Travel & Outdoor
Horses and People

Horses and People October 2018

Horses and People is an Australian publication full of educational articles written by industry experts, promoting sustainable horse management and training practices with a special emphasis on safeguarding and improving horse welfare. Horses and People has over the last 20 years become a reliable source of up to date information about products and services available to any and all horse owners whatever their discipline.

Read More
$4.40(Incl. tax)
$29.99(Incl. tax)
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min.
from the editor

Welcome to the October issue of Horses and People Magazine. I hope you are as thrilled as I am with the content we have collated for you this month and I look forward to hearing your personal feedback. In the past few weeks we have been asking questions of horse people everywhere, some who are readers and others who are not yet. We want to find out what your headaches and challenges are in your quest to provide the very best to your horses so that we can provide more assistance. Overwhelmingly, it is becoming clear that we are all frustrated about hearing conflicting information from different quarters - a problem that may not be easily fixed but is central to Horses and People’s editorial mission. As editor, my main responsibility is to…

6 min.
this month’s contributors

Dr GEORGINA DOWNEY Georgina is an art historian who has published extensively on the domestic interior. Her books include Domestic Interiors: Representing Home from the Victorians to the Moderns, (2013) and Designing the French Interior: The Modern Home and Mass Media (2015). Integrating her love of horses and riding, recent publications include ‘Unstable relations: horses in interior spaces’ for the Australasian Animal Studies Association 2015 conference and, ‘Becoming-horse in Contemporary Art’ forthcoming, for Artlink. She is the human of Classic, the dressage schoolmaster, and Angas the Cairn terrier. Photo by Lisa McDonald TANJA MITTON Tanja Mitton is a riding coach and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) master coach with over 25 years of coaching and competition experience. She has been working with the Australian high performance squad as a mindset coach and, in 2012,…

1 min.
fix it with the best: equine nutrition now has fibregenix!

www.fibregenix.com.au A first for Australian equine nutrition, a new range of Australian-made feed balancers to help you simplify your horse’s feeding regime, reducing the financial burden whilst providing exceptional health benefits. Fibregenix balancers will tick all the boxes not just for the horse owner but for the retailer as well. The equine market is awash with supplements which can make life very confusing for horse owners. Through their diet consultation service, Fibregenix is constantly advising people who are over-supplementing their horses to quite toxic levels. The Fibregenix balancer range will enable you to feed your horses with a simple, functional all-in-one solution, giving clarity and peace of mind that you are satisfying your horse’s essential nutrient needs in a more cost-effective way, whilst still providing them with a high-quality product. Got a diet related problem?…

4 min.
finding your heart horse

On this month’s cover we feature Louise Sedgeman’s portrait of Keren Robertson and her bay roan Quarter Horse gelding Wicked Mind, better known as Barry - the horse with a personality so large he has a Facebook following! Keren’s ‘horse journey’ took an unexpected turn when, after thirteen years working with racehorses, she made the switch to the western performance arena. Keren didn’t grow up in a horsy family but her earliest childhood memory is running out the front door to give the milk delivery horse a carrot which shows that, just like so many of us, she has been horse-mad for life. “I just love horses” she says. “We lived in an area that was a bit rural and there were horses all around. I learned to ride going out to my…

2 min.

FREE! Equine Industry Safety Guide - Interactive Poster Pro-Visual Publishing, in collaboration with Horse Safety Australia and Pony Club New South Wales have released an interactive poster guide highlighting the key issues that can affect safety when handling horses. Thanks to the support of a number of sponsors, the printed poster will be mailed to anyone in Australia for free! The text is well-written and interactive - by downloading the Pro-Vis AR app, you can scan over the information to expand on a whole new level. This is the perfect guide to display at public stables, agistment, riding schools and any place where safety knowledge is important. Order your FREE copy via this link: https://bit.ly/2xvevCy JOIN Equitation Science Conference Success Marking the 150th anniversary of the legendary Federico Caprilli who revolutionised equitation with his ‘forward…

5 min.
rugging traditions

From bearskin saddle blankets to hoods resembling knight’s caparisons to magnetic ‘therapeutic rugs’, we’ve come a long way in the history of horse-rugging and, since we are now looking forward to finally casting off those winter turnout rugs with sighs of relief, this is a timely moment to consider the rugged horse in the history of art. Prior to the eighteenth century, horse rugs were basically large ornamental public-occasion heraldic-patterned or ‘parade’ coverings that would also have kept horses warm. These date back to BC [before the birth of Christ], to our friends the Scythians. Art from outside Europe tells a similar story around the world, and images of the non-Western rugged horse proliferate in Persian, Mughal, and American Indian horse cultures. In the West, from the twelfth century to the sixteenth centuries,…