Conditioning Young Horses


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


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


Osteochondrosis: Harmless Lesion or Permanent Problem?

July 20, 2016

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


Conditioning Young Horses

June 01, 2016

Before your young horse begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from physical conditioning.... Read More


Swayback in a Young Horse

March 16, 2016

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


Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Common but Complex Disease

February 18, 2016

Diet, exercise, biomechanics, and genetics all play a role in disease development, researchers say.... Read More


Poll Recap: Young Horse Ownership

January 19, 2016

Of the 634 respondents, 531 (81%) said they have owned a horse 4 years old or younger.... Read More


Managing Young Horses

September 15, 2015

Care for horses under the age of 4 with their future health and performance in mind.... Read More


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


Rehabilitating & Reconditioning Equine Athletes After Injury

April 30, 2015

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


Young Horse Health, Conformation Impacts Career Longevity

April 03, 2015

Good health and soundness in 4- to 5-year-olds goes a long way in keeping horses performing long-term, researchers said.... Read More


Fit for the Trail

March 24, 2015

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


Poll Recap: Starting Horses Under Saddle

March 23, 2015

Of the 700 respondents, 522 (75%) said yes, they have started a horse under saddle themselves.... Read More


10 Conditioning Resources on

January 29, 2015

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


Conditioning Horses for Peak Performance

January 27, 2015

Do you have the winter blues? Start planning your horse's fitness program for spring riding and competition.... Read More


Does Your Horse Get a Holiday?

December 25, 2014

Do your horses get "vacations," and what are they up to this December?... Read More


Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 10, 2014

When it comes to some OCD lesions, letting nature run its course might be the better option, researchers say.... Read More


How to Properly Longe Your Horse

October 30, 2014

Tips on why to longe a horse and how to do it right from Michelle Motyle of Castro Valley, California.... Read More

The young horses at this Lusitano farm in Brazil are well-conditioned for their future athletic careers, thanks to full-time turnout on varied terrain and good genetics.


When in Doubt, Turn Out

September 29, 2014

Full-time turnout is one of the best ways to develop a young horse's musculoskeletal system. ... Read More


Equine Guelph to Offer Horse Growth, Development Course

August 16, 2014

Sound management and health practices play a key role in building a solid foundation for a foal's future.... Read More


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


Selecting a Round Pen

August 07, 2014

Here are some design and placement considerations.... Read More


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


Why Might a Fast-Growing Young Horse be a Concern?

May 23, 2014

Dr. Gaughan addresses rapid growth in young horses and the potential for joint issues such as OCD. (0:04:13)... Read More


Equine Life Stages: Young Horses

May 11, 2014

Learn more about getting young horses started off right in life. ... Read More