"Thanks to Dr David for helping my old man feel better... I would recommend this veterinary clinic to anyone, and I wouldn't use any other vet."
-Nelly from Munruben
"I cannot fault their willingness to assist you as soon as possible, their capacity to prioritise so the most urgent animals are attended to quickly, their gentle way with horses, their knowledge and their reasonable prices..." - Sharon from Cedar Grove
"Thanks so much to Dr Dave and the team for all your hard work with getting Karrie in foal!!! We are very grateful and couldn't have done it without you guys!" - Lynette from Logan Village
"Your patience and gentle nature were greatly appreciated by both of us. Thank you." - Karen from Jimboomba
"Our family would like to give a big thank you and hug to Dr David, Kelly & all the team at Veresdale Equine Veterinary Services for saving our dog sid from a brown snake bite. Without their caring services I dont think sid would of made it, thanks guys. " - Hurchalla Family
"David and his team treat their client’s animals as if they were their own and have helped me and my horses in some very stressful situations over the years, thankfully, always with a excellent outcome!" - Toni from Jimboomba
"Thank you so much for the extra good care you took of Lilly ... I’ve always been extremely happy with Dave as our vet, I think he truly does a wonderful job, and you can really see how much he cares.” - Tania Banek
"The fact that Dave has been my vet for many years speaks volumes. Dave has a very nice manner and deals with the horses in a calm and kind way. He always takes time to explain options and procedures and to advise on what he considers to be the best course of treatment." - Gillian Coote
"Although we may have moved, we would not consider using any other veterinarian other than David to care for our horses." – Brett and Danielle from Wonglepong
"David has been my vet now for several years. Over that time with the highs and lows of my veterinary needs, David has always been compassionate, caring and friendly." - Marnie Wilmott
"We really appreciate David's practical, no-nonsense approach to everything, his vast knowledge and his abilities."
– Marty & Danielle at North Maclean
"We feel that the care David shows our horses is the same as if they were his own."
One of the first horses was called a Hyracotherium. It lived about 50 million years ago and was only as tall as a fox. It had toes! This horse changed over millions of years to become a modern horse.
Camargue horses are completely white as adults. Their babies are pure black when they are born.
There is a breed of horse from Russia called Akhal-Teke. It can go for days without food or water.
You measure a horse's height in hands. Each hand equals four inches. If you say a horse is 16.2 hands high, the 2 stands for 2 fingers.
You can tell how old a horse is by how many teeth it has. A horse gets all of its teeth by the time it is five years old. After that, they just get longer.
A female horse is called a mare. In the wild it is the mare that decides when the herd moves on to another spot to find food.
A male horse is called a stallion. Usually only one stallion will stay with a herd.
Any marking on a horse's forehead is called a star, even if it is not shaped like a star.
Horses and ponies feel safer when they are in a herd.
Mustangs are one of the few breeds of horses that live wild in North America. They are related to the horses that the Spanish explorers brought to North America 400 years ago.
Horses can communicate their feelings through their facial expressions. They use their ears, nostrils, and eyes to show their moods. Beware of a horse that has flared nostrils and their ears back. That means it might attack!
A hoof is like a fingernail. It is always growing and needs to be clipped so that it won't be uncomfortable for the horse.
A farrier is a person who makes horse shoes and fits them on your horse. They also clip hooves to keep them from getting overgrown and becoming very sore.
A horse can move in four ways: walk, trot, canter, and gallop. A gallop is the fastest gait.