Conditioning for Competition

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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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Equine Life Stages: Adult Horses

July 03, 2014

Learn how to keep adult horses healthy during their prime. Register and submit a question for our July event!... Read More

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When the Horse Owner Goes Lame

June 17, 2014

Have you ever sustained an injury that kept you away from your horses? How did you cope?... Read More

Article

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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Senior Horse Superstar Spotlight: 2014 Rolex Competitors

April 29, 2014

Meet the horses approaching senior status that contested this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky: Lynn Symansky on Post-Cross-Country Care

April 26, 2014

At the Rolex Ride the Course press event, Lynn Symansky shares how riders care for horses after cross-country.... Read More

The Horse Editor-in-Chief Stephanie L. Church and International Four-Star Eventer Lynn Symansky talked horse care during the 2014 Rolex Ride The Course event.

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Rolex from a Different View

April 25, 2014

Join The Horse's Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Church as she takes a ride around the Rolex course.... 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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Rehabilitating Senior Horses from Injuries

April 22, 2014

Have you brought an older horse back to work after an injury?... Read More

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Training Equine Athletes for Health, Fitness, and Longevity

April 16, 2014

Find out how a vet would train a horse from a Grand Prix dressage trainer, clinician, and veterinarian.... 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

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What's Your Age Again?

January 28, 2014

How do you keep your young-at-heart-and-mind seniors from self-destructing?... Read More

We sought out your horse-related New Year’s resolutions. Here are the top 10.

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Horse New Year's Resolutions Help from The Horse

December 31, 2013

We sought out your horse-related New Year’s resolutions. Here are the top 10.... Read More

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Rutgers Announces Seminar on Caring for the Equine Athlete

December 03, 2013

Lecture topics will include conditioning, saddle fitting, and hoof balance, among others.... Read More

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Senior Horse Performance Problems

November 21, 2013

Erica recently identified a performance issue in her aging eventer. Have you had a similar experience?... Read More

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Study: Young Racehorses Might Benefit from Treadmill Work

October 22, 2013

Yearling Thoroughbreds that worked on a treadmill had better aerobic capacities and no signs of lameness.... Read More

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Managing Horses in the Summer Heat

July 15, 2013

It's hot out there! Learn how to keep your horse cool and comfortable on even the most scorching days.... Read More

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Competition Goals: Listening to Your Horse

June 12, 2013

Recently I've shelved my highest expectations and instead focused on what's best for both my horse and myself.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Overtraining's Effects on Horses

May 31, 2013

Researchers developing a test to identify overtraining learned the practice has negative effects on horses.... Read More

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How To: Condition Your Horse for Summer Riding

May 24, 2013

Dr. Erica McKenzie shares how to get your horse into riding shape after a winter's rest.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

May 04, 2013

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep any racehorse in tip-top shape.... Read More

2010 Kentucky Derby contender Stately Victor

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Conditioned to Run

April 29, 2013

Just in time for Kentucky Derby Week, I've gathered some insight into the average racehorse's fitness program.... Read More