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muscles


stringhalt in horses

The underlying causes of stringhalt remain poorly understood. A whole horse perspective can offer insight into better understanding and addressing this mysterious condition. “Stringhalt” is a motor disease of the …

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pilates

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

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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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Electrolyte supplementation in the exercising horse

Proper hydration is a non-negotiable in the performance horse.  Maintain hydration by replacing electrolytes lost during exercise, competition and transport with Performance XL: Electrolyte from Mad Barn. A discussion about …

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Whole body vibration therapy

Vibration therapy is a new trend in the equine world. If you’ve ever seen a horse standing on one of these large vibrating platforms, or perhaps tried one yourself, you’ve …

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Kinesiology tape for horses

Kinesiology tape is not just for people, horses can benefit from it too. Find out how it works and where you can learn to do it yourself. Most people become familiar …

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Treating the cause of your horse's disease

Treating symptoms rather than the cause of disease may help in the short term, but can negatively affect your horse’s health in the long run. Modern technology has given us …

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Swimming as therapy for your horse

Swimming can help your equine recover faster and with less stress. Swimming is the only aerobic exercise that engages all the body’s systems without requiring the limbs to bear weight. …

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Microcurrent therapy

Microcurrent therapy is an age-old practice that uses subtle electrical current to help with a wide variety of ailments and injuries. We all know that “aha!” moment when discovering something special. Microcurrent …

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Kineso equine, therapeutic tape for horses

Proven for human athletes, elastic therapeutic tape it’s now being developed for horses. The premise behind elastic therapeutic tape is based on a simple theory. If you can lift the …

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