PCAV State Workshop; Saturday 29th March.

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 16, 2008, 10:32 pm


I had this notice left in my pigeon hole at work yesterday and am rather annoyed to think that I won’t be able to attend. However, I believe it could be of interest to others! The Pony Club Association of Victoria State Workshop is covering sessions on Show Jumping Course Design, Show Jumping Instruction, Cross Country Course Build, Cross Country Instruction, Cross Country Jump Judge, Inclusive Coaching for D&D, Club Official, Conflict Resolution, Comfort and Safety, Lunging and State
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EquineMax

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 15, 2008, 12:25 am


Whether planning on running your own business with a number of horses, planning to manage someone else’s or you’re working in the office of a horse property, it’d be worthwhile to consider how records are kept in relation to horses, events, treatments and of course finance. If you already have a working software - brilliant! If not, it’d be worth looking around at what’s available to you. I’ve recently stumbled across EquineMax 2006 and have just downloaded a
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That Feels Good

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 12, 2008, 11:59 am


There are many different types of massage available to the equine owner these days and I believe it’s well worth anyone’s while to consider learning a few techniques that could make your horse more comfortable - before work and after. While working on thoroughbred studs we’ve had someone out to see to fillies that haven’t been tracking up properly, to spellers that have obviously pulled something while cavorting in the paddock and to stallions that have come up sore without
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Position Vacant: Graphic Designer

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 10, 2008, 10:59 am


EasyCare.inc are looking for a Graphic Design Specialist. Check out http://www.easycareinc.com/Newsroom/press_releases/graphic_designer.aspx if you have a passion for website design, are familiar with Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver as well as Microsoft Office and you have at least two years experience in Web Design. EasyCare provide a great range of products that I have seen make a massive difference for a top Endurance Racer in South Africa and heard the benefits of from others. An
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Positions Vacant…

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 8, 2008, 5:38 am


I went down to the Melbourne Premier II Sales on Thursday as I had the day off and will rarely pass up an opportunity to catch up with friends that I studied with in 2003/4 that are still in the industry and friends and colleagues I’ve gained along the way. My boss from Larneuk Stud was putting a couple of yearling fillies through the sale also and it was great to be able to see them after an eight week prep - I’d only dealt with them in the paddock during the breeding season. If you’re
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Profile On: Travis Stone, Race Caller

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 4, 2008, 11:06 pm


“And they’re off!” Some pretty well-known words for anyone who listens to race calling. Travis Stone, the track announcer for Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana answered some questions regarding this talent. You can visit Travis’ site at http://www.racecalling.com/ and if interested in a handicapping course, check out http://www.racecalling.com/bpcc.php. Have you always been interested in horses and when did you start out race calling? I started race
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Talk the Talk

.:EQUUS:. Archive on March 3, 2008, 12:08 am


Love talking horses? More importantly, can you recite them at a fast pace and enjoy watching races and following how each horse is doing? Perhaps racecalling is for you. Requiring a good memory and knowledge of horses, trainers, jockeys and racing silk colours, racecalling would surely be demanding and something that the caller would have to be passionate about to be up to speed. Travis Stone is a track announcer for Harrah’s Louisiana Downs. He “called races on the roof of the Saratoga
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Profile On: Jane Savoie, Dressage

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 21, 2008, 3:46 am


Jane Savoie (http://www.janesavoie.com/) is a name that could bring up an image of a competitor, coach, instructor, clinician, speaker or author.  Well versed in the equine industry, she kindly took the time to answer some questions regarding competing in dressage at a high level. Have you always been interested in horses and when did you start out competing in dressage? I’ve had a love affair with horses since I was a child. I started in dressage in my mid-20’s. I was eventing before
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Mixing Horses and the Internet

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 20, 2008, 10:31 am


If you have a passion for horses and are rather computer savvy, you may choose to combine the two and offer website design services for those in the horse industry. It’s possible to focus on providing a service for horse studs for example by first checking out other sites that advertise horse studs.  You should do so to view that which is common on these sites/possible pages that you could create. For example - pedigrees pages (on mares or stallions standing at stud); photo pages (consider
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Experienced Yearling Handlers Required for Melbourne Sales

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 20, 2008, 10:06 am


Forward resume with cover letter outlining experience to wade@betezy.com.au. I got a message in facebook with this information and am going to go out on a limb and assume it is in relation to William Inglis and Son. “Ten ways to get in shape to own a horse… Jog long distances carrying a halter and holding out a carrot. Go ahead and tell the neighbors what you’re doing.They might as well know now. “ tag: thoroughbred, horse sales, australia, career
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Working From Home With Horses

