Horse SA events

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

Looking after your [horse] mates

7pm  3 February 2020 Woodside Hall  30 Onkapringa Valley Road, Woodside

This free workshop is for the friends, mates, extended family, club members and 
colleagues who are supporting and working with property managers and horse 
owners within the Cudlee Creek fire ground, who are also most welcome.

Delivered by the Red Cross, the topics to be covered:
- What to expect over the recovery period
- Tips on how to ‘check-in’ on friends
- How to look after yourself while looking out for others

Supporters for, and property owners of any types of livestock are also welcome. 
Come along, network, share ideas.  Download flyer

Registrations appreciated:  Enq: Email 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

First Aid for Horses with Dr Ruth Taylor of HorseMed SA

Sat 8 Feb 2020     8.30-3.30pm Adelaide Hills Business Centre 82 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside 

The session will include: Vital signs, first aid kits, safety (including zoonoses). Storage and administration of drugs - Respiratory issues, colic, diarrhoea, eyes. Snakebite, heat stress, burns (and post-fire management tips), wounds, skin,  street nails - fractures and bandaging
Lots of Q & A encouraged.

Fee $120 General Admission/ $90 Horse SA members^ Pre-purchase of tickets essential.
Download flyer

^ if you, your club or business is a current financial member of Horse SA use this option.
Includes morning and afternoon tea/biscuits/coffee  BYO lunch (fridge/microwave available) or purchase in Woodside (Lobethal Bakery is over the road). Limited numbers.
** Young people under 18 yrs must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Enq  horsesa@horsesa.asn.au or 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

Dr Helen Davies Biomechanics Seminar

Training Scales and their relationship to the functional anatomy of the horse with Dr Helen Davies (BAgSci (Hons). MAgrSc. BVSc. PhD)

 

For all riders, drivers and trainers of dressage, show and performance horses and recreational riders/drivers who are interested in life-long training of the horse. The seminar will cover the general background and relevance of training scales and

biomechanics as it relates to training scales. The seminar will consider both the Equitation Science Training Scale and German Training Scale.

 

Dr Davies is a veterinarian, teacher, and research scientist at the University of Melbourne, with a life-long interest in communication, posture, and movement, especially in horses and their riders. During the last 45 years she has gradually developed and tested a range of non-invasive ways to encourage improvements in communication, posture, and function, including in individual horses and riders that have congenital or acquired disabilities or damage. Dr Davies is highly active in equine research projects primarily aimed to maintain soundness in working horses. This seminar contributes to support this research (with part-proceeds also to Horse SA!)

$25.00 Horse SA member^

$20 Young person (accompanied by paying adult)

$35.00 General admission

OR Flat rate at the door $50.00 (if spots available- this event sold out last time)

 

^ If you, your club or business are a member of Horse SA, use this

ticket option. Youth under 18 yrs to be accompanied by paying adult.

Bring gold coins for raffle.

Tom Roberts ‘Go Forward, Dear’ books special price for night - $22.00


Enq horsesa@horsesa.asn.au
(** Yes, it IS Valentine's day, so why not stay overnight in Hahndorf for something special?)

Not all paddocks are created equal

7 pm 17 Feb, Woodside, at the Adelaide Hills Business Centre with Gordon Kay and guests.

Free info & networking event: Weather plays an important part in managing land and horses or livestock, and not all paddocks are equal as micro- environments exist everywhere. This session will explore how cheap and easy to access technologies can help you to better manage pasture, hay paddocks, tree shelter and on-ground horse/livestock feed. Discussion on:

- What the future may look like with the "Internet of Things” (IoT)
- Micro client weather stations to reveal the bigger picture
- Soil moisture and salinity monitoring
- Land and crop/pasture monitoring
- Discuss potential natural resource management and animal welfare benefits.

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

Horse SA  email horsesa@horsesa.asn.au   

Bushfire Ready for Horse Owners_ Cherry Gardens & regions

Come along to this free event which will start you on your way to writing your own bushfire plan which includes your horses.

