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Fitting Your Next Helmet: Tips to Mind Your Melon

Helmets have become increasingly  popular as they are encouraged- or even mandatory- across disciplines. Ranging vastly in size, style and price, a trip to your local tack shop can leave you overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to find the helmet that fits you- and your budget. 1.Focus on Fit It is important to determine…

A Word on Whoa

Throughout my riding career I’ve had a few coaches, all with a different stance on the use of vocal aids. I used to have a bad habit of “clucking” on takeoff whenever I got a deep spot to a fence. I stopped because I was told I would be marked down in the strict, stuffy…

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Three worming strategies for horses in Canada

Last week I talked about the importance of fecal testing in your worming program. This week, I’m going to share some common deworming strategies for adult horses. I encourage you to work with your vet to create the best one for you and your farm. Well-meaning horse owners who bought paste wormer over the counter at their local tack…