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BLUE DANCER (inside) is a Kentucky bred by Bluegrass Cat, trained by 36% conditioner Greg Tracy from Northlands Park and ridden by Alberta's leading jockey Rico Walcott. He is in...

Straight-Up Blog

Keeping up with the Gateses

My Google alerts have been liberally peppered lately with news items about someone not generally known for having scurf under his finger nails: Bill Gates. First it was about the...

Health & Nutrition Blog

Horses and Food Allergies

Often, I am asked about feeding horses with allergies, which tends to confuse me because there are very few documented cases of true food allergies. In fact, most allergens for...

Horses & History Blog

Update: Anmer, King George V’s Horse Sent in Canada

It never ceases to amaze me where tidbits of horse history pop up. In June of 2013, I wrote a blog about English suffragette Emily Davison who threw herself in front of King...

The Pony Fairy Blog

Magic Hands and Goblins

In the November/December issue of Horse-Canada, in my article "Starting Them Young: Clicker Training Foals," I mentioned two new games - Magic Hands and Touch the Goblins. The...

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

Special. Special. Special

I was really looking forward to riding the Grand Prix Special at the Regional 3 Championships at the Global Show Grounds, Wellington, Florida which took place last week. Although...

Winnie's Blog

Spring Song and Kye Will Winter Together

With winter just around the corner I’ve been figuring out which paddocks the horses will be in. Currently Spring Song goes up the driveway, past the arena and into the largest...

Lesley's Blog

It’s Time to Get Crazy Fit

Here I am, working out hard at my new crazy gym. So. I joined a gym. Not just any gym. A crazy gym. When I was younger, and didn’t need a gym, I joined loads of typical...

The Rusty Stirrup

Crisis Averted

Luc and I work on spiralling circles. This week it was cold, windy and rainy, which isn’t exactly an ideal combination for a relaxed ride on Luc in the indoor arena. I was a...

Blazing a Trail

The Trip Home

The Provins moat. As you have likely heard, all of the Canadians were pulled from the Endurance race at WEG. Disappointing, but understandable in the very tough conditions...

A Real Western Challenge

Time’s Up

A very different horse these days; strong minded though is an understatement! Monday morning was an exquisite late Indian summer day. My neighbours to the south – with two...

Cuckson Report

Marmoog Watch Continued and Democracy at Work

It’s seven months and 11 days since The Daily Telegraph gave the FEI photographic evidence of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum (Crown Prince of Dubai, new world champion and stepson of...

The Practical Farm

Selecting Rubber Mats

This horse is enjoying some quiet time in his rubber matted stall. Imagine how uncomfortable it would be to stand on an uneven or hard concrete floor for hours on end. The...