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Back it Up - How To Master The Rein Back
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This article serves to handle that one part of every dressage test that I Ė and most riders I know Ė dread with all our hearts. Iím sure you know the feeling. The stunning rhythmic trot, the perfect square halt (And here ...
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Horse Side Vet Guide App
16th Jul 2019   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
Horse Side Vet Guide was created so that youíd have important information at your fingertips no matter where you are - whether you have cell signal or wifi or not. Much of the content, concerning situations that are most likely to occur, written by an experienced horse owner and ...
When Your Horse Can't
18th Mar 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Any time you see your horse canít do something it normally does with ease itís time to call the veterinarian. Hereís what it could mean if your horse canít... ...
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What is That Noise
22nd Dec 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Whinnies and neighs are normal horse noises and often the sounds that horses make are one of the few things that a non-horse person knows about horses. But horses do make other noises. Some are vocal, and some have other origins. Horses have a larynx that is similar to ours, and ...
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Types of Horse Wormers
26th Oct 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
We know that part of a good horse care includes developing our own deworming program. Gastrointestinal parasites, commonly called worms, can cause big health problems for your horse if they get out of hand. ...
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Algae In Water Troughs
4th Oct 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
But there is one kind of algae that is harmful to all mammals, including horses. Itís called blue-green algae and it is likely to be found in ponds and slow moving streams. Even once this type of algae has dried up, say along an evaporated pond or a stream that has receded from i ...
Equine Euthanasia
30th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
This is a topic that is difficult to discuss. But, itís something that horse owners should educate themselves about. When we take on the responsibility for any animalís life, in my opinion anyway, we also must accept the responsibility for its death and make that death as stress ...
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Cannabis For Horses
9th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Marijuana legalization is a hot topic. Here in Canada, itís about to be legalized. It already is in several states and countries. Iím not going to comment about the pros and cons of legalization, or of its use in general. After reading about the effects of dogs (and looking throu ...
Was Sure My Horse Had Colic
17th Feb 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I let her out, and she strolled to the middle of the paddock, where she stopped and gave two cow kicks, then she pooped. Then she stood there, head down. I went from alarmed to really alarmed. I checked her pulse and nothing seemed unusual. I watched for awhile, but she didnít do ...
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Manitoba Maple Poisoning
20th Jan 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Manitoba maple seeds are known to cause something called seasonal pasture myopathy, also known as atypical myopathy in Europe. Sadly, SPM is fatal in most cases. There is only about a 25 percent chance of a horse surviving poisoning from Manitoba maple seedlings, even with prompt ...
What Happens to a Horse in Winter
17th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Cold weather brings about changes for both owners and horses. Hereís a look at how cold weather can affect a horse. ...
Fad Foods and Horses
8th Jan 2018   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
When you check out Pinterest or scroll through your Facebook feed, youíll likely see posts of miracle cures achieved using certain trendy foods or supplements. These trends tend to spill over to the stable, leaving our feed rooms like the shelf of a trendy health food store. ...
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Too Much of a Good Thing
5th Oct 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
We generally think of minerals in any diet as a good thing. But it is possible for horses to get too much of a certain mineral. The most common culprits include fluoride, lead, and iron. If caught in time, most symptoms of poisoning from excess minerals are reversible. However, i ...
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Selenium Supplement In Your Horses Diet
3rd Oct 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
While selenium isnít overly important to plant growth, it is important to the animals that eat those plants. Selenium is a trace mineral. That means, itís not a macronutrient like calcium phosphorus but is only needed in very tiny amounts. The average riding horse only requires a ...
Horse Dental Problems
7th Sep 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Many people have dental cavities. Most of us know that cavities form because bacteria of all types thrive in our mouths. If we donít clear the bacteria out and disrupt their plaque building activity, the plaque covering grows. Any sugar in your mouth is used by the plaque and pro ...
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Equine Sickness by the Season
20th Jun 2017   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Each season brings with it a change in how we look after our horses. And each season brings with it problems we must watch for, and things we can let our guard down about. No sense in worrying about Lyme Disease in January when the snow covers the grass, but winter means we might ...
