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ThoroughBlog

JOURNEY

PENDER HARBOUR and his buddy Luis Contreras get up to win at Woodbine on Friday: a $110,000 allowance race (because he is an Ontario sired runner). The champion runner was...


Straight-Up Blog

Bunny Hops

In the increasingly bizarre world of FEI press releases, this week we were told about a ground-breaking (pun intended, of course) footing study. Never one to shy away from...


Health & Nutrition Blog

Dexamethasone and Insulin Sensitivity

Dr. Brennan of the Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition at Alltech, Inc in Nicholasville, KY, and Dr. Urschel of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences...


Horses & History Blog

Warrior: The Real War Horse the Germans Couldn’t Kill

Queen Mary meets Jack Seely and Warrior. When Steven Spielberg created Michael Morpurgo’s story of Joey, the War Horse on the screen, few people knew that Joey was a work of...


The Pony Fairy Blog

Self-Loading The Clicker Way

In this blog, I am going to explain in more detail how to teach trailer loading using clicker training. The featured horse in the article and videos on this blog is Oli, a...


Morag's Blog

Road to Rolex 2014

Selena and Foxwood High in all three phases at The Fork. Photo by Mike McNally It has been a long gap, but in all fairness this time it was not all my fault. I wrote our...


Alex's Blog

The End of WEF

Alex and Faye. Time just flew by here in Welly Land. I feel like I just got here and it’s already over. It’s been a fantastic few months reconnecting with old friends and...


Winnie's Blog

Spring Song & Snow White

Winnie and Spring Song, on their first ride. Photo by Ann Clifford. Here are photos from my first ride on Spring Song on April 7, 2014. Ann Clifford took the photos and...


Lesley's Blog

A Tribute to the True Sponsors of our Sport

Many moons ago, when I was but a gal of 17 and fell star struck in awe of this fabulous dressage rider I knew who I just thought was the mutts’ nuts and had everything and...


The Rusty Stirrup

Happy Birthday to Me!

I’m all smiles after my amazing birthday ride. Well, it finally happened. I turned 30. And I don’t feel old at all—well except for my muscles that are still protesting...


Blazing a Trail

Here We Go!

Leanna Marchant and Samsons Fire. My horse, Samsons Fire (Sam) is a natural athlete. He is courageous, tough and loyal. I believe he would give everything he has for me. I...