Horse SA events

Free webinar: Horse Paddocks: keeping ground cover and managing soil health.

Thurs 21 Nov 2019  7pm. Join Dr. Mariette van den Berg

 

1) Reduced pasture cover and the effect on horse health: sand and dirt intake, respiratory problems, skin problems -bacteria etc
2) Importance of ground cover for soil health & pasture: the purpose of ground cover and how it links to water, minerals, energy and living organisms
3) What can you do to improve ground cover?: a few pasture/soil strategies to increase cover
4) Monitoring soil health (tests and soil analysis): monitor health and ground cover,  soil pH and ground cover indicators.

 

 This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA

 www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

 

Mariette gained her PhD in equine nutrition and foraging behaviour and is also a certified Permaculture Designer.
 

[Horse] Business Bootcamp

7-9 pm, Mon 25th November, at the Adelaide Hills Business Centre 82 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside. Thinking of starting a business, or want to give an existing business a health check? Join Gordon Kay of the Adelaide Hills Business Centre to have a very quick look at a range of topics including:

- business structures

- how do people find your business?

- marketing

- social media

- the two-faced customer

- employment of people

- bookkeeping and record-keeping options

- Q & A

Cost: $35 if you, your club or business is a member of Horse SA / $45 general admission

Enquiries: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au or Mob 0402488306

Free Walk and Talk: Horses and Native Grasses

Horses and native grasses - Free walk and talk session
6.30 pm Tues 26 November, Mt Pleasant Oval
 

WALK: Join Andy Cole, Land Management Advisor in this free interactive walk to practice identification of common native and introduced grasses and introduced weeds. Discuss growing conditions and weed control while walking.

 

TALK: The session moves to the Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre for 7.30 pm where we find out about horse property manager experiences with native grasses along with natural resources managers. BYO Native grasses for ID. Agistees welcome, as are owners of other livestock species interested in this topic.

 

Registration:  https://www.trybooking.com/BGKOG
Tea/coffee available.
 

Upper Torrens Landcare Group
http://www.torrenslandcare.org/  (visit Horses/native grasses project)

 

This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board through funding
from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Horses and Toxic Weeds: ID and control paddock weeds

7PM Dec 2, The Hub, 1 St. Peters Tce, Willunga.

Horses and toxic weeds: ID and control paddock weeds. 
Mon 2 Dec 2019  7-9 pm at Willunga Hub 1 St Peters Tce, WILLUNGA

Join Andy Cole, Land Management Advisor in this free interactive talk to find out more about different pasture weeds and which ones could be toxic for horses. 
Practice identification of common weeds and discuss how to control.
BYO weeds along for ID.  Agistees welcome, as are owners of other livestock 
species interested in weed control on small properties.

Registration is required.  Tea/coffee available.

This project is jointly funded by the 
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA.

www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Drop-in, coffee and chat in Gawler

Small property management advice - horses & livestock 10-12 noon Sat 30 November
Sanders Fodder Cnr 22nd & 23rd Streets, Gawler South.
Andy Cole, Land management advisor & Julie Fiedler, Horse SA.
Bring weeds/pasture plants for ID. Ask about growing pasture, weed control or other small property management topics or problems. Table of free brochures, info and more! Tea/coffee available. No registration required, just walk in! Can’t get there but want your weeds ID? Arrange to leave samples in sealed, named bags with your phone number with the friendly staff at Sanders Fodder prior to the event.
This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA
www.horsesa.asn.au e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Save the Date: Donkey Q a& A online

Webinar 7pm Tues 3 Dec (Adelaide time) Stay tuned for the registration link. Join The Donkey Sanctuary (UK) Senior Veterinary Surgeon Dr Alex Thiemann for a Donkey health Q & A online. The online chat follows posting online of a pre-recorded webinar about Donkey health, which participants are invited to watch first before joining in online. New photo coming soon. This photo was taken by Julie (Horse SA) at The Donkey Sanctuary in Devon (apologies for the blurriness) ) Photo is of Donkeys with staff veterinarian Dr Anna Harrison. General info: https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/  Enq horsesa@horsesa.asn.au

Horses and paddock behaviours: Is your horse normal?

Wed 11 Dec 2019  7pm Kersbrook Equestrian Centre 2311 Kersbrook Rd, Kersbrook

Free event Join Nicki Stuart (Dip. Equitation Science) for a look at horse behaviour in the paddock and stable. Find out more about your horse’s hard-wired needs as a species and how we can avoid undesirable behaviours developing. Topics covered will include property design, horse management and the negative or positive effects of human interaction. An understanding of natural behaviours add up to improved horse welfare, handler safety and positive outcomes for the environment. Registration required: Tea/coffee available.

This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA
www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Drop in, coffee and chat_ MYLOR

Drop-in, coffee & chat: Small property management advice: horses & livestock
10-12 noon Sat 18 Jan 2020. Coopers Rural & Garden Supplies, Strathalbyn Rd, MYLOR

Andy Cole, Land management advisor & Julie Fiedler, Horse SA.
Bring weeds/pasture plants for ID. Ask about pastures, weed control or other small property management topics or problems. Table of free brochures, info and more!  Tea/coffee available. No registration required, just walk in!

