Category Archives: Welfare

Advice for head injuries and dehydration at endurance rides

by Lyn Taylor Head injuries I’m writing this in the hope that this might help some riders understand how dangerous even a small head injury may be and what we all need to know to manage these. I hope that … Continue reading

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Floods and horses

The Queensland Horse Council has two useful fact sheets on dealing with floods, please take a look and share them around: Flood and your Horse ~ Information on topics such as evacuation, horse health and symptoms to look out for, … Continue reading

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A Survival Story – Meet Tullie.

Horse and Man blog brings us a story about Tullie, about the stupidity of some owners and a miraculous survival story… MEET TULLIE She couldn’t stand but she could eat… You are probably asking  yourself, “What in the world happened … Continue reading

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Four health hazards of endurance

Quick tips for riders by Steven Roberts BVSc. Horse hazards 1. HILLS Fact – to maintain the same speed going up a hill that has only a 20 degree incline (which is not very steep) requires SIX times as much … Continue reading

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Welfare Code of Practice – American Horse Council

Introduction American society has grown away from its agrarian roots of only a few generations ago.  The horse, which was once a staple of American agriculture and general transportation, is now used primarily for breeding, competition, sport, recreation and entertainment, … Continue reading

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