Recent News for Conditioning

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A Closer Look at Equine Upper Airway Disease

February 28, 2017

Dr. Norm Ducharme reviewed how to diagnose and treat airway issues during the Milne lecture at the 2016 AAEP Convention.... Read More

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The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

February 21, 2017

Seasoned sport horses often need a little extra TLC to continue performing well into middle age.... Read More

Mari puts a cotton scrim sheet on Posey and hand walks her while she dries. Doing so keeps the mare clean and prevents her from rolling while wet. Tip: Avoid using new sheets in bold colors on light colored horses, such as grays or pintos. The sheet’s color can bleed and stain the horse’s coat.

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What's so Cool About Coolers?

February 21, 2017

Find out why using coolers on horses post-exercise makes good sense.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Pasture Buddies

February 14, 2017

Of the 1,293 poll respondents, 340 (26%) said their horse is turned out with one other horse.... Read More

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Screen for Stifle Osteochondrosis With Ultrasonography

February 10, 2017

Ultrasonography allowed researchers to detect subclinical lesions in young foals and implement treatment promptly.... Read More

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Feeding Horses With Muscle Issues

January 31, 2017

Horses with exertional myopathies can benefit from dietary modifications as well as consistent targeted exercise.... Read More

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Tips for Rehabbing Soft Tissue Injuries in Horses

January 20, 2017

Successful treatment depends on an accurate diagnosis and good knowledge of the therapeutic options available.... Read More

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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

January 19, 2017

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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Life After Laminitis

January 18, 2017

Your laminitis survivor's true prognosis depends on how you mange him after the worst is over.... Read More

“I’m very fortunate to have friends with a variety of horses in their barn that I can ride, as I don’t own a horse here locally,” says Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Church. “Still, it requires very intentional planning on my part, because if I’m not careful, my evenings can get eaten up by other priorities. This year I want to be more deliberate about getting out to the farm to ride.”

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Poll Recap: Horsey New Year's Resolutions

January 03, 2017

Of the 220 respondents, 150 (68%) said they do have horse-related resolutions for 2017.... Read More

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2016

December 28, 2016

View information on skin conditions, deworming, staying sane on stall rest, feeding, conditioning, and more.... Read More

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The War Against Obesity

December 26, 2016

A successful equine slim-down program includes frequent weight assessments, smart feeding, and exercise.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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Fit for the Trail

December 07, 2016

Learn how recreational riders can condition and protect their equine weekend warriors.... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

November 21, 2016

Nutritionist Dr. Clair Thunes shares advice on how to reduce your horse's risk of colicking this fall. ... Read More

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Rib Fractures: A Surprising Cause of Horse Lameness

November 15, 2016

Rib fractures can cause problems even when there's no history of trauma or obvious signs indicative of a fracture. ... Read More

A quarter sheet keeps a horse—especially if he's body clipped or regularly blanketed—from getting cold during warm-up under saddle. Quarter sheets are usually made of wool or fleece.

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Cooling Your Horse Out on Cold Days

November 08, 2016

Learn how to properly cool your horse out after cold weather exercise to avoid chills and muscle tension.... Read More

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Breathing Heavy: Heaves in Horses

November 02, 2016

While we can't cure heaves, or equine asthma, we can help manage their signs of disease. Here's how.... Read More

Manuel Anon on Acantus GK (Spain) jumps over the Churchill Downs tote board jump during the Show Jumping at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

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How Long Does it Take Jumping Horses' Muscles to Recover?

October 21, 2016

Researchers found that jumping at shows two weekends in a row did not allow horses adequate muscle recovery.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

October 18, 2016

On or off? Hot or cold? Lightweight or heavyweight? We'll answer these questions and more. ... Read More

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Promoting Lifelong Equine Joint Health

October 14, 2016

Using sensible strategies, we can help keep equine joints healthy and capable of withstanding athletic demands.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

September 30, 2016

This common exercise modality can be surprisingly risky; learn how to keep your horse--and yourself--safe.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

September 27, 2016

Know how your horse's body reacts to cold weather and train accordingly to make the most of the chilly months ahead.... Read More

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

September 21, 2016

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

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When is a Young Horse Ready to Ride?

August 24, 2016

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