Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Managing Horses on Small Properties Workshops are being held on 11, 12 & 13 November in Proserpine, Sarina & Mackay, respectively. The aim of these workshops is to promote safety, care & welfare for you, your horse and the environment.

The workshop will be presented by Jane Myers. Jane has been involved in the Horse Industry for over 30 years and is the author of publications including "Managing Horses on Small Properties".

The workshop will cover a range of topics:

Horse characteristics: how horse behaviour contributes to the management of a horse property

Pasture improvement and renovation

Horse and pasture management: how horse health and good property (environmental) care are linked

Manure management: how manure can be detrimental to a property and the environment if not properly managed and how to turn manure into an asset rather than a liability

Water management: importance of clean water, how to manage horses so that they do not pollute the waterways and how to use water responsibly

Vegetation management: the role of trees and plants both in the local and wider environment and the importance of revegetation and protection of trees and plants on a horse property

Property design and planning: what facilities are necessary on a horse's property and where to place them, the importance of planning and how to set about it.

Cost: $20 per person or $30 for two (includes lunch and morning tea)

RSVP: Registration and payment required by 8 November.

For more information please contact the relevant Landcare/Catchment group, depending on the workshop you are interested in.

Proserpine workshop: Friday 11 November, phone Whitsunday Catchment Landcare (WCL) on 4945 0267

Sarina workshop:Saturday 12 November, phone Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association (SLCMA) on 4956 1388

Mackay workshop: Sunday 13 November, phone Pioneer Catchment and Landcare (PCL) on 4944 1979

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