Hydrate Your Body with High Water Content Fruits and Vegetables

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

Water makes up about 60% of the body’s weight. For the body to function properly, we need to consume about two quarts of water (or liquid) per day. Every system in your body depends on water. Water regulates body temperatures, eliminates toxins, carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and provides a moist environment for body tissues and joints.  Water needs vary but depend on the food a person eats, environmental temperature and humidity, a person’s activity level and other factors. Fruits and vegetables contain large quantities of…
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Understanding Laminitis and Founder

| In No Hoof, No Horse Blog

Laminitis which is also known as founder is an inflammation of the laminae – the soft tissue complex that append the coffin bone of the foot to the hoof wall. The inflammation and deprivation to the laminae cause severe pain and leads to imbalances of the coffin bone of the hoof. In extreme situations it can lead to complete separation of and rotation of the coffin bone within the hoof wall. Laminitis can affect any of the feet but it is more commonly seen in…
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New OEF By-laws Passed Unanimously During June 3 Meeting of the Members

| In News, OEF News

OEF Members Pass New Bylaws – June 3rd, 2016 During a special Meeting for Ontario Equestrian Federation (OEF) members, held at the Caledon Equestrian Park, the new proposed bylaws were presented and voted on. For members unable to attend, a proxy vote was made available to all eligible voting members. A total of 32 proxy votes were received and put forward by proxy holders who attended the meeting. Upon completion of the bylaw presentation, and responding to questions from the floor, the following motion was made: Motion: Be it resolved that the members of the Ontario…
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Special Meeting of the Members on June 3, 2016

| In News, OEF News

Special Meeting of the Members on June 3, 2016 to Vote on the Proposed New Bylaws Proxy Voting is now closed, as of 4pm on June 1, 2016 OEF Special General Meeting Information: Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 Location: Caledon Equestrian Park 200 Pine Avenue, Caledon, ON L7E 0M1 “Palgrave Room” Attached to new indoor arena. Time: 6:30 pm *Food and beverages will be provided AGENDA 6:30pm – Welcome 6:40pm – Presentation 7:20pm – Vote on the proposed new OEF By-Laws #LEADCHANGE Highlights of Proposed…
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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) – What is it?!

| In It's A Coach's Life

One of the hot terms being tossed around by coaches these days is Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). If you are coaching and you’re not talking or thinking about it just yet, don’t panic – I’ll fill you in so you can talk like you personally came up with the idea! So what is LTAD? And why do we care?  I mean, my students come for lessons every week because of my super amazingness.  They’ll keep taking lessons with me for as long as I…
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It’s Show Season – What Are My Food Choices?

| In Nutrition For The Equestrian Athlete

No one wants to fall asleep in the saddle half way through an event, or get hurt because they could not focus. Brain fog or hitting the wall is common with poorly nourished athletes. It seams to be counter intuitive having junk food that is high in sodium, sugar and fat at an athletic event. Unfortunately, equestrian show facilities offer little to no choice when it comes to eating healthy. I have been to many shows and have yet to see a vendor that actually…
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2016 Census of Agriculture

| In News, OEF News, Surveys

For Immediate Release 2016 Census of Agriculture Do you live on an acreage with your horses? Then you may qualify to complete the Census of Agriculture as an agricultural operation. An agricultural operation is defined as a farm, ranch or other operation that produces agricultural products for sale. The definition does include horse operations that do not sell agricultural products but offer boarding, riding or training services. The data collected from the census will greatly improve our governments understanding of the equine sectors needs and will empower our…
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Ontario Equestrian Federation – Optional Benefits for Horses

| In Ask BFL Blog

Ontario Equestrian Federation Optional Benefits for Horses Unfortunately if you own a horse, one day you may experience an insurance claim. If you haven’t purchased the OEF Optional Insurance, you may want to consider it, as it is an inexpensive way to protect your horse. Option # 1 – Specified Perils Mortality Coverage ($12,000/member) This policy provides coverage if your horse suffers an insured loss including Fire, Lightning, Smoke, Collision or overturning of a vehicle, windstorm, hail, tornado, accidental injury while on board or loading/unloading…
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What causes hoof abscess and how are they treated?

| In No Hoof, No Horse Blog

What causes hoof abscess and how are they treated? An abscess by definition is a collection of pus anywhere in the body that causes swelling and inflammation around it. In this case it is the hoof. The pus is formed because the hoof is protecting itself by getting rid of the dead cells caused from trauma to the hoof. What causes for abscesses?  Many factors can cause a horse to get an abscess such as a foreign object entering the foot such as a pebble…
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Notice of a Special General Meeting of the Members

| In News, OEF News

  Notice of a Special General Meeting of the Members NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Special Meeting of the members of THE ONTARIO EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION will be held as follows: Date: Friday, June 3, 2016 Location: Caledon Equestrian Park 200 Pine Avenue, Caledon, ON  L7E 0M1 Time: 6:30 pm The purpose of the meeting is to approve the new Bylaws by a vote of the members. The new Bylaws are being put forward to the members by the Board of Directors to align them…
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