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Equiculture - Healthy Horses, Healthy Pastures

26 Oct, 2023

Horse owners are invited to attend a full-day Equiculture workshop with internationally acclaimed author and presenter on best practice ‘equine lifestyle’, Stuart Myers, on Sunday 26 November. 

The workshop focuses on how to manage horses and the land they live on. Learn how to make decisions that will improve your life and the life of your horse/s.

Project Officer with Wodonga Urban Landcare Network (WULN), Gervaise Gaunt says ‘In the workshop horse owners will learn how to use their horse's natural and domesticated behaviours, combined with good pasture management principles to improve and maintain their properties. This includes how to manage pasture to encourage biodiversity and ground cover and manage horse health issues such as such as laminitis and obesity.  It also covers how to best design your property to maximise outcomes for your horses and the natural environment, including soil health and water quality.’

‘Furthermore, by understanding best practice horse management you will learn about the aesthetic and financial benefits you can gain for your property – i.e. improved ground cover, reduced feed bills, lower parasitic (worm) burdens, and fewer weeds to control’.

‘Everyone is welcome to attend as pasture management principles are similar for large or small horse properties’, explains Ms Gaunt.   ‘Stuart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide practical solutions that everyone can adopt on their property.  We are excited to bring this opportunity to the North East region community.’

The workshop is delivered through the Wodonga Urban Landcare Network – Sustainable Agriculture Series, in partnership with Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups, and is supported by the North East Catchment Management Authority’s Our Catchments, Our Communities Project, through funding from the Victorian Government.

When: Sunday 26 November, 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Where: Latrobe University, Wodonga Vic

To register for the workshop please book via https://events.humanitix.com/equiculture

For further information please contact Gervaise Gaunt  0409 027 115 or gervaise@wodongalandcare.org.au

For more information on Stuart Myers: https://www.equiculture.net/about-us


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