Horse Industry

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With the start of the new year, many of us are thinking about setting goals and making changes for the coming year. As a horse industry business owner, you may have some major resolutions in mind for the year ahead. Perhaps you need to invest in technology to improve efficiency, develop and market a new product or service, or improve your social media marketing.

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The sheer beauty of high performance is that it all looks so deceptively easy. But whether it is a grand prix level horse and rider executing the minutely accurate steps of canter pirouettes, passage, and piaffe in the dressage ring, or ballet dancers executing the complex flows of demi-pointe, frappe, or tendu on stage, both performers know the degree of sacrifice, dedication, pain, and setbacks it may take to get to that flawless peak.

Photo Album of Contest Winners - This photo contest is one of our favourite features all year. We love to see your special moments and memories of beloved equine friends, hardworking heroes, and the beautiful babies delivered by the stable stork. Thank you to everyone who entered our 24th annual photo contest.

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With the holiday season is just around the corner, and if you’re searching for the perfect gift for that special horse or horse lover on your list, check out our Deck the Stalls Equine Holiday Gift Guide! With a little help from Santa’s stable elves and our partner businesses, we’ve put together a selection of gifts sure to delight your two- and four-legged loved ones on Christmas morning.

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For people who do not have the time or money to buy their own horse, leasing is a great alternative to horse ownership. Leasing can provide the enjoyment of a horse without the added responsibility or cost. For horse owners, leasing can help reduce some of the costs associated with horse ownership. The key to a successful horse lease is to ensure that all parties are aware of their rights and obligations under the lease. This article will discuss some of the issues that arise in the context of a leasing contract and provide suggestions with respect to negotiating and drafting a horse lease.

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Preventing Your Worst Nightmare - Owning and operating any kind of farm is a tough job. The last thing you need is a fire. Whether it’s a fully engulfed barn, an indoor arena inferno, or a tractor that got way too hot and decided to take the drive shed with it, a fire is usually considered the worst possible thing that can happen. Ask any equine property owner/operator who has had a fire and they’ll tell you that there is a lot more at stake than the barn.

Falling off head first

There are many reasons, or rather, excuses for not wearing riding helmets. Yet research shows that a properly fitted, safety-approved riding helmet can drastically reduce the risk of head injury.

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