Conditioning for Competition

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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

October 30, 2015

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep racehorses in tip-top shape. Here's how vets and trainers do it.... Read More

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NC State Equine Trio Receives Rehabilitation Certification

September 02, 2015

The two veterinarians and one clinical technician are developing sports medicine and rehab services at NC State.... Read More

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Maintain Health, Prepare Properly for a Sustainable Athlete

August 20, 2015

Horses could be more sustainable athletes if riders condition them better and monitor their health and fitness often.... Read More

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The Impact of Omega-3s on Horses with Lower Airway Disease

May 25, 2015

Researchers found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can reduce signs of chronic lower airway disease in horses.... Read More

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10 Equine Rehabilitation and Reconditioning Resources

April 30, 2015

Rehabilitating and reconditioning injured or out-of-shape horses can be daunting, but don't worry … we're here to help. ... Read More

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How Does Arena Footing Affect an Athletic Horse's Longevity?

February 16, 2015

An equine sports medicine specialist shares how footing can impact soundness and offers footing selection advice.... Read More

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10 Conditioning Resources on TheHorse.com

January 29, 2015

Confused about conditioning? Here are 10 resources available to you for free on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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Measuring Horses' Skin Temperature Changes Underwater

January 29, 2015

Infrared thermography (IRT) appears effective at measuring a horse's skin temperature during water treadmill exercise.... Read More

World Horse Welfare Islay (known as Ali by his rehomer) had previously served in the police force for a short time.

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WEG Reflections: Rehomed Horses Shine

October 01, 2014

Horses cast from other careers competed and entertained at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.... Read More

Mobile roof construction of the Summer Riding Arena enables riders to train their stallions in the fresh air all year round.

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Spanish Riding School Debuts Arena with Mobile Roof

October 01, 2014

The Summer Riding Arena's mobile roof construction enables riders to train their stallions in the fresh air year-round.... Read More

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Obesity

September 08, 2014

Researchers went looking for the cause of Great Britain's growing equine obesity problem. Here's what they found.... 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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Cross-Training Sport Horses for Body and Mind

July 31, 2014

Cross-training is a "central pillar" to athletic success and longevity, one veterinarian says. Learn why.... Read More

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Trotting Over Poles Can Have Exercise, Therapeutic Benefits

July 03, 2014

Trotting over poles helps increase joints' range of motion and could benefit horses recovering from lameness.... 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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Online Equine Exercise Physiology Course Offered

May 04, 2014

The course is designed to teach students about the physiologic pathways important to equine performance.... Read More

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10 Resources on Maintaining Performance Horse Health

April 24, 2014

Learn about management techniques and training protocols owners can use to give their horses the extra edge.... 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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Exercising Horses for Weight Loss

April 03, 2014

Exercise is important for equine weight management. Learn what to consider when exercising overweight horses.... 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