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Helmet Head

Head injuries are a real risk for horseback riders. Here, we discuss what’s being done to educate people and improve protective head gear.

By: Kim Izzo
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Reclaiming the Dream

Krista Pollack, a grand prix dressage rider and trainer, is carefully rebuilding a horse farm in the aftermath of unspeakable tragedy.

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How to Register a Thoroughbred Foal in Canada

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (CTHS) provides a quick review of the process for how to register a Thoroughbred foal in Canada.

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Lucky Shamrock Rocks Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Manfred and Penny Conrad of Waterloo, ON are ecstatic after winning the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with Shamrock Rose.

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From Shot in the Dark to Sky High

Acquiring Sky Promise was pretty much a shot in the dark. Find out how trainer Robertino Diodoro’s $40,000 claim became champion of the west.

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Is Hair Testing on Racehorses Coming to Canada?

A director at the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency said she doesn’t expect hair testing to be adopted in Canadian horse racing any time soon.

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Florida Ends Greyhound Racing, What Next?

Forty-one of 50 U.S. states have made dog racing illegal, Florida being the latest and most important state to do so. Is horse racing next?

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The Demise of the Young Jumper Division

Young horse jumper development divisions are successful in many countries, yet lacking in Canada, to the frustration of riders and breeders.

By: Kim Izzo
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Electronic Devices at Shows

Horse show steward Jan Stephens discuses the rules regarding cell phones, helmet cams, and other electronic devices in warmups and competition.

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Lessons from a Dressage Schoolmaster

Alison King visits grand prix dressage trainer Leah Wilkins to get schooled by an upper-level veteran dressage horse, and learn the true feel of ‘correct.’