This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA

www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Evening horse property walk

6.30 pm 20 Jan, 2020 at Scott Creek (near Stirling/ Ironbank and Cherry Gardens)

Join Andy Cole, Land Management Advisor and host horse property managers in this free interactive walk and talk to discuss horse keeping and land management. Topics include low impact horse keeping, identification of common native and introduced grasses and management of introduced weeds. The discussion will also cover the impact of soil acidity on soil health and ground cover.

Registration is required:  Tea/coffee available.


This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board through funding 
from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Horses and paddock behaviours: Is your horse normal?

Free event 7pm Wed 29 Jan 2020  Adelaide Hills Business Centre 82 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Woodside. Join Nicki Stuart (Dip. Equitation Science) for a look at horse behaviour in the
paddock and stable. Find out more about your horse’s hard-wired needs as a species and how we can avoid undesirable behaviours developing. Topics covered will include property design, horse management and the negative or positive effects of human interaction. An understanding of natural behaviours add up to improved horse welfare, handler safety and positive outcomes for the environment. Registration required. Tea/coffee available.

This project is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA
www.horsesa.asn.au  e:horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

Horses and paddock behaviours: Is your horse normal?

7pm Wed 5 February 2020  Willunga Hub 1 St. Peters Terrace, WILLUNGA Free event
Join Nicki Stuart (Dip. Equitation Science) for a look at horse behaviour in the paddock and stable. Find out more about your horse’s hard-wired needs as a species and how we can avoid undesirable behaviours developing. Topics covered will include property design, horse management and the negative or positive effects of human interaction. An understanding of natural behaviours add up to improved horse welfare, handler safety and positive outcomes for the environment.

Registration is essential.  Tea/coffee available.

This project is jointly funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA
www.horsesa.asn.au  e:horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

DATE SAVE: Horses and toxic weeds: ID weeds and control

7 pm  Gawler region. Venue TBA

DATE SAVE: Intro to DIY tech for paddock health management

13 Jan, Woodside. More info coming soon

DATE SAVE: Doorstop

10-12 noon Venue TBA

DATE SAVE: Into to DIY tracking horse or livestock movements

7 pm 17 Feb, Woodside. More info coming soon.

DIY Horse Property Plan

DIY Horse Property Plan 7pm Tues 18 Feb. 2020 Adelaide Hills Business Centre
82 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside. Got a horse (or other small livestock) property? Not sure where to start when it comes to planning out design features to suit your goals.  Discussion includes fenceline and horse-related infrastructure placement, ideas for managing slope, wet areas, native vegetation, watercourses or considering ways to help with biosecurity. BYO aerial map of your property (e.g. Google map print out) + property photos

Registration is essential.

This project is jointly funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA.

www.horsesa.asn.au  e:horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

DATE SAVE: Free webinar: Tree benefits, your horse and property

7pm, 20 Feb. with Dr Mariette van den Berg. More info coming soon

DATE SAVE: Evening horse property walk

6.30PM  Thurs 13 Feb.  More info soon.  Northern Adelaide or Barossa region.

Horses and toxic weeds: ID and weed control

Horses and toxic weeds: ID and control paddock weeds 7-9 pm Mon 2 March  2020
Adelaide Hills Business Centre 82 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside 5244

Join Andy Cole, Land Management Advisor in this free interactive talk to find out more about different pasture weeds and which ones could be toxic for horses. Practice identification of common weeds and discuss how to control. BYO weeds along for ID.  Agistees welcome, as are owners of other livestock species interested in weed control on small properties.

Registration is required. Tea/coffee available.

This project is jointly funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board and Horse SA.
www.horsesa.asn.au  e: horsesa@horsesa.asn.au Mob: 0402488306

DATE SAVE: Learn DIY tech: The Stableyard Geek

7PM 16 March, Woodside. More info coming soon.

DATE SAVE: Free webinar: Insect & bird friendly stable yards

7pm, 19 March, with Dr Mariette van den Berg

DATE SAVE: Doorstop

10-12 pm March 28 Venue TBA 

DATE SAVE: Free webinar: Intro to horse nutrition + hay quality

7PM 16 April with Dr Mariette van den Berg. More info coming soon

EOI #HorseCheck 2 session

Horse SA is seeking expressions of interest for horse owners who may attend a future #HorseCheck day with Fleurieu Equine Clinic. Bring your horse(s) to the practice and have a free weigh on electronic scales, check for a microchip, free oral check, and general horse health advice including weight management. Selected additional services available on the day at a discount rate, with a donation going to Horse SA. 

Expression of Interest now open. Horse First Aid Course (6 hrs)

With Dr Ruth Taylor HorseMed SA Adelaide Hills. To be held first part of 2020. Fee between $95-$135 approx. Woodside, Echunga or Hahndorf Full day or evening (depending on demand) 

 

Save the date: Dr Helen Davies Biomechanics Seminar

SAVE the DATE  Friday Feb 14th, 2020  7pm
Venue (in/near Hahndorf), topic, ticketing etc to be confirmed.
Enq horsesa@horsesa.asn.au
(** Yes, it IS Valentine's day, so why not stay overnight in Hahndorf for something special?)

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