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Retraining a Racehorse - Moonfire (Week 1)
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I am going to type up, in detail, all my experiences with retraining Moonfire. I'm going to tell you what I did and when, what the results were, what my thoughts were, what Moonfire's progression is and so on. I hope to ...
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Tiny Trotters Therapy Horses of South Carolina
7th May 2019   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horseís and ponies have been helping humans for a very long time. In fact, theyíve been useful enough that weíve kept them around despite their being extinct in the wild. But, in recent years, equines have become more than just beasts of burdens. Many, like Tiny Trotters Therapy ...
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How A Horse Heart Works
28th Apr 2019   |   Horse Anatomy   |   Winniefield Park
The size of the heart is of course, roughly relative to body size and will weigh slightly less than 1% of its body weight. That means the heart of an average sized riding horse will be about 8 to 10 lbs. There are exceptions to that rule however. The weight of a draft horseís hea ...
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HoofStep Remote Horse Monitor
31st Mar 2019   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
A few weeks ago, a startup called HoofStep contacted me about a kickstarter campaign they had begun to launch their product. HoofStep uses Artificial Intelligence to monitor your horse 24x7. By using a halter-like harness that carries a monitoring sensor, the horseís head movemen ...
Long Distance Horse Ownership
16th Mar 2019   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
My horse always been an easy keeper, but over the last year Iíve noticed that sheís a little leaner than usual. Every winter, with less work to do and full access to a round bale, sheís usually on the plump side. But, the last two winters, that hasnít been the case. ...
Among The Stars - Part 3 of 8
17th Feb 2019   |   Horse Stories   |   Polo the Weirdo
At the beginning of 2013, following his injury at champs, I began to bring Moo back into work. Physically, he seemed fine, but suddenly his behaviour was worse than it had ever been. He was perfectly sound, but if I put on any pressure at all, heíd be up on his hind legs, and jus ...
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New Ways to Heal Broken Horse Legs
11th Jul 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It wasnít that long ago that a leg fracture meant a sure end for a horse. But, thanks to advances in veterinary science, that is no longer true. Yes, there are some fractures that are too complicated, or because of where they are located, that can not be fixed. The good news is, ...
Equine Stress and PTSD
6th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Some horses can develop what could be considered posttraumatic stress disorder. This isnít common, but it can happen when horses are exposed to stressful situations over a long period. Horses with PTSD have damage to their hippocampus from the constant release of fight-or-flight ...
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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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Knit For Your Horse
23rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Saddle pads and blankets can be knitted or crocheted in any size, shape and color. A method called felting, where natural fibre knitted or crocheted items are washed, rolled, pounded and so the fibres shrink together and make a thick mat has long been used to make these types of ...
Horse Stress Relief Methods
18th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
We all feel stressed sometimes and horses are no different. Many of us ask a lot of our horses, and we sometimes donít keep them in ways that allow them to just be horses. Horses that are stressed can act out, develop ulcers, seem depressed, become balky or may become more flight ...
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What is That Cough
6th Jun 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
In Eastern Canada, a contagious disease is quarantining stables and shutting down events. Streptococcus Equi, a bacterial infection better known as strangles, has even shut down the famous RCMP musical ride. Strangles presents itself with a sudden high fever, runny nose, swollen ...
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EHM Outbreak
19th May 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
In the last month outbreaks of EHM have been reported in Michigan, California and North Dakota. One horse was diagnosed and euthanized on the same day. Other horses were placed in quarantine. While this is far from being an epidemic, itís important to understand these types of di ...
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Horse Body Language
24th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
When we think of communication, we think of talking, or at least making noises. We humans are a noisy bunch, and talking is most often our chosen way of making our thoughts known. Yes, we use body language but it often isnít conscious. Horses however, are more likely to use body ...
What is So Cool About Horse Sweat
14th Mar 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A long time ago, we believed that if a horse became lathered, it was a sign the horse was not fit. As it turns out, all horses will lather if they sweat a lot due to stress or hard work. A young or unfit horse probably just starts to sweat sooner. Youíll often see foam build up b ...
