Feel and Connection


April 20, 2017


I received an excellent question from a student the other day: “How does one release tension and defenses if you are not really aware of it? How does this translate to the horse and feel?”


By Scott Phillips


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Christmas 2016 – Horses and Relationships


December 19, 2016


Christmas is a time full of relationships, with friends, family…and our horses.


By Scott Phillips


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Senior Horses


December 19, 2016


Winter is here and in the back of our minds we all have that little worry about our oldest horses. Will they be ok? Will they make it through another winter? How can I keep them feeling their best through the harshest weather? These questions especially arise when we think of the senior horses that are now pushing 30 years old. Obviously they have lived this long because of your amazing care in the first place, but how can we make sure they keep going strong for their last years?And??why are we dealing with these issues now since horses have been around for a very long time. Shouldn’t this all be old news?


By Stacey Nahachewsky


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The Dreaded Colic in horses.


September 14, 2016


If you work, breath and live horses, or even if you don’t, you’ve probably heard the word ‘colic’ spoken with fear, distress and emotion. Colic is a term that means abdominal pain, its not a diagnosis, it is a symptom. This article will go over a few of the situations that can cause colic, some serious, some not and what they can mean in terms of prognosis and severity.


By Stacey Nahachewsky


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Dirty Words for Hoof Practitioners – Thrush


September 11, 2016


There are several words that hoof practitioners don’t like to use. Thrush is one of them. Here is some information on recognizing, treating and preventing thrush.


By Sharon Leney


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Cuts, wounds and scrapes


July 31, 2016


So you have a horse… it is in an open field, you walk up to it and notice it bleeding. You look around and there is nothing for miles! Somehow, somewhere on something, your horse has lacerated itself. It is a truly amazing skill of the equine species to cause injury on pretty much thin air. The longer you own horses, the more you realize how special horses are when it comes to trauma. Here are some tips that will help healing go smoothly.


By Stacey Nahachewsky


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A Horse is a Mirror


June 16, 2016


Consider for a moment that your horse is a mirror of you both physically and emotionally: he moves as you move and feels as you feel. That simple concept opens up doors to advancement.


By Scott Phillips


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Laminitis – no hoof, no horse.


June 16, 2016


Laminitis, also known as founder is a complicated, painful condition. Does your horse show indications of mild laminitic episodes? Or many chronic episodes? Learn the signs and how to manage your horses so to minimize laminitic episodes and keep them comfortable on their feet. No hoof, no horse!


By Stacey Nahachewsky


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Horses and At-Risk Youth


May 13, 2016


For the past several months I’ve had a great opportunity: working with a group of teenagers; showing them how to train, work with and ride their horses at a ranch operated by the Poteet family in west-central Alberta. This is a great group of kids who enjoy having fun and learning with horses. The work […]


By Scott Phillips


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Equine Vaccination and Deworming


May 8, 2016


Ever wonder what diseases you vaccinate against every year? Here is a short description of the main diseases and why they are so devastating to horses. Also a quick review on deworming.


By Stacey Nahachewsky


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