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The Early Bird Gets the Worm

They say the early bird gets the worm – or in my case, the entire arena to myself. This week I was at the barn bright and early for my ride (sorry barn owners!). The sun was just stating to rise, and I was hoping for a spectacular show so I could get some stunning […]
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The Reins as a Line of Communication

There are many subtle nuances within a well developed horse and rider partnership.  I can recognize when time and patience has been of value when the reins maintain a soft, light connection  between horse and rider. Every rider takes responsibility for holding onto this “line of communication”, but how do they know if they are holding […]
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Divergent Theories on Saddle Fitting

There are many opinions and theories on saddle fitting. Occasionally, we have even heard riders say “I have been using my saddle for x number of years. It fits me perfectly and fits every horse I use.” I have to really bite my tongue on that one, but usually just manage to smile and say […]
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Spot-the-Marmoog – The New Christmas Party Game for all the Family!

A couple of posts ago, I remarked that anyone who searched randomly through the FEI database was likely, within 20 minutes, to chance upon a horse whose provenance did not stack up. This followed revelations about the failed FEI investigation into whether dressage horse Wily Earl and the three-years-younger Golden Coin were one and the same, […]
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Solve Common Position Flaws Over Fences with Hyde Moffat

Riding well is the ability to use aids independently that together function to create a solid and effective position. Here, Hyde Moffat takes us through five common position flaws over fences and his favourite troubleshooting exercises. ìRiding is a little bit like a painting,î he explains. ìWhen all the elements come together it can be a masterpiece, but separately it may not be that great at all. The leg, hand, eye, and seat work together to produce the masterpiece, but when one element goes out, it can effect all the others.î 1
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FEI TV This Weekend

FEI TV, the official FEI video platform, will be LIVE on Sunday, February 19th, from the eighth leg of the Reem Acra FEI World Cup™ Dressage in Neumünster (GER). The Grand Prix Freestyle-to-Music will be LIVE at 09.50 CET. A video preview is now available on the FEI YouTube channel.
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Finance Minister Proposes End of Slot at Racetracks

The Ontario government has received a report from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) that proposes modernization of the system, an increase in its revenues by more than $1 billion a year, and the creation of 2,300 net new jobs in the gaming industry and nearly 4,000 additional jobs in the hospitality and retail […]
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Over My Dead Body: Wills and Horses

OVER MY DEAD BODY Wills and Horses by Catherine Willson and Bhavin Bilimoria   A will is a document prepared during your lifetime that directs the distribution of your assets and possessions on your death. It enables you to divide your estate as you wish (subject to certain limitations), make gifts to specific individuals, provide […]
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Spruce Meadows Horses Jump to China

(SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): History was made today when six Spruce Meadows horses became the first ever Canadian horses to be sold and exported to China. The six Spruce Meadows bred Hannoverian horses were chosen by a delegation of Chinese horsemen after a meticulous inspection and trial earlier this year. The horses have since been […]
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2013 Canadian National Eventing Team

Canadian Eventing Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Canadian National Eventing Team. SHORT LIST The 2013 Short List is comprised of horse/rider combinations which, have proven through their results at CCI/CCIO/CH 3 star and 4 star competitions within the time period designated under general regulations, they are successfully representing Canada in international competition as […]