Conditioning Young Horses

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Delay OCD Surgery for Optimal Racehorse Performance

December 09, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

Dressage boots are a variation of brushing boots, typically equipped with a comfortable lining that promotes airflow.

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Poll Recap: Equine Leg Protection

May 06, 2014

Of the 756 respondents, more than half said their horses wear boots, wraps, or both when exercising.... 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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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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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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Do Horses with Osteochondral Lesions Always Need Surgery?

October 16, 2013

Osteochondral lesions on young horses' X rays might appear worrisome, but surgery isn't always necessary.... Read More

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Study: Young Horses Can't Read Subtle Human Body Cues

September 13, 2013

However, young horses were able to detect more obvious human body cues like finger-pointing.... Read More

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Equine JOCC Project Conclusions Revealed

September 11, 2013

Researchers confirmed what some believed all along: JOCC might be one disease, but it’s a very complex one.... Read More

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Osteochondrosis Field Evaluation Protocol Developed

July 18, 2013

The field protocol is designed to be low-risk, efficient, economical, and effective in identifying lesions.... Read More

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Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

Researchers are investigating how young horse management practices can impact osteochondral lesions.... Read More

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Two Decades of Equine Osteochondrosis Research Reviewed

June 30, 2013

Osteochondrosis is the central topic of a special issue of the Veterinary Journal.... Read More

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When is a Young Horse Ready to Ride?

January 22, 2013

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

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Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

Paying attention to certain, sometimes minute, details can help horses enjoy longer athletic careers.... Read More

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Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

November 15, 2012

The goal for sport horses, from prepurchase exams through their careers, is to extend the time to retirement.... Read More

Longeing Thoroughbred Yearling

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Conditioning Joint Cartilage through Early Exercise

November 02, 2012

Exercising foals helps condition articular cartilage and delay future joint disorders, one veterinarian says.... Read More

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Bramlage: Rest Needed to Keep Horses Sound

October 19, 2012

"If horses start showing they need a rest, you need to give it to them or they will force you to," he said.... Read More

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Cardiorespiratory Causes of Poor Equine Performance

August 17, 2012

In order for a horse to reach his athletic potential, his cardiorespiratory system must function properly.... Read More

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Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

July 02, 2012

Researchers found that recovery periods during conditioning could improve horse training efficacy.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Exercise During Yearling Sales Preparation

June 30, 2012

Researchers collected information about health problems experienced by young horses being prepped for sale.... Read More

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Conditioning Young Horses

June 01, 2012

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

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Effects of Exercise on Young Thoroughbreds' Knees

May 18, 2012

Researchers found that foals turned out to pasture had similar joint defects as those exercised daily.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines, Part 2: English Sport Horses

May 01, 2012

Manage eventers, dressage horses, and hunter/jumpers carefully to avoid soft tissue injury and lameness.... Read More