29 August 2013
Earlybird Discount ENDS 5pmSunday 1st September Buy your tickets this weekend to take advantage of our earlybird discount prices and SAVE! Save on 3 Day Grandstand passes - these will sell out – buy now and save! Regards Walter Free Classified ads at www.horseoz.com/forsale plus Product Reviews, News and Views
14 August 2013
Visited Cavalia in Melbourne and apart from seeing the show with it’s horses, acrobats and music, we also managed a stable tour to get close up with the 48 horses, 16 off which are stallions. The majority of the horses are PRE (Spanish) with my favourite actually being a black stallion called Neo from Australia. Well worthwhile with something for everyone.
29 July 2013
In addition to being cautioned to move slowly around horses, many new riders are also instructed to speak in a soothing tone, in the belief that it can make the animal calm. A recent study investigated whether such advice had a beneficial impact on the horse. According to Katrina Merkies of the University of Guelph, “Anecdotally, we know that horses respond better to calm and soothing tones, so our hypothesis is that speaking in a calm and pleasant voice will inspire calm behaviour in a horse.” Equine Science Update For more details see: Does the human voice have a calming effect on horses? K. Merkies, H. MacGregor, M. Ouimette, E. Bogart, K. Miraglia Proceedings 2013 Equine Science Society Symposium J Equine Vet Sci (2013)Volume 33, Issue 5, May 2013, Pages 368 DOI:10.1016/j.jevs.2013.03.110
28 July 2013
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17 July 2013
As many people have been asking how Emma and Courtney are going after their accident, the following details have been released with Courtney and Emma’s permission. We hope that an update on their progress to date will give everyone a better understanding as to why we are fundraising for them and what they are going through. As you are all aware both girls suffered multiple injuries and were hospitalised as a result of the horrific car accident on the 7th April 2013. Courtney sustained a fractured knee cap, fractured ribs and sternum as well as other minor injuries and is still recovering slowly with the help of physiotherapy. Courtney has, however lost nearly everything in the accident, her horses, horse gear, car and her float, of which, not all were insured. Emma’s life has been forever altered by the injuries she has sustained. Emma’s spinal cord was severely impacted, causing irreversible damage that has left her as a paraplegic. She sustained multiple fractures and extensive internal injuries, having lifesaving abdominal surgery followed by major spinal surgery to repair her spinal column. Emma remains an inpatient at the Austin Hospital rehabilitation centre, the Royal Talbot. She is progressing each day with rehabilitation and learning new life skills that will allow her to lead an independent life in the future. Emma is aiming to discharge from the Royal Talbot in August and continue with her rehabilitation closer to home. Will, Cathy and Sarah wanted to help their friends, knowing that they were living through everyone’s worst nightmare. We felt we had to do something to help the girls get their lives back together. This fundraiser is not only about raising money for the girls and their families, but to give them both something to look forward to, hence, why not have a Ball at the best venue in Melbourne, the Palladium Room at Crown! We are overwhelmed with the response from people offering to help by donating goods to auction at the ball and from people who are supporting Courtney and Emma by attending the event. And it’s not too late to make a contribution. Feel free to contact our team if you wish to make a donation to the fundraiser. To purchase tickets go to http://www.nominate.com.au/equest/event.asp?event=2876&eventlist=1 Please show your support to both Courtney and Emma and join us for a great night out at the Palladium Room at Crown for a three course dinner, beverages, band, auctions and much, much more on Friday the 26th of July. More information here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Courtney-Fraser-Emma-Booth-Fundraiser/385717341533806 Regards Walter website http://www.horseoz.com Place your Free Classified ads at www.horseoz.om/forsale
14 July 2013
Here is an article how to make your own low cost safe horse feeder. I would reinfocre the back of the U bolts with a bit of timer or something to take the presure of a pushy horse. http://cs.thehorse.com/blogs/smart-horse-keeping/archive/2010/11/11/build-a-low-cost-feeder.aspx
19 June 2013
Protect your horse from deadly Hendra virus and get your 2nd dose of Hendra vaccine free* *Professional fees and/or travel costs apply. Until July 31 or while stocks last. Hendra virus is a potentially deadly viral disease that can be spread from horse to horse – and from horses to humans. There’s no known cure for Hendra but your vet has a vaccine that can help prevent it. Why protect against Hendra? Hendra virus disease is a known killer in Australia – of people as well as horses.1 And it’s spreading.1–2 Fruit bats (flying foxes) are the natural hosts of Hendra virus,1 and it’s thought that the virus is transmitted from fruit bat to horses via feed contaminated with fruit bat urine, faeces or body fluids.3 Hendra virus can be spread from horse to horse and horse to human through close contact with respiratory secretions and/or blood from an infected horse, so you may be at risk as much as your horse. 3 Why risk it? http://www.health4horses.com.au/hendrafreedose References 1. State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation. Guidelines for veterinarians handling potential Hendra virus infection in horses: Version 4.2 December 2011. 2. Queensland Horse Council Inc. Fact Sheet: Hendra Virus. January 2012. 3. Hess IMR, Massey PD, Walker B, Middleton DJ, Wright TM. Hendra Virus: What do we know? NSW Public Health Bulletin, 2011;22(5-6):118-22.
30 May 2013
Everything from walk to onetime changes in hand, and all quiet and calm and unhurried. Regards Walter News – Views – Reviews – Free Classifieds HorseOz will donate half of the proceeds from all Premium Video and Business Adds placed with HorseOz ForSale to Project Hope Horse Welfare Victoria
9 May 2013
This is one of the better articles I have seen about joint supplementation, quoting research rather than hearsay and sensationalism Although non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and intra-articular corticosteroids are still important for treating clinical lameness associated with OA, nutraceuticals such as joint supplements have become popular prophylactic (preventive) and conjunctive osteoarthritis therapies. These products, however, are not subject to the same extensive efficacy testing requirements as pharmaceuticals. via Joint Supplement Choices | TheHorse.com.http://www.thehorse.com/articles/31481/joint-supplement-choices Regards Walter Post your free Classified Ads at www.horseoz.com/forsale
8 May 2013
Cancer survivor Barbara Angel tells how on her third attempt to compete in the Badminton Horse Trials Grassroots event she finally achieved her dream. Barbara was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer last her and had a mastectomy and is still under going chemotherapy. At the inaugural Grassroots event in 2010 she broke her collar bone just two weeks before and last year was rained off so this year in glorious weather she achieved her dream.