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Dale Myler! May 24 at 6pm

We are pleased to have Dale Myler return to Baker's this spring for an educational seminar on bitting featuring the Myler Bits® line.



Attendance is $10, and pre-registration is required to ensure your spot in the clinic. Your attendance fee will be reimbursed to you upon the purchase of a Myler bit. Included is an informative session and an opportunity for an open forum Q&A, as well as…

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Added by carmen griscti on May 2, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Lunging and Lunging Exercises

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We hope everyone had a lovely Easter long weekend and enjoyed lots of delicious treats. This issue of the Baker’s blog is going to be based on lunging and hand/lunging exercises. Lunging, also referred to as longing, is a very useful tool for training your horse. When a horse is being lunged, the horse moves in a circle around the handler. As a handler, he/she controls the horse by using aids such as your voice, the lunge rope, and body language to…

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Added by carmen griscti on April 1, 2013 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Lunging Suggestions and Input

Hey everyone, we are issuing our Baker's blog based on lunging exercises etc. and want to feature some of your ideas. If you have any lunging exercises and tips that you want to share, send us your input by emailing us or messaging us on facebook and we will post some of your suggestions. We will also pick a winner at random who participates and they will receive a small prize from Baker's. We can't wait to hear your input :) 

Added by carmen griscti on March 12, 2013 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Tack Cleaning!

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This week's blog is going to be about proper tack cleaning and tack care. Being a tack shop providing a variety of leather goods, it is important to know how to properly maintain your equipment. Taking good care of your tack and leather goods keeps it in good condition for a longer period of time, makes it appear new and prevents leather from tearing, ripping etc. As much as we all dread cleaning our tack, it is a crucial part of the sport because our riding equipment is…

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Added by carmen griscti on March 2, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Spring Extension Sale at Baker's

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend and is ready for the upcoming week. This week's blog is going to be a sneak peak at Baker's huge extension opening sale. The date for the sale is to be announced but will occur sometime in the spring when the weather is warmer. Save your sale shopping days for Baker's huge extension opening sale because you won't want to miss it! 

At the sale, there will be a wide selection of clothes and apparel. There will be tons of…

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Added by carmen griscti on February 24, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Hoof Care

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Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day and are enjoying the family day long weekend :) moving closer to the spring time, I thought it would be great to discuss hoof care in this week’s blog since muddy season is slowly approaching. 

When the ground is consistently wet from all the rain, thawing out from the snow and muddy, it is very important to make sure your horses hooves stay in good condition for both daily health as well as…

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Added by carmen griscti on February 17, 2013 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Valentine's Day

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I hope everyone is safe from the crazy snow blizzard we had yesterday! We haven't had a dump of snow like that in ages!! For everyone who's staying inside and keeping warm, this week's blog is going to be based on gift ideas for your Valentine. First, a little history on Valentine's Day. Also known as Saint Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day is named after the Christian Saint Valentinus. The legend says that Saint Valentine was "imprisoned for performing weddings for…

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Added by carmen griscti on February 9, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Baker's News and Announcements

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Hope everyone had a great weekend and is getting excited to watch the Super Bowl tonight :) This week's blog is going to be dedicated to upcoming features, news and announcements pertaining to new products coming soon to Baker's. The first announcement is Baker's attended a trade show in Philadelphia last week called AETA; The American Equestrian Trade Association. This is an amazing trade show where we at Baker's have the opportunity of finding new products and…

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Added by carmen griscti on February 3, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments

SALE: Equine DVD's, Jewelry & Books

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Hope everyone had a great weekend and is looking forward to the week ahead. It's going to be a chilly week so dress yourselves and your horses warmly :) 

This week's blog is going to be based on the sale at Baker's for equine jewelry, DVD's and books. We have a wide variety of all three of these items at great prices, so you don't want to miss this opportunity to pick up any items you've had your eyes on. On your next visit, go through our DVD's and books…

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Added by carmen griscti on January 20, 2013 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

New Canadian Eventing Team Coach Now in Business!

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This week's blog is going to be based on our new Canadian Team Eventing Coach. Our new team coach is Clayton Fredericks, who is the next International Technical Advisor (ITA) for the Canadian Eventing Team. Clayton Fredericks will replace current ITA, David O’Connor in January 2013, so our Canadian eventing coach officially is now Clayton Fredericks! Our country owes a big thank you to David O'Connor for all his help in the Canadian eventing program, his knowledge, and…

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Added by carmen griscti on January 6, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Why Grooming is Important!

