sound u...

1 August 2016

Clicker Training – How to Click with your Horse

Clicker training refers to the method of teaching a behaviour using a “yes” signal or conditioned reinforcer. This tells the horse precisely when it has done something right. The “click” in clicker training refers to a small plastic noisemaker that makes a distinctive sound u...

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Clicker Training – How to Click with your Horse

Tips and Training

Clicker Training – How to Click with your Horse

Clicker training refers to the method of teaching a behaviour using a “yes” signal or conditioned reinforcer. This tells the horse precisely when it has done something right. The “click” in clicker training refers to a small plastic noisemaker that makes a distinctive sound u...

1 August 2016

Clicker training refers to the method of teaching a behaviour using a “yes” signal or conditioned reinforcer. This tells the horse precisely when it has done something right. The “click” in clicker training refers to a small plastic noisemaker that makes a distinctive sound u...

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Nutrition and Health

How herbs benefit horse and rider

Plants have been used for healing since the beginning of time. Horses, like humans were treated with herbal medicines up until the 1930’s; in addition horses would often self medicate as herbs grew freely in the fields and hedgerows.  With the advent of the industrial age however, came synthesize...

25 July 2016

How herbs benefit horse and rider

Plants have been used for healing since the beginning of time. Horses, like humans were treated with herbal medicines up until the 1930’s; in addition horses would often self medicate as herbs grew freely in the fields and hedgerows.  With the advent of the industrial age however, came synthesize...

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How herbs benefit horse and rider

Nutrition and Health

How herbs benefit horse and rider

Plants have been used for healing since the beginning of time. Horses, like humans were treated with herbal medicines up until the 1930’s; in addition horses would often self medicate as herbs grew freely in the fields and hedgerows.  With the advent of the industrial age however, came synthesize...

25 July 2016

Plants have been used for healing since the beginning of time. Horses, like humans were treated with herbal medicines up until the 1930’s; in addition horses would often self medicate as herbs grew freely in the fields and hedgerows.  With the advent of the industrial age however, came synthesize...

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The Sports

Horse Archery in the 21st Century

An ancient form of warfare is now a rapidly growing equestrian pursuit. Today, John Downes and Hayley Chambers-Holt explain what you need to know about horse archery. Are you ready for a challenge? A real challenge?? There is a new horse sport in town but it’s not that new.  As a matter of fact i...

25 June 2016

Horse Archery in the 21st Century

An ancient form of warfare is now a rapidly growing equestrian pursuit. Today, John Downes and Hayley Chambers-Holt explain what you need to know about horse archery. Are you ready for a challenge? A real challenge?? There is a new horse sport in town but it’s not that new.  As a matter of fact i...

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Horse Archery in the 21st Century

The Sports

Horse Archery in the 21st Century

An ancient form of warfare is now a rapidly growing equestrian pursuit. Today, John Downes and Hayley Chambers-Holt explain what you need to know about horse archery. Are you ready for a challenge? A real challenge?? There is a new horse sport in town but it’s not that new.  As a matter of fact i...

25 June 2016

An ancient form of warfare is now a rapidly growing equestrian pursuit. Today, John Downes and Hayley Chambers-Holt explain what you need to know about horse archery. Are you ready for a challenge? A real challenge?? There is a new horse sport in town but it’s not that new.  As a matter of fact i...

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Breeds We Love

Cleveland Bays

When I returned to riding as an adult, I was smitten with the world of dressage. I wanted to immediately go out and purchase a Warmblood and start competing. At the time, I had a very wise friend who gave me a lesson on her Elementary dressage horse. Monty was a magnificent Cleveland Bay, and he qui...

16 June 2016

Cleveland Bays

When I returned to riding as an adult, I was smitten with the world of dressage. I wanted to immediately go out and purchase a Warmblood and start competing. At the time, I had a very wise friend who gave me a lesson on her Elementary dressage horse. Monty was a magnificent Cleveland Bay, and he qui...

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Cleveland Bays

Breeds We Love

Cleveland Bays

When I returned to riding as an adult, I was smitten with the world of dressage. I wanted to immediately go out and purchase a Warmblood and start competing. At the time, I had a very wise friend who gave me a lesson on her Elementary dressage horse. Monty was a magnificent Cleveland Bay, and he qui...

16 June 2016

When I returned to riding as an adult, I was smitten with the world of dressage. I wanted to immediately go out and purchase a Warmblood and start competing. At the time, I had a very wise friend who gave me a lesson on her Elementary dressage horse. Monty was a magnificent Cleveland Bay, and he qui...

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Rider Story

How I balance horses, kids and the rest of it!

Having a very busy life, which includes looking after my two gorgeous kids (a three year old girl and a one year old boy), working four days per week, looking after the housework, riding two horses (almost) daily and being a wife to my amazing husband, Andrew, I tend to try and have the view on ...

12 May 2016

How I balance horses, kids and the rest of it!

Having a very busy life, which includes looking after my two gorgeous kids (a three year old girl and a one year old boy), working four days per week, looking after the housework, riding two horses (almost) daily and being a wife to my amazing husband, Andrew, I tend to try and have the view on ...

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How I balance horses, kids and the rest of it!

Rider Story

How I balance horses, kids and the rest of it!

Having a very busy life, which includes looking after my two gorgeous kids (a three year old girl and a one year old boy), working four days per week, looking after the housework, riding two horses (almost) daily and being a wife to my amazing husband, Andrew, I tend to try and have the view on ...

12 May 2016

Having a very busy life, which includes looking after my two gorgeous kids (a three year old girl and a one year old boy), working four days per week, looking after the housework, riding two horses (almost) daily and being a wife to my amazing husband, Andrew, I tend to try and have the view on ...

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Gear Guide

Helmets – personal choice?

Every now and then something happens to stir up the helmet debate. This year, it’s the changes that are being brought about in terms of what standards are permitted at competition, and what standards no longer qualify. Here’s a link to the EA statement on this.   https://www.equestrian.org.au/...

6 May 2016

Helmets – personal choice?

Every now and then something happens to stir up the helmet debate. This year, it’s the changes that are being brought about in terms of what standards are permitted at competition, and what standards no longer qualify. Here’s a link to the EA statement on this.   https://www.equestrian.org.au/...

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Helmets – personal choice?

Gear Guide

Helmets – personal choice?

Every now and then something happens to stir up the helmet debate. This year, it’s the changes that are being brought about in terms of what standards are permitted at competition, and what standards no longer qualify. Here’s a link to the EA statement on this.   https://www.equestrian.org.au/...

6 May 2016

Every now and then something happens to stir up the helmet debate. This year, it’s the changes that are being brought about in terms of what standards are permitted at competition, and what standards no longer qualify. Here’s a link to the EA statement on this.   https://www.equestrian.org.au/...

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