Conditioning Young Horses

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Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More

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How to Properly Longe Your Horse

October 30, 2014

Tips on why to longe a horse and how to do it right from Michelle Motyle of Castro Valley, California.... Read More

The young horses at this Lusitano farm in Brazil are well-conditioned for their future athletic careers, thanks to full-time turnout on varied terrain and good genetics.

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When in Doubt, Turn Out

September 29, 2014

Full-time turnout is one of the best ways to develop a young horse's musculoskeletal system. ... Read More

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Equine Guelph to Offer Horse Growth, Development Course

August 16, 2014

Sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation for a foal's future.... Read More

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Infographic: Basic Principles of Conditioning

August 15, 2014

Learn how to safely take your horse from flabby to fit step-by-step with our visual guide.... Read More

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Selecting a Round Pen

August 07, 2014

Here are some design and placement considerations.... Read More

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What Makes Horses More or Less Likely to Miss Training Days?

June 17, 2014

Factors such as the animal's history appear to make horses more or less likely to miss training days.... Read More

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Why Might a Fast-Growing Young Horse be a Concern?

May 23, 2014

Dr. Gaughan addresses rapid growth in young horses and the potential for joint issues such as OCD. (0:04:13)... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Young Horses

May 11, 2014

Learn more about getting young horses started off right in life. ... Read More

Dressage boots are a variation of brushing boots, typically equipped with a comfortable lining that promotes airflow.

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Poll Recap: Equine Leg Protection

May 06, 2014

Of the 756 respondents, more than half said their horses wear boots, wraps, or both when exercising.... Read More

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Training Equine Athletes for Health, Fitness, and Longevity

April 16, 2014

Find out how a vet would train a horse from a Grand Prix dressage trainer, clinician, and veterinarian.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Longeing Lessons

April 15, 2014

Of the 797 respondents, 329 (41%) said longeing is a regular part of their horses' fitness program.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Spring Conditioning

April 01, 2014

Of the 554 respondents, 231 individuals (42%) said they have started their horses' spring conditioning.... Read More

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What Does a 2- or 3-Year-Old Horse Need to Know?

March 04, 2014

When working with young horses, what types of lessons should be included?... Read More

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A Hunter Rider's Resolutions

January 08, 2014

What goals have you set for you and your horse this year? ... Read More

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Study: Young Racehorses Might Benefit from Treadmill Work

October 22, 2013

Yearling Thoroughbreds that worked on a treadmill had better aerobic capacities and no signs of lameness.... Read More

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Do Horses with Osteochondral Lesions Always Need Surgery?

October 16, 2013

Osteochondral lesions on young horses' X rays might appear worrisome, but surgery isn't always necessary.... Read More

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How to Pony a Horse

September 30, 2013

Learn how to pony a horse with Charles Wilhelm of Castro Valley, Calif.... Read More

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Study: Young Horses Can't Read Subtle Human Body Cues

September 13, 2013

However, young horses were able to detect more obvious human body cues like finger-pointing.... Read More

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Equine JOCC Project Conclusions Revealed

September 11, 2013

Researchers confirmed what some believed all along: JOCC might be one disease, but it’s a very complex one.... Read More

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Young Horse Rehab: Cat Toys and Hill Work

August 26, 2013

Alexandra is putting an energetic yet out-of-shape youngster back in work. Any suggestions?... Read More

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Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More

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Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More

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Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More

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When is a Young Horse Ready to Ride?

January 22, 2013

I'm worried about putting too much stress on my 3-year-old. When is it safe to ride her on a regular basis?... Read More