Horse Industry

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Do horses help children? More than you think, according to researchers at Washington State University. Young people working with horses experience a substantial decrease in stress. And the evidence lies in their saliva.

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Dr. Sue Ashburner of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) has examined hundreds of potential new horses for her clients during her 35-year career as a veterinarian. “We don’t do a ‘pass-fail’ when we do a pre-purchase exam on a horse. We just try to allow the buyer to make an informed decision on that horse,” says Ashburner, a clinical associate in equine field service at the WCVM’s Veterinary Medical Centre.

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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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A natural path to healing - 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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