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In this, the twenty-third year of our annual photo contest, we welcomed a record number of entries that flooded in from all across Canada and the US. The large selection of quality photos made judging especially interesting and enjoyable.

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The topic of having horses go barefoot vs. shod has been discussed at several American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Conventions and always generates some very informative dialog while raising many important questions. I must say from the onset that I favour horses being maintained without shoes when possible, but it depends on multiple factors.

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Skipped Beats, Sudden Death… and Why We Shouldn’t Worry Too Much - When you first start examining patients as a veterinary student, you’re very keen to (gently) poke and prod every animal you come across. Realizing you can assess cardiovascular function by palpating peripheral pulses is very empowering!

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Understanding their unique roles in equine gut health - Nutritional supplements designed to assist in digestion are becoming increasingly popular among horse owners. We’ve all heard about probiotics, but increasingly we are starting to see products claiming to be prebiotics.

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In the report “Ten years of major equestrian injury: are we addressing functional outcomes?” published in the February 2009 issue of the Journal of Trauma Management & Outcomes, lead author Jill Ball and a team of health professionals with the University of Calgary, the Foothills Medical Centre and the Calgary Health Region explored the outcomes of severe and serious equestrian injuries.

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If horses are your passion, there’s no better place to study for your degree than England’s Hartpury College – the largest equestrian centre in the world. Whether you want to work with horses or just want to ride and enjoy the outstanding equine facilities while gaining a first-class education, their courses can open doors to your dream career.

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The Canadian Horse Journal Contests at The Mane Event Expo in Chilliwack in October were...

Jochen Schleese, Founder of Schleese Saddlery Service and Saddlefit4Life, was named Entrepreneur...

The Westoba Agricultural Centre of Excellence within the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba is...

It was with great sadness that the Ontario Equestrian Federation announced the death of Marie-...

Four outstanding equestrians have been chosen to receive a prestigious award from the Ontario...

By Lindsay Grice - Falling off hurts! It can shake a rider’s confidence so much that many choose to abandon riding altogether, and it can scare their horse, too.

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It is common knowledge that a horse must achieve optimal physical fitness in order to deliver a peak performance, but what kind of impact does psychological condition...

Safe Road Riding on Horseback

By Horse Council BC - As many equestrians take to the roads, keeping themselves and their horses safe while sharing road space with cars, trucks, motorcycles and...

By April Clay, M.Ed., Registered Psychologist - Analysis does have a dark side: it can lead to the “thinking too much” syndrome. Most riders have experienced this...

Horse Personality Profiling

By Will Clinging - When starting to work with a new horse, I am never sure what I’m faced with. In order to make my training time with that particular horse more...

Feeding for Happy Horse Feet

By Lynn Stewart - Many factors can affect hoof quality, including environment, genetics, farrier care, and nutrition. Fortunately, a horse’s nutrition can be easily...

How to Care for Your New Foal

By Mark Andrews, DVM - You have waited eleven months for your foal to arrive. Now he is here what can you do to ensure he gets off to the best possible start in life...

Spring Horse Care

By Kentucky Equine Research - Do you ride all winter, no matter how deep the snow gets, or do you hang up your saddle at the first cool breeze in autumn? If the...

Common Signs of Dental Problems in Horses

By Horse Council BC - Your horse needs proper dental care just like you do. Left unattended, gums and teeth may become damaged over time, or food may become trapped,...

Equine Metabolic Syndrome & Obesity

By Marielle St-Laurent, DVM - Years ago, veterinarians recognized that obese horses develop a different metabolism than healthy horses. They often find it difficult...

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Slow feeding is quickly being accepted as a common sense way to feed horses, as it comes closer to feeding the way nature intended. This healthier system regulates...

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Champion Horse Blankets is a family owned business located in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Since 2006, Champion Horse Blankets has been providing premium...

Britespan Building Systems Inc. announces the launch of the new Atlas 52 L-10 model. This model was specifically designed to allow greater clearance for overhead...

Abby Saddle Shop in Abbotsford, British Columbia, which has been proudly serving the horse community for over 23 years, has a proud new owner – Alexia Zizzy.

HGA Buffer

Hindgut acidosis is a digestive, health-related issue in horses, especially those fed large amounts of starchy processed grain. A high grain diet for a horse combined...

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