My horse looks fat! But when I check his Body Condition Score, he is under 6: I can easily feel his ribs and there are little to no fat deposits along his neck, withers, shoulders, back or tail head.
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An old dairy farmer told me that 2023 was his worst year for harvesting hay since 1992. I believe it. With a dry May, followed by record amounts of rain in June and July 2023, the harvesting of high quality, first cut hay was seriously challenged. We simply could not ”make hay while the sun shines” because we did not have the consecutive days of sunshine required to cut, dry and bale hay this summer.
King City, Ontario - The King Animal Hospital has announced the strategic acquisition of the Ontario Equine Hospital as part of their mission to ensure every animal has access to compassionate and committed care.
Toronto, Ontario – Having celebrated its centennial in 2022, the Royal Horse Show will continue its tradition of equestrian excellence as it prepares for this year’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair to be held from November 3 to 12, 2023, at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto, ON.
In my mind, a bale of hay for a horse is like a buffet for a human - there is a lot to choose from and a tendency to overeat. When I am at a buffet, I look at the dessert table first and then plan the rest of my meal around that. I really need to be disciplined and mindful to eat my vegetables and not eat too much dessert.
The excitement is building as national championships are set to return to the Royal Horse Show to celebrate its centennial year! Ottawa, ON, May 6, 2022 – Just as show season is ramping up, Equestrian Canada (EC) is setting its sights on how it will culminate. Now six months away, EC’s national championships will be a part of the 100th anniversary celebrations during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, returning to Toronto’s Exhibition Place November 4-13, 2022.