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Things I Learned From My Horse
16th Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Back in the day when horses were used to haul loads, it was common knowledge that a journey over the flat could be more tiring than if the road had a few ups and downs. This is because over the flat, the same muscles are used in the same way, all of the time. Climbing and descend ...
Deadly Equine Glanders Disease Outbreak at Rio Olympic Stables
14th Aug 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There are a few horse diseases I think of as being Ďold fashionedí because you just donít hear about horses getting them any more. So, I was surprised to learn that a deadly disease called Glanders, one of the oldest recognized diseases, is responsible for creating concern near t ...
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Euthanizing A Blind Horse
11th Aug 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I suggested that it would be humane to euthanize some blind horses as their blindness could result in stress and pain. Many of them claimed to have successfully ridden, shown and even jumped their blind horses. Because I truly believe that it is unwise for a beginner to consider ...
How Caprilli Changed Everything About Jumping
7th Aug 2015   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
If you look at old paintings and prints of horses and riders leaping over obstacles you might notice something that doesnít look quite right to the modern eye. Whether itís a woman riding side saddle or a man riding astride, both are leaning well back as their horse negotiates th ...
The Tennessee Walking Horse
4th Aug 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Itís been a long battle as the problem of soring continues. Most recently, a Republican and a Democrat member of congress, both of whom are veterinarians, are sponsoring the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act. The bill is aimed at bolstering the existing act, the Horse Protection Act ...
Pan Am Games - Cross Country
1st Aug 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After my Pan Am dressage experience I couldnít wait to attend the cross-country portion of the eventing competition. The Toronto 2015 competition was a FEI** event, with riders from North and South America vying for a team medal. The site was a newly built course in the rolling ...
Horses Worshiped as Gods
29th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If an alien were to land on earth from another planet, it would probably be quite confused by some of the things it sees. One thing would be the number of four legged creatures that seem to cohabit with the most populous two legged creatures. Not only do they merely live with the ...
Four Horses Killed in 2015 Chuckwagon Races
26th Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
As I write this the Calgary Stampede is in full swing. A few days after it began, a horse was killed during a chuckwagon race. It was an unfortunate occurrence but the injury was not something unusual for race horses. Chuckwagon racing is very exciting for spectators as it provi ...
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Equine Horse Baby Warts
24th Jul 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Has your horse been kissing toads? Are you very hesitant to kiss your horseís nose because itís covered in ugly lumps and bumps? Donít worry. A bad case of warts is fairly common, especially on young horses under eighteen months old. In fact, theyíre commonly called baby warts. Y ...
2015 Pan Am Games
21st Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Pan Am Games arenít as high profile as the WEG or the Olympics, but for those of us in the Greater Toronto Area, they are providing an exciting opportunity to see international competition and many young rising stars headed for the 2016 Olympics. Iím lucky that the equestrian ...
Volunteering at Equine Events
18th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Being a recorder at a long distance ride is something I havenít done for many years. But I found myself with pen and clipboard in hand, listening to the comments of a lay judge as horse after horse was vetted through for a long distance ride. A lay judge is someone who is trained ...
What Age to Start a Horse Under Saddle
17th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I donít think there is much argument about not riding a horse before itís two years old. There are those that do however. Race and show horses are routinely started under saddle as long yearlings. Many trainers believe and will vehemently defend the argument that by working their ...
Equestrian Associations Around the World
11th Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Almost every country in the world has an governing body that oversees rules and regulations of horse competitions, specifically those sanctioned by the international body, Federation Equestre International or FEI. The United States Equestrian Federation was established in 1917 an ...
Mastering the Trot Out at Shows and Events
9th Jul 2015   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
I mentioned that I had been a recorder at a long distance trail event. While I was there, I noticed a few things about the riders and others that were handling horses. In many sports, you are required to trot your horse out so judges or vets can assess its soundness, although the ...
Saddle Fit a Cause to a Problem Horse
7th Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Iíve seen horses go from being Ďspuní to well behaved after someone took the time to fit the saddle properly. Saddles that pinch, rub or cause pressure points can cause a horse to either act out, or shut down, depending on their temperament. And, poor saddle fit can lead to chiro ...
