professional collaborations

The Canadian Horse Journal

educational content creation

Balanced Bay is very excited to announce a new regular collaboration. Madeline will be writing educational articles for The Canadian Horse Journal. If you don’t get this magazine, you’re missing out! It is packed with fantastic information to improve equine care and well-being.


Ask the Horse

live podcast

Madeline was invited to be an expert panelist on Ask The Horse Live for their August episode. This episode dives in to what a microbiome is and the various strategies for promoting optimal microbiome health in your horse. Listen to the episode here.

Peer Reviewed


If you’ve followed Balanced Bay for awhile, you will realize that easy keepers get discussed frequently. Check out this published research article that Madeline is an author on! Read it here.

Equine Nutrition

seminar presentation

In collaboration with Concord Equine (in Ottawa Ontario) Madeline will be running a full-day clinic. 

This event is taking place on April 13th, 2024. Please email to reserve your spot before they fill up!

Can-Am Equine Expo


Madeline was invited to present at the Can-Am East Equine Expo. The event runs from March 22nd to March 24th, 2024. Madeline will have a seminar presentation each of the 3 days on various equine nutrition topics.

Stay tuned for the 2024 schedule which will be published soon!


educational content creation

Balanced Bay has been working with OptiMizer on a variety of education projects. Madeline has used an OptiMizer for her personal horse for over 7 years! Their focus on forage-first coincides with the values of Balanced Bay.

Hoof Doctor

Educational blog posts

Hoof Doctor is an exciting collaboration. Madeline loves to collaborate with companies that share a passion for research and evidence backed information. In addition to event attendance such as the Laminitis Clinic and Can-Am, Madeline will also be writing monthly educational blog posts about nutrition in relation to hoof health. 

Forage First

seminar presentation

In collaboration with Hay OptiMizer and System Equine Madeline presented on forage-first diets. 

This lecture covered both why a forage-based diet is important to equine well-being and how to optimize your horse’s forage-based diet. This lecture was presented twice at the 2023 Can-Am Equine Expo and once as a seminar evening at System Equine. 



Madeline was invited to present on the nutritional management when a diagnosis of endocrinopathic laminitis has been made. She was honoured to be a clinician alongside Dr. Michael Steward, Steve McConnell and Dr. Stephanie Crawford. This clinic was held February 11-12th, 2023 at the Ancaster Fair grounds. 

It was a great weekend full of learning with many passionate professionals and horse owners!!


Equine Guelph

course creation

Through attending the University of Guelph, Madeline had the opportunity to work with Equine Guelph on the creation of a course!

Senior horses are amongst her favourite to work with as it is so rewarding when they thrive into their elderly years.

The Rider

Writing Collaboration

Balanced Bay has been collaborating with The Rider newspaper. Madeline’s “Fridays with Finn” blog posts are featured as a column in each issue. Some of the articles featured in the newspaper will be exclusive to The Rider, therefore, make sure you subscribe!