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pain


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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hoof boots for a sore horse

Hoof boots can be a lifesaver for rehabilitating a sore horse. Know their benefits and challenges. As a professional trimmer, I often encounter sore horses. Many have problems such as …

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Equine massage for TMJ problems

An aligned and flexible temporomandibular joint is vital for your horse’s overall health, impacting his digestion, neck, back, balance and more. Massage can be a useful tool to restore proper …

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Correct saddle placement will make your horse happier and more comfortable, and may even help resolve some of those unwanted “cranky” behaviors! A horse is standing quietly in cross-ties, when …

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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 the cold-backed horse. The term cold-backed …

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Essential oils and equine pain relief

We don’t need to rely solely on pharmaceuticals to help give our horse pain relief. Age-old remedies such as essential oils are becoming more popular, and can have gentle, effective …

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Therapeutic taping

Therapeutic taping can help your equine through rehabilitation, training and injury prevention. You’ve probably seen horses with colorful tape applied to their bodies, either in pictures or at your barn. …

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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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Signs of poor saddle fit

If you notice physical or behavioral changes in your horse, it may have more to do with the fit of your saddle than anything else. Over the past few years, …

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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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