Horse SA has invited international guest speaker Jane Myers to present at workshop in Mount Barker, South Australia later this month. The presentation will focus on understanding the natural behaviour patterns of horses and how this can be used to help manage small properties sustainably.
“Horses can be well cared for on small landholdings if a plan is in place.” said Julie Fiedler, Executive Officer for Horse SA. “This workshop is an opportunity to share ideas and perhaps take home a few tips to apply to the property where your horse lives, even if the horses are on agistment.”
Keeping horses on small properties requires additional infrastructure, including surfaced yards and strategic use of electric tape or yarding. The ability to move horses around the property helps keep grazing pressures managed. Trees and shelter-belts provide environmental and aesthetic value with the additional benefit of screening between horses and neighbouring properties.
“An effective horse property management system saves time and expense and is good for the health and well-being of your horse.” said Jane Myers. Jane travels the world looking at horse management systems and plans to share many insights gained on her travels with workshop participants.”
The workshop is scheduled Sunday 26th October at Auchendorrach House, Mount Barker. The Natural Resources Management Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges has provided support for the event.
Enquiries: Julie Fiedler Horse SA Mob: 0402488306 E: [email protected]
Jane Myers is available for interviews: Mob: 0410813873 E: [email protected]
Horse SA has, as a key goal, to make sure horses are a valued part of our Australian culture, community and business life. The organisation works at all levels of government, business and non-profit organisations through to grass roots horse owners to achieve that goal.