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RCMP Breeding Program

Besides supplying the Musical Ride with its trademark black horses, the breeding centre in Pakenham, ON, has also produced some very talented sport horses....

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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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Built for the Job

Experts discuss hunter/jumper conformation: what to embrace, what to avoid, and how “ideal” is an elusive goal...

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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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Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome – Saving the “dummy foal”

Your mare has just had a foal. Perhaps the birth went smoothly, perhaps there were some difficulties - but either way, the foal is here. ...

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Do the best racehorses make the best sires?

The surprising pattern of how top racehorses produce sire and broodmare sire lines...

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Breeder Awards Case Study: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is an excellent case study of how a breeding industry will rapidly decline without long-term funding....

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Breeder Awards Case Study: Maryland

Thoroughbred racing and breeding are thriving in Maryland following a remarkable turnaround for the industry....

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Thoroughbred Genetics: How Close is Too Close?

A discussion by genetics expert Dianne Wiunkleman-Sim on inbreedng and outcrossing in thoroughbreds....

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Fast Out of the Gate: Leading Freshman Sires

A 10-year review of Canada’s leading freshman sires....

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