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South Island, NZ, Clinic Report by Clinic Organizer Jakki Guilford, Jan 2014

It has taken me quite some time to collect my thoughts, in part because I was busy with my wedding the following week, but also because there was just so much to take in and consider. Trying to express just how deeply affected I have been by the clinic has been really difficult as it
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HEAT 101: Signs your Horse is in Distress & What to Do About It.

Contributed by Sabine Ware, DVM, one of our vets at The Vet Practice. HOW TO TELL IF YOUR HORSE IS IN PHYSICAL DISTRESS FROM THE HEAT: Horses will show distress in various different ways. Often it is as simple as them sweating excessively in the paddock, pacing or pawing. The horses w
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Heat, Fever, Hives: Acupressure and TTouch to the Rescue

Acupressure and TTouch: Safe tools you can use with a horse in crisis due to hot weather. What can you do besides hosing down your horse and putting him in the shade if your horse is in distress due to the heat and you are waiting for the vet? One option is to use acupressure to help
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Foals: Safe in the Shade

SAFE IN THE SHADE Do you have foals? Is it getting hot where you are? Did you know one of the #1 signs a foal shows when its over heated is hyperventilation? For more on warning signs, read on. Our veterinarian Dr. Sabine Ware has this important advice to share about babies, mares and
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Heat 101: Strategies for Beating the Heat from A Vet

** Tips for keeping your horses cool this summer ** 1) SHADE Shade is needed to allow your horses to regulate their core body temperature. They will move in and out of the shade as required. 2) WATER Horses number 1 way of controlling their body temperature is through sweat – th
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Our Hot Weather Routine

Our Hot Weather Routine. This is a routine we have established through trial and error over the years for when the temperature rises above 35 degrees. We are flexible in how we do things and are always looking for ways to increase our horses comfort so if you have suggestions to share
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The endless quest for self carriage and freedom.

His work was already a search for movement and posture, for expression and beauty, born out of true independent balance, self carriage and freedom. A search for a communion with the horse that is characterized by light, giving hands rather then fixed contact and fists, aids that seek
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Chantelle and Topaz

Here and there we mention Chantelle, Manolo’s pupil and his assistant trainer. You see her riding her young horse or taking a lesson on Clint, shampooing horses or helping Manolo when he trains piaffe but we have not really introduced her to you yet. Well… Our Chantelle sh
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The Story of Casper and Topaz Part IV (final)

Casper and Topaz are together. They bonded on sight and Casper came home to live with Topaz while he grows up. Casper is proving to be a sweetheart of a mare, she watches over Topaz but lets him explore and play. She is a great protector, but she is wise about when to step in. Casper
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