Articles - miscellaneous

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Wedding Bales

Get advice for planning a charming (plus safe and efficient) country wedding...horses and all

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Horses as Healers

When Don Wood returned home to Clearwater, Nova Scotia from a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2007, he was haunted by memories of what he’d witnessed.

By: Liz Brown
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Humour: The Horse’s Point of View

Humour columnist Doug Breen considers the way horses must feel about the strange things we do to them, from tacking up to trailering.

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A Pony at Last: The Gift of a Lifetime

“Your present is in the picture,” read the homemade birthday card from my grown daughter, Elizabeth. “The pony, not the man.”

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Humour: Silly Grown Ups, Camp is for Kids!

In this article humour columnist Doug Breen pokes fun at the parents who see horse camp as nothing more than daycare for tweens.

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Barnie’s Story

Meet Barnie, a gentle giant who's been to hell and back, with a guardian angel named Laura McArthur to thank for his recovery.

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Humour: PhD (Poor Horse Daddy)

Humour columnist Doug Breen offers advice to horse sport newcomers.

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Humour: Walking Contradictions

Doug Breen wonders why his children can spend hours sweeping the barn and caring for their horses, but can’t find the laundry hamper at home.

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The Good Samaritan

What you can do (and shouldn't do) when you witness neglect or abuse

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Spare the Rod

Research has shown that whip use in the jumper ring is actually counter-effective. Is there a correct way to incorporate this training device, and how much is too much?