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  • The Power of Choice… and a bit of Kindness

    How would you like to be standing in front of seventy people about to speak on the subject of caring for the horses we love and be confronted with the argumentative question “where did you get your information”? “What information?” I answered. “How to trim horse’s feet?” replied the crossed-arms antagonistic farrier. I took a…

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  • The Truth about Carriage Horses

    Have you ever seen those Carriage Horses at Central Park in New York City?

    People may think they are happy and well behaved because they stand there so nicely and do what they are told. As usual, what I see is something a little different.

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    Those Incredible Equines: Horses Can Recognize Human Emotions

    Have you ever noticed a difference in your horse on days when you’re feeling sad? Maybe he’s softer and quieter with you – it almost seems like he knows you’re upset. And the same can be true of days when you’re feeling on top of the world as you enjoy a canter across a field. Your horse might throw in an exuberant buck or two in his excitement.

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  • Reduce Your Impact in the Saddle

    Our horses’ backs must support our weight and help balance us as we ride. Whether you’re jumping a course or heading out on a trail ride, the simple act of being in the saddle means that you have a significant impact on your horse’s back. Luckily there are a number of ways that you can lessen your impact in the saddle.

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  • Meet Emma Massingale – Liberty Rider

    Meet Emma Massingale – a true horse lover and adventuress, free-rider Emma is continually pushing the boundaries of the equine and human relationship. Last year, Emma lived with horses, wild and tame, for one month on an island.

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  • UPDATE on Team Canada at Youth World Cup

    Happy Canada Day! As Canadians celebrate their nation’s birthday, we’d like to also celebrate Team Canada as they compete at the 20th American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Cup in Australia. The competition started on June 26 and continues to July 3.   You can watch the live broadcasts at Here’s a list of how Team…

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