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endurance riding

How a dare led one woman and her new horse to start their journey towards one of the most challenging rides in endurance – the Tevis Cup. The sport of endurance may not be as intensely popular as other equine disciplines, but it’s often described as one of the most challenging and rewarding. JayaMae Gregory, …

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water horse

The Five Elements Theory is a significant part of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and has been in use for thousands of years. It’s believed that the five elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) can be related to different aspects of the body and the surrounding natural world. This issue’s column is all about the Water horse …

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massage therapy to prevent injury

Using massage therapy to help strengthen and condition your horse’s hindquarters. The hindquarters are the “powerhouse” of your horse’s body. This is where the impulsion he needs to successfully complete the activities you ask of him begins. As a Registered Equine Massage Therapist, I see many horses being asked to complete tasks they are not …

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body wrap

Body Wrap techniques can enhance your horse’s self-awareness, balance and coordination. Did you know a gentle yet effective tool for improving your horse’s self-control, awareness, balance, coordination and confidence is as close as your medicine cabinet? Tellington TTouch Body Wraps, which use a variety of ACE bandages or stretchy stable bandages, can help you address …

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hydroponic farming

Hydroponic farming gives your horse 24/7 access to healthy green forage. You want your horse to be as healthy as possible. Equine nutrition is an essential part of that. The quality of food a horse eats is reflected in his performance, appearance and demeanor. However, much of what horses are fed nowadays has been roasted, …

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bitless

With certain hunter/jumper shows now allowing bitless equipment, the idea of leaving bits out of advanced and competitive riding is gaining more ground. Riding bitless has long been accepted as a useful tool for starting young horses, and rehabilitating remedial types. It is seen in the western world throughout the competitive levels, and we are also …

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Acupressure for trail and endurance riders Acupressure is an ancient healing art. This noninvasive, deceptively gentle complementary modality can profoundly impact your horse’s balance of energy, health, and general attitude – all factors that contribute to his endurance. For trail riders, acupressure is particularly powerful because it is safe, drug-free, and always available. This therapy …

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13 FROM RAIL TO TRAIL Transitioning a young horse to trail riding can be tricky; try these three invaluable techniques 16 GOT ULCERS? Are your horsekeeping practices contributing to this common equine problem? 20 LICKING LYME DISEASE Get the bite on this tick borne disease with both natural and conventional remedies 24 BEFORE YOU BUY …

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breathing

Breathing is a bodily function that is, for the most part, an unconscious act. Thank goodness for that, because if we had to remember to breathe, most of us would not be here. However, proper technique goes beyond just the act; how you go about doing it is the key. Becoming aware of your breathing …

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