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365 Days in Horse Country – Polo

June 30th, 2013
365 Days in Horse Country – Polo



If you could play hockey on horseback, the game would be a lot like polo. A team sport, polo requires skill and bravery of the rider, and boldness and athletic prowess of the horse.

The object in polo is to score goals against an opposing team. Each team has four riders. Scoring is achieved when a rider drives a ball into the other team’s goal. Riders ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Norwegian Fjord

June 29th, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – Norwegian Fjord
 

 


The Norwegian Fjord is considered the oldest breed of horse in Norway, and it’s believed  to have descended from the ancient Przewalski’s Horse, which can only be found in zoos today.  Experts believe that the ancestors of today’s Fjords migrated to Norway and the Scandinavian peninsula around 4,000 years ago.  The Norwegians began selecti ...

181 Hanmer Street W, Barrie, ON

June 28th, 2013

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365 Days in Horse Country – Feeding the Senior Horse

June 28th, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – Feeding the Senior Horse
 


Senior horses are truly a joy.  They tend to be slow to spook, more cooperative, and just easy to get along with.  Older horses do pose some challenges when it comes to feeding, however.

Some senior equines have difficulty keeping weight on.  Others tend to gain too much weight.  Most do not have the energy requirements they onc ...

Open House!

June 27th, 2013

We are proud to announce that this Jun 29th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM we will be hosting an Open House at Counsellor Terrace , Barrie. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful .

Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this House for sale.

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365 Days in Horse Country – Museum of the Horse

June 27th, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – Museum of the Horse

 

Horses have been a part of human history since long before the first written word was penned.  Nearly every culture on the planet has been touched, and changed, by the existence of the horse. 

It’s only fitting, then, that the horse should have its own museum; the International Museum of the Horse, located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Ope ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Ringbone

June 26th, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – Ringbone
 

 


When a horse develops extra bone in or around joint in the leg, the condition is called ringbone.  A potentially crippling ailment, ringbone can be upper ringbone affecting the pastern joint, or lower ringbone, affecting the coffin joint.  Of the two, high ringbone is worse as it causes more pain for the horse.

The trouble with ringbone is tha ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Halter Classes

June 25th, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – Halter Classes
 

 


The closest thing to a beauty contest for horses is the halter class.  It is an event that shows off a horse’s conformation to a judge that is well versed in the breed being judged.  The judge compares the horse to the breed standard, which is maintained by the breed’s club.  The judge places the horse in the class according to which ones ...

365 Days in Horse Country - The Chariot

June 24th, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – The Chariot
 

 


When you think of the chariot, you probably envision ancient wild races, with Roman drivers pushing their horses on as they try to beat several other teams.

Chariots were simple two or four wheeled open carts with nothing more than a floor wit a waist-high semicircular guard in front.  They were used for racing in ancient Rome, but they als ...

365 Days in Horse Country – Planning Vaccinations

June 23rd, 2013

365 Days in Horse Country – Planning Vaccinations
 

 


When it comes to protecting your horse’s health, vaccinations should be at the top of your list.  A number of very contagious and debilitating diseases regularly circulate throughout the equine population.  Vaccines are the best way to stop the spread of these diseases and to prevent your horses from contracting them.

The best wa ...

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