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New Tools for Assessing Lameness

Bouts of lameness are inevitable when you own horses – not surprising when you look at their anatomy and the stress under which we put their limbs.


Causes of Equine Abortion and Birth Defects

As foaling season approaches, we ask: why do some mares not carry their foals to full term? Why are some foals born with abnormalities?


Introducing Saddle and Bridle

Introducing youngsters to tack should just be part of the natural progression of training. Properly prepared, a two-year-old should take the experience in stride. Armin Arnoldt of Dreamscape Farm describes the early steps which should be accomplished


In-Hand Work for Better Dressage: The Shoulder-In

UK-based trainer Simon Battram describes the steps for introducing this suppling move prior to including it in your under saddle work.


How Can I Tell if My Horse is Lame?

If something doesn't seem quite right about your horse, here are some suggestions on how to perform a basic lameness assessment.


Rider Exercises for Better Balance

Physiotherapist Jamie Camp provides exercises to improve pelvic range of motion to enable balance throughout gait changes and transitions.

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In Conversation with Jimmy Elder

Lindsay Day talks to Canadian equestrian Olympian Jimmy Day about his how equestrian sport in Canada started, his horses, and giving back.


Could CoQ10 Make Thoroughbreds Run Faster?

In a study of Thoroughbreds, it was discovered that supplementing horses with Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) increased the activity of slow-twitch muscles.


Lunging with Feel

Anne Gage explains that when done correctly, lunging can improve posture, suppleness and balance.


Improving your Stadium Jumping with Waylon Roberts

Event rider and trainer Waylon Roberts is a 2007 Canadian Team silver medalist, top North American at the 2011 London Olympic Test Event, and five-time Indoor Eventing champion at the Royal Winter Fair who trains and coaches out of Greenbrier Farm in