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When Margaret Winslow decided to buy a donkey, she had no idea that her 700 lb white donkey, Caleb, was going to come with some expectations of his own.

It is 1907 and Yukon Territory is still one of the last wild, untamed vestiges of Western Canada. When Inspector Richard Carol with the Royal North-West Mounted Police sits down for supper at the Brownstone Inn in Fort MacCammon, he has no idea just how dangerous the region has become. But he is about to find out as a young Mountie rushes into the dining room with news that a stranger has staggered into the Fort with a gunshot wound.

With rave reviews from such iconic horseman as Monty Roberts, Pat Parelli, Jonathan Field, and David O’Connor, this book is a must-read for every horse lover out there. An inspiring story about horses, life, and everything in between, Tik Maynard dives into what makes him a true horseman.

If you are a horse history buff, this is it. In Farewell to the Horse, author Ulrich Raulff takes an in-depth, thoroughly researched, and fascinating look at the contribution of the horse in the past few centuries.

By Jec Aristotle Ballou

Trafalgar Square Books; Non-fiction; ISBN 9781570768675; 171 pages; Hardcover 

Few skin conditioners are as soothing, effective, or as long-lasting as shea butter. Now, EcoLicious Equestrian in Manitoba has produced a new product in their impressive line-up of grooming aids that combines the moisturizing qualities of shea butter with conditioning benefits of organic sweet orange essential oil to launch Scrub a Dub Dub Butter Soap Bar.

Though powerful, horses are also fragile. Since we are consistently pushing their limits, performance horses are the most vulnerable of all. The saying, “Illness comes on horseback but departs on foot,” could easily be referring to the joint injuries that afflict far too many of our horses. Unfortunately, these injuries are quite difficult to treat. Our best option is to use nutrition as a simple and effective prevention strategy.

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