Horse Crazy

Proper Hoof Care

By Hugh Dillon, DVM - It is not enough to just call a farrier and have him shoe your horse. One of the most basic requirements of responsible ownership is to understand and practice proper horse hoof care.

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.

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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