Conditioning Young Horses

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Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

September 15, 2012

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work. ... Read More

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Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More

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Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

July 02, 2012

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

June 01, 2012

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More

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Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More

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Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More

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Early Exercise and Career Length in Thoroughbred Racehorses

April 09, 2012

Exercise early in life could have a positive impact on Thoroughbreds' future racing careers. ... Read More

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Sport Horse/Jumpers Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 26, 2011

Attendees discussed the horse's overall work program, assessment, conditioning strategies, and more.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 01, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be safe and productive for you and your horse.... Read More

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Muscle Power: Muscle Mass in Growing Equine Athletes

September 12, 2011

Managing muscle mass in growing athletic horses and in aging horses, includes dietary considerations.... Read More

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Young Horse Development Part 3: 18-24 Months

September 01, 2011

The second year of a horse's life brings significant changes not only in his development but also his use.... Read More

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Racehorses, Swimming, and Colic

August 28, 2011

While swimming-induced colic does occur, it doesn't happen as frequently as some might have thought.... Read More

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Are High-Speed Treadmills Safe for Horses?

August 23, 2011

Researchers determined that few injuries occur to horses during treadmill exercise. ... Read More

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Ask the Vet Live Q&A: Conditioning Horses Now Available

May 31, 2011

TheHorse.com's Ask the Vet LIVE event on conditioning horses was held on May 26, and the recording is now ... Read More

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Conditioning Horses

May 30, 2011

Learn about how your horse's body adapts to exercise and how to optimize his fitness.... Read More

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Physical Conditioning Important for Previously Idle Horses

May 15, 2011

In movies it is not unusual to see a cowboy ride his horse forever, through all types of weather and terrain; in reality, horses are equine athletes that must be properly conditioned to perform as needed. "The general design of an equine conditioning... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Spring and Summer

April 25, 2011

How your horse's body adapts to exercising and how he acclimates to spring and summer weather conditions. ... Read More

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Dynamic Mobilization Exercises Activate the Sport Horse's Core

September 28, 2010

Anyone who has pilates classes knows how it strengthens your 'core' muscles, but did you know similar stretches and exercises can also strengthen and condition your horse? Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, MRCVS, Mary Anne McPhail Dressage Chair in Equine ... Read More

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Basic Conditioning of the Equine Athlete

August 02, 2010

Basic conditioning of the equine athlete involves consideration of the event in which the horse will be competing, the level of competition that you expect the horse to achieve, the time you have in which to condition the horse, and the horse... Read More

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Respiratory Tract Abnormalities and Racehorse Performance

March 27, 2010

Abnormalities in the throats of yearling racehorses will negatively impact the horses' athletic potential, making careful evaluation of these structures an important part of the prepurchase examination.

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Cinch Up (Safely and Neatly)

February 03, 2010

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Radiographic Abnormalities in Young Quarter Horses Common, AAEP 2009

January 29, 2010

A high prevalence of radiographic abnormalities exist in the joints of yearling and 2-year-old Quarter Horses.... Read More

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Lawsonia Infection in Foals: No Negative Effect as Adults (AAEP 2009)

January 29, 2010

Horses that recover from Lawsonia intracellularis infections cost less as yearlings than their siblings, but they race just as well. The bacterium L. intracellularis is the causative bacterial agent for equine proliferative enteropathy (E... Read More