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Forgotten Sense

By Guest Contributor

In 1958 the Jockey Club opened the first ever Equine Research Station. I remember it well. It was in the heart of the horse racing industry in new market right next door to Hamilton Stud where I worked. Although initially their aim was to find cures for breeding problems their exceptional work quickly expanded and […]

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Ego Just Go!

By Stacey Chamberlain

It was a year last week that I became the owner of Harry, my Cob cross gelding. When I look back over that time, I cannot believe how much has changed. I remember when I used to struggle even to lead him and my friend saying to me, that one day I would look back […]

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The Reproductive Physiology of the Broodmare

By Christine Meunier

Perhaps you have broodmares of your own or you plan to have some in the future. Perhaps your desire is to work with them or increase your working knowledge of them. Either way, being familiar with the reproductive physiology of a broodmare is a great thing to do. Knowing how things best work in a […]

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Rebreeding the Mare with a Foal at Foot

By Christine Meunier

Recently we looked at the mare’s reproductive physiology and how it can impact when you breed her (link to Reproductive Physiology article). This article takes into account all mares – those who haven’t been bred before (maidens) and those who have but are not pregnant (empty). It was also referring to the mare with a […]

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The Horse’s Choice

By Stacey Chamberlain

So somewhere along my horsey journey I read about the importance of choice for our horses. That is, as horse owners it is easy for us to control almost every aspect of our horse’s lives, such as when they come in to be stabled, (if they do come in), when they go out again, what […]

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