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Carl Hester in ring

Carl Hester Wows the Crowd

Carl Hester Wows the Crowd

Over 1,200 spectators filled beautiful Caledon Equestrian Park Arena in October for a two-day masterclass hosted by British Olympic gold medallist Carl Hester. Spectators travelled from as far away as Nova Scotia and British Columbia for the opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best rider and trainer. Carl Hester is a popular five-time British Olympian

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Dog with biscuit

Home Made Dog Biscuits

• 1 Beef or Chicken Bouillion Cube • 1/2 Cup Boiling Water • 2 1/2 Cups Flour • 1 Teaspoon of Salt • 1 Egg Mix the Bouillion Cube in boiling water in a mixing bowl until dissolved. Add 1 beaten egg and then add the remaining ingredients. Mix until blended – Do not over-mix.

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Dog with christmas antlers

Dr. Terry’s Zoo

December and winter have arrived and before we know it Santa will be at the door.  Our nine best friends have set forth a plethora of requests.  Toadie, our handsome red feline, and his sister Mole had requested that Mitzy and Turtle (arch enemies) be banned from their home and take up residence in our

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Dr. Terry’s Zoo

Fall has arrived!  The harvesting of this year’s crop of catnip in the garden is well underway much to the delight of our six felines.  Fresh or dried this is their drug of choice.  Six roly-poly felines getting down and chilled is always an amusing encounter. The milkweed growing in our garden has attracted multiple

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Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Daily

As a pet owner, you are probably more concerned about keeping your dog’s vaccinations up-to-date than you are about maintaining the oral health of your dog’s teeth. It is just as important to remember to brush your dog’s teeth daily. Unfortunately, dogs are subjected to the same dental problems as humans. Your dog can develop

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Cats & Catnip – A Match Made in Heaven

As most cat owners know: cats are crazy for catnip. Give kitties some catnip and most of them will be rolling about in a state of ecstasy within seconds. Why do they do that? Here are a few interesting facts about catnip and its effects on your feline friend. • Catnip’s effect on cats was

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ferret in grass

Ferret Fun – Should Your Family Buy a Furry Friend?

Most families choose to add a furry friend to their home at some point. It’s no surprise, really. There are a number of benefits to owning a pet, but adopting an animal is also a huge responsibility. If you’ve been thinking about buying a ferret, there are a few things that you need to know

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John Wesley McLean and horse in field

History & Horses

What would it be like to step back in time, as horse fanciers, to experience Canada’s Confederation on July 1, 1867.    Certainly we can assume that in 1867 everyone had a relationship with horses. My mother was born in 1923 and although that was 56 years after Confederation it was still a time when

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