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Joint Injections with Dr. Dobson

A few weeks ago, I noticed a change in my horse. She was less willing to use her hind end, and especially resistant to collecting her stride. The dreaded sassy tail swish confirmed that all was not right with Aleva. After a consultation with our vet, Dr. Dobson, we decided to explore hock injections.  …

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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…