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Quality Handmade Natural Horsemanship Equipment
Cypress Lodge is our home in the central goldfields of Victoria, Australia, with our kids and our horses and ponys. We start, train and ride using ‘Natural Horsemanship’ techniques. We needed good equipment for the job but the brand name ropes were too expensive and some of the cheaper ones were rubbish. So over the years we have learned to make our own. Now we only make what we use, if it’s not good enough for our horses we wont make or sell it.
No gimmicks, just good traditional horse gear made from 100% Australian ropes and leather.
Please Note: We do not use any wildlife products in our equipment and if asked on the issue, we would say we were opposed to the commercial exploitation of wildlife especially the Australian kangaroo. The commercial killing of kangaroo for a novelty leather product is the largest slaughter of wildlife in the world. You can actively do something by not buying anything from anyone that sells kangaroo leather products.
Please note that Des is not a pet. Des is a wild magpie that shares our farm with us,
by her choice. Des is free to come and go as she pleases.
We have left these pics on our page as we really miss Des, she left one day and just did not come home. We hope she joined a wild family group and has followed her natural path.
If you have the time, say G'day by signing our guestbook.
Sorry about this one but due to increases in material costs, up to 80% in the case of some brass items, We have to adjust prices on some of our stock designs. The price increase effects only a few items as we are constantly trying to control costs to keep our prices fair. The price change will take effect 1st May 2012.
Something SPECIAL online for your horse !!!
One of our associates has combined healing crystals and our halters to provide a unique item for riders looking to have a truely custom halter. Click on the link to have a look at some great custom halters http://keetahbrowndesigns.com/
LodgeRopes On the Air!
LodgeRopes is back on air with the "Let's Ride" radio program. The 1 hour program goes to air at 8pm Thursday nights on Goldfields FM 99.1 Horse news, views & interviews with a big dose of Natural Horsemanship thrown into the mix. If you would like to listen in but live outside the Central Victorian 'footprint' of Goldfields FM, you can hear the program streamed live online. Go to www.goldfieldsfm.org.au and click on the listen link on the homepage.
If you like boogie, rock & blues, stick around as Rob presents the Voodoo Lounge from 9-11pm
Australian Floods 2011
I guess we have all seen the coverage of the Floods on the TV, we just had to look out our window or go down the road to end up in a giant lake of dirty brown fast moving water that was not there 24 hours ago. Our family, home and horses were all safe as we are on the high ground but many horses have not been so lucky, especially in Queensland.
If you would like to help the horse victims of the flood but are unsure what you can do..... click on this link for practicle ways of helping http://questequinewelfare.org/equine-flood-assistance.html
This will take you directly to the Quest Equine Flood Appeal pages.
We support Quest without hesitation.
On the 18th of Oct the girls from Tashanor Park were involved in a horrific car accident. Bianca's 7 yo son, Kyan, was killed in the accident when a tanker pulled out infront of the girls truck & gooseneck.
If you are a friend, customer or a firstime visitor to our website, and are so inclined, please spare a prayer or thought for the girls and their families.
Please click on this link for the latest news http://tashanorpark.com/?page_id=55
Any regular visitors to our page will know we actively support Equine Welfare and Humane training techniques, if you wish to get involved with Horse welfare issues, voice an opinion or just keep in touch with like minded people, there is now a site being constructed to meet your needs.
Rebecca, known to many horse people for her hands on work with horse rescue and rehabilitation, especially after the Victorian Bushfires, has an open invitation to all horse people to get involved with Equine Welfare.
Here are the links.... We ask all our customers and visitors to our website to take a few minutes and, if at all possible, support this organisation, . We know times are tough and time is precious.... but as horse owners or lovers, welfare is our responsibility.
Quest ~ Equine Welfare
Quest ~ Equine Forum