Select Breeders Services

.:EQUUS:. Archive on July 28, 2009, 10:00 pm


Apart from within the Thoroughbred industry, the use of artificial insemination and even embryo transfers are quite common in the horse breeding world. AI allows mare owners access to a much larger gene pool, including the possibility of getting your mare in foal to an international stallion.  ET allows mare owners to get a foal out of their top mare and have it implanted into another and consequently continue competing with the mare that is the biological mother of the foal. The demand for storage
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Johnny Mohawk

.:EQUUS:. Archive on July 25, 2009, 10:35 am


Fourth in the Horses of Half Moon Ranch series by Jenny Oldfield, this novel focuses on the gorgeous 5 year old half Arab stallion Johnny Mohawk that is part of the Scott family’s herd of horses. With a new set of clients visiting the dude ranch run by the Scott family, Kirstie, her mother and brother come up against trouble with a father and son pair from Ireland who take part in the ride.  The son Stevie suffers a fall which causes problems. Being from their own trekking company in Ireland,
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FeedXL Horse Nutrition

.:EQUUS:. Archive on July 20, 2009, 7:38 am


A mate sent me this link, saying it might be of interest - she was right!  Thanks Sharyn Recommended by well known equine nutrition specialist Dr. John Konke, FeedXL Horse Nutrition ‘takes the guesswork out of horse feeding’, allowing you to prepare diets for your horse based on their weight, nutritional needs and the amount of work they’re under. Taking the tour, it seems you fill in your horse’s details (name, age, breed, weight - you can use a bodyweight calculator
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Provision of Funds Through Nature Vet

.:EQUUS:. Archive on July 14, 2009, 12:14 pm


The latest Horseland newsletter has some very interesting information in it regarding Australian riders who want the chance to further their riding through the aid of sponsorship. It seems that Nature Vet is advertising positions for 16 sponsored riders, each sponsorship package being valued at $2,600 Australian dollars. Applications are open to young and junior riders (under the age of 21) with the deadline for applications being December 15th, 2009. Take a look at the application form which includes: -
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Crazy Horse

.:EQUUS:. Archive on July 13, 2009, 7:30 am


The third in the Horses of Half Moon Ranch series by Jenny Oldfield, Crazy Horse focuses on two of the Half Moon Ranch horses Crazy Horse and Cadillac. Like chalk and cheese, the two equine friends are inseparable despite their differences in looks and personality. One night, Kirstie is awoken by the family’s restless herd. Curious, she gets out of bed to investigate and soon realises that there are rustlers in amongst the horses. Kirstie raises the alarm with her family but not before the rustlers
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(Veterinary) Stem Cell Treatment

.:EQUUS:. Archive on July 1, 2009, 12:39 pm


I was at the vet a couple of weeks ago with my housemate and grabbed the clinic’s recent newsletter.  Being located in a country town, Warby Street have a lot to do with horses and an article relating to stem cell treatment for equine tendon injuries caught my eye. In conjunction with Vet Biotechnology Australia, they are providing this service to equine owners.  Details regarding this type of treatment can be found on the third page of the Warby Street newsletter -
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The Career of Careers

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 25, 2009, 10:37 am


I was asked the other month by the mother of one of my horse riding friends that if I could do anything work wise, what would it be? We were discussing some difficulties I was having in a particular job and if I had the choice, ignoring financial obligations and location, what would I choose to be doing? I mentioned my interest in educating others about horses, particularly with regards to the practical and my teaching of horse studies at TAFE. Then I recalled how much fun it had been to teach work
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The Race

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 13, 2009, 12:38 pm


I spotted a book in this series at church a couple of months back but it wasn’t until I stumbled across another in the Golden Filly Series at an op shop that I bought one (and then promptly got the first book from church!). The Race by Lauraine Snelling focuses on soon to be sixteen year old Tricia Evanston.  Tricia lives and breathes horses and her dream is to start riding professionally once she turns sixteen. It looks like this dream is to be realised with a promising young colt that
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Equine Goals and Dreams

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 8, 2009, 3:09 am


I’m signed up to the Australian Thoroughbred Employee’s Notes on Facebook and a recent note I thought worth a mention on here. The proposal is a ‘talent identification program’ for track riders.  Gaye Gauci of Racing Victoria Limited and Chris Watson of Glenormiston College have prepared this program with the hope of it being “a real avenue to provide current Victorian pony club level C certificate holders with a full overview of all equine career opportunities they
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Specialising - Orthopedics.

