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herd dynamics

Herd dynamics are fascinating to observe. Read about herd hierarchy and how you can find your own place within your equine family.  We are lucky to be able to connect …

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herbal liniments and poultice

Topical liniments and poultices have been part of the horse world for centuries, and are routinely used on the legs. But they can also make an inexpensive and healthy contribution …

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rider biomechanics

How can horses support their own weight, let alone ours? Discover the important role that biomechanics play in the rider/horse relationship. For millennia, horses have worked as our partners in …

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The facts on flax – the value of flaxseed in your horse’s diet

Flaxseed is healthy for humans, but did you know it offers the same benefits to your horse?  Flax is a versatile plant that humans have been using since ancient times. …

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How to develop a following seat

Most riders dream about riding in perfect balance, rhythm and harmony with their horses. Use these exercises to become mindful of your body’s movements, to better co-ordinate with your horse’s …

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Gastric Ulcers

What do we really know about equine gastric ulcers? For horse caretakers and their veterinarians, gastric ulcers are all too familiar, yet not very well understood. Recent research has revealed …

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7 ways to rescue a horse

Too many horses live in dire straits. You may not be in a position to adopt, but you can still help rescue a horse from a life of neglect. Horse …

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The Icelandic "Horse of the Gods"

The Icelandic is an important part of Iceland’s history and culture. Learn about the origins of the Icelandic and the special qualities preserved in this unique breed. Hardy, willing, friendly, …

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four important things to know about laser therapy

Laser therapy for horses is a drug-free, surgery-free, non-invasive therapy that can be applied to most conditions that are painful, swollen or not healing.  Here are some things to keep …

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The Elements of Chinese Medicine — is your horse Earth or Metal?

Understanding your horse’s “element” can help deepen the bond you share with him. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Earth and Metal elements and their corresponding qualities. …

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