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Let our veterinary team support you and your horse with our carefully formulated complete horse feeds.

Find the feed most suited to your horse or pony.

📖STORY TIME with Doddy Goile: How did I start this driving sport? Part 1! 
How did I start this driving sport? Simple fact I had a BIG oopsie-daisy with show jumping and that was they end!
But I could not give up those horses, so one day a work friend was helping out at a show driving event just around the corner from were we lived at the time. 
“Let’s go and see and say hello”. The first person we meet reminded me of the fat controller from Thomas the Tank engine, driving a little black Shetland. I asked him about how you could start this sport?
Well, he asked me if I had lots of money and my answer was nope!
Then he asked me what pony I got and told him I had a Thoroughbred called Elvis…and his answer was, ‘you could not do anything like this with one of them’. 
So this man got 2 strikes inside my head. But it made me more determent to show him wrong. Talking to more people I left my phone number behind and sometime later a lady called Heather called me. 
We meet up that same week and she had a Cremello 11 HH pony ready to go, so off we went chatting away with lots of question on both sides. 
She asked me what I would like to do, and I had no an idea what you could do but I knew that show driving was not really my thing (a bit boring). 
She found 3 barrels all set up at Darling Downs and she told me to hang on and that little pony called Poppy flew around those barrels! Tell you what a had a big fat smile on my face, that was so much fun. 
I went back on a regular basic to her place learning on how things work and putting that harness on, it took me some time to get the hang of. 
I did slip into our chats about me having Elvis (the Thoroughbred) and wanting to put him to carriage. She did not say no, but strongly recommended me to rethink using him. 
So a couple of months went by, learning all aspect with Poppy – renamed the purple people eater. She was a horror! She would bite/kick/squash you into the fence but oh my my she was so much fun to drive. 
She could double barrel and not even lose a stride and flew around corners. 

Read more on on the T&R Blog - LINK IN BIO
#carriagedriving
6 HORSE HEALTH NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS - For you to try in 2022!
If you’re into setting resolutions, have you ever thought about setting some health resolutions for your horse?
We’ve put together a list of 6 horse health new year’s resolutions, that can help you become more organised and keep track of your horse’s health. Give them a go:

1️⃣ Learn how to body condition score your horse, and try to do this 3-4 times per year (checkout the link below to learn how ⬇). 
2️⃣ Weigh out and measure each of your feed scoops so you know the exact weights of feed that they hold (and how much you’re feeding!)
3️⃣ Make plans now for your horse’s diet to suit your riding goals
4️⃣ Keep the labels or batch numbers from your horse feed or supplement bags
5️⃣ Learn how to measure and estimate your horse’s weight (check out the link below to learn how⬇)
6️⃣ Keep records of your horse’s diet, vital signs and health (you can download our free health record on our website, click the link below ⬇). 

Read more and find out how to put these into action here >>>
https://thompsonandredwood.com.au/6-horse-health-new-years-resolutions
A 2 page spread for Jestersflat Mem Fox! 
Jodi Dunlop's super ASH mare Mem Fox was recently featured in the The Australian Stock Horse Society journal, after her performance at the WA State Championships. 

This super mare is fuelled by T&R Might & Power Oat Free Muesli. 

#fuelledbytandr #oatfreemuesli #mightandpower #polocrosse #australianstockhorse @ashs1971 @polocrosse_wa
THE SUMMER FEED GAP - are you ready for it?
With all the hot weather we've experienced already this summer, many pastures will be starting to dry off around the state. The summer feed gap is when the grass isn't actively growing through the end of summer and into autumn, before winter rains start. 

In summer and autumn, the quality and quantity of pasture decreases. Pastures can be lacking in important nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals. 

What can you do?
✅ Do regular checks on your pasture. Walk out into the paddock and assess how much grass is there. While it may look like there is grass there from a distance, the actual density might not be high. Horses also don't like to eat very stalky grass, which is high in lignin and not great for their digestive systems. 

✅ If your horse is turned out on pasture in summer and the quantity is decreasing, you can supplement them with additional grass hay to make sure they're getting enough feed. 

✅ If they're turned out, keep their protein, vitamins and minerals up to them with a complete feed. Pony Maintenance Cubes are an ideal feed for horses turned out over summer. 

✅ If their pasture still has a good body of grass, but they need vitamins and minerals, look into a vitamin and mineral supplement, like from Advanced Feeds Pty Ltd to help avoid any deficiencies. 

❓ Any questions or need help with your horses diet? Message us and we're happy to assist.
Taking beach rides to a new level 🏖 this looks very relaxing Doddy!
 
