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The crisp, cool temperatures of fall are delightful for human and horse alike. But as nature slips toward a dormant state, hay becomes the forage of choice for most horses. Hay is dead grass. Once fresh grass is cut, dried, and stored as hay, its vitamin content, along with valuable omega 3 fatty acids, dramatically decline, making supplementation necessary to fill in nutritional gaps.

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How do I determine the best winter blanket weight for my horse so he doesn’t get chilled or overheated? When choosing a winter blanket for your horse, a number of considerations can help you avoid under- or over-blanketing your horse, including climate, your horse’s hair coat, and his environment.

3 Point Touch Rider, Horse Fitness, Rider Fitness, Gina Belasik, riding fit, equifit services

Have you ever witnessed the beauty of a wonderful freestyle, a reining pattern, or perhaps a show like Cavalia in which the rider and horse seem to be working together in such harmony that you can hardly tell where the rider ends and horse begins? For rider and horse to be “one” with each other is the desired state we strive for. What we seek is to seamlessly flow together in a beautiful stream of energy travelling together through space. If your desire is to achieve such a state, and to ride to the best of your ability, then please read on!

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Trail riding across endless tall-grass Canadian prairie in summer sunshine, possibly through a herd of bison, was a long-term dream that drew me like an arrow to Saskatchewan. But it took the misery of a snowy six-month-long northern winter in Terrace, BC, to turn the dream into reality.

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When riders take the time to build a good foundation with a correct position and basic training skills, they will reach their training and riding goals faster than if they skip these steps in the beginning of their riding careers. A “correct” position is determined by the style or discipline of riding you participate in. I am going to give you some of my favorite rider strengthening exercises for developing a stronger hunter seat equitation position.

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Do you understand the natural asymmetry of the horse and its implications for saddle fit? Most horses are left-handed – or what we refer to as dominant on the left-hand side – and it is usually very obvious. There are many theories as to what causes this predisposition.

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Some of the most popular EquineLUX Saddle Pads models will be featured at the Jonathan Field and...

The FEI has announced that two horses competing at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014...

It is the right of every member of Equine Canada to propose amendments to the rules, subject to...

The Canadian Vaulting Team will be making a proud return home after finishing the Alltech FEI...

The Canadian Show Jumping Team finished eighth at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Team...

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...

Standlee Forage, Otter Co-Op, Horse Feed, Horse Alfalfa, Equine Alfalfa

Otter Co-op, based in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, is proud to announce that in September we will be the Canadian supplier of Standlee Forage products.

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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...

Highbury Dressage, grand prix rider, Courtenay Fraser, Champion Horse Blankets, horse blankets

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...

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

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