Our rough itinerary for the next year or so…

Oct 2016 to Dec 2016

Stuart - Australia

Jane - UK

Feb 2017 to May 2017

Stuart - Australia

Jane - UK, then Aus for 5 weeks, then back to UK

May 2017 to Oct 2017

Stuart and Jane - UK

The Workshops and Clinics page of this website is a good place to find out what we are doing and when.

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Learn how to improve your balance so that you feel more secure when riding. This book is the second in this series and it shows you how to increase your balance. It contains 18 lessons for you to follow in your own time.

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What a simple way to improve balance, I now teach this method to all of my students, from beginners to advanced. Fiona, Toronto, Canada

I am now much closer to achieving a truly ‘independent seat’. Feeling secure and confident. Bring on the next book! Megan, Cambridge, UK

This book is very easy to follow and has saved me money. My own instructor is great but she does not cover these fundamental basics. Thank you Jane for making it so easy to improve my riding, Jan. Kent, UK

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Our books have lots of information about sustainable horsekeeping practices:

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Horse keeping has changed dramatically in the last 30 to 40 years and there are many new challenges facing contemporary horse owners. The modern domestic horse is now much more likely to be kept for leisure purposes than for work and this can have huge implications on the health and well-being of our horses and create heavy demands on our time and resources.

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In an ideal world, most horse owners would like to have healthy nutritious pastures on which to graze their horses all year round. Unfortunately, the reality for many horse owners is far from ideal. However, armed with a little knowledge it is usually possible to make a few simple changes in your management system to create an environment which produces healthy, horse friendly pasture, which in turn leads to healthy ‘happy’ horses.

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It does not matter if you are buying an established horse property, starting with a blank canvas or modifying a property you already own; a little forward planning can ensure that your dream becomes your property. Good design leads to better living and working spaces and it is therefore very important that we look at our property as a whole with a view to creating a design that will work for our chosen lifestyle, our chosen horse pursuit, keep our horses healthy and happy, enhance the environment and to be pleasing to the eye, all at the same time.

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Buying a horse property might be one of the most expensive purchases you ever make - so it is vital that you get it right. This book will guide you through the process, wherever you live in the world.

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I wish this book had been out when I bought my first horse property, it would have saved me a lot of anguish. I love the check list and I am using it as we look for our next property. Vicky, Texas, USA

This book has brought up so many points that I just would not have thought about if I had not read it. Thanks a million! Bob, Nottingham, UK

So many great pictures and such a straightforward way of explaining how to work out what is important, and what is not. Kirsty, Geelong, Australia

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Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talk

This page is where you can find out more about the one day Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talks and the property planning workshops↓ that we run (mainly in Australia and the UK) . We also do other talks↓ and workshops and we do property consultations

There is a timetable of our upcoming events on the workshops and clinics page→ and some testimonials and feedback↓ from past participants of our presentations further down this page.

About our one day Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talk

The environment in which horses live greatly affects their health and well being. This talk shows you how you can keep your horse/s healthy and happy and at the same time take good care of the land that they live on. In order to do this you need to learn about much more than just pasture management. That is what we teach you - how you can manage your horse/s and the land that they live on in such a way that:

It is possible to achieve this, all at the same time - a true

win - win situation.



The Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talk is a one day indoor event (sometimes with a field visit included). In short it covers the sustainable management of a horse property, along with horse management. It is also about achieving a better ‘lifestyle’ both you, your family and your horse/s.

The presenter the talk is always one or both of us (Jane Myers or Stuart Myers). The presentation is lively with lots of amazing pictures - no boring bits !! We have been presenting this talk for many years now and we know what works and what does not. See the testimonial section on this page for comments made by previous participants.

These talks are usually run and funded by local councils, Landcare groups or water catchment groups (such as Melbourne Water, SEQ Catchments etc.) but they can also be arranged privately i.e. by a club or an individual who wishes to host/co-ordinate one. Please contact us for further information.

Please also contact us if you are a Natural Resource Manager (i.e. Landcare officer, water catchment organisation employee, local council worker) and you would like to organise a talk for horse owners in your area. You should have a look at the Natural Resource Managers page→

The property planning workshop

This workshop is for people who have previously attended one of our Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talks. It takes participants through the process of how to design the layout of their property so that they end up with a layout and management system that is horse friendly, human friendly and environmentally friendly, all at the same time. Again, it is usually run and funded by local councils, Landcare groups or water catchment groups. Please contact us for further information.

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The evening/short talk option

We are also able to do an evening (Powerpoint) talk that combines some information from our Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talk and some from the Horse Rider’s Mechanic clinic→

This combined talk is very popular as it introduces what we do and at the same time gives participants some real information that they can take home and use.

This talk is ideally organised by a club and it works well to have it before a Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talk or a HRM riding clinic. It can be a good way of gauging interest for a future talk or clinic when we return to an area. If you are keen to organise one please contact us.

Property consultations

We are occasionally available for private property consultations. This can usually be arranged but it is best to book this ASAP to avoid disappointment. A consultation takes approximately two hours and during this time we walk and talk with you on your property.

Consultations can save you a lot of time, effort and money. We only do consultations for people who have already attended a Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talk. Otherwise the property owner has too much to learn before they can understand our recommendations for their property. Contact us for more information.

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Where are we and when?

We are generally in Australia for the (Australian) summer months and in Europe for the (European) summer months.

Go to the Workshops and clinics page→ for dates of our events.

Another good way of keeping up with where we are and what we are doing is to follow us on Facebook. We have several pages (see the full list on the contact us page→). It is possible to follow us on Facebook without actually having to go on Facebook! See the sidebar top left for an example. You can go to a full size version on the Live feed from The Equiculture Facebook Page→

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Testimonials and feedback

The testimonials and feedback from previous Healthy Land, Healthy Horses talks has been outstanding. We get lots of positive comments after each talk – here are just a few that organisers have received and passed on to us: