Conditioning for Competition

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Limiting Race Training Distances Can Reduce Injury Risk

April 25, 2016

Standardbreds training over shorter distances lost fewer training days to injury, but still raced successfully.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Training Location Preferences

April 12, 2016

Of the 669 respondents, 337 (50%) said they prefer to train their horses in an arena.... Read More

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Time to Retire?

March 24, 2016

Find out when and how to transition your horse from the show ring to a more leisurely lifestyle.... Read More

Quarter Horse stallion Slick by Design is a competitive barrel racer who's also one of the sport's leading sires.

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The Double-Duty Stallion

March 20, 2016

Is your stallion expected to perform in both the breeding shed and the arena? Here's what you need to know. ... Read More

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Being a Fit Rider is Important for Your Horse's Health

March 09, 2016

Find out how your mental and physical performance will benefit from a program out of the saddle. ... Read More

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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

Blog

A Happy Year

December 22, 2015

Our editor-in-chief looks back over the first year with her horse, Happy.... Read More

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Equine Sports Therapy: How It Can Help Your Horse Heal

December 17, 2015

An FEI veterinarian and equine sports therapist answer your questions about keeping your horse performing at his best.... 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

Longtime partners and perennial crowd favorites Rich Fellers and Flexible claimed victory at the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping North American League qualifier at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, British Columbia..

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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: Flexible

August 18, 2015

At 19, international Grand Prix jumper Flexible "feels as good as ever," longtime rider Rich Fellers says.... Read More

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Tevis 2015 Featured Older Equine Athletes

August 11, 2015

The Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance race's 200 entries included 15 horses between the ages of 18 to 24.... Read More

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Beating the Heat at Horse Shows

August 04, 2015

What steps do you take to keep horse and human safe and cool during summer?... 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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Rehabilitating & Reconditioning Equine Athletes After Injury

April 30, 2015

Learn about management techniques and new therapy options that can help horses heal.... Read More

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Lessons Learned

April 02, 2015

What have your aging horses taught you?... Read More

Article

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