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Managing horses on small properties workshop - Berry

The Small Farms Network and South East Local Land Services are inviting horse owners to attend a free, one-day workshop delivered by nationally acclaimed author and small horse property management experts, Jane and Stuart Myers of Equiculture.

Jane Myers has been involved in the horse industry for more than 30 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, and is the author of two books published by the CSIRO:

  • Managing Horses on Small Properties
  • Horse Safe:  A Complete Guide to Equine Safety.

Ms Myers is also a co-author of Horse Sense: The Guide to Horse Care in Australia and New Zealand (2nd edition).

The workshop will be held on Sunday, 13 November at South East Local Land Services, Schofields Lane, Berry between 9 am and 3 pm.

Land Services Officer, Andrew Britton said the workshop will discuss ways to improve horse property management and create a sustainable equine lifestyle.

“During the workshop horse owners will learn how to use their horses natural and domesticated behaviours combined with good pasture management principals to improve and maintain their properties,” Mr Britton said.

“This includes how to manage pasture for horses and encourage biodiversity, the relationship between horses and their pastures including looking at issues such as laminitis and equine obesity, how to manage manure, water and vegetation and how to plan and design a horse property.

“Horse owners will learn about the value of sound property management practices, not only in terms of horse care, horse health, financial benefits and aesthetic improvements to their property, but just as importantly the environmental benefits, including the effects on water catchment, weed control and erosion.”

This workshop is coordinated by the Small Farms Network with funding from Australian the Government’s National Landcare Programme.

To register for the workshop and for more information, please contact Andrew Britton, South East Local Land Services on (02) 4464 6020.

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Media contact: Andrew Britton, (02) 4464 6020 or 0408 050 748