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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.


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.


OTTB: I Like Mike

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


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?


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.


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.


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.


Lunging with Feel

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


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.