24 Sept 2017      

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A celebration of the life and legacy of horseman Tom Roberts took place recently at The Old Mill, Hahndorf with the launch of a new book ‘Go forward, dear’. The title is drawn from term Tom often used when training horses. The event was attended by over 130 people from regions including the Adelaide Hills, South East and Yorke Peninsula.

Authors Dr Andrew McLean of Equitation Science International who is based at Tuerong, Victoria, and Nicki Stuart, of Kersbrook Equestrian Centre in the Adelaide Hills, spoke at the event. The book was written for Horse SA, who is working to both conserve aspects of Tom’s lifelong work and to share his horse and rider training. 

Dr McLean spoke about the fact that even in today’s noisy online environment; Tom Robert’s voice can still be clearly heard. A horseman, a teacher of both people and horses, Tom was one of the first people to explain in everyday language to horse owners about how to train a horse, as up until then, most books were based on military riding manuals.

Proceeds from book sales, available as a hard copy or e-book, will go towards future educational and conservation projects to preserve Tom Roberts legacy. The publication is available through the Tom Roberts Legacy Project website for $29.99, or e-book $24.99.  

The website blog page features book reviews, with an interview with WA dressage coach and educator Zoe Harrison with WA Horse Council Chair Diane Bennit yet to be uploaded. Until Tues, the interview can be listed to here on 91.3 SPORT FM. The interview starts at the 38-minute mark.

Photos taken at the launch are available on Horse SA’ s Flickr page. Thank you to everyone who has contributed in any way to make this project a reality, including the crowdfunding supporters.  

Happy Riding!

MONDAY NIGHT Bits, Bitting & Bitless Bridles. 7pm 25 Sept. Woodside  Info here

HORSE SA AGM: 7.30 pm Weds 11 Oct The Maid Hotel, Stepney. Nick Bowman is  guest speaker, seeking feedback on a possible trail park obstacles. AGM info here.  Update: Audited financial report now uploaded.

KIDMAN TRAIL re-route nr Macclesfield: The trail now continues the full length of Penna Road (instead of turning down Yates Lane), onto Shofield, onto Wakefield, approx. 50 m on Purcell Rd before rejoining the existing route along Station Road.

KIDMAN TRAIL: An Audit is taking place during the next fortnight by Destination Trails Nick Bowman. If riders have anything for consideration, email Horse SA

SAFETY: Save the date for the next Horse SA ‘People, Horses & Culture’ Workplace safety conference. Thurs. 24 May 2018, Morphettville, SA. Past conference info can be found here.

THIS WEEK: Existing or new business owners 
7pm 28 Sept. Woodside. Info here

2017 EVENTS: 
23 Sept  Bits, 
bitting & bitless bridles, Woodside
28 Sept 
Bootcamp for horse businesses, Woodside
03 Oct
 Q&A time online with Dr Chivers, Webinar 
05 Oct  
Riding problems explained, Woodside  
07 Oct  
WormPower workshop (parasites)  Woodside
11 Oct  
Horse SA AGM, Stepney    
02 Nov
 Bushfire Planning for horse owners, Birdwood
04 NovSaturday Bootcamp for Business Owners 
09 Nov  
Pop up Horse Mart, Woodside CANCELLED 
9/10 Nov    Jane Myers Horse Properties, Woodside
13 Nov  What’s your horse paddock problem? Clare
21 Nov  
CFS Bushfire Ready for Horse Owners, Echunga
For events scheduled later in the year, visit here

Q & A time online with Dr Ian Chivers – specialist with native grasses
7pm Oct 3. $10   Info here

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Game of Thrones sparks blacksmithing revival
Harness Racing SA CEO announces resignation
NSW ponders mandatory horse registration
Stylish Aussie Shout shines at the Adelaide Show
12-storey Plan for SAJC land at Morphettville

SafeWork NSW new video horse WHS 
Eventing NSW Critical Incident Management Video

Visit the noticeboard for Polocrosse come n try event, grants and more!

Oct 5, 7pm Woodside. Info here  Discount options if you or your club is a member of Horse SA

Thurs 3 Oct 1-3 PM Stirling Library. Free.
Registrations essential. Info here

ONLINE STORE: Horse SA’s first webinar for purchase is now available for $5.50. For the price of a cup of coffee, you could save $$$ in paddock weed control!

LINDY WRIGHT MEMORIAL FOUNDATION: Thank you to all who attended Dr Andrew McLeans seminar, run & sponsored by the LWMF, making it free for Pony Club members and a very reasonable cost for everyone else. Horse SA & Kersbrook Equestrian Centre assisted. 

RESISTING Resistance WormPower Workshop. Oct 7, Full day. Woodside. Info here.
Meet Jude on Video

The back cover of the new book about Tom Roberts has gone slightly viral on Facebook (one USA ranch posting had friends shared it 826 times!)- why not, it’s a great message!  If you see it and have the opportunity to add a link to the Horse SA online store.  https://horse-sa.myshopify.com/  it would be greatly appreciated.

How to buy Kidman Trail Maps

Click to noticeboard  for general info



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