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Maintaining Fitness in the Off-Season

Stay fit and flexible with these winter workouts for horseback riders, so that you’re ready to get back in action in the show ring next season.

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Liver Disease in Horses

Even though cases are rare, horses can suffer from liver disease. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment, plus tips for prevention.

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Ainsley Vince is Hanging Tough

After suffering multiple horse-related concussions, professional equestrian Ainsey Vince speaks on injury, recovery and what her life is like now.

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Does “RICE” Therapy Work on Horses?

Learn about the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) protocol used in human therapy, and find out if is applicable for hoses.

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Causes of and Treatments for Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injuries affecting tendons and ligaments can be career and even life-ending for horses. Learn how to recognize, treat and prevent them.

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Increasing Leg Strength

Leg strength is important for riders because it is the foundation of a stable leg and seat. Try this simple exercise to boost leg power.

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The Best Way to Treat Abscesses

Abscesses in the hoof are especially painful. Learn how to make a poultice to help drain, thereby drawing out infection, promoting healing.

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Botulism in Horses

Did you know horses can get botulism from eating haylage? Find out how haylage is made, how botulism develops, and how to recognize it in your horse.

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Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome

Equine Self-Mutilation Syndrome is a type of stereotypy like cribbing, weaving, stall-walking or lip-flapping, generally associated with compromised welfare

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Tiny Packages, Big Problems

Miniature horses are built exactly like their full-sized fellow equines, but along with their small stature come some unique health problems.