Vaccine reactions in horses

Originally posted on DEC blog:
Most horse owners and many veterinarians believe that vaccine reactions occur within 48 hours after the vaccine is given.  In actuality, many reactions occur between 10-60 days after vaccination.  As a result, some reactions go completely unnoticed or are not linked to the administration of the vaccine, so these symptoms…

Fat bottomed girls

Let’s talk about a sensitive subject! And I warn you, as a 6 foot woman with a predisposition to a broader base line, I am going to be brutally honest, so if you are sensitive about your weight, perhaps you’d better pour yourself another glass and move on to the next post. I’ll never forget… Read More

Friesians Dream or nightmare (part II)

Last month we looked at some Friesian specific challenges with their health.  This month we will cover some personality traits that are unique to them, as well as some care issues. Pushiness While adults are considered very friendly and usually docile (moreso than many other breeds of horse) young friesians can be overly pushy, to… Read More

It’s automatic, it’s hydromatic; it’s Grease…..y heels :(

What a wet wet summer we have had here in Queensland! With over 2m of rain falling on the Sunshine Coast in the last 6 weeks not only is our Keuring preparation out the window but we are fighting pretty hard to keep our horses protected from the elements. One of the main concerns of… Read More

Fryso Saddles for Friesians

Dunstan Park are very proud to have established a new partnership with Tweespan for the importation of Fryso® saddles and their other products into Australia. Fryso® saddles are handmade horse saddles, made of the highest quality leather and with a wooden spring tree base. Fryso saddles are characterised by excellent workmanship and very comfortable and… Read More

Pin us!

Just a quick note to let you know that we are now also available on Pinterest! For those of you who love looking at stunning photos and videos of Friesians check out the gorgeous shots here of horses we love and our own crew.  Also find other products that we think are brilliant~ Its just… Read More

Sales Barn Information

Welcome to our sales barn. In addition to breeding our own Friesians, and offering our own horses for sale, Dunstan Park have partnered with Friesenstal Reuselinkhof in the Netherlands to bring you the highest quality imported Friesians. Friesians Imported to Australia  Our horses are premium Modern type Friesians starting at 16 hands tall.  We offer… Read More

Hands versus Metric Height conversion for horses

I have just had a question on our Facebook page from a visitor as to why we post the height of our horses in centimetres instead of in hands. It’s a great question.  I certainly grew up with hands being the standard measurement for horses.  And I thought I knew it backwards.  A hand is… Read More