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Check out our latest blog posts by our knowledgeable instructors, below:

June 9, 2019

So, last weekend I did a thing. A thing that's been on my list since I first heard Barbro Ask-Upmark talking about it on the Horse Radio Network podcast over a year ago. 

I went and rode a horse simulator. His name is Butterfly, and he lives in the Kawartha Lakes r...

April 28, 2019

I love, love, LOVE sheepskin saddle pads. They may not be the latest fad, but they're a tried and true classic, and work well for many horses in many disciplines. 

A good quality pad that is well cared for will last you 3-5 years with heavy use, and could last many year...

March 12, 2019

When I was twelve I defined my horse successes as qualifying for the Royal Winter Fair and getting asked to catch ride a new pony.  

When I was twenty-two success was carrying my dressage score through an event and looking at my Pony Club pins with nostalgia. 


March 5, 2019

Horses are ridiculously big accident prone creatures. Disaster is a heart beat away. In this post we'll share what to do when your horse gets cast.

January 22, 2019

Attention Equestrian Bloggers!

HEART Equine Academy is currently accepting applications for new instructors to teach online equine education courses.

Do you have a unique, horse related skill-set you could turn into an online course?

(Don't worry, we can teach you how to...

January 19, 2019

I was so excited to be asked to review a SaddleBox

I see their boxes often and have gone so far as loading my purchase into the cart a few times, then ... then ... a box arrived!!

It arrived in a timely way at my post office and was ohh so cute I had to tempt our Instagr...

November 19, 2018

I wrote last month on the topic of finding a perfect place to board - it's tricky! I have had the fortune (if that's the right word) to consider this issue of the perfect farm from many angles: boarder,  coach, barn staff and farm owner. Today let's consider thing...

November 6, 2018

Sad news for those of us in the northern hemisphere ... Winter is on her way - in another 6 weeks she will have formally announced her presence  and we'll all hope below zero weather and feet of snow will somehow slide over us.  

No matter what seaso...

October 28, 2018

No matter your reasons for wanting to explore boarding for your horse there are some critical questions to ask yourself prior to sending off the first email or picking up the phone.

Selecting a barn to keep your horse at is hard – these people will likely become your ba...

July 27, 2018

There’s a rule in Canada, where winter often hangs on far too long: when the hot weather comes, you’re not allowed to complain.

Joking aside, managing horses in the heat can be stressful. Should they be in or out? How hot is too hot to ride? What can I do to help my hor...

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