Arabian & Half-Aabian Championship Horse Show
Mountainside Trailer Sales & Rentals

With all the various types of boarding options out there – self-care, part-board, full-service, pasture board, co-op board, or deluxe – it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by your search for a boarding facility for your horse before you’ve even started. There is no such thing as the perfect boarding barn, but if you take the time to do your research, you should have no problem finding a facility where you and your horse can be happy, comfortable, and safe together.

“Whether it be a football player studying ballet or a dressage horse learning to work cows - cross-training is a central pillar to athletic success and longevity,” says Dr. Brianne Henderson BVMS MRCVS, Ferguson Equine Veterinary Services & Toronto Equine Hospital.

Feeding the equine athlete for superior performance requires a balancing act involving science, expertise, and art. It’s not just about maximizing your performance horse’s energy intake or providing good quality grain and forage; successful feeding of the high performance horse involves examining not only how much you are feeding, but what you are feeding and when. It means taking a critical look at where feeding fits into his busy schedule as well as yours. Real success in feeding the performance horse is achieved by feeding for optimum nutrient utilization.

horse at fence

A common problem that many horse owners have is dealing with a horse that doesn’t want to be caught. This is particularly frustrating when the horse will allow itself to be caught some days, but not others, or will come for the barn manager but not for his owner. The reason a horse does or doesn’t want to be caught is basically about the relationship between the owner and the horse.

Do you dream of a career with horses? If you want to share your knowledge and help others develop their riding skills and achieve their equestrian goals, working as a riding instructor or coach may be the perfect way to turn your dreams into reality.

It’s fast and easy to tie, but the true value of the quick release knot lies in its ability to be quickly and easily untied in the event of an emergency.

EquiNews

On July 11, for the third day in a row, Canadian Roberta Sheffield won her Grade III test at the...

The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association (CTRA) is thrilled to announce the amazing outcome...

The Canadian Para-Equestrian Team finished in second place overall following the Individual...

Forty-one of the top horsewomen in the United States and Canada will be headed to Oklahoma City...

The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is excited to announce that it will be taking the reins...

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...

Horse Instincts

By Stan Walchuk, Jr. - The most basic instincts of the horse are related to its survival as a prey animal. First and most obvious is the fear instinct, commonly...

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...

Colostrum for Foals: The Magic Milk

Winter snow may still blanket the ground, but foaling season will be here before we know it. If you have a pregnant mare in your barn, plan ahead to collect and...

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,...

Horse Buying Bewares

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - Buying a horse is one of the most exciting experiences you will ever have as a horse person. However, the process of shopping for a horse...

Photo courtesy of Zoe Lucas, Sable Island Green Horse Society

By Margaret Evans - Three hundred kilometres east of Halifax, Nova Scotia, lies a crescent-shaped island of sand 42 kilometres long by just 1.4 kilometres wide at low...

Circle Z Ranch

The oldest continuously operating dude ranch in Arizona (since the 1920s), Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia is a 6500-acre oasis of peace and calm, perfect for a relaxing...

Pacific & Prairie Edition

(BC to MB)

Current Issue

Central & Atlantic Edition

(ON to Maritimes)

Current Issue

Latest Issue - July 2014

Poll

Do you shoe your horse or leave it barefoot?

Your Community

Western Canada

Pacific & Prairie Edition

(BC to Manitoba)

Calendar of Events

News & Showscene

Central & Atlantic Canada

Central & Atlantic Edition

(Ontario to Newfoundland)

Calendar of Events

News & Showscene

The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is...

Standardbred horse racing in Ontario has...

Blogs & Forums

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...

Marketplace

Horses For Sale

Featured Horse

For Sale, $1,750
Spearhill, Manitoba
Trakehner

Real Estate For Sale

Featured Real Estate

Business Directory