Rank #1: All About Equitana & Equifest Australia - Episode 11
Equitana Australia is held biannually in Melbourne and has now expanded ‘across the ditch’ with New Zealanders about to experience their own Equitana New Zealand in late 2017. Event owner and manager, Rod Lockwood, spoke with Di Denton about the inception and development of Equitana Australia, his newest event Equifest NSW and now Equitana New Zealand.www.equitana.com.auwww.equifest.com.auwww.equitanaakl.co.nz
Rank #2: Large Animal Rescue - Help, Don't Hurt - Episode 10
Horse Welfare Incs, Jo Briggs talks about the Large Animal Emergency Rescue Workshops which they coordinate . As horse owners, none of us like to think about the possibility of a ‘disaster’ or emergency situation occurring with our horses, but this course helps us think through the ‘what if’ scenarios and covers all the essential skills necessary in dealing with many equine emergency situations. You might not need these ever for your own horse(s) but you never know, they might come in very handy for someone elses horse (or cow).
The skills learned at this workshop serve all horse people really well in routine equine practice, as well as stressful equine emergency rescue situations and the course is designed to guide participants through emergency procedures for large animal (horses particularly) rescue. It is ideally suited to all horse industry people, anyone who is transporting horses and towing floats, as well as emergency services professionals.www.horsewelfare.com.au
Rank #3: Equiculture for Horses & Horse Properties - Stuart Myers - Episode 8
Rank #4: Connecting with Horses & Horsemanship with Mel Fleming - Episode 7
http://www.melfleming.com.auMobile: 0428 385 745
Rank #5: Horse Welfare Horse Charity - Everyday Heroes For Horses - Talking About Horses podcast with Di Denton, Episode 6
Horse Welfare was formed to support and co-ordinate the rehabilitation and rehousing of horses in Australia. Horses who may have been neglected, left behind, forgotten, mistreated or simply unable to be cared for by their owners.Not all of these horses come from homes where they were not loved. In fact, a large percentage of horses in the current climate are victims of drought or flooding in parts of our country. Their families are suffering, livelihoods are being threatened and the horses are simply victims passed on by regretful owners. Others come from homes where their owners were simply not educated appropriately in the care or management of horses. And sadly, some do come from backgrounds of complete neglect, abandonment and careless breeding programs.
Rank #6: Horse Safety Australia - Whats It All About? Talking About Horses with Di Denton - Episode 5
Rank #7: Working Equitation - Kim Petersen Tells Us All About It. Episode 16 Talking About Horses with Di Denton
Rank #8: Tuffrock - Transforming Volcanic Residue For Your Horses Benefit - Episode 15 Talking About Horses with Di Denton and Steve Hurley
Steve Hurley, the co-founder of TuffRock, is an interesting bloke. I met Steve at the New South Wales Hunter Horse Festival (he’s a Hunter Valley local) and we sat down and talked about his path into the horse industry, the establishment of Tuffrock and Tuffrocks’ range of products for horses, dogs, cattle and chickens. Tuffrock combines an intimate knowledge of Australian volcanic soils and the minerals they contain, with their’ own specialised method of extracting those very minerals and ensuring their bioavailabilty to animals. TuffRock was established in July 2002 following several years of extensive Research and Development, product development and test marketing. With a view to manufacturing environmentally friendly animal health products, Tuffrock takes pride in being a nutraceutical manufacturer and ensuring that there are no drugs, chemicals, biotics, enzymes or heavy metals used in their products.
I've used Tuffrock products on and with my own horses and found them to be excellent.