Wild, Feral, Free-roaming: The Sable Island & Konik Horses

Two units in Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare have been dedicated to issues surrounding the management of wild/feral and free-roaming horse herds. The first unit was focused on the 2013 US government shutdown and how that impacted the herds managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The most recent unit has taken a broader […]

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Revisiting the Dominance Debate

Horse-Canada.com recently shared a link to the International Society for Equitation Science‘s Position statement on the use/misuse of leadership and dominance concepts in horse training, a very important topic in equine welfare! While it isn’t new, I am happy to see it making the rounds again, as some trainers base their techniques on dominance hierarchies. […]

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Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Last fall I took the Equine Health & Disease Prevention course offered online through the University of Guelph. I highly recommend this course for anybody who has or plans to adopt a horse. It covers everything from the daily health check and how to effectively communicate with your veterinarian, to biosecurity awareness and an array of […]

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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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On Blanketing Horses (March 2017)

The temperature is hovering several degrees above zero here in Vancouver, but with other parts of North America in a deep freeze, I have seen a few instances of people reacting negatively to images of horses with layers of snow on their backs. Rest assured, a healthy & well-fed horse can stay warm in temperatures […]

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