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Obesity is an epidemic problem with domesticated horses. Although we most easily attribute the problem to overfeeding concentrates combined with too little exercise, the underlying cause is much less apparent. It has to do with the horse’s brain and his response to stress – a chronic low-grade, inflammatory stress.

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Youth Essay Contest to Win a Filly! The Mane Event Equine Education & Trade Fair is pleased to announce that Marc Gardner of Rocking Heart Ranch will be giving a Registered Quarter Horse filly to one lucky youth at this year’s Mane Event being held April 24 to 26, 2015 in Red Deer, Alberta. To enter, youth 13 to 18 years of age are required to write an essay outlining their horse experience and what they plan to do with the colt.

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Few things in nature are more inspiring than new foals frolicking around their mothers on a crisp spring morning. The fact that a foal can be up and running within a few short hours after birth is but one in a long series of miracles. Conception is miraculous in itself. Development in utero, or in the womb, begins with the formation of all of the organ systems and is followed by their maturation. During the entire process, the foal is completely dependent on the mother’s blood supply for eating, breathing, and eliminating metabolic waste products.

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Just as every horse owner should possess, at the very minimum, a basic knowledge of areas of horse care such as nutrition, common illnesses, and hoof care, so too should they have at least a rudimentary understanding of the proper techniques for bandaging a horse’s legs. There are a number of situations in which leg bandages may be necessary or advisable.

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In 2013, a scandal broke out in Europe and the United Kingdom when horsemeat was discovered in a number of beef burger products. Very quickly, horsemeat was detected in a variety of other meat products, leading to the destruction of food worth millions of dollars after it was removed from supermarket shelves.

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Are you considering the best way to create the perfect barn to house your horses? Should you construct an entirely new building, or make over an existing structure? There are pros and cons to each option depending on your particular situation, but in many cases even a radical renovation may be preferable to the stress, expense, and time commitment of a new construction project.


Equine Canada (EC) was pleased to honour some of Canada’s best and brightest equestrians and...

The in-person vote of Equine Canada’s proposed articles of continuance and amended by-laws under...

April is Volunteer Month across Canada, and it’s really something to celebrate! Every reader of...

The Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) is pleased to present six juniors from across the...

Anyone who has been to a show, an event, a fundraiser, a clinic, any equine activity that draws...

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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Have you had one of those busy days when you don’t have time to shop at the feed store after work? Or have you just learned from your vet that your horse has...

The Solo-Ride arrived in a box covered with pictorial instructions, and included a fanny pack (with lots of pockets) in which to store the Solo-Ride while riding. The...

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Living Your Dream Career with Horses - We have all dreamed of working with horses full-time. Some of us have achieved the dream and others are just waiting for the...

Anyone who has ridden in a dusty arena knows that airborne dust can cause adverse health effects in both horses and riders. The College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn...

Tired of scrubbing persistent algae out of your water trough? Need to control the bacteria and odour in your stalls and trailer? Want to use a product that creates a...

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