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 7, 2009, 12:13 pm


I’m reading Wild Ride at the moment; having been loaned it by the gentleman who provides agistment for my horse. The story revolves around Calumet farm in the USA and it’s rise and fall within the racing world and at one point with regards to the mighty Alydar and a broken leg, an ‘orthopedist’ is sought to see to the famous stallion. I’ve written posts relating to vetting in general but realise that it’s possible to specialise further down the line.  Orthopedics
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Profile On: Joanna Campbell

.:EQUUS:. Archive on June 2, 2009, 10:00 pm


I started reading the Thoroughbred series in my early teens and can contribute this series by Joanna Campbell to developing my interest in racehorses and potentially working with them.   The author of this popular teen series kindly took the time to answer some questions with regards to writing horses. Have you always been interested in horses and when did you start writing and getting books published? Do you do anything else with horses that generates an income? I’ve always been interested
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Jump on in to Werribee

.:EQUUS:. Archive on May 31, 2009, 11:26 am


Calling all potential volunteers! I volunteered at Equitana last year and had an absolute ball with things being very well organised by the volunteer coordinator Leasa Stephen.  She’s at it again, this time working with the volunteers in the area of Spectator Management during cross country day at Werribee. I received an email from her today chasing up extra hands to help out with volunteering in this area, so if this may be you check out http://www.m3de.com.au/volunteers.php. It’s
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Doubling up to Create a Niche

.:EQUUS:. Archive on May 28, 2009, 9:59 am


I was out walking and chatting with a mate today who’s undertaking a Diploma of Performance Horse Management and it seems they had a most interesting guest speaking to them yesterday. Dr. Judith L. Mulholland, or the ‘farriervet‘ was out to speak to the TAFE students with regards to horse and hoof care. I’ve just been accepted into the Bachelor of Equine Science and although I love study, couldn’t see myself dedicating the time it’d take to become a Vet, nor the
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May Carnival of the Horses

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 30, 2009, 8:00 pm


Welcome to the May 2009 edition of Carnival of the Horses. Grap yourself a cuppa and sit back, relax and enjoy some good reads - there’s quite a bit of variety over these eleven posts! Karen Chaton presents Changing a flat tire on a horse trailer posted at Karen’s Musings & Endurance Ride Stuff. Kim Cox Carneal presents Sally Swift, Godmother of Mindful Horsemanship, Dies At Age 95 posted at enlightened horsemanship through touch. Kim Cox Carneal presents How and Why Did Popular
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Straight from the Horse’s Heart

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 26, 2009, 10:00 pm


A spiritual ride through love, loss and hope. I received Straight from the Horse’s Heart in the post a couple of weeks ago and after getting a few others read and out of the way, set down to devour this book - it wasn’t hard. I love those that you can just keep reading but get frustrated when they’re finished and there is no more!  Reading this book was just like that; being made up of around thirty short stories, all from the author’s experience. R.T obviously has a calling
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Racing Secretary

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 22, 2009, 10:00 pm


Being rather a fan of computers/office work and horses, it seems a surprise I didn’t consider merging the two and taking on the likes of a racing secretarial role. There are places that have staff that tend to help out with the morning work - exercising horses or perhaps vet work and mucking out boxes and then they settle in the office for the rest of the day.  Or perhaps a sleep in is appealing and you’d prefer to work in the office from say, 9 in the morning and help with the afternoon
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Cindy’s Heartbreak

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 18, 2009, 10:00 pm


I can’t remember when I first got access to this series but as a young teen, I devoured any book I could get my hands on, impatiently reading copies in the school and local library when I didn’t have the funds to buy another in the series. Book number 19 in the Thoroughbred series originally written and created by Joanna Campbell, this book is authored by Karen Bentley. Despite the change of writers, Cindy’s Heartbreak reads like those earlier in the series written by Joanna Campbell,
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RACE on in

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 18, 2009, 9:27 am


The Racing Academy and Centre of Education seems to me, to be the palce to go in Ireland if your passion is for being trained and employed in the horse racing industry. RACE offers training and qualifications relating to: - trainee jockeys - racing grooms - trainers - the breeding industry - stable staff - farriery - equine transport They also offer career planning within the equine industry in the form of a four week course and adult education is on offer as night classes. The page that really took
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Education with Equines

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 12, 2009, 1:23 pm


As a student I didn’t realise the work that went into organising a class to make it interesting and informative for students.  Now having been in charge of a class and looking to teach again next term, I’m more aware of teachers I’ve had that have taught ‘at’ me, and others that have actually helped to educate me and make me think. My boss while teaching seems to always be striving to find videos/dvds/books that are up to date, interesting and interactive for her horse
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Reflex

.:EQUUS:. Archive on April 5, 2009, 10:00 pm


While at the Premier Yearling Sales at Oaklands Junction in February of this year, I came across a heap of books for sale for $5 and managed to snap up one of the Dick Francis novels I didn’t yet own. Reflex mixes two of my favourite things - horses and photography and because of the storyline, is so far my favourite of his mystery novels. Reflex revolves around jumps jockey Philip Nore who is just drifting along in life, taking whatever is thrown his way without high expectations for life
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