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How to Prevent Your Horse From Getting Frostbite

Though it isn’t common, horses can suffer from frostbite in extremely cold temperatures, especially if they don’t have access to shelter from the wind.

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Exercises to Help Horseback Riders Sit Taller in the Saddle

Many riders find it challenging to sit tall in the saddle, which is related to our modern lifestyle, where so many activities encourage us to bend forward.

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How Horseback Riders Can Improve Hand and Elbow Alignment

Find out what causes hand and elbow alignment problems for horseback riders and how to fix them, in order to avoid communication errors with your horse.

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Treating Equine Back Pain with Modern Holistic Modalities

Help your horse feel better with complementary, holistic treatments for back pain, including massage, chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture and more.

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How to Cope When Your Horse Can No Longer do His Job

Many riders are faced with having to retire, re-home or re-purpose their horses at some point. Get help making and living with the decision.

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Is There a Link Between Cribbing and Selenium in Horses?

Researchers still don’t understand exactly what causes cribbing in horses, but they now suspect selenium deficiency might be one reason.

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Study to Determine Prevalence of Tick Borne Disease in Ontario

Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College are investigating Lyme Disease and Anaplasmosis, transmitted by ticks, and identifying geographic risk factors

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Tips for Recognizing and Treating Ringworm in Horses

Ringworm is a fungal infection, which can spread easily from horse-to-horse through direct contact, and can also be transmitted to humans.

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The Dangers of Ticks and Lyme Disease in Horses

Riding in forests and long grass leaves you and your horse vulnerable to ticks. Find out how to deal with them, and reduce the risk of Lyme disease.

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Help for Horseback Riders Who Sit Crooked in the Saddle

Do you struggle to maintain your seat, and find yourself crooked in the saddle? Learn how to identify and correct asymmetry in your body to fix it.