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How Horses Teach Us to Be Grateful Through Change

Horses face enormous changes over their lives and Andrea Harrison is filled with admiration and gratitude for the way they accept it.

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10 Amazing Facts About the History of the Horse Shoe

Arguably, far more than sliced bread, the development of the horse shoe has had a dramatic effect on human civilization. Learn how they evolved over time.

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An Inspirational Tale of Love, Loss and Life with Horses

An abiding love of horses has sustained Anne Wood throughout a lifetime of tragedy and loss, and made her into a resilient person, full of gratitude.

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Billy the Therapy Horse Brings Comfort to Palliative Care Patients

A therapy horse named Billy is a regular visitor at the Provincial Palliative Care Centre in P.E.I., where he gives comfort to patients in their final days

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A Horse’s Horrific Injury Leads to Unexpected New Beginnings

An injury in the paddock leaves a promising young mare’s future in question, and demands intensive aftercare from her dedicated owner.

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The King and I: Lessons Learned from a Wild Stallion

How an aging, ailing wild stallion rescued from the rangeland in Nevada changed one woman’s perspective on horse training and on life.

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10 Amazing Facts About Equine Genetics and Coat Colours

In spite of the vast variety of colours we see in horses, did you know there are only two – genetically speaking – base coat colours?

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10 Amazing Facts About the Equine Sense of Taste

The sciencey name for sense of taste is “gustation” from the Latin gustatio(n- ), from gustare ‘to taste,’ in case you want to use it in a crossword.

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Our Very Favourite Horse-Themed Books and Movies

Give the gift of imagination this holiday season with help from our staff and contributors, who have shared their picks for best horse books and movies.

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Canadian Sisters Take Cross-Country Horseback Adventure

Sisters Katie and Jewel Keca embarked on part two of their cross-Canada horseback ride in support of the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.