Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 72 results

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Health

Skin Tumours: Not Your Ordinary Bumps

Three types of skin tumours affect horses: sarcoids, squamous cell carcinomas and melanomas. They are more than just “bumps” and should be taken seriously.

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Health

When the Foot Bone Breaks

When the fracture involves the wings of the coffin bone, the outlook is quite good. Fractures affecting the coffin joint are more severe.

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Farm Management

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Bedding

Choose the best stall bedding for your horse, taking into consideration their healthy, safety and comfort, as well as affordability and storage.

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Miscellaneous

Horses Healing Veterans

This article features several veterans and highlights how horses gave them and countless other contemporary Canadian veterans a voice.

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Miscellaneous

Size Matters

There is a longstanding unofficial rule of thumb that a horse should bear no more than 20 per cent of its body weight, including rider and equipment.

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Miscellaneous

Missing: A Horse Escape Tale

A woman endures a three-week nightmare after her horse escapes into the wilderness.

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Health

When to Clip Away so the Horse Can Play

There are several benefits to clipping and blanketing a horse. Read this article and get an expert’s advice on how to do it correctly.

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Health

6 Diseases You Can Catch From Your Horse

There are some diseases that can be transmitted from horses to humans. Diseases that are communicable between animals and humans are called zoonotic.

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Tack & Equipment

English & Western Saddle Fitting Fundamentals

Learn how to make sure your horse is comfortable with this saddle fitting primer from expert English and western saddle makers.

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Miscellaneous

Fort Mac Horse Owners Recovering After the Fire

Read harrowing tales of horse owners who are still recovering after the chaos and heartbreak of the Fort McMurray wildfires in Alberta last