Duck Mountain, Milo, and The Bog

Pictured: Wendy on Cinco de Mayo (Milo). Photo Credit: Darice Whyte Written by: Wendy Carnegie Before I start, we need to start at the beginning… Milo.  Milo, or as his papers identify him, Cinco de Mayo, became my horse the same day I lost my beloved mare, Autumn.  The universe told me I needed to…

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Hit Air Vest for Best Injury Prevention

Pictured: Elizabeth Bima on her mare, Savvy, completing their first 50 mile ride together. Photo Credit: Darice Whyte Written by: Elizabeth Bima I’m no spring chicken – I’m not exactly a winter chicken but definitely closer to a late fall chicken than a spring chicken.  As such, I tend not to bounce as well as…

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Coggins NOT required for BHP 2019

The DRM club takes Coggins testing very seriously. Identifying EIA carriers in our communities is an important tool for protecting our equines from infection. However, despite efforts to get testing done prior to our first ride, there are reported delays in getting results back from the lab. Thankfully, the risk of transmission due to biting…

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May the 4th be with Us!

Pictured: Shannon Lightfoot and Lily at MEC in 2017 From the desk of Rider, Shannon Lightfoot: Meet Lilly. Lilly is my now 13 year old 1/2 Arab & 1/2 Paint X Mare.  I saw her for sale online in Thunder Bay and started messaging the owner.  After corresponding back and forth we figured out I…

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Spruce Woods, A long awaited Completion for Kat Irvine

Pictured: Kat Irvine on her new horse, Time to Shine (Sunny) Spruce Woods Provincial Park south of Brandon, Manitoba is one of my favourite endurance venues. Trails run for miles through semi-arid terrain, featuring mixed-grass prairie and shifting sand dunes. Occasionally, you come across unlikely plants and strange creatures like the hognose snake. It has…

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