Erica Smith – Glenstrae Highlands

After relocating to Victoria from Queensland in 2013, the search was on for a breed of cattle suitable for the small acreage farm. While predominantly looking for a breed of beef cattle, a conversation from 10 years earlier with her step father prompted a search for Highland cattle. After visiting and meeting some of the…

Jason Dins

Jason Dins is a professional dressage rider, trainer and coach. Based in Central Victoria, he coaches across Victoria and S.A and takes horses in for training from young horse to FEI. Jason’s current competition team include; Jaybee Albert (FEI) Jaybee Hotlips (Medium/Advanced)  Furstenmeyer J (Novice/ Elementary) Jason also enjoys breeding a small number of high-quality…

Lucerne IS SAFE for Laminitics

Dr Nerida McGilchrist PhD Equilize Horse Nutrition Pty Ltd It is a widely held myth in the horse industry that lucerne is unsafe for laminitics. But the myth couldn’t be further from the truth. Lucerne is valuable in the diet of laminitics AND it is one of the safest forages we can feed to these…

Dr Sabine Ware

Sabine has been riding horses’ since a teenager, and graduated as a Veterinarian in 2011. During her riding career Sabine has had the opportunity to ride at all levels – including representing her club, her state and even Australia. Sabine has ridden Mounted Games in Wales, England, USA and New Zealand, and travelled to treat…

Feeding your horse before riding

Go Green – and think GREEN before you ride. The incidence of “ulcers” (gastric ulceration) amongst performance and leisure horses is very frequent. Meaning that likely >50% of owners reading this article will have a horse that has been diagnosed and treated for “ulcers”. The common management practices to help prevent and treat ulcers is…

Does my horse need chaff?

Horse owners are turning to hay cubes as a more nutritious alternative to chaff. Horses are designed to continuously consume small amounts of roughage throughout the day and they can’t have a healthy gastrointestinal system without it. This means when pasture is low, your horse is stabled, you are travelling, or your horse is prone…