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010 THE TOP-30 EVENTER COUNTDOWN

The jostling is well underway for the long list of our leading eventing riders in contention for the national team for the Tokyo Olympics.

 

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015 ON THE ROAD TO AACHEN 2019

Equestrian Life's ground-breaking inaugural tour to CHIO Aachen 2019 was a resounding success even before we got to the competition, as some of the region's most prestigious stables and riders opened their doors to us.
 


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027 CHARM OF THE KASSELMANNS

Mention the name "Kasselmann" in the upper realms of equestrian sport, and it's instantly met with respect. Synonymous with first-class equitation, quality horses - and as Equestrian Life was to discover - second-to-none hospitality, the Kasselmann family have built a formidable industry brand three decades in the making.


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034 LAURA'S LOVE RUBS OFF

To learn firsthand from the US dressage team anchor Laura Graves is a rare opportunity in Australia, so I jumped at the chance to join her clinic in Queensland.

 

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036 MILES AHEAD OF THE PACK

Hugh Miles is living his passion, starring in not only campdrafting but also making a splash in cutting, deftly switching between the disciplines wherever the competition takes him.


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040 SADDLE UP FOR CHINA

We always said Pony Club could take you anywhere in the world of equestrianism. Now young Pony Club members have the opportunity to visit China in an exciting youth cultural exchange program.


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042 CONNECTIONS THAT COUNT

As grooms, we cross paths, work alongside and get to know many others in our line of work - from around the corner to around the world.

 

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044 PSST! WANNA BUY A HORSE?

Finding the right horse can be a lottery or a rational and rewarding process. Knowing your options - and ensuring you have the right support - will help you find the perfect partner.

 

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046 THINKING LATERALLY

Now that the initial and most important took of all the lateral work is installed - leg yield - it's time to move on to the next step in Part 2 of my guidelines on training the lateral work.

 

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052 RETRAINER OF THE YEAR

Racing Victoria has announced the inaugural winner of the Off The Track Retrainer of the Year Award, which recognises the achievements of the equine experts preparing retired racehorses for secondary careers.


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054 HOW SMART IS YOUR HORSE?

Horses can be great learners and can recognise your mood by your expression, but just how intelligent are they, and is it intelligence as we know it? How do we really evaluate how clever horses are?


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058 SHIRE HORSES IN AUSTRALIA

The Shire is world famous for its sheer size and impressive appearance, and at various times the breed has held world records for being both the tallest and largest horse in the world.


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064 STALLION POWER

Australian breeders of performance horses are today presented with an abundance of options; via international frozen semen, imported stallions, and world class stallions that have been born and raised on home soil. In this select feature, we present a premium selection of stallions from renowned Australian and international studs, stables and agencies. 


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064 STALLION POWER

Australian breeders of performance horses are today presented with an abundance of options; via international frozen semen, imported stallions, and world class stallions that have been born and raised on home soil. In this select feature, we present a premium selection of stallions from renowned Australian and international studs, stables and agencies. 


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076 GET ON THE FRONT FOOT

Having your horse "in front of your leg" is not only fundamental to realising your horse's full potential, it is one of the most fulfilling feelings you will experience in horse training.


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079 ALWAYS AHEAD OF THE GAME

In the current era it is not uncommon for Australian horses to fly overseas to compete at equestrian events, and the arrival of internationally sourced breeding stock and performance horses by air is a regular occurrence.


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084 AL SHAQAB THE GOOD LIFE

Complete with spa and lap pool, Al Shaqab is Qatar gives horses the five-star treatment. Touring the complex is like visiting a luxury resort - except this one is for horses.


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090 A BALANCING ACT

How do you maximise health benefits from omega-3 fatty acids? The omega-3 to omega-6 ratio is a balancing act, and critical to that balance is the source. At Kentucky Equine Research, we are here to help you find the right balance for your horse.


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094 ADVANCES IN FEEDING

Through the courses of a horse's life, its nutritional requirements will change, influenced factors such as the animal's age, environment, workload and health.


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096 EQUINE METABOLIC SYNDROME

Equine metabolic syndrome, or EMS, is an endocrine/metabolic disease which is seen predominantly, but not exclusively, in overweight horses, often in association with the clinical presentation of laminitis.


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104 SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

When not out riding, coaching or writing Ryan's Rave, Heath can occasionally be found in the kitchen whipping up his famous Spaghetti Bolognese. 

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