Latest Horse Articles & News

The Way Of The Horse - A Hit With Overseas Audiences!
September 11, 2012

EQUITANA Australia and Frazzica Productions, the broadcast production partner for The Way of the Horse – Australian Horsemanship Challenge (TWOTH), are proud to announce that the challenge has now reached overseas audiences, who love it as much as Australian horse fans! In March this year, TWOTH 2010 was aired by Horse & Country TV, which has an audience of around 250,000 viewers weekly in the UK. The network also airs in the Netherlands, France, Ireland and Malta and the Sky Cable Network, giving it an overall reach of almost 12 million potential viewers.

National Horse Forage Survey
September 11, 2012

Mariette van den Berg is a postgraduate student at the University of New England currently undertaking a PhD degree in equine nutrition. The main focus of her study is foraging behaviour and diet selection in horses and the use of fodder trees and shrubs as forage enrichment for domesticated horses in Australia.

VBA President To Speak At International Wild Equid Conference In Vienna
September 10, 2012

President of the Beaufort, Victoria based Victorian Brumby Association Colleen O’Brien has been selected to give a talk on the Evolution of Brumby Management in Australia at the International Wild Equid Conference in Vienna this month.

Shire Horse Saved From Watery Grave
August 31, 2012

FIREFIGHTERS saved a one ton shire horse from certain death after rescuing it from a pond in Radcliffe.

Local Equestrian Expo Leads Horse Industry Into The Future
August 31, 2012

There’s a lot to be said for local events like the West Gippsland Equestrian Expo because they offer great value for both visitors and traders alike while also allowing both sides to connect with their local community, something that seems to have gone astray from larger events.

Single Mutation Affects Gaits In Horses
August 30, 2012

Researchers at Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and their international collaborators have discovered a mutation in a single gene in horses that is critical for the ability to perform ambling gaits, for pacing and that has a major effect on performance in harness racing.

Scientist Takes On Malaria-like Sickness In Horses
August 30, 2012

PULLMAN, Wash. - When Washington State University and U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinary scientist Don Knowles got word three years ago that a rare but deadly infection was discovered among a group of horses in south Texas, he felt a jolt of adrenaline. Not only were the horses infected with a parasitic disease similar to malaria in humans, but the epicenter of the outbreak was at no ordinary ranch.

Public Invited To Have A Say In Flying Fox Survey
August 28, 2012

Queenslanders are invited to share their thoughts and views on flying foxes in a new survey.

Vic Police Looking For New Horses
August 21, 2012

The Victoria Police Mounted Branch needs horses for a career in Policing

UK Family Banned From Owning Horses For 10 Years
August 21, 2012

Two men and a woman from the same family received a 10-year ban on keeping horses and will be forced to pay thousands of pounds in costs after repeatedly ignoring advice from RSPCA and World Horse Welfare inspectors who had serious concerns for the welfare of the family’s ponies.