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 19, 2008, 12:01 pm


Many people that want to be carrying out a job that relates to horses, would love to do this from home. As far as I see it, there are three types of jobs relating to horses - those which you can do in your home; those you can do with a small amount of land (a couple of acres); those you can carry out assuming you have a decent sized acreage. In your home: Perhaps you have another talent that you can tie in with your passion for horses? Consider: - Photography - Writing (articles, fiction, non fiction)
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Profile On…

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 15, 2008, 7:49 am


Just some housekeeping. For those interested, I’ve started a new category that will ‘Profile’ people from particular disciplines. The aim is to build up a heap of interviews of sorts with those who have made it in the industry and are able to pass on some wisdom/insights about their particular field. Enjoy! And feel free to mention people you’d love to see profiled. “To get in shape to own a horse… Learn to grab your chequebook out of your purse/pocket and write
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Profile On: Sheila Laxon, Trainer

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 12, 2008, 6:32 am


With her race mare Ethereal, Sheila Laxon became the first female trainer to win the Melbourne Cup in 2001. John Symons and Shelia Laxon run JSL Racing located in Seymour, Victoria, Australia. Sheila kindly took the time to answer some questions about her profession. Have you always been interested in horses and when did you start out training racehorses? We spelled beach ponies at our farm from when I was about three so was riding before I can remember! Was involved in training racehorses from
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The Trail Home

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 11, 2008, 10:54 am


For me, the idea of running my own business from home is one of the most appealing I can think of. One business that works well from home (if you have the acreage and horse numbers, of course) is trail riding. In Australia I’ve been to a fair amount of trail riding properties, with at least 50% of these being where the owner/manager also lives and looks after their horses. The trails themselves are on public property, reserves/parks, beaches and possibly across some roads to get to the riding
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Insured and Instructing in Australia

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 10, 2008, 9:26 am


Stumbled across another site/association relating to Horse Safety in Australia (http://www.ahse.info/) a couple of days ago and was happy to see they offered another qualification/s relating to instructing horseriding in Australia. The different qualifications cover: - Assistant Instructor (minimum age to start this is 16) - Instructor (minimum of 18 years) - Senior Instructor - Horse Program Manager - Clinic Instructor (Arena; minimum age of 25) A requirement or pre-requisite for any of these qualifications
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Qualified to Teach?

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 5, 2008, 6:02 am


I like to keep an eye on the stats of my website - how many people visit, where they’re referred from or if they stumbled across my site through a search engine, what phrase they used to find the site. A recent one was ‘do you need any qualifications to teach people to ride horses’. Although I’ve written quite a few posts regarding becoming qualified to teach, I realise I haven’t actually answered that particular question. I don’t believe it is compulsory to be
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Position on Thoroughbred Property in Seymour.

.:EQUUS:. Archive on February 4, 2008, 5:03 am


The name Sheila Laxon should mean something to anyone who pays attention to the Melbourne Cup. With her race mare Ethereal, Sheila became the first female trainer to win the Melbourne Cup in 2001. John Symons and Shelia Laxon run JSL Racing located in Seymour, Victoria, Australia. Currently on their website they have two jobs on offer. If you have experience as a stable hand and/or office experience, especially with wages, accounts, email and other records, check out their website at
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Feeling Driven?

.:EQUUS:. Archive on January 30, 2008, 11:45 am


Carriage driving is an interest I am yet to pursue (why aren’t there more hours in the day?). I’d love to learn how to break horses into harness and have a couple of my own carriages to show clients around my property once I’ve got it. There are many different businesses that you could run relating to an interest in horses in harness: Carriage Driving Service - I see many people in the city of Melbourne taking people for rides around town to see the sights. Cater to Weddings -
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Parelli Position

.:EQUUS:. Archive on January 25, 2008, 7:21 am


I am signed up to the parelli.com newsletter via email and in the most recent, for the ‘horsey computer geek’ if ever there is one, perhaps their current position would be of interest: Now Hiring Linux System/Network Administrator, with minimum 2 years experience. Resumes can be sent to jobs@parelli.com, with “IT Position” as the subject. “The love of horses knows not it’s own depth till the hour of separation.”
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Vocation 100

.:EQUUS:. Archive on January 23, 2008, 7:50 am


‘Spending Time with Horses - Horselovers Blog Carnival for January 30th.’ I’ve been spending a bit of time of late browsing blogs online and came across a gorgeous site Scarletwords.com and a page that provoked particular interest - http://scarletwords.com/1001/. Titled 101 things in 1001 days, it explains the concept of having 101 goals and achieving them in a specified time (1001 days). I am working toward a list of 100 life goals to complete over the duration of my life. A fair
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