Christine Meunier - Author at HorseConscious - Beyond Horsemanship
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Christine Meunier

Christine Meunier was introduced to horses at the age of 13. She has been studying horses from age 16, starting with the Certificate II in Horse Studies and completed her Bachelor of Equine Science in 2015. Christine has worked at numerous thoroughbred studs in Australia and in Ireland for a breeding season. She then gained experience in 2 Melbourne based horse riding schools, instructing at a basic level before heading to South Africa to spend hours in the saddle of endurance and trail horses on the Wild Coast. Particularly passionate about the world of breeding horses, she writes a blog about equine education which you can view at: http://equus-blog.com

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The Reproductive Physiology of the Broodmare

By Christine Meunier

Perhaps you have broodmares of your own or you plan to have some in the future. Perhaps your desire is to work with them or increase your working knowledge of them. Either way, being familiar with the reproductive physiology of a broodmare is a great thing to do. Knowing how things best work in a […]

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Rebreeding the Mare with a Foal at Foot

By Christine Meunier

Recently we looked at the mare’s reproductive physiology and how it can impact when you breed her (link to Reproductive Physiology article). This article takes into account all mares – those who haven’t been bred before (maidens) and those who have but are not pregnant (empty). It was also referring to the mare with a […]

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Health and Wellbeing of the Newborn Foal

By Christine Meunier

We last looked at nutrition of the broodmare when considering how to keep our horses in a healthy and happy state. In this article, I want to focus on ways we can determine if our newborn foal is healthy and happy. Our mare has carried the foal full term (345 days on average) and has […]

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Nutrition of the Broodmare

By Christine Meunier

When it comes to feeding horses, it’s important to provide them with a balanced diet. This is particularly so when considering broodmares – mares that are used to produce foals. For any horse, providing nutrition is a balancing act. They need to get a large percentage of roughage, benefit from eating 12 – 20 hours […]

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The Importance of Education with Horses

By Christine Meunier

Horses are an incredible animal with a mind of their own. They can weigh in excess of 450 kilograms (1000 pounds). For this reason alone, we should be mindful of how we interact with them and handle them. In spite of their large size and flight or fight nature, they can also be incredibly delicate […]