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Barefoot performance horses

It’s been a longstanding tradition to shoe performance horses – whether they be racehorses, dressage horses, jumpers, endurance horses, or reiners. As more riders realize that barefoot performance horses can …

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10 HEALTHY LAND, HEALTHY HORSES – PART 2 The Equicentral System – a look at the relationship between horses and pasture. 16 OSTEOPATHIC RESTRICTIONS Mystery lameness? The answer may lie …

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barefoot school

This barefoot school takes a whole-horse approach to education and hoof care. Chris Jonason first tried bare hoof trimming 11 years ago, after purchasing a Kiger Mustang. The AFA certified …

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[real3dflipbook id=”4″] 10 FEEDING FOR HORMONAL BALANCE What and how you feed your horse can either increase or decrease his stress levels, and affect how his body functions. 14 HEALTHY …

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[real3dflipbook id=”3″] 10 HERBAL LINIMENTS FOR SPORT HORSES When and why to use liniments, and what herbs to look for in natural products. 14 MASSAGE THERAPY FOR PERFORMANCE It’s not …

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Hoof Bruises

Hoof bruises can look alarming, but may not be a reason to worry. The equine hoof is a marvelous piece of anatomy. It is made to withstand the horse’s weight and let …

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rehab soundness

Lameness issues benefit from the healing capacity of nature and time. A large percentage of horses that end up in rescues have soundness issues. On the surface, this may seem …

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horse with no shoe

Many people opt to shoe their horses for the show or riding season, then pull them. Let’s explore some pros and cons – and alternatives – to this practice. I …

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hoof

Today’s horses are much more prone to flat feet. Learn why, and what you can do about it. When a foal is born, his coffin bone is high in the …

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stacy westfall

Stacy Westfall talks about how she got started, natural horsekeeping, and developing a strong bond with equine partners. Talented horsewoman Stacy Westfall needs little introduction. After all, who hasn’t seen …

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