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The Roots of Equestrian Sport

Why we braid, mount on the left side, and ride dressage: how history dictates modern horse sport traditions....

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The Circle of (Trailer Loading) Life (Humour)

Humour columnist Doug Breen lists the dos and don’ts of loading horses, based on his years as a horse husband and father. ...

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Integration and the OLG Explained

In the first part of an ongoing series on the challenges facing the Ontario horse racing industry – and possible solutions – Cal Bricker, the senior vice-president of horse racing for the Ontario Lottery and Gaming (OLG) corporation, explains int...

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Then and now… Windfields Farm

In its glory days, Windfields Farm in Oshawa, Ontario, with its lush green paddocks and bright yellow and turquoise painted barns, was rich with some of the bluest-blooded thoroughbreds in the world....

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One Size Does Not Fit All

For a rider to be safe, effective, and balanced, there are size and conformation considerations for a perfect partnership....

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Big Risk, Bigger Reward

Jesse and Allyson Campbell's winning move....

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How To Pick a Champion

Some of the country's top horse people offer advice on what to look for at the sales....

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Tracking The Slots

Racetracks and breeding programs are thriving in the U.S. because of slots-at-racetrack deals....

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Exposing Wrongdoing in Racing

The FBI, horse racing and exposing wrongdoing...

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Essential Etiquette in the Warm-up Ring

Horse show tensions can peak in the warm-up area, causing flared tempers and risky situations. If everyone follows a few basic strategies and common courtesies, it can be a much kinder, safer place to prepare for competition....

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