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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Health

4 uses for therapeutic taping

Whether you work with high performance horses or retired seniors, therapeutic taping has numerous uses and benefits. These days, a wide range of adjunct therapies...

Nutrition

10 foods that support digestion in horses

When it comes to feeding your horse, there are certain foods that can help support digestion and promote an optimal environment in the gut....

Scrutinize product claims when choosing supplements for your horse

Product claims on packaging can be very misleading. Be sure to do your research before investing in a health or nutritional supplement for your...

Training

How learning new disciplines can improve your riding

Trying new disciplines can greatly benefit your riding style and improve your horse’s attitude and understanding at any event. We all put our left foot...

Lifestyle

Should you microchip your horse?

A microchip might seem unnecessary, but it’s one of the best ways to identify your horse in the event of theft, escape or natural...

Betty’s Best is changing the way people groom their horses

With their impressive line of grooming products, including the popular StripHair® Gentle Groomer, Betty's Best is making grooming sessions more enjoyable — and beneficial...

Blog

Achieve greater mobility with the Pelvic Clock

Achieve greater mobility with the Pelvic Clock

Combat stiffness in your hips, improve pelvic mobility, and develop a better seat with this simple exercise. This lesson, commonly referred to as the “Pelvic Clock”, is an adaptation of a Feldenkrais Method® Awareness Through Movement® Lesson. It will give you more mobility in your pelvis. Greater mobility allows you...
Anesthesiologist discovers new way to sedate horses

Anesthesiologist discovers new way to sedate horses

A professor at the University of Tennessee has discovered an alternative way to sedate female horses, and it's both fast and effective. Detomidine is a commonly-used sedative that is typically administered as a gel beneath the tongue. Though this method is pain-free, many horses resist it, spitting out the gel...
Study shows that rider weight does not affect horse’s ability

Study shows that rider weight does not affect horse’s ability

New data from a study in Denmark concludes that rider-to-horse weight ratios may be more lenient than previously thought. Ever wondered if your weight is negatively affecting your horse? A recent study indicates that acute changes in rider weight do not have an adverse effect on a horse’s ability. The study...