Tag Archives: animals

Heavy Horse Hitching – Fall Fair Competitions Demystified Part 1

Heavy Horse Hitching competitions are something I know nothing about, except that those who participate are dedicated. Really dedicated. You have to love driving a team of draft horse around a ring for about 15 minutes in order to transport several large draft horses and a full sized wagon big enough to move the contents […]

two horses and trainer

Travel, Calgary, Alberta: Stampede opens today. Meet the rescue horses.

The 2015 Calgary Stampede opens today with horse (and some dog and donkey) events running throughout the fairgrounds in Calgary, Alberta until July 12. What you might not know is many of the horses participating in events are rescues.

horses at Red Rock Canyon conservation area

Top 6 Horse Adventures: Celebrating Horse Trotting’s Two Year Anniversary

Horsetrotting.net is two years old and to celebrate I’m reflecting on my six favourite horse adventures posted on the site – of course, I’m writing more bi-monthly.

Deerhurst horses

Hunstville, Ontario: Warm Saddle and Wandering Hooves Cure Winter Blahs

Riding across the snow-covered golf course streaked with cross-country ski tracks astride Static, a Belgian mare apparently crossed with a comfortable couch, is one of the most relaxing things a person can do outside in negative 12 degree Celsius weather. The sun is warming or at least creating the illusion of warmth as the winter trail ride experience at Huntsville, Ontario’s Deerhurst Resort.

Toronto: All About Pets … And Horses Easter Weekend

  If anyone doubts the growing pet industry’s magnitude – or our justifiable obsession with our fury friends – attend the annual All About Pets Show (and Ontario’s Mane Event) at the Mississauga International Centre near the Toronto airport in Ontario, Canada. Now in its 21st year, and always held on Easter weekend, more than […]