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What Should You Do if Your Horse Experiences Colic?

Learn how to separate the facts from fiction when it comes to colic in horses, and how to give your horse the best chance of survival.

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How Cold is Too Cold To Ride Your Horse in the Winter?

While most horses are capable of withstanding cold temperatures at rest, when you add exercise, their tolerance may not be as high as you’d expect.

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The Top Seven Winter Horse Care Myths Exposed

Just because you heard it, doesn’t mean it’s true. We bust seven of the most popular myths about caring for horses in the cold weather.

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Exercises to Help Horseback Riders Sit Taller in the Saddle

Many riders find it challenging to sit tall in the saddle, which is related to our modern lifestyle, where so many activities encourage us to bend forward.

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How Horseback Riders Can Improve Hand and Elbow Alignment

Find out what causes hand and elbow alignment problems for horseback riders and how to fix them, in order to avoid communication errors with your horse.

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Treating Equine Back Pain with Modern Holistic Modalities

Help your horse feel better with complementary, holistic treatments for back pain, including massage, chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture and more.

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How to Cope When Your Horse Can No Longer do His Job

Many riders are faced with having to retire, re-home or re-purpose their horses at some point. Get help making and living with the decision.

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Is There a Link Between Cribbing and Selenium in Horses?

Researchers still don’t understand exactly what causes cribbing in horses, but they now suspect selenium deficiency might be one reason.

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Tips for Recognizing and Treating Ringworm in Horses

Ringworm is a fungal infection, which can spread easily from horse-to-horse through direct contact, and can also be transmitted to humans.

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Study to Determine Prevalence of Tick Borne Disease in Ontario

Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are investigating Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis, transmitted by ticks, and identifying geographic risk factors