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September/October 2017 school holiday camps

September/October 2017 school holiday camps

HPRA is offering three-day camps these September/October school holidays, on Monday to Wednesday 25-27 September and Tuesday to Thursday 3-5 October. The cost for each three-day camp is $300, or $120 per day – subject to availability.

Drop-off is at 9.30am; pick-up at 4pm.

Horses, safety helmets, accommodation and all food is included.

Bookings are essential, and places are limited. Please text Sandie on 0404 868 846 if you would like to book or discuss the school camps. Or you can email horsepowerriding@bigpond.com.

Kenneth Butler – Equine Chiropractor

Kenneth Butler, equine chiropractor
Kenneth Butler, equine chiropractor. © Irma Havlicek
Just as humans benefit from treatment by a specialist if they have mobility restrictions or pain, so too, horses can benefit from chiropractic treatment: manipulation of the neck, lumbar spine, pelvis, hips and legs to take pressure off joints and relieve soreness and stiffness.

Kenneth Butler has been an equine chiropractor for 35 years. He treats Sandie’s horses at HorsePower Riding Academy as well as agisted horses there and many other horses, including racehorses, if they develop problems in movement or flexibility or exhibit signs of pain. It is his years of training and experience that enables him to treat equine mobility issues with such success. He has extensive knowledge of equine anatomy and medical issues that chiropractic treatments may or may not help. Please don’t try to copy anything you see Ken doing in the photos here. To do so without appropriate training and experience could cause injury to the horse and also to yourself.

Ken Butler feeling a horse's neck to try to determine the problem.
Ken Butler feeling a horse’s neck to try to determine the problem. © Irma Havlicek

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Horse clipping by Lehan Britten at HPRA

A shot of the clipping from the front
A shot of the clipping from the front. © Irma Havlicek.
In preparation for an upcoming show, a yearling agisted at HorsePower Riding Academy was clipped by equine clipping and presentation specialist, Lehan Britten.

Lehan’s work includes equine body clipping, show clipping, mane and tail plaiting, and mane-pulling.

Louise Bransby holds Puppet while Lehan Britten is clipping her
Louise Bransby holds Puppet while Lehan is clipping her. © Irma Havlicek

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HPRA riders and ponies off to Morrisett for camp

Abbie hugging Ace after washing and grooming him
Abbie hugging Ace after washing and grooming him. © Irma Havlicek
HorsePower Riding Academy was abuzz with excitement and activity this morning as riders arrived to ready their ponies for a two-day (and two-night) camp at Morrisset.

Ponies were washed, brushed, plaited and painted to make them beautiful for the show and camp.

Jaffa is in pony-bliss-heaven as he kisses his girl, Holly
Jaffa is in pony-bliss-heaven as he kisses his girl, Holly. © Irma Havlicek

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A great first day at camp

Sandie talking to one of the mounted riders
Sandie having a word with one of the riders. Rosie (the chestnut) seems very interested either in what Sandie is saying, or in the pup, Lolly, in her arms. Photo © Irma Havlicek
It was a perfect day – sunny, mild and without wind – at HorsePower Riding Academy for the first day of the September school holidays three-day camp.

Riders arrived early, and were mounted and in the arena at 10am, where they got acquainted with their ponies and horses, and rode until lunch time.
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September/October 2016 camps – first week sold out

The camp for the first week of the September/October 2016 school holidays is now sold out. Book now to secure a place for the second week.

First week – three-day camp – SOLD OUT

Wednesday to Friday 28-30 September
The cost is $300 per rider for the three days.
Horses, safety helmets, accommodation and all food is included.
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