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The Rider’s Springtime Reading - STORMY NORMY Finds His Forever Home

The Rider’s Springtime Reading - STORMY NORMY Finds His Forever Home

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, Reviews

This charming story takes place in eastern Australia’s high country where wild horses, known as brumbies, roam.

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Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of "Isabel", by E. L. Schoeman

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, Reviews

It’s always great to see a hometown girl succeed and E.L. Schoeman is doing just that. The twenty-four year old, who grew up on Prima Farms outside of Caledonia, Ontario, is bringing her love of horses and heroes to life in her debut novel, “Isabel.”

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2024 - The Winter of the Hay Belly

2024 - The Winter of the Hay Belly

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-health, Reviews

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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OptiMizing our Hay Supply this Winter

OptiMizing our Hay Supply this Winter

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-health, Reviews

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.

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Rising Hope, the latest novel by Christine Martin

Rising Hope, the latest novel by Christine Martin

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Fleeing a troubled past, horse-enthusiast Pascale Vladek leaves her native Québec for the United States, where she hopes to start a new life working at a racing barn in the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky.

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Best Braid enhances your showing experience

Best Braid enhances your showing experience

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There’s a new product on the horse show scene, developed by Ontario resident Sheri Roberts. Best Braid is a braiding wax that is 100% all natural and makes braiding or banding easier.

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Steel City Spin is happening This Weekend!

Steel City Spin is happening This Weekend!

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J & J Reining will be hosting their first show of the season June 2 -4 with a full day of paid warmups and open rides on Thursday, June 1!

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Introducing Equi-Salt

Introducing Equi-Salt

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Founded in October, 2022, Equi-Salt is the first to offer equine salt therapy, a new service in Canada - serving all of Canada and beyond. Equi-Salt is partnering with the top horse breeder, ranches, trainers, owners, and veterinarians to help improve the lives of horses by providing a safe and drug-free complimentary therapy to support and elevate the performance, well-being, recovery and health in horses.

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Mirror Horse: A Memoir

Mirror Horse: A Memoir

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From her first clever little bay pony, Stroller, to brilliant ribbon-winning Fletcher, Tamara Williamson recalls the many significant horses in her life, grappling with what it means to be horse-obsessed and what drives this desire to connect with horses. As Williamson discovers, during the tumultuous years of relationships with people and horses, these complicated equine creatures reflect back to us our best and worst selves.

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Waste Not, Want Not: It isTime to OptiMize Feeding Hay

Waste Not, Want Not: It isTime to OptiMize Feeding Hay

Posted in Equestrian News, Home Page articles, horse-health, Reviews

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.

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