Horse Friendly Gardening
5th Jun 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
Theme gardens are popular and there are cutting gardens, butterfly gardens, famous writer gardens, bird, and wildlife gardens, so why not a horse garden? If you love gardens and you love horses, it isnít much of a leap to combine both for an interesting outdoor space that benefit ...
10 Golden Rules of Horse Feeding
3rd Jun 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
A horseís digestive system is very long, and they have very small stomachs. That means that they can only eat small amounts at a time. A horseís stomach can only hold somewhere slightly less than 2 gallons (15 liters) depending on the size of the horse. To avoid colic, and ensure ...
Updated US Horse Demographic Stats Released
30th May 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The United States Department of Agriculture has released its Equine2015 reports. The information for the very first of these equine reports was gathered back in 1998. These reports consist of information gathered across the United States about trends within the horse industry, su ...
Protect Your Horse Against Illness and Disease
9th Feb 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
In the last few weeks, the Equine Disease Communication Center in the United States has been posting warnings about strangles, equine herpesvirus and Equine Infectious Anemia. Itís not possible to protect our horses completely from disease, but there are things we can do to impro ...
How to Lead a Horse to Water and Drink
12th Jan 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There is a grain of truth in many old sayings. But is it true you can lead a horse to water, but you canít make it drink? Well, maybe partly. Itís hard to make a 1000lb animal do something it flatly refuses to do. But while you may not be able to force a horse that doesnít want t ...
Horse Fitness and Monitor Bands
31st Dec 2016   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
In the endurance riding world, on-board heart rate monitors have been used for years. These devices used be wired, which required that the rider or their helpers not dislodge the unit or its wiring while looking after the horse. And they were single function, measuring only heart ...
What Desperate Horses Eat
29th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A man near Vernon, BC, Canada is facing charges after some of the 110 horses he cared for were found in an emaciated condition. The seventy-year-old claims he did not neglect his horses, although three horses of sixteen horses in dire condition died. The horses had been put to pa ...
Things Your Horse Probably Does Not Need
29th Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The list of things your horse needs may be long. But,there are some things that you donít need to put on that list, even though we find them in many tack and feed rooms. Here are six things your horse probably wonít need. ...
Winter Horse Tips
15th Nov 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Colder weather means your horse will require a bit more energy to keep warm. Remember, all that fiber digesting helps stoke your horseís internal furnace. However, if the colder weather means your horse is going to be doing less work, you might have to cut back on its feed so it ...
How Horses Show Stress
1st Oct 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
All of us feel stress and itís normal to feel over-stressed sometimes. School exams, job demands and family obligations can leave us feeling stressed out. Our horses can feel stressed to, and while a bit of stress is normal, a lot of stress isnít good for your horse. Is your stre ...
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Equine Piroplasmosis
13th Sep 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Like Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis, EP is caused by a parasite. The parasite does not dwell in the horseís gut like ascracids or bot. This microscopic parasite lives in the horseís blood. There are two ways EP can be transferred between animals. It can be carried by a tick, ...
Heat Drought and Horses
20th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Itís dry here. The corn is withering, the soybean fields are looking yellow and pasture is non-existent. Those of us with horses and other livestock understand that a long stretch of dry sunny weather doesnít just mean excellent beach weather, it also means there could be some ha ...
Horses Are Better Than Cats
13th Aug 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Oh Polo, I thought we could get along. I thought our common love of horses would be a commonality indicating a similar view.. But, when it comes to kitties, I see we may, at best, have to agree to disagree. You see, because for some unconscionable (a word I can spell, but not pro ...
Printables For Organizing Your Horse Life
29th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When was the last time Snowflake had her hooves trimmed? When did Blue last have that bout of colic? And who is the new boarderís veterinarian? Good records make remembering the details of our horse activities much easier. And an easy-to-fill out form or contract is the simplest ...
Should My Horse Have Surgery
10th Jul 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most difficult decisions a horse owner may have to make is whether or not to go ahead with an emergency surgery. Surgery is hard on a horse, can have complications and the outcomes arenít always certain. It can be hard on our savings account too, even though weíd like ...
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