Nicole Kitchener

Articles by Nicole Kitchener - 72 results

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Hoof Care

Check Out What’s New in Equine Performance Hoofwear

Footwear for horses has not changed that much over the centuries. The industry is undergoing a shake-up, however, with new options on the market.

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Miscellaneous

How Do Horses Feel About Participating in Therapy?

Are horses that work in Equine Assisted Therapy experiencing stress or anxiety by working with traumatized humans? Study results may surprise you.

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Health

6 Warning Signs Your Horse Needs Dental Work

The equine mouth is a dark cavern of mystery. Luckily, there are some outward signs and symptoms that can help you spot when dental work is needed.

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Tack & Equipment

How to Shop Smart When Buying Used Saddles

Expert advice on buying used saddles – from pros and cons, to what to look for and what to avoid. Plus, how to make safe payment and shipping arrangements.

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Profiles

Five Horse Lovers Who Followed Their Dreams and Changed Their Lives

These five people left successful careers to follow their dreams, change their lives, and carve out a place for themselves in the horse industry.

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Health

The Dangers of Ticks and Lyme Disease in Horses

Riding in forests and long grass leaves you and your horse vulnerable to ticks. Find out how to deal with them, and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

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Profiles

Five Horse Lovers Who Followed Their Dreams and Changed Their Lives

These five people left successful careers to follow their dreams, change their lives, and carve out a place for themselves in the horse industry.

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Health

How Cold is Too Cold To Ride Your Horse in the Winter?

While most horses are capable of withstanding cold temperatures at rest, when you add exercise, their tolerance may not be as high as you’d expect.

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Profiles

Slickster is a Retired Racehorse with Many Tricks Up His Sleeve

Meet Slickster, an off-the-track Thoroughbred gelding who has developed many more skills and tricks since his retirement from racing.

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Health

Why is my Horse Rubbing his Tail and how can I Stop it?

Your horse is rubbing his tail on whatever he can find. He’s doing it so much, the hair that is left is broken, splayed out and, frankly, ugly.