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Retraining A Racehorse – Moonfire – Cross Country - Part 1
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On 17 February 2011, I began preparing Moony for his eventing debut. After his Third Place in his first jumping show of the year, I decided it was time for him to start eventing and see if he couldn’t achieve similar res ...
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Horse Eye and Behavior Relationship
21st Jul 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
If you look at different horses, you will start to notice that beyond color, markings, height and build, there are many more subtle differences between them. You might think that all horse’s eyes are exactly the same. But, we’ve seen that there are different colors of eyes. And, ...
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Equine Botulism Symptoms and Causes
19th Jul 2018   |   Equine Disease and Prevention   |   Winniefield Park
A women in Nova Scotia is fighting for the life of some of her horses after already losing two and is worrying about a disease affecting the other horses in her equine rescue facility. The cause of the deaths, and the severe illness affecting the sick horses is botulism poisoning ...
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Horse Pregnancy Check
17th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
I was recently able to watch an ultrasound examination of a mare thought to be in foal. The mare was sedated, and while guiding the scope to the area of the reproductive organs, the vet explained what we were seeing on the screen of the ultrasound machine. ...
History of Horse Spurs
13th Jul 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
Basic spurs haven’t changed much over the centuries. The earliest went around the rider’s heel and had a straight post on the back that was used to cue the horse. Often this was sharp, obviously intended to prick the horse. Later spurs, made about the 11th century had curved shan ...
New Ways to Heal Broken Horse Legs
11th Jul 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
It wasn’t 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, ...
Horse Racing Scandals and Cheats
8th Jul 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The newest triple crown winner may have been aided by a block. The newest Triple Crown winner may have taken his lead thanks to another horse, a long shot, Restoring Hope, swerving and then pinning another horse to the rail, keeping other contenders away from Justify. ...
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Equine Stress and PTSD
6th Jul 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Some horses can develop what could be considered posttraumatic stress disorder. This isn’t 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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Cleaning Horse Bits and Stirrups
4th Jul 2018   |   Horse Tack   |   Winniefield Park
Tack that is kept clean lasts longer and is more pleasant to use. Saddle soap, some sponges and clothes and a good leather conditioner will take care of the main parts of your saddles and bridles. But the metal fittings require a different care. ...
Equine Euthanasia
30th Jun 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
This is a topic that is difficult to discuss. But, it’s something that horse owners should educate themselves about. When we take on the responsibility for any animal’s life, in my opinion anyway, we also must accept the responsibility for its death and make that death as stress ...
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US House and Senate at Odds on Horse Slaughter
27th Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The FY19 Agriculture Appropriations bill has been passed by the United States Senate Appropriations Committee with a provision to continue the ban on horses and donkeys being slaughtered for human consumption. There will be no funding for U.S.D.A. inspectors to inspect horse sla ...
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News From the Horse World
24th Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Wild horses in the Sandwash Basin in northwest Colorado normally deal with dry conditions. The area is about 250 square miles of arid desert. But this spring, after a particularly dry winter season, wild horse advocates claim the drought conditions have left the horses dangerousl ...
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 ...
Victoria BC Horse Carriage Ban
22nd Jun 2018   |   Horse Rescue and Abuse   |   Winniefield Park
The rumblings about the carriage trade in Victoria have been ongoing for some time now. An incident last May has brought the business under harder scrutiny. Earlier this spring, two horses pulling a carriage fell on the street. A carriage with two horses was said to have been sto ...
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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 don’t 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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Newfoundland Pony Near Extinction
16th Jun 2018   |   Breeds   |   Winniefield Park
When one pictures the rugged scenery of Newfoundland and Labrador, ponies rarely make it into the picture. Salt cod, dense fogs, deep snows, rough water perhaps. But, in that beautiful but often times harsh environment, a hardy breed of pony has developed that were as indispensab ...
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Types of Hobby Horses
12th Jun 2018   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
How many of us, dreaming of riding a real horse, rode a hobby horse instead? Hobby horses have evolved, perhaps not so profoundly as real horses. But clearly, from very early on, hobby horses have satisfied some sort of need to horse and pony-less children. They’ve been called co ...
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Keeping and Using Stallions
10th Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
There are a lot of myths about stallions. Some people believe only men should handle stallions. Many think they are more majestic, noble and wild than mares and geldings. Most of us take for granted that you don’t turn a stallion out with another stallion. And some think they nee ...
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 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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Horse Trailer Accidents
3rd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horse Trailer accidents really scare me. I’ve seen horses hung over the chest bars, cast upside down on the floors, stuck halfway out the human doors, hung up in tie ropes and I know of at least one that climbed out the side window and landed on the highway. ...
The Economics of Horses
2nd Jun 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
A 2017 study of the horse industry by the American Horse Council found that the horse industry has a $50 billion impact on the overall economy in the United States. This did not take into account the spending of race and competition fans outside the actual events they attended. C ...
Unusual Things To Do On A Horse
30th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Cleaning stalls leaves your mind pretty free to wander. So lately, with a pitchfork in my hand, I wondered what else do people do on horseback besides just ride? ...
News From the Horse World
28th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The state of Arizona has been hit with an intense drought. As a result, wild horses have been the victims. This spring, about 180 horses died after becoming caught in the mud of a stock pond where they tried to find water. Weakened by starvation and dehydration, the horses were u ...
Horse Identification Records and Templates
26th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Every year companion animals go missing and are lost forever to their owner. This includes horses. Search stolen horses sold at auction and you’ll get many results that go to stories about horses that were sent for slaughter unknown to their owner. ...
Horse Herd Behavior
22nd May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
Horses live in the wild in herds, so for the most part, any combination works. But there are people who believe that a group of mares or geldings should be kept separate from each other to prevent squabbles. That may be true in some of cases, but in my experience, and what I’ve w ...
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, it’s important to understand these types of di ...
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Horse Feng Shui
17th May 2018   |   Equine History and Culture   |   Winniefield Park
In Chinese symbolism the horse generally represents loyalty, bravery, success, endurance and progress. There are two main types of horse symbolism, tribute horses and victory horses. Tribute horses symbolize an increase in luck and prosperity. Victory horses are thought to symbol ...
Getting Meds into Horses
15th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
As a youngster, your horse should learn to accept your handling of its mouth. This means you should teach your horse to accept your fingers on its lips, gums and tongue. And, it should learn to accept syringes in its mouth. This can be done by filling an empty paste wormer tube w ...
Help Your Horse Sleep
12th May 2018   |   Care and Grooming   |   Winniefield Park
Your horse needs to sleep about four hours each day. Most of that time is spent on their feet. And, while sleeping on their feet, they are in a light sleep which, if they needed to flee from a predator, they could wake from easily without being groggy. ...
Island Horses
10th May 2018   |   General   |   Winniefield Park
The eastern shoreline of North and South America is dotted with innumerable islands, many of them small, remote and seemingly insignificant. But, these islands are home to many feral horse bands, some well known, others less so. Most of us are familiar with the Chincoteague, Assa ...
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