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Built for the Job

Experts discuss hunter/jumper conformation: what to embrace, what to avoid, and how “ideal” is an elusive goal...

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Assessing the Newborn Foal

My mare's first foal, a filly, arrived right at dinnertime. Within minutes, she untangled those gangly legs and found her way to her mother's udder....

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12 Tips for Safe Foal Handling

Even the simplest interactions with humans during the first weeks of a foal's life can be important to its later training. Also, how "extreme imprinting" can be detrimental to the mare-foal bond and even the foal's health....

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Breed the Perfect Foal

Three experts in the breeding industry explain how to choose a stallion to best compliment your mare’s strengths and weaknesses....

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Born in the USA – Part 1: Show Jumping

The first installment in a three-part series covering the efforts of first generation U.S. breeders aiming at producing All-American Olympic teams....

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Deep Linebreeding for Biofuel

Three-year-old filly Biofuel was named Canada's Horse of the Year for 2010, after winning four stakes in her six starts, concluding with the Selene Stakes (GIII) at Woodbine in September. ...

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Born in The USA – Part II: Eventing

The second in our three-part series on breeding for the Olympic disciplines focuses ont he efforts being made by first generation event horse breeders Michael and Nathalie Pollard, Andrew and Tiffany Palmer and Tim and Cheryl Holekamp....

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Case Closed

The Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association, which established Warmbloods as a distinct breed in 1991, has triumphed after a 12-year controversy to ensure that they remain a distinct breed....

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Training the Novice Stud to a Phantom Mare

Early, positive lessons in the breeding shed using a phantom mare will make your young stallion easier and safer to handle....

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The Miracle of Minis

These pint-sized horses can bring joy to residents of hospitals and nursing homes...

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