iSpyHorses -- Mon, 29-Apr-2019
Nine tasks you carry out in the freezing cold, by force of habit and in a state of automaton
With thick gloves to protect freezing hands that now feel like they are in pillows, you delicately thread an elasticated cover strap with surgeon precision between the back legs of your 500kg companion who may or may not be that keen to stand still and cooperate. You can navigate three feed bins with popsicles as fingers whilst delivering buckets essentially filled with your cold hard cash, and you are all the while avoiding the overzealous and hungry four-legged keen diners. You drag yourself from the warmth....
iSpyHorses -- Fri, 19-Oct-2018
Xanthe Dunford cried when she was told she is the winner of such amazing products. She has had a bit of a rough journey with her horse so far. After a very bad fall a while ago resulting in 9 months off riding, Xanthe and her horse are only just working as a team, so this win has come at a great time and is even more special.
Xanthe and her very supportive mum are still in shock and can’t quite process this wonderful news. Xanthe, after entering the competition herself, tried to encourage her mum to enter too to give her a double chance and her mum said, “Forget it. You have absolutely no way of winning,....
iSpyHorses -- Wed, 03-Oct-2018
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iSpyHorses -- Fri, 31-Aug-2018
iSpyHorses Equine Business Focus: The New Zealand Family At The Heart of Supplement Innovation.
We had the pleasure of speaking to Corrie Palamountain, Production & Operations Manager at his family's well known company palaMOUNTAINS. Corrie's laid back kiwi nature, and love of the industry just goes to show, that with a great idea, and a strong 'why', equestrians are behind some of the best solutions in our tack rooms. Naturally!
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iSpyHorses -- Thu, 09-Aug-2018
WHEN DID YOU MOVE TO AUSTRALIA? WHICH HORSES DID YOU TAKE? AND WHY DID YOU MOVE THERE?
I moved to AUS in 2013 with my young rider horse Livewire II. He was an OTTB who I won the Melbourne World Cup Show Young Rider class on.
I was working for Ross and Mel Smith in NZ and they decided to relocate to AUS. Mel is an Aussie, and there is so much more business and competition opportunity here so it made sense for them to come home on many levels. I considered it to be an awesome opportunity to relocate with them and have never....
iSpyHorses -- Wed, 08-Aug-2018
Teeth Are Always in Fashion
And on this note, Cambridge Equine Hospital offers top quality dental care for your horse. Did you know that a horse's teeth constantly erupt throughout their life. Most horses are not eating tough grass for 16 – 18 hours per day anymore and therefore their teeth get abnormal wear patterns. Some teeth erupt faster than others necessitating regular filing. Horses are living much longer than they would in the wild, so nowadays their teeth won't always last for a lifetime. Older horses....
Chief -- Fri, 02-Mar-2018
Horses kick, horses bite and yes, horses can kill us. I have been asked to blog about a recent experience of mine that left me in a bit of a bad way, due to a good old double barrel to the pelvis.
I have worked with horses for over 30 years and in many cases I work with horses who are extremely aggressive towards people due to the treatment they have received from people in the past.
On December 6th last year, I was in the wrong place, at the wrong time with a horse who had been beautifully raised from a foal by caring owners. She was momentarily frustrated and confused and she made a poor choice. I say she....
Chief -- Thu, 11-Jan-2018
When I was preparing to leave the UK, I contemplated packing breeches and riding boots. But my idea was quickly scuppered by reminding myself that firstly, I was going to NZ to work hard, save and travel, and secondly, horses are scarce in central Auckland, so there'd be no point.
I've ridden since I was small, and I've taught young riders since I was 15, at riding schools, and at pony clubs in the UK, America and Australia. Recently, I lost my little hunting pony, and I sold my youngster. This together with my extensive travels of late, has meant horses have not been a possibility. Occasionally, during weekends, I would visit my....