Articles - equine ownership

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Too Much Love: Animal Hoarding Explained

People with hoarding disorder can find themselves caring for too many animals, which results in secrets, shame and suffering. What can be done about it?

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Letting Them Go

Thinking about end of life decisions for our equine partners is something we would prefer to avoid, but being prepared can help make it easier.

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The Fine Print

If you're planning to build on your property, it's important to research things like permits, insurance and guarantees before you break ground.

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What to do When your Horse is the Herd Outcast

Restore harmony with expert advice on how to handle upset in the herd when one horse doesn’t fit in, and is cast out by the other horses.

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30 Point Trailer Safety Check

Follow this essential checklist for horse, vehicle and trailer to ensure you and your horse arrive safe and sound every time you travel.

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Equine Welfare Guidelines

To improve welfare standards for horses around the world, researchers are working to develop a set of guidelines for how they are managed and handled.

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Rural Equine Vet Shortage

Rural Canada has suffered from an equine vet shortage for decades. What can be done to provide services to the far-flung horse owners in this country?

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10 Facts About Twitches

Some consider twitching cruel, but if used correctly twitches are a humane form of restraint. Read this article to learn more about the twitch.

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Keeping the Herd Happy

Horses are evolutionarily designed to avoid confrontation and embrace affiliation in order to reap the most benefit from living within a group.

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The State of Animal Cruelty Laws in Canada

Find out which animal cruelty laws exist in Canada and how they are monitored and enforced in the country, and learn how to report problems.

By: Liz Brown