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Increasing Cardio Fitness for Riders

Cardiovascular fitness is important for horseback riders of all ages and skill levels. Try these exercises to get you moving and improve your cardio.

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How Often do I Need to Deworm My Horse?

Resistance to anthelmintic medications is forcing horse owners to revaluate their deworming practices, by developing targeted treatment plans.

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Interval Training for Riders

A common barrier to instituting an exercise regimen is lack of time. Find out how to achieve maximum results in a minimum amount of time.

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Understanding Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction

Equine Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction (PPID), is a better definition for the endocrine disorder commonly known as Cushing’s syndrome.

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Modern Treatments for Equine Arthritis

No horse is immune to arthritis, a debilitating condition caused by repetitive wear and tear, but modern treatments can help prolong comfort and soundness.

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Increasing Core Strength for Riders

Core strength is particularly important for horseback riders. It keeps us centered over our horses during spooks, trips or other quick movements.

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Treating Hoof Puncture Wounds

Expert advice on what to do and what not to do if you discover a puncture wound in your horse’s hoof, to prevent further damage and ensure proper healing.

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10 Common Horse Steroids

Competitive equestrians in particular should be aware of which horse drugs are listed as banned substances or controlled medication.

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How Massage Therapy Improves Muscular Function

Massage therapy is an effective method to optimize overall muscle health for horses of all levels and careers, better enabling the horse to move freely.

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Horse to Treat Different Types of Wounds

Horses are susceptible to wounds of all kinds. Some wounds are trickier than others to treat, so a one-size-fits-all approach is not ideal.