Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 72 results

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Tack & Equipment

Saddle Pad Savvy

With such a dizzying array of shapes, materials, colours and patterns, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start when choosing a saddle pad.

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Miscellaneous

Cora and Max: A Love Story on Many Levels

Cora Spencer is learning how to take on life’s challenges with the help of her trusted therapy horse, Max.

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Grooming

Horsescaping

In this article professional freelance groomer Amanda Geerlinks helps us take grooming to the next level while keeping the horse’s comfort front of mind.

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Tack & Equipment

Choosing the Best Girth

Choosing the best girth for your horse from the variety of options is an important part of saddle fit and your horse’s performance.

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Miscellaneous

We the North

As Canada looks back on 150 years of Confederation in 2017, the role of a Canadian Horse in building the country should be underscored.

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Tack & Equipment

Bridle Fitting Basics

It isn’t too often you see a horse ridden without a bridle. All those straps, parts and pieces serve practical functions for the horse and rider.

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Health

Common Equine Meds and their Risks

A horse will likely need medication at some point – to battle illness, for first aid, or for sedation for uncomfortable procedures such as teeth floating.

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Health

A Review of Lesser Known Bodywork Therapies

Note: Absolutely no therapy should be undertaken without prior veterinary advice. Nor should a therapy ever replace traditional veterinary care.

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Profiles

The Three Amigos

Ivan, now 62, was the first of the three to start at Whitemud. Having loved horses since he was a child growing up in the Ukraine, he always wanted to ride.

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Profiles

2017 Hero of the Horse Winner

Yogi Fell of Granville, P.E.I., is Horse Canada’s first-ever Hero of the Horse award winner. Fell has been helping horses and humans for over 30 years.