Happy Horses Need Happy Homes

I’m back in the saddle so to speak, 5 weeks into an Equine Guelph course after taking a term off. Relevant to this course, Management of the Equine Environment, as well as Behaviour and Welfare, a Q&A style article from The Horse popped up in my Facebook news feed, “Happy and Unhappy Horses at Home”. The […]

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Winter Care

Following up on the previous post, On Blanketing Horses, here is a selection of articles from The Horse on winter horse care. Formidable Frostbite – Fret not, horses are well-equipped to handle cold weather and rarely suffer from frostbite, even in the most frigid temperatures. This article provides an overview of all of the horses’ natural […]

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A Guiding Statement for Equine Welfare

Another Equine Guelph course has come to an end. For the final activity, we were encouraged to develop a Guiding Life Statement for Equine Welfare and a few goals to guide us as responsible members of the industry, with welfare as a priority. I thought this would be an appropriate place to share the statement and […]

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Feeding Strategies for the Modern Horse

In Food for Thought, I described the basic anatomy of the horse’s digestive system and the importance of grazing for digestive health. This is a bit of a longer post examining 3 different feeding scenarios and the pros and cons of each in relation to anatomical structure and function, and the evolutionary feeding strategy of the […]

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