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Retraining a Racehorse – First Dressage Show
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On the way to the dressage arena, he was rather excited by the unfamiliar atmosphere. He considered spooking at the dressage letters, but decided that watching them warily would work just as well – since I decided not to ...
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Long Distance Horse Ownership
16th Mar 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
My horse always been an easy keeper, but over the last year I’ve noticed that she’s a little leaner than usual. Every winter, with less work to do and full access to a round bale, she’s usually on the plump side. But, the last two winters, that hasn’t been the case. ...
Every Day Horse Health Check
30th Jan 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Every day, you should give your horse a visual check and ideally, you should run your hands over it to check for swellings, heat or other problems that indicate an illness or injury. While grooming is a good time to do this. A stethoscope and thermometer should be part of your gr ...
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What is That Smell
1st Jan 2019   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Your horse’s ears usually smells like the rest of the horse, with a waxy odor. If there is a foul odor, it’s probably a sign of Otitis Externa. This can be caused by allergies, ticks and other biting insects, an injury, a foreign object or injury like a scrape. ...
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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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Cannabis For Horses
9th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
Marijuana legalization is a hot topic. Here in Canada, it’s about to be legalized. It already is in several states and countries. I’m 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 ...
What Happens to a Horse in Winter
17th Jan 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Cold weather brings about changes for both owners and horses. Here’s 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, you’ll 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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Horses by The Sea
18th Jul 2017   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
So many horse breeds originated in European countries like Germany, France, and Great Britain that we forget that there are also many breeds developed elsewhere. Certainly, the Arabian Peninsula and area is where the Arabian, Barb, Akhal-Teke and other hot blooded breeds began. ...
Feeding Young Horses
12th Jul 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
A mare’s milk production starts to decline gradually after the foal is about two months old. So from this point, until the foal is weaned, and some people think even before, a little extra in the form of a concentrated feed will help the foal grow strong and healthy. Once weaned, ...
Getting Your Horse Ready for Spring
28th Mar 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Spring is almost here and it’s time to do more riding than leisurely strolls around the arena or tentatively picking our way through the snow. And, it's time to plan for the season ahead. Here are a few of my favorite things to help my horse and me get ready for the warmer weathe ...
Simple Tests To Check Your Horses Health
14th Dec 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
When your horse isn’t quite itself, and you can’t pinpoint a reason on your own, you might call your veterinarian for help. Some tests they can do right at your stable and others will need a lab to complete. ...
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 horse’s 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 it’s 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 isn’t 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 horse’s gut like ascracids or bot. This microscopic parasite lives in the horse’s blood. There are two ways EP can be transferred between animals. It can be carried by a tick, ...
Take Your Horse to a Science Fair
12th Jul 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
I home schooled my kids, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t do many of the things kids in school did. One of those activities was attending science fairs. If you’ve got a horse, or have some horse knowledge, you’ve got a wealth of inspiration for a science fair project. Chances ...
Horse Dewormer Drug Resistance
2nd Jun 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Most tube dewormers are known as anthelmintics. There are several different drugs that are anthelmintics and the most common of these is called ivermectin. Ivermectin works by paralyzing the worms. Another, called moxidectin does the same. Fenbendazole impedes the parasite’s grow ...
What is Living in Your Horse
28th Apr 2016   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
There’s a whole ecosystem of sorts in your horse you may not even realize exists. In almost every system, parasites make their home. Within the muscle tissue lives Toxoplasma gondii parasites. While not terribly harmful to their host, they can harm anyone who eats the tissue. If ...
Spring Horse Training
27th Apr 2016   |   Horse Training   |   Winniefield Park
You might not have ridden as much during the winter as you wanted to, and now your normally fit horse is a glossy, flabby butterball. A few turns around the arena and it’s panting and broken into a sweat. It’s unrealistic to expect a horse to hold it’s fitness over months of idle ...
Winter Equine Weight Loss
28th Dec 2015   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
About this time of year, my horse starts to put on weight. There are a few reasons for this. Her work load lightens, although it’s not very strenuous to begin with. The bugs are gone, which means there’s less pacing and swishing to evade them. And, the weather is cooler, but not ...
What Happens When A Horse Starves
9th Feb 2014   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It's hard to believe that in North America, where we enjoy some of the highest standards of living, that animals, including horses, starve to death. It's shocking when news stories report stables full of starving horses, and it happens far too often. Most often, the animals can b ...
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Does My Horse Have Colic
6th Jan 2014   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I swear if I stare at a horse long enough, it will either become sick or lame. As I over-analyze every move, the nuance of a tail flick, a shortened stride, or a momentary odd way of standing, my mind races to the cause. Never mind that the tail flick means there was a biting fly ...
The Scoop on Horse Poop
19th Jul 2013   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
What’s something no one really wants, but misses badly when there isn't any? Manure! Call it horse buns, road apples, horse pucky, horse chips, horse hooey or horse apples, as much as we's rather clean stalls then our houses, we’d still prefer to be spending time riding, rather t ...
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The Five Dollar Horse In The Shed
31st Oct 2010   |   Horse Stories   |   Seri
This past spring my mare Silver and I entered a show jumping competition. We were approaching a large double oxer in the jump-offs when disaster struck. Somehow Silver got her back legs tangled in the fencing and the moment of that wonderful feeling of weightlessness that accompa ...
Equine Recurrent Uveitis
16th Sep 2010   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   EmeraldEagle
Equine Recurrent Uveitis (ERU) or Moonblindness can strike at any time and with any horse. Would you know what to look for? I didn't, until recently. ...
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Does Your Horse Need Supplements?
2nd Sep 2010   |   Care and Grooming   |   mosquito
One of the most common products horse owners buy for their horses are feed supplements – products that add extra vitamins, minerals, and other substances to the horse’s diet, in the hope that they will look and feel better. But are these supplements necessary, and can they do mo ...
Summertime Means Itchy horses!
10th Aug 2010   |   Care and Grooming   |   mosquito
This time of year, many of us will find that our horses start to scratch. And scratch and scratch some more. They rub their manes, tails, and anything they can get up against a tree or fence post. Some horses will even squat down and rub their tummies on the grass. It may sound ...
The Low Down on Colic Part One
22nd Jun 2010   |   Care and Grooming   |   mosquito
Colic is one of the most common illnesses to affect horses, and it is not always easy to prevent. A horse with colic is in pain, and in severe cases may even die. It’s important for anyone who owns or cares for horse to understand colic, what causes it, how to prevent it, and ho ...
Keeping More than your Pasture Green – Being Environmentally Friendly
30th Jan 2010   |   General   |   mosquito
Part of loving horses is loving nature most of us love the wildness that is hidden on our horses even today, and we respect their heritage and the land where they used to roam freely. So, most of us try to be pretty responsible about caring for the environment. ...
 
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