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Straight-Up Blog

Gonna Give it Some Welly

Here I sit in Toronto airport, red eyed and bushy tailed, half way to Welly World. There isn't any quick and easy way to get from Vancouver diagonally across the continent to...

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

Bless The Grooms!

Statue of Eddie Sweat with Ron Turcotte and Secretariat. The word “groom” first appeared in 1225 in English and actually means boy child or youth. It may stem for the old...

The Pony Fairy Blog

The End to a Great Year

A scene from Christmas 1993. I'd like to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a positive New Year. I also wanted to thank Horse Canada for publishing my...

Morag's Blog

On the Road to Recovery

John Rumble, Woody and Jacqueline Brooks. Things are almost back to normal at O’Hanlon Eventing. Selena is out teaching three to four hours a day. Her shoulder is healing...

Alex's Blog

Praise for Wellington

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I wish everyone all the best for 2015! Happy New Year! Everything is going great with the horses. Vitall is on his A game. I am so...

Winnie's Blog

Find the Person who Lost this Article

I recently saw a youtube video that featured a beagle returning lost items to people. My first thought, “Neat! Beagles are all NOSE!” My second thought, “Horses have huge...

Lesley's Blog

To Buy Abroad or at Home? Part 2

Bounce is our five-year-old Irish-bred. As I was saying last week, it is far easier over there to find your 'young rider's packer' or 'amateur one star horse' aboard than it...

The Rusty Stirrup

When Hibernation is Not an Option

Luc and I working through the cold. It’s cold. Really cold. And it’s only going to get colder. So I’ll likely be riding inside, in the non-heated, not-even-insulated...

Blazing a Trail

The Winter Slow Down

Sam at the Mt. Joy ride camp. Wow, where has the time gone? It feels like a distant memory already, our time in France. After we returned, and Sam had some rest, I took him...

A Real Western Challenge

Mops Shows The Apache How It’s Done

Following in Mops' footsteps on the way to his drinking hole. It’s late now, winds fierce and smelling almost of rain on these Eastern slopes this January night, although a...

Cuckson Report

When CCI Means CSI

The initials CSI can apply to both the official FEI abbreviation for an international jumping show, and the name of a global TV crime franchise. I am wondering how soon before the...

The Practical Farm

Secure Your Paddocks with the Right Gate

This mesh design will prevent horses from putting a hoof through the gate. When designing a paddock for horses, safety and ease are the most important aspects to keep in mind....