• Horse & Land Owner Story: A place to Call Home

    Published in Horses and People Magazine Feb 2016 A secluded corner of the Lockyer Valley has, for the second time around, become home to European settlers chasing their dream; to create a prosperous, healthy lifestyle integrating family with their love of horses, cattle and rural country living. “We want to

  • Paddock subdivision allows more strategic grazing

    Published in the Horses and People Magazine March 2016 Most horse owners recognise a horse-sick pasture; the one with poor quality grasses containing weeds, compacted, eroded soils and manure build-up with parasite pollution. Some think the problem is caused by overstocking with too many horses but, did you know that

  • What is equine permaculture?

    Published in Horses and People Magazine (Feb 2016) While many people begin to explore ways to make farming more sustainable and others think of the lifestyle choices that can help save the planet, the question is can horse owners be part of the solution instead of adding to the problem?

  • Carob for horses

    By Mariette van den Berg, BAppSc. (Hons), MSc., RAnNutr. (Equine Nutrition) Introduction In a previous article we describe the benefits of trees and shrubs as fodder and provided  some examples of potential forage trees and shrubs for horses (see Alternative forages). Trees and shrubs can supplement the quantity and quality

  • Making changes for the better

    We asked horse and land owners to tell us a short story about their property, pasture and/or horse management journey. We are all aware that this an ongoing process with lots of new learning curves (as we progress). However, each story is unique, and will have some valuable tips that

  • Drug Resistance in Horse Worms: An Australian Study

    09/03/2015 by Dr Anne Beasley, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland (reposted from Horses and People Magazine) Three years on from the launch of an Australian study into drug resistance in horse worms, the results are in! The project produced some really useful data which was lacking in the

  • Why I chose the Permaculture path for my (horse) property!

    By Cristina Wilkins (Director, Editor in Chief of the Horses & People Magazine) I have always believed in caring for, rather than caring about horses. This principle was firmly instilled by my parents from a young age and probably guides most of the things I do in life. I didn’t

  • Soil Decision Making

    Posted June 15, 2011 by Campbell Wilson (reposted from www.permaculturenews.org) When you are trying to decide which method of soil improvement to take, sometimes it seems like there are as many different approaches as there are bacteria in a teaspoon of healthy soil. This isn’t necessarily a huge problem when

  • Dung beetles in Australia

    Want to know more about beneficial bugs & dung beetles? Check out the new website Horses Bugs & Beetles! The website and fact sheets are supported by Horse SA Federation and Dung beetle Solutions Australia. The aim is to raise awareness amongst horse property managers, owners and agistees about sustainable

  • Pilot study tests ‘peat pads’ bedding as a way improve air quality in stables

    By Mariette van den Berg, BAppSc. (Hons), MSc., RAnNutr. (MB Equine Services) A recently published pilot study compared the traditional straw with a novel bedding product suggesting it can reduce dust and ammonia concentration levels in stable barns. The Noord-Holland centre of technology (TCNN) worked in collaboration with the Van