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Is your saddle hurting your horse’s back?

Pinpointing the root cause when your horse seems "off" can be challenging. Here’s how to figure out if his saddle is the problem. Consider...

How rider weight affects your horse

Rider weight is less important than skill when it comes to protecting your horse’s spine. If we were sensible, we would be riding cows,...

Hands-on methods to improve your horse’s mobility

Try these simple do-it-yourself approaches to enhancing mobility in your equine companion. As specialists in equine performance medicine, we have observed – case after case...

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...

Dust off those ground poles!

Ground poles are often underutilized but they can play a major role in turning your horse into an athlete. A little imagination combined with...

Bringing your horse back from retirement – ensuring a smooth and...

A horse may be “retired” from regular activity for any number of reasons. Perhaps the kids have outgrown or lost interest in him. Maybe...

Acupuncture for the cold-backed horse

A sore back is a common complaint in horses, and can occur for a variety of reasons. Acupuncture can be a helpful therapy for...

Retraining the trailer-trashing horse

Does your horse paw, kick, or thrash around while he’s in the trailer? This destructive behavior, also known as trailer-trashing, can be can be...

Pilates for riders — postural awareness and support

Good posture is essential to good riding, and it prolongs the health of your back! Pilates can help you achieve and maintain correct posture...

Abnormal equine posture

Understanding abnormal equine posture and how rehabilitation intervention can help. Why should we care about posture in horses? Because posture affects the complex interactions of...