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Understanding Stallion Behaviour

Equine psychologist Antonia Henderson examines why "boys will be boys" and how to use that knowledge for more effective management of their natural behaviour and libido....

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Understanding Genetic Diseases

Have you ever wondered how a perfectly healthy stallion bred to a perfectly healthy mare can produce a foal with a serious genetic illness? Or why it can be risky to breed horses who share many of the same ancestors? Or why some genetic problems are ...

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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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The Slip

Maintaining an equine pregnancy can be tricky; complications can occur with both natural and artificial conception. The financial and emotional costs of such a loss have researchers across the country working to improve the odds of producing a foal....

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Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome – Saving the “dummy foal”

Your mare has just had a foal. Perhaps the birth went smoothly, perhaps there were some difficulties - but either way, the foal is here. ...

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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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Witness the Miracle of Birth

Photographer Pam Mackenzie is invited to be present during a foaling....

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Mares Gone Wild

While female equines are generally sweet-tempered, some can suffer extremes of adverse behaviour....

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Born in the USA – Part III – Dressage

Jean Brinkman and Scott Hassler share the secrets of their success in the concluding episode of our series on first generation breeders int eh United States....

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The Perfect Nick

Pedigree nicks and Canada's top sires....

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