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Bushfire Smoke & Equine Respiratory Health

With the devastating bush fires raging across Australia, many of us are concerned about the effects of smoke inhalation on our horses. And for good reason! Smoke consists of a nasty combination of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, soot, hydrocarbons and other organic substances such as nitrogen oxides and trace minerals. While us humans can escape…

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Equine Muscle

Protecting Equine Muscles

The muscle fibres of a horse are a huge asset to the racing or performance horse.  Without them, there’s not much to work with – so as well as building muscle mass, the muscles also need to be protected! Low intensity exercise at an easy pace, allows for oxygen to replenish the muscles as he moves. In…

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Chelate Minerals

Why do chelated minerals matter for horses?

Chelated (Key-lated) minerals are minerals already bound to a small piece of protein. For minerals to be absorbed they need to be attached to a protein or a sugar which is easily absored in the small intestine. Chelated minerals don’t rely on this ‘attachment’  happening by chance, as they are all ready to be ‘smuggled’…

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Elizabeth Sobecki is a 27-year-old Adelaide local Para-Equestrian rider campaigning for the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo….

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‘Superstars in the Making’ – The Tainsh Top Tips for Developing Young Eventing Horses

Simon Tainsh is a professional rider! He doesn’t get weekends off, holidays are few and far between and the prize money barely covers his entry fees. Ask him though, and he’d tell you he wouldn’t have it any other way. The elite eventer and full-time coach owns Kia Ora Performance Horses in Victoria and grew…

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