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In an age of stretchy, shiny, machine-washable fabric and imported faux-bling, Jenny Dittmer is staging her own quiet revolution. With a commitment to supporting...

New Zealand’s own Warhorse

The plot of the hit movie Warhorse, where a horse is reunited with his much loved owner on a WWI French battlefield, has been...

First & last: Dunstan Springfield

When did you first… see Springfield?  As a yearling, and he was not the most attractive baby! Sarah Milne, his breeder, made me come and...

Happy birthday, Ma’am

Queen Elizabeth II is 90 years old today, so what better time to celebrate her love of horses? The Queen has always been known for...

Mellow into autumn

For many horse people, autumn kicks off with a change in routine. As the weather starts to get colder, your horse or pony might be...

12 golden rules for cross-country

1. Preparation is everything “I don’t train at events; I train at home. It’s better to invest your time, money and energy into getting the...

Herbs for horses – St John’s Wort

St John’s wort is a herb with a long but sometimes stormy past that has come into to its own as a safe and...

Jesse Campbell – the long, hard way to the top

“Making it in eventing has been seriously difficult and the hardest part is when things go wrong, because you have no support network. It’s...

Manuka honey – nature’s super-healer

The use of New Zealand’s unique UMF manuka honey is becoming mainstream in wound care in Europe, but still lagging at home. The prime...

Vaccination for young horses

Q: Can you please tell me a general vaccination plan for a young horse? My mare is due shortly with her first foal -...

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