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Photosensitivity in Horses
4th Jul 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Have you had a sunburn yet this summer? I do it once a year because I always forget how strong the sun is, and I play outside, unprotected from its rays longer than I should. I always have the most interesting sunburns too, tracing my gloves or short sleeved shirts, or even my ne ...
When You Should Not Get Back On
3rd Jul 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Youíve probably heard that if you fall off of your horse, you should get right back on. Thatís probably true. If you fall off, your confidence may take a fall if you have time to think about what happened. Your horse too, might have just learned how to get rid of you. Sometimes i ...
Should You Ride Alone
29th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I donít know how many miles or the number of hours I ride alone. Even when Iím in the arena, I ride alone. I actually pick out times when I think no one else will be there, so I get some quiet uninterrupted time with my horse. One winter evening, I was riding alone after supper. ...
How to Start a Horse Rescue
27th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Have you ever wanted to rescue horses? Iíve rescued a few. I bought them at an auction, brought them home, made sure they were healthy and found them a new owner or kept them for myself. Most horse owners with the means to do so have done something similar. But if you want to run ...
Finland Proposes Horse Manure to Heat Homes
25th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Using horse manure for fuel solves two problems. Manure is a renewable energy source and its production is relatively kind to the environment. And, it provides a way to clean up manure, which Finland no longer allows in landfill sites. Spreading horse manure on agricultural field ...
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Why a Broken Leg is Bad News
23rd Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Some people have the impression that owners donít make enough effort to save horses with leg fractures and are taking the easy way out by euthanizing them. But there have been many famous race horses that couldnít be saved, despite their owners having the funds and motivation to ...
Five Steps to a Happy Horse
21st Jun 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
It isnít hard to tell when a horse is unhappy. An unhappy horse will be the one that is stall or fence walking, weaving, cribbing or biting and kicking its stall door every time someone walks by. Keeping a horse happy isnít hard. All you need to do is supply a few basics. Hereís ...
Shipping Horses by Plane
20th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Like you and I, horses can feel the effect of the changes of air pressure while flying. Take offs and landings tend to be the worst part of the flight. Turbulence can be as upsetting for a horse as it is for the human passengers. And like you and I, horses may end up bumping elbo ...
Game of Thrones Animal Abuse
16th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Game of Thrones is rapidly coming to an end and I canít say Iím disappointed. I watched the first few seasons and thought it was entertaining, but gruesome. Now, I feel like itís just gruesome, and hoping for at least a happy ending. I havenít read the books so I donít know how e ...
What is Next for American Pharoah
13th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
American Pharoahís breeding value could Ďtrickle upí to his sire, a relatively unknown stallion named Pioneerof The Nile whose main claim to fame is coming second in the Kentucky Derby. This stallion too, riding on the coat tails of his now famous son, can demand a pricier stud f ...
Horse Ghost Stories
11th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I have never believed in ghosts. But, over the last few years my cynicism has been shaken. The house we live in is about 35 years old, just old enough to have a bit of history. Since weíve moved here, weíve noticed strange sounds and occurrences. One evening, my husband and I ver ...
Does Electric Fencing Increase Stress On My Horse
8th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In some places, itís not legal to fence livestock within electric wire. Iíve seen some pretty gruesome pictures of horses that have gotten tangled in the strands. And, I know of horses that donít think twice about barging through them, electrified or not. I like the idea of Pastu ...
Racehorse Speed Limit in 40 Year Stall
6th Jun 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
In horse racing, the two minute mile is still the ultimate quest. In 1973, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes with a mile in 1:59.40. Only one other horse has run under that time, although failing to maintain the speed over the entire 1 1/4 miles, finishing 2/5 of a second over S ...
What Do We Really Control
4th Jun 2015   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
We can look after our horses and other pets, and even the people in our lives as carefully as possible. But, there lives are their own, and will play out as they are supposed to. We don't have a say. When I lost my Bay Goddess, I blamed myself. I should have seen something was s ...
These Plants Are Not Horse Friendly
1st Jun 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
After a long winter green grass, flowers and leafy trees are a welcome sight. Your horse is enjoying a taste of pasture too after eating hay for so long. But not all that is green is edible, at least not for your horse. There are a few things you donít want your horse to eat, eve ...
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