We love this time of year, with warm weather and holidays and seeing all the ways you are having fun and unwinding with your horses.

📷 Vickiphotos - Show Horse & Event Photographer @vicki.tapper #beachhorse #anotherdayinwa #perth #navalbase #horsesofinstagram #helloperth
HAPPY NEW YEAR from the whole team at Thompson and Redwood 🎉
"'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the stables, 
The T&R team gathered to throw presents and spread Christmas cheer!" 

Merry Christmas to everyone, thank you for all of your support in 2021! Have a safe and happy holiday, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022. 

We hope you enjoy this fun video we've put together, watch til the end for some bloopers too 🎬
Does the colour of your horse's water bucket influence their drinking? 💧
Researchers carried out a study on the influence on bucket colour and a horse's drinking habits, to see if it influenced their behaviour and water intake. 

The study found that horse's drank significantly more water from turquoise coloured buckets than any of the other colours. Horses chose the blues over other colours, and then light colours over dark colours. Their preferences, from highest to lowest were: turquoise, light blue, light green, green, yellow, and red.

The researchers think that using turquoise or light blue water buckets might encourage your horse to drink.
Have you got a horse that gets driven crazy by itchiness?
Horses, like humans can suffer from insect bites, allergies and skin conditions. Some horses can have such a severe reaction or sensitivity, that they can itch and scratch so hard they leave raw wounds, opening them up to the risk of infection -which can often result in…you guessed it…more itching! 

What can you do?
✅ Try to identify the culprit 
Is it mozzies? An allergy? QLD/Sweet Itch? Once you know what the cause of the itching or reaction is, you can look to decrease the exposure. 

✅ Try to eliminate the problem or decrease exposure
Easier said than done! But there are management strategies like rugging, paddock care and locking up at night. 

✅ Decrease the reaction and symptoms 
A great way to do this is to help the skin from the inside out. An anti-inflammatory diet can help, with the inclusion of Omega-3's. Also feeding ingredients or supplements with anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties can also help. Garlic and Chamomile are known for their anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine properties. 

Read more about the Causes and Management of Itch
>>> https://thompsonandredwood.com.au/causes-and-management-of-itch-in-horses
Meet "Mister Gigolo: aka Jigger - can you believe he is 28 years old?
We're celebrating senior horses this week and Chelsea L shared Jigger's amazing story with us:

"This little QH has spent 20 years with me - TASMANIA, Victoria and finally WA - he’s one unicorn I wish I took more advantage of in my younger years but in saying that he regained my confidence in my 30’s once again - I only wish he was 10 years younger. I’ll love him until the last day 🧡

This was him April 2021 @ the showman where he placed 1st. He’s had a number of years off she still managed to show me he hasn’t forgotten a thing. We don’t discuss his age, as I feel he’s in denial about being close to 30 🤫🤣"

Jigger is fuelled by T&R Pony Maintenance, and doesn't he look brilliant?

📽 Tune in to our Facebook page for our webinar on Feeding Senior Horses this Thursday night at 7.30pm AWST. #seniorhorses
UPCOMING WEBINAR - Feeding Senior Horses with Nutritionist Jill Davies
Join us for our last horse health webinar of the year to discuss feeding and nutrition with Jill Davies from Feed Your Steed. Jill will be covering topics including:
✅ Changes in nutritional requirements for seniors
✅ Physiological changes that impact feeding
✅ Common conditions including PPID, EMS, Dental issues
✅ Troubleshooting your senior's diet

WHEN: Thursday 9 December, 7.30pm AWST
WHERE: FREE Via the T&R Facebook Page

About our Speaker
Jill Davies is a qualified Equine Nutritionist who has been involved with horses all her life. Having managed and ridden for an international eventing yard in the UK she then completed her Bachelor in Equine Science from the University of Lincoln. Her honours thesis was on use of Nutraceuticals for gastric health in the competition horse.
TONIGHT! Part II in our Dental Webinar series with Dr Martin Dolinschek. 

WHERE: On our Facebook page
WHEN: 7.30pm AWST

Covering topics like Caries, EOTRH, dental injuries and more...
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FACT FRIDAY - Did you know that horses have 10 different muscles in their ears? They can rotate them nearly 180 degrees, and can move each ear independently of the other.

In comparison, we only have 3 muscles in our ears 👂

#FactFriday #fact #horsefacts #horsehealth #ThompsonandRedwood
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FACT FRIDAY - Did you know that horses have 10 different muscles in their ears? They can rotate them nearly 180 degrees, and can move each ear independently of the other. 

