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Lauren Barwick, World Equestrian Games, Barwick Medal

Canada’s Lauren Barwick has earned Canada’s first medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, FRA. Barwick finished on the podium in the bronze medal position following her Individual Championship Test during the fourth day of para-dressage competition on Thursday, August 28.

forage feeding, preventing laminitis, horse insulin

The issue is free choice forage feeding. I respect and honour the way horses are made; they are different – unique, really. In a suitable, native environment, they are quite capable of taking care of themselves. They are free to eat and roam, and just be horses. Domestication involves removing them from their natural setting, but that doesn’t change who they are. Horses have physiological and mental needs and those needs are being ignored.

Horse Bit Fit

The horse's bit is a critical piece of equipment in regards to horse riding and training which has the potential to damage the horses’ mouth if it is not fitted properly. Bits are designed to contact specific areas of the mouth in order to be effective. Your horses’ mouth will need to be sized correctly to allow you to make the appropriate selection. The following steps will guide you through this process.

Horse Jumping

As we move through the height of our summer competition season, it is not uncommon to have multiple days of severe heat and humidity - the days when you sweat while standing still.

Flax Seed

Seasonal Pruritus (commonly known as Sweet Itch) is the most common allergic skin condition in horses.

performance horse stress, performance horse psychology

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 have on equine performance? In a competition environment, equine athletes in any discipline may show symptoms of stress, but to what degree does the expression of that stress affect the quality of a jumping round, dressage test, reining pattern, etc.?

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Last year the heavy rains and flooding that destroyed so much in towns and cities of southern...

One hundred and sixty-five horse-and-rider combinations, representing 42 nations, set off on the...

Canada’s Belinda Trussell of Stouffville, ON, celebrated her birthday on August 27 with a score...

The Canadian Dressage Team rode to a ninth place finish on a total combined score of 211.714...

The Canadian Reining Team stepped up to the plate, placing ninth overall at the Alltech FEI...

BioRider Fitness believes that horseback riders are athletes, and should train like athletes. Regardless of whether the objective is jumping fences or mastering a...

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...

Collection for the Jumping Horse

With Claudia Cojocar - Collection is the state of the horse in which he lightens his forehand and changes posture by engaging his hindquarters. When you have correct...

Electric hoof knife

The Electric Hoof Knife (EHK) is a revolutionary hoof trimming tool designed for use by horse owners who like to trim their own horse’s feet, as well as for...

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...

BioRider Fitness believes that horseback riders are athletes, and should train like athletes. Regardless of whether the objective is jumping fences or mastering a...

Electric hoof knife

The Electric Hoof Knife (EHK) is a revolutionary hoof trimming tool designed for use by horse owners who like to trim their own horse’s feet, as well as for...

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...

Purica’s Recovery® EQ horse joint supplement

Purica’s Recovery® EQ increases the structural integrity of connective tissue structures and maintains optimum tissue hydration. It also improves recovery rates,...

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Last year the heavy rains and flooding that...

Horse Council BC took over the Agrodome and...

The annual Capital City Classic, an Equine...

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On August 9, 2014, the Ontario Ministry of...

On August 13, 2014, Equine Canada announced Mr...

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From innovative products to the latest news, Emily Penn comments on interesting developments in the equine industry. This...

"My goal as a horseman is to achieve the highest connection possible with horses. I want my horses to be as interested in me...

Why do horses do what they do? Is it me or my horse? Coach, judge, speaker, and equine behaviourist, Lindsay Grice helps...

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