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Triple Crown Winner Justify to Become a Breyer Model

The number 13 is anything but unlucky for three-year-old chestnut Thoroughbred stallion Justify who, in June 2018, became only the thirteenth horse in racing history to win the American Triple Crown (only the second since Seattle Slew to win on…

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Case of Neurologic Equine Herpesvirus Found in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS) has reported a case of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM), which is the neurologic form of the Equine Herpesvirus, in Saskatchewan. Following are the details: Disease: Equine Herpesvirus (neurologic) Date: June 29, 2018 Location: Saskatchewan…

The Swedish insurance company Folksam conducted a comprehensive study of 15 equestrian helmets, which revealed that most don't offer adequate side impact protection.

15 Helmets Tested Reveal Poor Side Impact Protection

Recent testing reveals that many brands of equestrian helmets do not protect riders as well as they could. A Swedish insurance company, Folksam, has released surprising results from their testing of 15 equestrian helmets for adults and children – ranging…

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EC Takes Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge

Equestrian Canada (EC) is proud to have officially taken the Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge as the next step in an ongoing commitment to protect the safety and welfare of all participants in equestrian sport. Responsible Coaching Movement Pledge The Responsible…

Armed with photos of one of the starving yearlings found on the Stouffville farm rented by the Small family, horse advocates waited to confront David Lee, Victoria and Jason Leroy at court on July 6, 2018. Photo by Susie Kockerscheidt/Metroland Media

Family Charged With Animal Cruelty Fails to Show Up for Court

A group of 20 horse advocates gathered at a Provincial Offences Court in Newmarket, Ontario, on July 6th, ready to confront three people charged with animal cruelty. But David Lee Small, his wife Victoria Small and their son, Jason Leroy…


What are Macronutrients?

Macronutrients are the nutrients that are required in larger amounts in your horse’s diet. They include protein, fat and carbohydrates (non-structural carbohydrates and fibre). The sections below provide examples of dietary sources of each macronutrient, but remember that these sources…

Lorie Duff will represent Canada in The Gobi Desert Cup. Photo © Lorie Duff Horsemanship

Lorie Duff to Represent Canada in The Gobi Desert Cup

Lorie Duff of Lorie Duff Horsemanship has been invited to represent Team Canada for The Gobi Desert Cup in Mongolia August 22-31. Born and raised in Newfoundland, Duff is a professional horsemanship coach and trainer now based at Liberty Lane…

Hay can become contaminated during the baling process, leading to the growth of Clostridium botulinum, which causes botulism in horses.

Two Nova Scotia Horses Die of Botulism From Contaminated Hay

Two horses at a rescue in Nova Scotia have died as the result of botulism from eating contaminated hay. CBC reported today that two horses, aged 29 and 12, at Integrity’s Haven Equine Rescue Centre Society in Chester Basin, N.S.,…

A pair of Sarah Greenan's horses at work in Charlottetown. Photo Emerald Isle Carriage Tours/Facebook

Animals Rights Group Wants Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban in PEI

Animal Justice, a Canadian animal rights group, is calling for a ban on horse-drawn carriages on Prince Edward Island, similar to the one announced in Montreal recently. The group’s CEO, Camille Labchuk, says they want P.E.I.’s Animal Welfare Act amended…

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Last Chance to Nominate an Equestrian to Appear in Zoomer Magazine

Thanks to everyone who has already nominated an individual to represent the equestrian community in Zoomer Magazine! If you are still considering someone (yourself included!) who would be perfect to represent the equestrian industry – and would like to see…

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