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GUELPH - Equine Guelph has partnered with blanket manufacturer Bucas of Ireland and is launching the ThermoRegulator Healthcare Tool.
GUELPH - Equine Guelph has partnered with 10 provincial equestrian federations across Canada to launch TheHorsePortal.ca.
GUELPH - Horses are more relaxed when they’re around humans, especially when those people have no experience around horses, a new study finds. Yet it seems horses do not distinguish between humans who have a mental illness and those who do not.
PUSLINCH - “I love riding Max because ... it has a good view and he’s really, really nice,” said Cora Spencer, a Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre rider.
ELORA - To say Bob McClure had a good year would be an understatement. In 2016, he was named top driver at three racetracks, including his hometown Grand River Raceway. He was also nominated for a Standardbred Canada 2016 O’Brien Award as top driver, winning 546 races and totalling $3 million in purses.