Tag: Horse

Life after the Cup: Makybe Diva enjoying the good life in retirement

There are often concerns about what life is like after the big race for winners of the Melbourne Cup, but at least one of the recent legends of the track is enjoying retirement. Source: ABC Livestock Life after the Cup: Makybe Diva enjoying the good life in retirement

Therapy horse helps teen girl face the world

An elderly therapy horse is helping a teenager in far-west New South Wales find courage and overcome autism. Source: ABC Livestock Therapy horse helps teen girl face the world

'Not in public interest': Request for information on pony deaths blocked

A right to information request about the investigation into the deaths of 13 polo ponies in January is blocked on the grounds it’s not in the public interest. Source: ABC Livestock ‘Not in public interest’: Request for information on pony deaths blocked

Campdraft Hero: Campdrafting is a family affair for national champion Pete Comiskey

When campdraft champion Pete Comiskey is not managing his cattle station or travelling the country for competitions, he’s training the next generation of riders and competitors – including his five-year-old son. Source: ABC Beef Cattle Campdraft Hero: Campdrafting is a family affair for national champion Pete Comiskey

Polo ponies suffocated on Spirit of Tasmania ferry, owner says

The owner of six polo ponies that allegedly died during a Bass Strait crossing on the TT-Line’s Spirit of Tasmania says he has seen the autopsy report and blames the ferry service for their deaths. Source: ABC Livestock Polo ponies suffocated on Spirit of Tasmania ferry, owner says

Lack of public information on polo pony deaths worries vet, horse breeder

Almost six months on from the mysterious deaths of 16 polo ponies after the Barnbougle polo event, a vet and a breeder are concerned that the lack of public information could affect Tasmanian events and breeding programs. Source: ABC Livestock Lack of public information on polo pony deaths worries vet, horse breeder

Horses euthanased following deadly accident sparks review of vet practices

A NSW Government review has been ordered into the decision to euthanase eight horses after a crash near Dubbo amid allegations that some of the animals had not suffered serious injuries. Source: ABC Livestock Horses euthanased following deadly accident sparks review of vet practices

Minister refuses to release details of probe into polo pony deaths

As Australia’s equine community continues to ask questions, the Tasmanian Government is refusing to release details of its inquiry into the death of 16 polo ponies in January. Source: ABC Livestock Minister refuses to release details of probe into polo pony deaths

Horse vaccine controversy halts drug company partnership

Equestrian Australia will put a partnership with Zoetis on hold due to a class action against the controversial drug company. Source: ABC Livestock Horse vaccine controversy halts drug company partnership

Class action by horse owners over Hendra vaccine

Horse owners have launched a $53 million lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company responsible for developing the Hendra virus vaccine. Source: ABC Livestock Class action by horse owners over Hendra vaccine

Polo identity says finding 16 ponies dead in truck was his 'worst nightmare'

The former captain of Australia’s polo team Andrew Williams describes the “gut-wrenching” discovery of 16 ponies dead in the back of the truck he was driving home from Tasmania. Source: ABC Livestock Polo identity says finding 16 ponies dead in truck was his ‘worst nightmare’

Guidelines help horse industry combat caterpillar miscarriage threat

Winning the war against hairy caterpillars threatening the country’s horse industry comes down to two weapons: management and vigilance, say researchers. Source: ABC Livestock Guidelines help horse industry combat caterpillar miscarriage threat

Brumbies feel the heat as drought worsens

A lack of rain takes its toll on a Hunter Valley brumby sanctuary, with wild horses from the Snowy Mountains struggling to acclimatise in parched conditions. Source: ABC Livestock Brumbies feel the heat as drought worsens

Horses bringing people closer to understanding themselves

A Sunshine Coast business is swapping the consulting couch for round yards, using horses to help people build self-confidence and awareness. Source: ABC Livestock Horses bringing people closer to understanding themselves