In recent years, there has been evidence suggesting that horses can provide therapy to cancer patients. Studies have been conducted by Cerulli et al, which prove that equine therapy is a technique that does show improvements, both to the body and the mind, in people who have cancer or who have completed their treatment. Even simple contact with a horse can bring benefits to people who are suffering from this terrible disease.
How Horses Help: In this study, breast cancer patients who’d completed their treatment, spent 2 hours a week with the horses over a 16-week period. It was found that after spending this amount of time with the horses, the patients had increased their fitness levels and gained strength. The patients also found that their state of mind improved, too.
The Saturday morning family explosion! Wake up calls, sock hunts, caffeine lifelines. Children and animals to be fed, hockey for Lara, piano for Jack, granny to be collected, shopping and dental hygienist … and of
The Longines Global Champions Tour and Global Champions League are some of the most valuable and prestigious events you could hope to witness – not just in show jumping, but in any sport. With millions of dollars in prize money at stake, the best riders in the world are frequently on hand throughout the season […]
The FEI General Assembly has today voted overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed format changes for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020, which will now go to the IOC Executive Board for final approval in 2017. Under the new proposals, the number of athletes in national teams will be reduced to three, and the drop score, which previously allowed for a team’s worst score to be discarded, will be removed. The use of a reserve combination for teams will remain in place, but will be even more important and will be a key element in ensuring horse welfare.
A eventing Master-class with Captain Mark Philips after lunch emphasised position and balance for being 2 of the most important things in riding a horse, especially when jumping. Later in the afternoon the appreciative crowd was treated to the jumping round for the Equitana Australia Open Exhibition Eventing. The dressage for this was held earlier in the day. The course proved challenging with no clear rounds over the combination of cross-country and showjump obstacles. The winner in the end was the leader after dressage Tania Harding riding JIRRIMA YABBA DABBA DOO — Regards Walter
Today is the first day for Equitana and along with it the start of The Way of The Horse, and along with it a brand new life for the horses to be gentled into being ridden #Equitana #horses — Regards Walter
A Garryowen-winning show hack, a Group 1 superstar from the stable of late Cups King Bart Cummings and a line-up of Victoria’s premier riding talent headline the presence of Racing Victoria’s Off the Track program at Equitana later this month.
The four-day equine extravaganza is expected to draw thousands horse enthusiasts from across Australia and Racing Victoria has an engaging schedule planned across the four days of action at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
In close fought nail biting show jumping contest Hazel Shannon on Clifford won the horse trials in the Victoria race course Park lands in front of an appreciative and knowledgeable crowd in the historic Grandstand as well as the Corporate Hospitality tents. Will Enzinger took out a double with Wenlock Aquifer coming second by just under 15 points, with his other horse Britannica MVNZ being 4th. Andrew Cooper narrowly slipped into 3rd place on Evergem Perfection. Hazel also scored a bonus when she won the dual the dual crown of eventing after accumulating the most points between the Melbourne International 3 Day Event and this event. This netted her a welcome $10,000 dollars extra. The dual crown is planned to be a triple crown next season, adding Sydney to the mix. — Regards Walter Post free ads at HorseOz Classifieds at www.horseoz.com/forsale
Gemma Tinney on Annapurna came close to winning the 2 star CCI at the Australian International 3 Day Event, but her performance was still good enough to win the Young Rider Championship — Regards Walter at www.horseoz.com