Horse Crazy

Ponies for a Cause

By Emily Penn - Twelve-year-old Diquita Cardinal is a dedicated horse lover on a mission. Two years ago, her cousin Tianna Skyrpan, now 13, was diagnosed with cancer, and she has been undergoing chemotherapy ever since.

Grooming Basics

By Horse Council BC - Regular brushing, or grooming, is important for your horse. It helps clean his coat, brings out the natural oils, and stimulates circulation. It also gives you a chance to check your horse for any skin diseases, infections, or injuries. A normal horse is neither excessively itchy nor bald.

Bridling the Western Horse

With Kathy Slack - Just started out riding? Looking for tips for bridling a horse for the Western disciplines? Kathy Slack guides you through the process, step by step, in this comprehensive, easy to follow video tutorial.

Saddling the Western Horse

With Kathy Slack - Just started out riding? Looking for tips for saddling a horse for the Western disciplines? Kathy Slack guides you through the process, step by step, in this comprehensive, easy to follow video tutorial.

2011 Photo Contest Mare & Foal Category Runner-Up

Entries for Canada's longest running equine photography contest are now being accepted. Win 1 of 12 DVD Box Sets for Jonathan Field's new series The (re)Start is Everything.

By Melanie Huggett - Regular care is necessary to keep your horse healthy, and can help you avoid costly vet bills later on. Knowing what is normal for your horse also makes it easy to see when something abnormal arises, which could be cause for concern; catching infection or injury early can lead to faster treatment by a veterinarian and quicker recovery.

Treats in Horse Training

By Lindsay Grice - Although food rewards can definitely reinforce a lesson, in my experience the drawbacks of using food rewards far exceed the benefits. While it is important to reward horses to affirm every correct response, I feel there are other more valuable ways of doing so.

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