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A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching a Horse How to Jump

Trainer Anne Gage says teaching a horse to jump, especially if he is young or green, can be unpredictable. Here, she offers some advice on getting started.

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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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OTTB: I Like Mike

Mike made a big splash at the Thoroughbred Makeover Competition all while raising money for the LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.

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Your First Horse

After years of begging and pleading, working and saving, your parents have finally agreed to buy you a horse! Now what do you do?

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Soldiers Saddle Up to Find Healing with the RCMP

Since 2013, Soldier On has partnered with the RCMP to give its members the opportunity to spend a week at the RCMP Musical Ride stables in Ottawa.

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Shipping Fever

Shipping fever is the common name for pneumonia associated with transport or travel, caused by either a viral or bacterial respiratory tract infection.

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8 Targeted Strengthening Exercises for Horses

Do you often feel your horse could benefit from developing more strength in one area of the body? Here are eight strengthening exercises for horses.

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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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What Makes Horses “Stubborn”?

Rather than labeling a horse as stubborn, equine psychologist Antonia J.Z. Henderson, says people should look for the root cause of a refusal to comply.

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A Natural Look At Horsemanship (part 1 of 4)

In traditional horsemanship it’s normal to look at horses very subjectively: he’s a good one, or, he’s got vices; he’s a bucker, a puller, a rearer, etc.