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I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and getting excited for the upcoming new year in just a few more days! :) This week, the Baker's blog is going to be based on the importance of grooming and why it is necessary to give your horse a good thorough grooming before and after riding. At Baker's, we have a great selection of grooming products to keep your horse looking fancy and healthy, and we will mention…

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Added by carmen griscti on December 30, 2012 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Point Two Air Jackets Now at Baker's!

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I hope everyone is ready and excited for Christmas eve tomorrow, and Christmas on Tuesday! :) Can't believe its already here! Baker's has an exciting announcement for everyone; we are now carrying the Point Two Air Jackets!! This week's blog is going to be based on this air vest, its safety characteristics and the benefits of wearing an air vest. Before getting started, here is the link for the Point Two Air Jacket for you to observe. …

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Added by carmen griscti on December 23, 2012 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas Part 2

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I hope everyone is getting super pumped for Christmas, it's in less than two weeks!! :) To continue from one of our previous blogs, this week will be another blog based on some Christmas gift ideas for all your equine friends and family. At Baker's, we have a variety of gift ideas ranging in a variety of price marks so you can find something perfect and affordable for your Christmas shopping. Posted below will be another top 5 Christmas gift ideas for you from…

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Added by carmen griscti on December 15, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Supplements: Omega Alpha

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This week's blog is going to be taking a look at Omega Alpha supplements. This highly regarded supplement company provides natural supplements for horses in Canada and the USA. Celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, Omega Alpha has over 30 products to assist and promote equine health. All their products are personally made by the company and uses the finest natural ingredients for each supplement. Omega Alpha specializes in natural formulations for enhancing…

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Added by carmen griscti on December 9, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas

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This week's blog is going to be based on Christmas gift ideas for all your horsey friends and family. At Baker's, we have a wide selection of small and big Christmas gifts to make gift giving very special this Christmas season. Posted below is a list of our top 5 Christmas gift ideas so far this month. Stay tuned for more as we get closer to Christmas. 

1) Horse treats; nothing is better than spoiling your own horse as well as your friends' and family's horses.…

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Added by carmen griscti on December 2, 2012 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Horsey Christmas Card

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Hope everyone is getting ready for the holiday season since Christmas is exactly one month away! This week's blog is going to be based on one way of getting into the Christmas spirit, which is making your own homemade Christmas cards featuring you and your horse(s). Christmas cards are a great way to show your love, and to show your family and friends that you are thinking of them during the holiday season. It is also special to send homemade Christmas cards because they…

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Added by carmen griscti on November 25, 2012 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Christmas Horse Treats!

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Hope everyone is starting to get into the Christmas spirit, especially now with the Santa Claus Parade taking way in downtown Toronto. This week's blog is going to be featuring recipes for spoiling your horses with homemade treats this holiday season. Baking is one of the most fun traditional aspects of getting into the Christmas spirit, so why not bake some treats for your equine buddies. Some common ingredients you will need are: oats, molasses, flour, any type of…

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Added by carmen griscti on November 18, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Helmets, helmets, helmets!

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This week's Baker's blog is going to be based on the recent helmet rule that has been put into place. Starting at the beginning of this year, it became mandatory to wear an approved helmet in the dressage ring. Traditionally in eventing, a hunt cap or a top hat was worn during the dressage phase symbolizing etiquette and a rider's experience level. Although tradition is a major aspect of the sport of 3 Day Eventing, safety is the number one most important thing. With…

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Added by carmen griscti on November 10, 2012 at 11:14pm — No Comments

Fashionable Winter Apparel

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This week's blog is based on fashionable winter clothing and apparel for riders for the upcoming winter season. At Baker's, we have a variety of super comfortable winter items that are both fashion forward and very appealing. All of the products mentioned in this week's blog will be great for Christmas gifts for both equestrians and non-equestrians looking to be trendsetting this winter.

The number one important thing to have as part of your winter wardrobe is a…

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Added by carmen griscti on November 4, 2012 at 7:47pm — No Comments

A Horsie Halloween

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This week, in the spirit of the Halloween weekend and upcoming Halloween day, we are going to base our blog on an equine Halloween. Every year lots of people dress up themselves and their horses for fun horsie themed Halloween pictures and to see just how cooperative their horse can be wearing some fun outfits. A great idea to have this Halloween is to make a barn Halloween party. Horses and riders should dress up and compete for the best Duo Halloween costume, and the…

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Added by carmen griscti on October 27, 2012 at 11:29am — No Comments

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