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Born in the USA – Part III – Dressage

Jean Brinkman and Scott Hassler share the secrets of their success in the concluding episode of our series on first generation breeders in the United States....

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Mares Gone Wild

While female equines are generally sweet-tempered, some can suffer extremes of adverse behaviour....

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The Miracle of Minis

These pint-sized horses can bring joy to residents of hospitals and nursing homes...

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Breeding for Soundness

Selecting for soundness and durability is something that both large and small breeders can benefit from, but it's particularly useful for smaller 'mom-and-pop' breeders who may only have a few broodmares in their barn. ...

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Saving the Septic Foal

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which puts newborns at risk....

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Assessing the Newborn Foal

My mare's first foal, a filly, arrived right at dinnertime. Within minutes, she untangled those gangly legs and found her way to her mother's udder....

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12 Tips for Safe Foal Handling

Even the simplest interactions with humans during the first weeks of a foal's life can be important to its later training. Also, how "extreme imprinting" can be detrimental to the mare-foal bond and even the foal's health....

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Born in the USA – Part 1: Show Jumping

The first installment in a three-part series covering the efforts of first generation U.S. breeders aiming at producing All-American Olympic teams....

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Breed the Perfect Foal

Three experts in the breeding industry explain how to choose a stallion to best compliment your mare’s strengths and weaknesses....

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Mating Strategy & Breeding Science

A detailed look at the art of racehorse breeding, including linebreeding, breeding strategies and research regarding so-called "speed genes."...

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