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Tick Talk

Learn how to recognize the symptoms and protect your horse, plus what researchers are doing to help identify and prevent diseases stemming from ticks.

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How Can I Tell if My Horse is Lame?

If something doesn't seem quite right about your horse, here are some suggestions on how to perform a basic lameness assessment.

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Treat your horse to a Simple Massage

A massage has many benefits. It warms up and relaxes stiff muscles, improves movement and balance, improves circulation, and more.

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The Healthy Horse Check List

Is your horse healthy? A veterinarian can determine a horse's health status, but there are indicators of health an owner can check before calling a vet.

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Basic Equine Dental Care

To understand a horse’s teeth and dental needs, owners need to know what’s going on in their mouths at each stage of their development, says Grant MacKinnon

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The Mind’s Eye

Visualization exercises for more effective riding

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Winning Ways: The Mental Habits of Highly-Effective Riders

Riders at the very top of their game demonstrate time and again that, in addition to excellent riding ability, they also have superior psychological skills to cope in the most difficult situations,' says sports psychologist and researcher Dr. Inga Wolframm.

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The Show Must Go On

In a sport where reward does not come without risk, professionals accept that injuries are par for the course.

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The Musculoskeletal System

Optimal performance in the horse is dependent on the healthy functioning of all the components of the musculoskeletal system.

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Equine Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive, chronic disease that causes the degeneration of joints, resulting in pain, stiffness and lameness.