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  SUNDAY MORNING UPDATE...Canadian-breds sweep 3 stakes races over open company! (Woodbine Mile picks over at   ERNIE SEMERSKY and DORY NEWELL lead...

Straight-Up Blog

All Over But the Flying

(sorry for the absence of pictorial accompaniment today, but the internet here is too slow to upload any photos) As the last of the Canadian team members – the jumpers and...

Health & Nutrition Blog

Who Makes Nutrition Choices for Your Horse?

I was interested to find the recent paper by Roberts and Murray titled, “Equine Nutrition in the USA: A review of perceptions and practices of horse owners and veterinarians,”...

Horses & History Blog

The World Equestrian Games: Seven Momentous Events

The Alltech 2014 WEG logo. As our Facebook pages and email inboxes fill up with news, results and photos from the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG), a brief look on how and...

The Pony Fairy Blog

Do I Fix Riding Problems by Riding?

Monty and Icky. I always get a giggle when people new to clicker training ask ‘But when do I get to ride?' Those of us who have been with Alex Kurland from the early days...

Morag's Blog

Selena Reports: Games Over!

Sorry it took so long to let you know that show jumping didn't go as planned. ;) However ,Woody and I did survive the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games! I had 16 faults for...

Alex's Blog

Halfway Through Summer

Alex and Vitall in the Grand Prix at the Palm Beach Equine Complex. Time is flying by, and I am having a blast. The horses are handling the heat really well. A lot of horses...

Winnie's Blog

Horse, Follow Closely

. A few weeks ago a friend gave me a book to read. It’s “Horse, Follow Closely” by GaWaNi Pony Boy. The book I read was printed in 2000 and this was the fifth...

Lesley's Blog

Post WEG Musings

Lesley's jungle-like back field, where she prefers to practice dressage tests. I haven’t written for a bit as: 1) I have to work extra hard to pay off my AT&T bill...

The Rusty Stirrup

Rockin’ Out Cross Country Style

Jen and Luc rock the cross country course! The very first thing I should do is clarify that it was not me who was rockin’ the cross country course on Luc. But I did get to...

Blazing a Trail

Race Day

Leanna and Sam on course. Our horse transport arrived right on time to pick us up to take us to Sartilly ride camp. A short two-hour drive and we arrived…into the mud. The...

A Real Western Challenge

Next Challenge: Finding a Saddle to Fit It’s-All-Good

When buying a horse, think saddlefit! These withers are going to be seriously challenging to find the right saddle for. Sports psychology fascinates me, and often inspires a...

Cuckson Report

Glad to be Here, But Also Wishing I Was There…

Burghley 2014 will long be remembered as an “I was there” tick-box. Even before Andrew Nicholson and Avebury had sealed their historic third consecutive win, spectators were...

The Practical Farm

Outdoor Air for Indoor Care

These horses are loving the half open Dutch Doors in each of their stalls. Maintaining fresh air, comfortable temperature, and a well-lit environment for horses and humans...