Recent News for Conditioning

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Diagnosing Cardiac Arrhythmias in Horses on the Farm

January 17, 2018

Vets can use a smartphone-based heart monitor to identify arrhythmias that are difficult to diagnose in the field.... Read More

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Horse Blanketing FAQs

January 06, 2018

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

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Diagnosing Poor Performance: A Case Report

January 06, 2018

Here's how veterinarians diagnosed and treated a Warmblood that stopped intermittently when working under saddle.... Read More

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Safe Longeing for Horse Health

January 02, 2018

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

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TheHorse.com's Top Infographics of 2017

December 31, 2017

Find information on stress in horses, skin conditions, conditioning, metabolic syndrome, serum amyloid A, and more.... Read More

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Atrial Fibrillation a Heritable Trait in Standardbreds

December 22, 2017

Researchers found high degrees of heritability (up to 0.17), especially in male horses and in pacers.... 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

December 15, 2017

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

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

December 06, 2017

A trainer asks how to classify her horses' workload when considering their nutritional needs.... Read More

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Swayback in a Young Horse

November 15, 2017

A young horse's swayback is getting worse as he ages. A veterinarian shares insight on why this might be.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Favorite Riding Season

November 07, 2017

Of the 795 respondents, 437 (55%) said fall is their favorite riding season.... Read More

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Gene Mutation: No Performance Effect in Coldblooded Trotters

November 05, 2017

The "Gaitkeeper" gene mutation has been linked to success in trotting races in Standardbreds.... Read More

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Does 'Performance Dentistry' Improve Horse Rideability?

November 02, 2017

Dentistry--including balanced alignment of the teeth and jaws--is an important part of good horse health and welfare.... Read More

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Six Steps to Keep Aging Performance Horses Healthy

October 27, 2017

Find tips on how to extend horses' "health spans," maximize performance years, and maintain a good quality of life.... Read More

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The Road to Recovery: Rehab for the Horse's Upper-Body

October 20, 2017

In the first of this two-part series, we'll explore full-body rehabilitation options, from the horse's head to tail. ... Read More

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Grasping Insulin Resistance in Horses

October 18, 2017

Two leading researchers explain insulin's effects on the body and how to manage the IR horse. ... Read More

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Equine OCD: Harmless Bone Lesion or Permanent Problem?

October 17, 2017

Leading researchers from around the world share their findings on this common joint disease of young horses. ... Read More

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Fall Colic Prevention for Horses

October 16, 2017

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

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Resistance Bands Help Strengthen Horses' Core Muscles

October 11, 2017

After four weeks of resistance band training, horses showed less unwanted vertebral movement along the back.... Read More

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Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

October 06, 2017

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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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

October 01, 2017

Take steps to manage your horse's weight and behavior while he's cooped up. ... Read More

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Unsound and Overweight Horses

September 22, 2017

Find out how you can keep your metabolically efficient horse healthy when he's laid up with injury or chronic illness.... Read More

Dr. Bruce Kornreich placed 3-foot long catheter tipped with electrodes into On-Star's right atrium, while a second catheter continued down into the right ventricle and up into the pulmonary artery.

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Cornell Cardiologists Calm Horses' Fluttering Hearts

September 13, 2017

When other atrial fibrillation treatments fail transvenous electrical cardioversion could restore a normal heartbeat.... Read More

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

September 13, 2017

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

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Life After Laminitis

September 07, 2017

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

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Inclines, Declines, and Horse Energy Exertion

August 20, 2017

Horses' oxygen consumption and cardiac output decreased by an average of 24% and 9%, respectively, when going downhill.... Read More