Climate Change for Horse Owners: Fact sheet

  • Published: 25 Sep 2012

  • Author(s): Fiedler, Julie

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This Rural Industries R&D Corporation project sought to engage horse owners to examine the potential impact on them of climate change. As the horse keeping population of Australia moves towards capital cities and major regional townships, horse keeping practices have shifted from broad acre or rangeland grazing to smaller properties.

With this comes an increased need for horse property managers to demonstrate environmentally sound practices to protect drinking water quality and remnant habitat, and reduce neighbourhood complaints about issues such as dust, mud and erosion. New horse owners often find themselves being new land managers.