Tag Archives: horses

Zoie and Emmy

A Precautionary Tale

A Precautionary Tale

Colic kills horses. Most horse owners have heard of colic and know colic (abdominal pain) is a symptom of something wrong and not a diagnosis. How many horse owners are aware that a common material like string on bales of hay, left in the paddock or on a round bale, can potentially result in a

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Horse in paddock

Camping with Horses

Not clouds, rain or slippery slopes dimmed our spirits as we set off on our horse camping adventure!  Each day we saddled up and headed to the trailhead (where all trails begin) – which included a daunting slippery slope to a water crossing.  Luckily our horses enjoyed the water, which led us to the challenging

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clare hayes and horse in ring

Local Clare Hayes and his Road Horse Impressive WIN BIG

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November in the City of Toronto. It celebrates the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. Whether a visitor or an exhibitor, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is jam-packed with home-grown fun and the best in local food and animal entertainment. The Royal is the largest

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Carl Hester in ring

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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John Wesley McLean and horse in field

History and 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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Horse in a car

Is it Horse Whispering or Listening?

Now and then, if we are lucky, we meet someone that inspires us and makes us wonder, “How do they do that?” As an Inukshuk Farm group, we had that inspiring experience when we attended the Can Am Equine Fair this year, and watched the Bobby Kerr Mustang Act from Hico, Texas.  What made this

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Spring … At the Farm

There is excitement in the air … the sunshine lasts longer, the breeze is warm and the crows are calling their welcome to spring!  As horse people, we are particularly enthusiastic about warmer weather.  No more snow load sliding off the arena roof, or the bitter cold winds of winter blowing and creating an atmosphere

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Dreamcatcher Equestrian Centre Celebrates 10 Years with Big News on Breeding

Recently Dreamcatcher Equestrian Centre made a very exciting announcement; their beautiful mares Dark Pearl (owned by Kendra Anshen) and Wianda Star (owned by Keegan Bryan) are two of the six mares selected in North America to be bred to U-Genius, who is by the Grand Prix stallion Utopia and out of Valegro (Valegro is a

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