Horse Care and Health

Hendra Q&A: Spacesuits, Cash Cows & Russian Roulette

May 26th, 2015 at 2:22 pm Coming up on tonight’s show... Is the Hendra vaccine a cash cow for manufacturer, Zoetis? Are the vets pushing Zoetis’ barrow? Continue reading Read Article

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Germany Lockdown: En Guard against Glanders

May 15th, 2015 at 3:06 pm Crater-like ulcers, purulent nasal discharge, swollen lymph nodes and abscesses in the skin, lungs, spleen and liver: sounds nice, doesn’t it? These are not symptoms you want to find in your equine friend, or indeed yourself. Continue reading Read Article

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Perfect Posture with Lisa Champion

at 2:43 pm By Lisa Champion MSc (exercise science) Many thanks to supermodel Brett Parbery! Let’s make the assumption that riders, when performing flat work, want to sit up straight on their horses, be balanced, use both sides of their bodies with equal … Continue reading Read Article

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How Horses Work with Gerd Heuschmann

April 24th, 2015 at 2:57 pm Gerd Heuschmann is a unique combination – an equine vet who actually rides… and he uses this knowledge to argue that we must respect the classical principles when we train for dressage. Continue reading Read Article

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Riding from the Inside Out

April 14th, 2015 at 12:40 pm Improve your balance - improve your riding with Lisa Champion Continue reading Read Article

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Riding from the Inside Out

at 12:40 pm Lisa Champion looks at the specific muscles in the body that need to be strengthened to improve balance and control both on and off the horse. Continue reading Read Article

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10 Things to keep you sane in lockdown

April 1st, 2015 at 11:54 am Tarsha Hammond learns to live with Equine Influenza... Continue reading Read Article

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The Rider as Athlete – Part V – Relaxation Techniques

March 31st, 2015 at 10:47 am By Lisa Champion MSc (exercise science)   Last month we talked about stress management and how recognizing and addressing it in your life contributes to better well-being. In addition to changing the way you think about stress, it’s helpful to have … Continue reading Read Article

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Rider as Athlete: Diet and Nutrition

at 10:46 am Lisa Champion talks about how the right diet can help you ride better... Continue reading Read Article

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The Healthy Rider – Stretching in the Saddle

March 30th, 2015 at 3:22 pm Riders should be thinking about their posture and daily movement habits all day/every day - Lisa Champion explains how you can improve your position in the saddle. Continue reading Read Article

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A rider’s user guide to fitness with Rebecca Ashton

March 26th, 2015 at 12:16 pm Fitness for riding is becoming more and more popular. But for those who’d rather grab another glass of chardy than walk into a gym (you know who you are!) and whose world of fitness has only ever been jumping on … Continue reading Read Article

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Bush School – Be Inspired

March 25th, 2015 at 2:37 pm A little while back, an email appeared in my inbox from a visiting Canadian veterinary professor, John Baird, calling my attention to an SBS television documentary, “Bush School” (Australia Storylines series). “As people strongly involved in the horse industry and … Continue reading Read Article

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