JULY 2019 THE RIDER /35 Can You Detect Lameness?

Guelph, ON June 2019 - Horses are incredible ath- letes and companions and it is our responsibility as owners, riders, and care- takers to take caution to prevent injury and provide the proper care when in- juries do arise. Equine Guelph’s

Lameness Lab tool pro- vides interactive activities to help you learn the causes and risks for lame- ness as well as how to as- sess lameness.

Brush up on your equine

anatomy and learn important bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and hoof structures and their role in lameness. Learn how to assess de-

grees of lameness using the AAEP scale guided by Dr. Nicola Cribb’s expertise. Cribb is a large animal surgeon and adjunct faculty with the On- tario Veterinary College. The all-important question

is ‘when to call the vet’, dis- cussed by Dr. Ken Armstrong, equine veterinarian and partner

Canada’s National Horse Critically Endangered Once Again The Canadian Horse /

Le Cheval Canadien is once again listed as critical by the Livestock Conservancy. This means the breed is in danger of extinction. “This versatile horse is

still one of Canada’s best- kept secrets,” says Wendy Bowden, an owner who is leading a group of Canadian enthusiasts in an effort to promote the breed. “We’ve created a new website to

showcase the breed and raise awareness about this wonderful animal, in the hopes that we can bring it back from critical status once and for all.” The site includes a list

of breeders and farms in Canada and the United States, to help interested po- tential owners learn more. The group is also

launching a social media campaign on Facebook to

raise awareness about the breed’s capabilities – in- cluding its proven talent in today’s equestrian sports. “There are reasons to

be hopeful,” says Bowden. “Equestrians in the U. S. are discovering the breed, and they are falling in love. Sev- eral new breeders, particu- larly in the Oregon area, have started breeding regis- tered Canadian Horses. We want to build on that suc- cess.”

About the Canadian

Horse / Le Cheval Cana- dien: Canada’s National Horse originated in Quebec, tracing their lineage back to shipments of fine French horses 350 years ago. They developed into hardy farm, carriage and riding horses, as well as sought-after war horses. Today they are com- petitive in virtually all equestrian


www.canadianhorsebreed.c om

Storybook Prince-2 Xyder. Xyder was 3rd at the American Eventing Championships, Preliminary Level, August 2018

Ridden by Callia Englund. Photo: JJ Silman NAYC

For more information - Canada: Monique Boucher 251 Law Rd. Chalk River, ON K0J 1J0 Phone: 508-468-7685 Email:

Canadian Farm Jerrycho Manon. 2017 WEUNITED Working Equitation National Champion

Ridden and trained by Kristina Eckert at Reindance. Photo: Michael T Photography

For more infor- mation - USA: Christine Sharp

Dream Horse Canadians Phone: 613-602-1833 Email: Avantgardecanadi-

Editor’s Notice: This photo below is the property

and copyright of Canadian Horse Journals and was erroneously used last issue without

permission. We apologize for the oversight.

at Halton Equine Veteri- nary Services. Arm- strong also goes over how to prepare for a vet assessment and potential diagnostic options. It is important to know what your vet is doing and why. It takes a team to keep your horse healthy and happy. Test your knowledge

with case study videos and spin the wheel of quiz questions. Check out this tool,

Delavoye Heros Phenom. Phenom is a 3D mid 15s

barrel racer, who is also competitive in 3’ Jumper and Dressage. Ridden and trained by Julie Hickie of Cache Canadians

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Story by: Melissa McGil- loway Photo Credit: Bob Coglianese Photo Caption: Snapshot of Secretariat in action

Bellchasse Harrison Nathan aka “Lionus”. Currently competing at Intermediate I Level Dressage. Ridden by Alison Otter. Photo: Karen Taylor

Canadream Kelbeck YouAndMe aka “Toque”. In 2015 (as a 4 yr old) Toque was the first Canadian Horse to compete at Dressage at Devon, winning the under saddle competition. Was ESDCTA Re-

serve Champion in Second Level in 2018 and will be moving up to Third Level this year.

Ridden and trained by Eliza Puttkame-Banks.

El Passo Nobell Texel competing at the Pre- liminary Division Championship CDE

2018. Driven and trained by Patty Carley. Photo: Kevin Flynn Photography

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