Bring family, friends, neighbours and agistees
Network with other horse & property owners in the area
Share ideas for keeping you and your horses safer this summer

Facilitated by SA Country Fire Service Community Engagement. Registrations appreciated

To be held at Cherry Gardens Memorial Hall, 316 Cherry Gardens Rd, Cherry Gardens.
Enq: Horse SA 0402488306 (text preferred) or Email horsesa@horsesa.asn.au

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

Free webinar: Re-vegetation - planting trees and shrubs on horse properties

7 PM Thurs 20 Feb 2020 with Dr. Mariette van den Berg 

As parts of the country are facing tough droughts, with some areas also battling bush fires- it may be difficult to focus on land/ soil restoration and even tree or shrub planting for future benefits on your property. However we should always be in conservation mode and growing trees can be our drought assistance for the decades ahead. The key is in our choice which trees and shrubs (and other vegetation) we should plant around our water resources, pastures, and in our gardens. While Australian natives spring to mind and are often encouraged by your local catchments and landcare organisation, it is important to review all your options including introduced species and specifically establish what function they should fulfil on your property and in your ecosystems such as your riparian areas. In this 30 min webinar we will dicuss:

The importance of trees/shrubs in ecosystems
Choosing trees and shrubs for your property - answering 3 questions: 
(1) Why are you planting trees & shrubs? (2) Where should I plant my trees & shrubs? 
(3) What species are the best for tree planting systems?

When to plant trees & shrubs? -  How can I speed up growth? - Steps for tree/shrub 
planting  - Care and protecting trees & shrubs

Register here:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mtN8PCuZQIOoa5yse41OMA

What is in your horse's pantry? Free walk and talk session.

Free walk and talk session 6.30 pm Thurs 13 Feb 2020:  Morphett Vale Riding Club Grounds
Corner of Wheatsheaf & Panalatinga Roads, Morphett Vale

WALK: Join Andy Cole, Land Management Advisor in this free interactive walk to practice identification of common native and introduced grasses and introduced weeds. BYO Horse paddock weeds for I.D.

TALK: Weed control techniques, soil acidity, soil testing. 
Find out about the free soil test analysis offer available from NRM Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges


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 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.

Free webinar: Birds, bees and bugs around your stables & yards - wildlife friendly management.

7 PM Thurs 19 March 2020 with Dr. Mariette van den Berg 

Your stables, shelters, yards and green spaces around these areas can contribute to natural functions and processes, such as regulating water drainage, buffering the damaging effects of strong winds, or providing food and shelter for native wildlife including birds and bugs. Many wildlife species survive in these areas or structures but their presence and persistence depend on how specific their food and shelter needs are, how they respond to disturbances, and the quality and quantity of other green spaces in these areas. While we want to avoid pest insects and animals that can contaminate horse beddings and feeds or damage property - we should aim to support wildlife species that play a beneficial role in our ecosystems. It is therefore essential that you evaluate the set up and management of these areas, including the use of rain gardens, vegetation choices and different means for controlling weeds and other pests. In this 30 min webinar we discuss:

•    Your stables, shelters and yards as attactive habitat for wildlife
•    Common Weeds & Pests problems 
•    Managing your buildings and green spaces
•    Rain gardens and vegetation
•    Controlling weeds & pests
•    Supporting wildlife

Register https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_47PUyLNGRjOy2g7PElDGJA

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

DATE SAVE: Doorstop

10-12 pm March 28 Venue TBA 

Free webinar: Horse nutrition - choosing roughage for your horses

7 PM Thurs 16 April 2020 with Dr. Mariette van den Berg 

Managing your pastures to provide enough forage for your horses would be ideal; however, in reality not many horse owners have the capacity to maintain horses on pasture as well as 
harvesting roughage to preserve for lesser times in the year. Moreover, in parts of Australia, the conditions are not favourable for growing enough fresh grass or forages. This means that you have to shop around for your roughage. In this webinar, we discuss the selection and use of 
various types of roughage and the importance of quality versus quantity. 

- Nutritional requirements of horses
- Quality vs Quantity
- Production processes
- Choosing roughage - grass, legume and other types of fibre sources
- Fodder trees & shrubs


Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E4yxf7HEQnKZn_A45lsAdw


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

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) 

 

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