Get them right with GastroAID Recovery

“GastroAID Recovery. It’s “the one that’s made such a difference.” When Hong Kong thoroughbreds reach the end of their racing career, caring owners entrust Amy Taylor, owner of International Thoroughbred Retirement (ITR), to prepare them for their next chapter in life. ITR’s mission is to give a retired racehorse not just a new home, but…

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Strategies to combat ESGD and EGGD with A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes

Leading equine veterinarian A/Prof Dr Ben Sykes’ BSc BVMS MS MBA DipACVIM DipECEIM PhD research has primarily focused on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) with an interest in nutraceutical strategies to help combat the disease. The promising results of Ben’s research are what gives him confidence in recommending GastroAID Recovery. “We were able to show…

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Does my horse NEED a supplement?

While we’re all in a varied COVID-19 holding pattern at the moment, we start to re-assess everything. Some of us are continuing to train our horses in preparation for the day we can compete again. Some of us have scaled it right back for the experienced campaigners and brought young horses into work instead. So,…

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Cashed up, calmed down

Pekaras Cashed Up Cowboy aka “Cash” was a ‘cool, calm, collected dude to break in and train.’ For owners Caron and Ellie Granger, it was clear from the start he had a real sense of maturity with roping and barrel racing – at home and at jackpots. But the crowds and crackling microphone at rodeos…

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Your horse feels better with BetaCALM

We all know what it’s like to have an unfocused horse on our hands – even the simplest task becomes a struggle. Whether it’s loading on the float, performing in the ring or staying settled on the trail, we rely on our horses to be cool and collected for what’s ahead when training, travelling or…

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Carona Park Show Team

How to travel 7000kms for 3 shows and survive!

Travelling long distances with performance horses can be stressful, expensive and can impact heavily on their health and wellbeing. Imagine arriving at your destination and discovering that your horse is unfit to compete! Thankfully there are ways to minimise the negative effects of lengthy journeys, you just need to know how. Carsten and Fiona Graetz…

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Importance of Poulice

Don’t Forget to Pack the Poultice

One of the most essential items to have in your truck or float when you are out competing is a quality clay poultice. Applied to the horse’s leg, a poultice can reduce inflammation quickly, decrease pain and keep you and your horse in the competition. Travelling, warm-ups, standing in stalls and actually showing or competing…

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Rosemont Stud’s Gerard Jones on preparations and success strategies for yearling sales in 2020

For those in the know, Rosemont Stud needs no introduction. Rosemont in Victoria is a state-of-the-art farm boasting multi-million-dollar facilities including a magnificent stallion barn, home to household names such as Starcraft and Nostradamus, yearling barns, a vet hospital, beautifully manicured gardens and a glorious period homestead and office. Gerard Jones, operations manager at the…

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Summer hoof care for your horse

Good hoof care is important year-round, but as we transition into the warmer months of summer we need to consider the impact this will have on our horse’s hooves. During hot, dry conditions the hoof has the task of cushioning the impact of a moving 500kg horse. A combination of hard, unyielding surfaces and brittle…

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The inside track to peak performance

No matter what part our horse plays in our life – our hobby, passion or career – we all want to see them as healthy, happy and performing at their peak. And since you know your horse better than anyone, when something is wrong, you’re usually the first to sense it. Healthy gut. Happy horse….

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