Herald Sun - Switched On - - Cover Story -

AWAY from work, Asher Ked­die has her hus­band, mu­si­cian Jay Bowen, and the for­mer race­horses she re­ha­bil­i­tates at her Mace­don Ranges farm to keep her grounded from the de­mands and va­garies of acting.

‘‘It never ceases to amaze me, I come home af­ter a long week, wake up on a Satur­day morn­ing, pull on my gum­boots, walk out­side and the horses all come down and say hello in their dif­fer­ence voices,’’ she says. ‘‘They all kind of squab­ble to get my at­ten­tion. It’s not so much that it strokes my ego, it’s the im­me­di­acy of them that makes you feel good in­stantly, and puts you in touch with things other than work. ‘‘They com­mand your full at­ten­tion. ‘‘There’s no room to be stressed about work or full of anx­i­ety about some­thing.

‘‘It’s a great way to fo­cus your en­ergy. All an­i­mals will do this but horses in par­tic­u­lar be­cause they’re so hy­per-sen­si­tive.’’

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