In comparison, we only have 3 muscles in our ears 👂

#factfriday #fact #horsefacts #horsehealth #thompsonandredwood

Insects - at this time of year they can drive our horses nuts! Some horses struggle with reactions to insect irritations, ending up with rubs, hives or even Itch. But what causes Itch?

Itch and hives are skin conditions usually triggered by an allergic response to an insect bite. For Itch, it's most commonly a reaction to midges.

Itch-Free is a natural supplement designed to manage and soothe skin irritations. Made using:
🍃 Nettle and burdock root – contain essential minerals to support the formation and maintenance of a normal skin and coat.
🍃 Chamomile – renowned for its calming properties.
🍃 Garlic granules – for support of the immune and circulatory systems

#itchfree #midges #Queenslanditch #sweetitch #Allergies #hives #horsehealth #horses #horsenutrition #vet #herbs #itchyhorse #mozzies #mosquitos
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Insects - at this time of year they can drive our horses nuts! Some horses struggle with reactions to insect irritations, ending up with rubs, hives or even Itch. But what causes Itch?

Itch and hives are skin conditions usually triggered by an allergic response to an insect bite. For Itch, its most commonly a reaction to midges. 

Itch-Free is a natural supplement designed to manage and soothe skin irritations. Made using:
🍃 Nettle and burdock root – contain essential minerals to support the formation and maintenance of a normal skin and coat.
🍃 Chamomile – renowned for its calming properties.
🍃 Garlic granules – for support of the immune and circulatory systems

#itchfree #midges #queenslanditch #sweetitch #allergies #hives #horsehealth #horses #horsenutrition #vet #herbs #itchyhorse #mozzies #mosquitos

6 HORSE HEALTH NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS - For you to try in 2022!
If you’re into setting resolutions, have you ever thought about setting some health resolutions for your horse?
We’ve put together a list of 6 horse health new year’s resolutions, that can help you become more organised and keep track of your horse’s health. Give them a go:

1️⃣ Learn how to body condition score your horse, and try to do this 3-4 times per year (checkout the link below to learn how ⬇).
2️⃣ Weigh out and measure each of your feed scoops so you know the exact weights of feed that they hold (and how much you’re feeding!)
3️⃣ Make plans now for your horse’s diet to suit your riding goals
4️⃣ Keep the labels or batch numbers from your horse feed or supplement bags
5️⃣ Learn how to measure and estimate your horse’s weight (check out the link below to learn how⬇)
6️⃣ Keep records of your horse’s diet, vital signs and health (you can download our free health record on our website, click the link below ⬇).

Read more and find out how to put these into action here >>>
thompsonandredwood.com.au/6-horse-health-new-years-resolutions
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6 HORSE HEALTH NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS - For you to try in 2022!
If you’re into setting resolutions, have you ever thought about setting some health resolutions for your horse?
We’ve put together a list of 6 horse health new year’s resolutions, that can help you become more organised and keep track of your horse’s health. Give them a go:

1️⃣ Learn how to body condition score your horse, and try to do this 3-4 times per year (checkout the link below to learn how ⬇). 
2️⃣ Weigh out and measure each of your feed scoops so you know the exact weights of feed that they hold (and how much you’re feeding!)
3️⃣ Make plans now for your horse’s diet to suit your riding goals
4️⃣ Keep the labels or batch numbers from your horse feed or supplement bags
5️⃣ Learn how to measure and estimate your horse’s weight (check out the link below to learn how⬇)
6️⃣ Keep records of your horse’s diet, vital signs and health (you can download our free health record on our website, click the link below ⬇). 

Read more and find out how to put these into action here >>>
https://thompsonandredwood.com.au/6-horse-health-new-years-resolutions

Providing a pink salt block for your horses and animals is a great way to keep them hydrated in summer 💧
Giving them access to salt helps them to keep their electrolytes up when they need it, and also encourages them to keep drinking!

The girls at Diego Valley Miniature Goat Stud are loving their new block.
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A 2 page spread for Jestersflat Mem Fox!
Jodi Dunlop's super ASH mare Mem Fox was recently featured in the The Australian Stock Horse Society journal, after her performance at the WA State Championships.

This super mare is fuelled by T&R Might & Power Oat Free Muesli.

#fuelledbytandr #oatfreemuesli #mightandpower #polocrosse #australianstockhorse
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A 2 page spread for Jestersflat Mem Fox! 
Jodi Dunlops super ASH mare Mem Fox was recently featured in the The Australian Stock Horse Society journal, after her performance at the WA State Championships. 

This super mare is fuelled by T&R Might & Power Oat Free Muesli. 

#fuelledbytandr #oatfreemuesli #mightandpower #polocrosse #australianstockhorse
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