Horse Racing on Lasix
5th Feb 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Not all sports allow the use of Lasix, and the use of Lasix for racehorses on race day is not allowed in most places outside North America. Its use is controversial, even though horses that are put on Lasix perform much better than without. And, there is controversy over when the ...
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. ...
How Long Does it Take to Back a Horse
30th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
We all know that backing a young horse is not for the weak-hearted. Horses struggle with new experiences at the best of times, and often backing involves throwing a thousand new questions at once at a young horse not yet equipped to deal with them. This does not always end well. ...
Traveling With Your Horse
20th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Most of us travel fairly short distances with our horses if we travel at all. But, perhaps you dream of going on a big adventure that lets you explore new territory and trails. Or, youíre taking that dream trip to a horse show several days drive away. Such journeys require carefu ...
2017 in Horse Science
16th Dec 2017   |   Equine Technology   |   Winniefield Park
Scientific research helps us look after our horses better, become better riders, and unveils some of the secrets about the history of the modern horse. Much of the research is most relevant to other researchers and veterinarians. But some of it is interesting for those of us who ...
Horses Set Free To Escape California Wild Fires
9th Dec 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
In the path of one blaze was Rancho Padilla in Tujunga Canyon, a family owned ranch where 30 of the 60 horses stabled there were lost to the fire. There was no time to evacuate the horses, as the buildings were already on fire when the family woke to see smoke and flames and rece ...
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How to Keep Your Horse Cool
9th Sep 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Whether to avoid heat stress or to treat an inflamed injury, there are lots of ways to cool your horse. Cold hosing is one way to treat injuries and can be very effective. But, itís messy, not very portable and time-consuming. A cool bath with a hose, or standing in a pond can be ...
Horse Trailering 101
22nd Jul 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
One of the most stressful situations for a horse is riding in a trailer, and that in turn, makes things stressful for us. A horse that travels happily makes life much easier. Many donít, and the difficulties start well before the horse gets onboard. In fact, some horses, just on ...
Feeding Young Horses
12th Jul 2017   |   Feed and Minerals   |   Winniefield Park
A mareís 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, ...
Introducing a New Horse to The Herd
28th Jun 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Bringing a new horse home is exciting for you. But it might be a bit too exciting for other horses that you already own. Just turning a new horse out with an existing Ďherdí is unlikely to result in nonchalance by the rest of them. They will certainly be curious, and they might f ...
Identifying Strange Marks On Your Horse
7th Apr 2017   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Rings of hair slightly darker than the horseís normal coat color is called dappling. They are most obvious on gray horses although they may appear, albeit faintly on a horse of almost any color. Dapples are thought to be an indication of good health, although they sometimes come ...
President Trump Castrated and Name Changed to Fake News
28th Mar 2017   |   General   |   Polo the Weirdo
Every so often, among horses and among men, an individual appears who shows great promise, an individual from whom everyone expects truly great things. A horse named President Trump was not one of these. With a modest yearling sale price tag of just over $15000, expectations for ...
Horse Joint Injections
8th Jan 2017   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If cartilage is damaged, the bones that meet within the joint will cause friction leading to inflammation and pain. This is known as osteoarthritis. Tears in the skin, muscle and even tendons and ligaments will repair naturally over time. Even bone will knit together if there is ...
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 ...
Equine Anhidrosis Non Sweating Disease
27th Dec 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Anhidrosis is known by a few names. You might hear it called dry-coat syndrome. Or, because a horse with anhidrosis will pant to cool itself, it can be called puff disease. Or it might be called non-sweating disease. But basically, a horse with anhidrosis will not sweat, no matte ...
Horse Research Updates
1st Nov 2016   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Weíre discovering more and more about how horses think, what they eat and how they function in general and thatís largely due to researchers. Equine and animal research is being carried out around the world, and those who study horses have learned some remarkable things that bene ...
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