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horses


Muscle soreness in horses

Is your horse suffering from primary or secondary muscle soreness? Learn the difference between the two, know what signs to look for, and what the treatment options are. Many of …

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Saddle fit — muscle atrophy and definition

What exactly is muscle atrophy in horses, and how does it differ from good muscle definition? Muscle atrophy occurs in a horse when an unbalanced saddle puts too much pressure …

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Trailer maintenance tips

Regular trailer maintenance ensures you and your horses stay safe while on the road. Before you and your horses embark on a road trip, give your trailer some TLC. Following …

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equine education for horse lovers

Horses need you! Learn how to be there for them – and make a career for yourself –by taking advantage of equine education opportunities at a school, or from the …

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bringing your horse back from retirement

A horse may be “retired” from regular activity for any number of reasons. Perhaps the kids have outgrown or lost interest in him. Maybe she was used as a broodmare …

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heart disease

Heart disease may not occur in horses as often as other health conditions, but the effects can be devastating when it does. Take a look at several common heart conditions and …

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Navigating equine health industry regulations

Equine health professional laws and regulations vary widely depending on where you live, and that makes it difficult to determine who can practice which therapies. Here are some general guidelines and …

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Coexisting with critters on your farm

Whether you see them or not, your farm is home to many creatures besides you and your horses. Let’s take a look at how you can encourage beneficial animals, and discourage …

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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 the brain, muscles, nerves and …

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Bentonite clay and diatomaceous earth

You have likely heard of different clays and earths being used in various ways to help promote healing and wellness in horses. But what are the differences between them, and …

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