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August 14, 2018

Having a lame horse is an owner angst. To rectifying the problem, a general understanding of how it occurred is required. A hoof abscess is generally described as an infection between the sensitive inner hoof tissue and the hoof wall or sole.

The hoof is...

October 5, 2017

So the winter has now started to move more heavily into spring.  Do the hooves of your horse look dull and lack radiance?  Is there the appearance of fine lines vertical on the hoof?

It is very likely that the hoof of the horse feels 'tight" as it is becoming dehyd...

September 16, 2017

Feet in constantly wet conditions have a few problems.  There appears to be a definite link between horses exposed to moist conditions and the micro-organisms that like to dwell in those anaerobic conditions.  Having said that, this is not the only condition that cause...

June 29, 2017

Understanding about vitamins and minerals and what they can do for the body (yours and your equine friend) is an important part of being a horse owner.  In this group of articles, we will discuss what vitamins and minerals are and what they do to the body.  

W...

June 29, 2017

This series is based on several concepts written by a range of scientists on health, especially equine health.  We have shortened the knowledge to help you understand possible problems and what could be the cause.  Its a start, to assist you in going in the right direc...

August 18, 2016

Bringing our horses into work after a break is always a bit of fun.  The spring grass is starting and they are full of beans.  We know end of winter is nearly finished.  The season to start getting out and about with our horses is starting.  With this getting back into...

August 8, 2016

Arthritis is a very common cause of lameness in horses. The joints that appear to be most affected is the knee, fetlock, coffin bone, hock and the pastern. Research has seen that it affects horses in heavy work and horses just used for pleasure.  It is believed to be p...

July 16, 2016

A review of 101 Jumping Exercises has proved to be very valuable.  It starts with about 25 exercises involving ground poles and build up in difficulty as you progress through the exercises.

The Jumping Exercises whilst you and the horse learn, are great fun.  There is d...

June 24, 2016

 How does it work?

  • Reduces inflammation which leads to less scar tissue forming

  • Reduces blood leakage into areas which lessens bruising

  • Drops the temperature which limits tissue damage

  • Used in conjunction with compression, increases the external press...

June 11, 2016

There is so much conversation about what our horses wear on their feet. You have the die hards whogo metal shoes are the best and then we have a newer wavegoing barefoot is best. Personally I have my horses inseveral camps ofthought on what they have on their feet, but...

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