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Whether you’re involved with horses for work, competitions, or just for the fun of riding – there is a lot to know about these magnificent animals. Our Horses section has everything you need to know about horse ownership and health.

Common breeds of horse found in Australia are the Thoroughbred, the Arabian, the Standardbred, the Clydesdale, and the Shetland Pony. Each has its own unique temperament and build, see our full guide to horse breeds for more information.

As a responsible horse owner, it is important that you monitor your horse’s general health at all stages of its life. Keeping a close eye on your horse’s health will not only make their life a long and happy one, it will also reduce veterinary bills.

You will need to consider your horse’s diet, dental health, and ensure you have an effective parasite control program in place. You will also need to plan ahead in case your horse becomes afflicted by colic, skin allergies, laminitis, or lameness.

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