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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lunging with Feel

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

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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