Olds College Launches New Equine Program

Olds College Launches New Equine Reproduction Technician Certificate Program Olds College is introducing a new one-of-a-kind certificate program dedicated to equine reproduction. Launching in fall 2018, applications will be accepted October 1, 2017 for the new Equine Reproduction Technician (ERT) certificate program. The first of its kind in Canada, the new ERT program is an eight month …

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Sleepy Cat

BY JENN WEBSTER (Archive from 2005 Western Horse Breeders Guide, presented by Western Horse Review) He was a dun-colored paragon 
of athleticism, beauty and charm, and was single-handedly credited for “…bringing back the Quarter Horse industry to life in Alberta,” as stated by a yellowed Calgary, November 28, 1959, newspaper archive of The Herald Magazine. …

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Turning Them Out

Under the right circumstances, pasture breeding can be an effective technique for breeding operations to maximize their foal crops, while minimizing costs. Yet, with the demand for higher control over mating\’s, plus the high values of individual mares and stallions, pasture breeding is a technique that often results in an increased conception rate in a …

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Horse Breeders and Owners Conference

The 32nd Annual Horse Breeders and Owners Conference takes place January 10-12, 2014, in Red Deer, Alberta, at the Sheraton. Presented by the non-profit organization, Horse Industry Association of Alberta, the conference is a must-attend event for horse breeders, owners and riders with topics of interest for every horse enthusiast. The Horse Breeders and Owners …

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Keeneland\’s September Yearling Sale

Long considered to be a marker for the health index of the horse industry in general, the September Keeneland Yearling Sale, in Lexington, Kentucky, wrapped up last weekend with spectacular results, indicating a more-than-expected resurgence in the Thoroughbred racing world. Gross sales of $280,491,300, the highest since 2008; the sale of 18 yearlings for $1 …

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