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Written by Tracy Donaldson. What is an equestrian community? Excella Equine Estates is a brand-new equestrian community in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada; but what is an equestrian community?  This community concept is popular in the United States and new to Canada; the benefits of this type of community are endless!  Equestrian communities are for everyoneContinue reading “EXCELLA EQUINE ESTATES”

Recipient Mares Influence Embryo Transfer Foals

Written by Kentucky Equine Research Staff. Embryo transfer is a technique in which a mare (donor) conceives through natural or artificial insemination and the embryo is flushed from the uterus before it implants. The embryo is then introduced into the uterus of another mare (recipient) where it implants and matures. If all goes well, theContinue reading “Recipient Mares Influence Embryo Transfer Foals”

Tipping Point for the Friesian Horse?

Written by Mirjam Hommes. (translated to English) The Friesian horse has been on the verge of extinction a number of times in the course of history. The breed survived only thanks to a number of persistent breeders and studbook administrators. At the bottom, there were about 300 broodmares and only three studbook stallions. These animalsContinue reading “Tipping Point for the Friesian Horse?”

How to Identify Diagonal Advanced Placement (DAP)

Written by How To Dressage. Have you heard of DAP or Diagonal Advanced Placement? Many dressage riders are not familiar with the term. However, DAP is viewed by some experts as the best single indicator of a horse’s aptitude and suitability for the highest levels of dressage. Keep reading to learn more about Diagonal AdvancedContinue reading “How to Identify Diagonal Advanced Placement (DAP)”

EMS and PPID: What’s the Same, What’s the Difference?

Written by Erica Larsen. Two of the most common conditions veterinarians encounter in horses today—pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (or PPID) and equine metabolic syndrome (EMS)—can also be two of the most confounding for owners. They’re alike but different. They have some of the same potential sequelae. And treatment and management protocols can include some ofContinue reading “EMS and PPID: What’s the Same, What’s the Difference?”

Research Shows Friesian Horses Have Smaller Cardiac Measurements

Written by Fenway Foundation for Friesian Horses. The equine heart is an impressive organ. The heart is composed of four chambers that provide the pumping function needed to supply blood to the body. The upper chambers are called the left and right atria. The lower chambers are called the left and right ventricle. There areContinue reading “Research Shows Friesian Horses Have Smaller Cardiac Measurements”