Superb Temperament Warmblood X

SOLD 8YO Warmblood X Gelding 16:1 HH Sire: Moschinno SWB (Gibraltar/India II imported) Dam: San Mateo Replica (Second Chance/Super Stud) Excellent comformation with elevated athletic movement. Bold jump. Competed over winter successfully at 1:10-1:15. Eye catching, honest, reliable, easy going. He has a superb temperament and is always willing to give anything his best, all the time. Excellent […]

Kihikihi International Horse Trial 8 – 10 April 2016 Kihikihi Domain, Te Awamutu New Zealand

Manuka Meilekke & Alex Chambers-Steward 8-10 April 2016, Kihikihi Domain, Te Awamutu, New Zealand Placed 3rd CNC 105   Kihikihi Eventing put on a fabulous event over the weekend.  The weather was settled and sunny and the course design and the organisation of the event was exceptional as always. Everything came together this weekend in the CNC105. A […]

Misinformation is accepted as truth…

Myth: White hooves are softer and have more problems than black. Often misinformation is accepted as truth simply because it has been around a long time. In this article we address a few of the most common misconceptions about hoof care, and ask top experts to explain the truth behind the myths.. 1 white sock, […]

The career advice I wish I had at 25

The career advice I wish I had at 25 In the future, when we turn 50, we will each be given a ticket to a time machine and, just once, we will be able to go back in time and talk to our 25-year-old selves. Even then, time travel will be expensive and wreak havoc […]

Words from a First – and Last-Time Breeder

Words by Alexandra Beckstett I interviewing the Riogenologists Drs. Ben Espy (DVM, Dipl. ACT) and Ryan Ferris (DVM, Dipl. ACT) for the Responsible Breeders feature, several of their tell-it-how-it-is statements hit close to home. Their overarching message was along the lines of, “Please don’t breed your mare if she’s not going to contribute anything positive to […]

Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls

 Radiography, Scintigraphy, and MRI: Benefits and Pitfalls. Likely the most commonly used diagnostic modality in horses, radiography has become even more important with the advent of digital results. Photo: Courtesy Dr. Carter Judy Today, veterinarians have the ability to peer inside horses’ bodies and see what’s causing a limp, swelling, or pain. The use of […]

MANUKA MEILEKKE

QUALITY MARE SUITABLE FOR DRESSAGE EVENTING OR SHOWJUMPER/HUNTER Competed successfully with numerous places and wins in Level 1, 2 and Level 3 dressage, schooling at Level 4/5 Honest horse that will go the distance. Competitve small hack with presence. Great work ethic, forward moving. Meilekke’s full brother, Manuka Magni, is almost Prix St George at 7YO […]

Manuka Magnus SWB Supreme Champion Canterbury Horse & Pony Breeders Spring Show 2014

Manuka Magnus, bred by Craig and Rosemary Sharp Manuka Sport Horses, Karaka, Auckland, NZ   Sire: MOSCHINNO SWB Dam: MADEIRA SWB   Congratulations to Annabel Read and all the best for the future. For more information please go to: http://www.caithnessstud.co.nz/News++Media/Caithness+Breeding++Stud+Achievements+and+Awards+2014.html

Heart of the Matter

Heart of the Matter A look at the remarkable equine heart and what can go wrong. Typically, fatal arrhythmias occur following peak athletic effort, as the heart rate is beginning to come down. Photo: Stephanie L. Church A look at the remarkable equine heart and what can go wrong. With the high rate of heart […]

Understanding Protein in the Horses Diet

Of all the components of your horse’s diet, protein is probably the most misunderstood. Long assumed to function as an energy source for the body, protein mainly functions to provide amino acids (the building blocks of bones, muscles, and soft tissues) for growth and repair. What are amino acids good for? Virtually all of the […]