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Signs Of Wound Infection In Horses [+Treatment & Prevention]

Many of us horse owners are all too familiar with that moment when bringing our horses in from the pasture, that something has gone awry while we were away. It could be something as simple as bite marks from a tiff with his pasture buddy, or something more serious, like a gash or scrape from …

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West Nile Virus: Is My Horse At Risk? + Warning Signs

At the turn of the millenium emerged a scary infection, known as the West Nile Virus. This new and relatively unknown disease among the world’s population started causing horrendous flus in humans. However, humans were not the only ones impacted, as the virus was also affecting thousands of horses in grave ways. Many horses who …

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Cushing’s Disease In Horses

Cushing’s disease in horses has become nearly as common of a household name as laminitis and colic in the last several years. Cushing’s is a disorder commonly found in middle-aged to older horses. The disease is often diagnosed in horses between 17 and 23 years of age. Though a simple disease in origin, it often …

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Springtime Hoof Problems: Causes, Prevention, And Treatment

As horse owners, horse riders, and horse lovers, none of us want to find out that the horse in our life is feeling unwell in any way, much less when it comes to their hooves. Next to colic and cancer, hoof-related issues are one of the leading causes of death among equines. However, a lot …

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Kissing Spines In Horses: Warning Signs & Treatment

More than ever, Kissing Spines in horses is becoming a familiar topic in the horse world. This is probably not because the disease itself has become much more prevalent, but rather because scientific advances have given us tools to see beyond our horse’s simple back pain. Far from what the affectionate term would indicate, Kissing …

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How Your Hands And Legs Work Together In Horseback Riding

Horseback riding is a lot of coordination, when you think about it. Independently, our hands and legs do a lot of work to keep our horses balanced, straight, and moving at the correct pace–and even tempo! To effectively use our hands and legs independently, we must be able to utilize them together in harmony. While …

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What To Do With Your Legs When Horseback Riding

The rider’s legs in horseback riding are perhaps our greatest tools for directing horses well. Working in tandem with our seat and hands, our legs influence not only the pace, tempo, and gait of our horses, but also their direction. Today we will explore the role of our legs in horseback riding, i.e. what to …

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How To Choose A Horse Riding Instructor

Choosing a riding instructor is perhaps the most impactful decision you will make when taking up horseback riding. Whether you are new or returning to the sport, finding the right fit can be the difference between fulfillment and growth and losing interest altogether. Having ridden under some stellar and some not-so-stellar instructors, I’m here to …

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What Breed Of Horse To Buy Based On Your Personality

While we all want to become skilled enough to ride any horse, there is no shame in admitting that some breeds suit us better than others.  Many people have tried to make do with a certain kind of horse just because they fell in love with the idea of that breed. But if you are …

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How To Choose An Equestrian Discipline

Choosing an equestrian discipline when you are brand new to horseback riding can be tough. You may absolutely adore horses, but don’t know exactly what to do with horses. You scroll Google’s first three pages of horse lesson listings for your area, and you turn up some horse barns that look interesting. But you really …

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