Controversial Techniques: Tail Alterations

This week in Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare we were tasked with researching legislation on controversial practices, a number of which have been covered in previous courses. As per my usual approach, I decided to choose something I had relatively little knowledge about, the tail alteration known as nicking or cutting. I found myself feeling squeamish while researching […]

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Controversial Techniques: Rollkur

I would be hard-pressed to say which of the controversial equitation techniques I find most appalling, there are many. However, I decided to look at rollkur for an assignment for one of the Equine Behaviour courses I’ve taken. It’s a topic that came up again recently in Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare because of the inherent contradictions of […]

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To the Rider/Owner Who…

A great reminder for us all! Written by Katy Malone of South Woolley Livery & Coaching. “To the rider who wears budget jodhpurs or tracksuit bottoms and wellies – good for you. You know that your horse couldn’t care less what you are wearing and you know how important it is to be comfortable when […]

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Enquire, Reflect, Engage & Advocate

The discussions in the current unit of Advanced Equine Behaviour, nay, in the entire course, have been fascinating and incredibly insightful. A statement which holds true for every course I’ve taken with Equine Guelph. While I don’t have a horse of my own, nor am I currently leasing, I do aspire to adopt one within […]

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Breed Profile: Paso Fino

The Smoothest riding horse in the world! This video of a Paso Fino foal was making the rounds several months ago, right around the time I had to choose a breed to profile for an assignment in my Equine Industry course. Naturally, I had to learn more. Origin: Puerto Rico Aptitudes: riding horse Population Status: common Origins of […]

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