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March 1, 2021
Safety Tips for Working with Horses

Be Prepared  I often talk about the “tools in your toolbox”.  What I am referring to is the knowledge and ability to help your horse through any situation that might arise, whether it is behavioral such as spooking or environmental such as them getting stuck in a fence.  A great example of this is your “emergency […]

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February 13, 2021
Safety and Feeding Horses

Do you have grumpy horses at feeding time? You’ve just bought beautiful hay for your beloved horse. You groom him or her, love them and as soon as you bring his feed, he pins his ears or even shakes his head at you in a threatening manner. Now why would he do that? Some horses […]

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February 4, 2021
Safety Gear and Keeping Your Gear Safe!

Reduce the risk of taking an unnecessary fall from your horse Keeping your tack clean and oiled is one of the most important things you can do to stay safe in the saddle. It’s a task that we may avoid but consider what happens if an essential piece of gear breaks while riding or driving […]

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January 28, 2021
What Should I Pack for Horseback Riding?

Heading out on a trail ride is fun for you and your horse. It’s a relaxing break from the monotony of riding in the arena and a fun way to explore nature. Whether you go for a short ride on nearby trails or head out on a multi-day horseback riding adventure, a little preparation is […]

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December 18, 2020
Safety Shorts: Barn Decorations

Safety Tips for Barnyard Decorations Christmas is coming and many people like to show their holiday cheer by decorating their homes and barnyards. Holiday decorations can be beautiful, but they can also be a health hazard for your horse. Here are a few tips to help keep your horse and barn safe for the holiday […]

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November 20, 2020
Safety Shorts: Loading and Unloading horses

Stay safe while loading and unloading your horse. It seems that horses either load easily or they don’t. I’ve had horses that climb the walls, paw, kick or pull back in the trailer. I usually try and find out ahead of time if a horse hauls well before loading them into my trailer. Another thing […]

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November 7, 2020
Safety Shorts: Be Safe When Approaching A Horse From Behind

Coming up on a horse can be a dangerous even if your horse isn’t aware of your presence. They cannot see directly behind and if you surprise them you may get yourself kicked. Obviously when working around horses the biggest concern is staying safe and not getting injured. Even a well-mannered, quiet horse can kick […]

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October 21, 2020
Practice Preparedness and Prevention – Resources on Barn Fire Prevention from Equine Guelph

Waiting until the wildfire approaches dangerously close is no time to draw up a disaster preparedness plan.  Learning the hazards of storing hay is too late after the barn is reduced to ashes and all is lost.  It is not a scenario that one fathoms will ever happen to them, until it does.  Equine Guelph’s […]

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October 14, 2020
Clean It Up! Equine Respiratory Safety

Environmental modifications are the top tip for protecting equine respiratory safety.             by Kim F Miller             The safety of the equine respiratory system has been a hot topic amidst the terrible fires throughout the West. Horse owners in and beyond the region have had a crash course in "particulate matter," "air quality index," "inflammatory […]

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August 8, 2020
Hidden Danger in the Woods ~ Bee Careful!

They’re very small, nearly invisible. They hide in tree stumps, in trees, near trails, even on or under the trail. If you’ve ever encountered bees on a trail ride it cannot only be terrifying, but dangerous. I’ve only run across bees twice on a trail ride. Both times could have been devastating. The first time […]

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