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January 2014 Vol. 44, Issue no. 6 ISSn: 1209-3955 Price $3.95 The Equine Industry: Are We Making Progress?


Are We Making Progress for the Future or Just


Following the Footsteps of the Past?


Guelph will be providing students with the opportu- nity to re-examine their knowledge regarding equine welfare with its online course, The Equine Industry. Allowing those to learn from the comfort of their own home, this 12-week course,


Guelph, Ontario – For most horse owners, the approach of a new year encourages us to reflect back on how things were done in the past, by examining what worked and what didn’t, in order to make positive changes for the future. This January, Equine


is


designed to assist dedicat- ed horse owners in fur- thering their knowledge about the horse industry as it relates to horse wel- fare and the future of this industry. This course pro- vides students with the flexible learning opportu- nity no matter what their levels of involvement within the equine indus- try.


approach to horse man- agement, training and related performance, stu- dents will learn to elimi- nate practices that can cause an unfavourable effect relating to the health and welfare of the horse,” said course instructor Gayle Ecker, Director of Equine Guelph, at the University of Guelph. “Not only will students be encouraged to


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“By applying a sci- research-based


have the opportunity to interact online with spe- cial guest speakers, including having ques- tions answered by experts in their field. Guest


Guelph and Open Learn- ing and Educational Sup- port, course topics include exploring the evo- lution of the horse, exam- ining the evolution of the hoof and the many facets affected by current man- agement practices, first domestication of the horse, and its role in work, warfare, and sport as well as a companion animal. Students will also


trends.” Offered by Equine


reflect back on their cur- rent practices, but they will look at the bigger picture, beyond the scope of their individual com- munities,


to broader


speakers in this course include Dr. Sandra L. Olsen, Director of the Center for World Cultures at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pitts- burgh, PA, who will enlighten students on the first evidence of domesti- cation in horse; Dr. Jeff Thomason, a researcher at the University of Guelph, who will discuss the evo- lutionary changes to the horse’s hoof and its implications; and Derek Nelson, a Historical Mili- tary Strategist to discuss the role of the horse in the military. “Throughout time,


horses have been used in many different capaci- ties,” said Ecker. “If we don’t learn to understand the problems affecting our horses now, we don’t have a hope to solve them in the future,” says Ecker.


ings include Equine Func- tional Anatomy, Equine Behaviour, Management of the Equine Environ- ment, Equine Health & Disease Prevention, Mar- keting and Communica- tions in the Equine Indus- try, and Advanced Equine Health through Nutrition and Global Perspectives in Equine Welfare. The Winter semester runs from January 13, 2014 to April 5, 2014. Registra-


is part of the Equine Busi- ness Management Certifi- cate, and an elective course in the Equine Wel- fare Certificate and the Diploma in Equine Stud- ies, continuing education programs and will be included in Equine Guelph’s Winter 2014 online lineup. Other course offer-


The Equine Industry Continued on page 2


2014 Equine Canada Annual Convention


Feb. 5-9, Winnipeg, MB


work with horses and horse people in any way, this event should not to be missed.


Equine Canada Awards Gala. This year the gala boasts an evening of delicious cuisine and delightful entertain- ment. Join us as we recognize and celebrate the success- es of past year.


Western Rider


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ings, professional development and strategic sessions, clinics, key note addresses, guest speakers, and a fun- filled Saturday night social. It will also host the EC Annual General Meeting, featuring a year-in-review of the people, work, and events that have supported Cana- da’s equestrian community in 2013. The convention will also play host to the 2014


On-line registrations will open in early January 2014 The convention will feature industry specific meet-


Ottawa, ON - The 2014 Equine Canada Annual Conven- tion is set for Feb. 5-9 in Winnipeg, MB. Members of the equestrian community from across Canada are invit- ed to participate in this national convention, which is tai- lored to address the unique needs of participants involved in equestrian sport, recreation, and industry. If you are an active volunteer, a coach or athlete, or


Equine Canada National Awards to be presented include: • Canadian Breeder of the Year • Canadian-bred Horse of the Year • Equestrian of the Year-The George Jacobson Trophy


• Lifetime Achievement • Media Award-The Susan Jane Anstey Trophy • Volunteer of the Year


Canada Annual Convention, please visit: www.equinecanada.ca/ecconvention. Further details will be posted as speakers and sessions are confirmed, so please check our event page often!


Continued on page 2 To review the event schedule for the 2014 Equine


• The Hickstead Trophy • Junior Equestrian of the Year-The Gillian Wilson Trophy


Awards presented at the gala include: • Breed Sport Canada Awards • EC/NCCP Coaching Awards • Health and Welfare Awards


New Norman book by Heather Young - Page 33


New Carriage Driving


Association Formed - Page 31 INSIDE


Lamaze Engaged ......................3 William Koyle..........................4 Ed Jacques ................................4 Clifford Haines.........................4 Remembering ...........................4 Grey Bruce Horse Day .............9 Equine Behaviour.....................9 WHAO News .........................10 Saddle Seat News ...................11 ORHA News ..........................12 Katie Johnson.........................13 OEF News ..............................13 OBRA.....................................14 Lindsay Grice .........................16 Sport Pony News....................16 ORCHA News........................17 Fitness.....................................19 OPHC NEWS.........................20 NBHAC..................................22 OTRA News...........................23 QH Youth World Cup ............24 OQHA News ..........................25 AREA 3 News........................26 EOQHA News........................26


QROOI News .........................27 Cara Whitham........................29 Margaret Mudoch...................30 Dressage Canada Volunteers..30 Equine Welfare.......................31 Arabian Award.......................31 Driving ...................................31 Norman & The Bully..............33 The Death of Phar Lap ...........33 OnTRA News.........................34 Jump Canada Challenge.........34 Horse Listening ......................35 Lynn Palm..............................36 Ultraline’s New Direction......36 Russ Krachun .........................37 Reconnecting With A Solid Foundation ................38


Elizabeth McMullen...............38 Paso Fino News......................39 Anne Gage Column................40 Equi-Bow Graduates ..............40 What’s Up Doc?.....................41 Equi-Bow ...............................53 Classifieds, Directory Ads 42-49


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