Recent News for Conditioning

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Is a Respiratory Virus Behind Equine IAD?

March 25, 2016

Researchers found a "strong association" between horses developing asthma after contracting a rhinitis virus.... Read More

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

"After teaching young riders for several years, I believe there's nothing more rewarding than passing a passion for horses on to a new generation of equestrians," says News Editor Erica Larson. Have young horse lovers in your life? Consider opening your barn to them and educating them on horse safety, care, and riding.

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How Hard are My Lesson Horses Really Working?

March 23, 2016

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

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

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Being a Fit Rider is Important for Your Horse's Health

March 09, 2016

Find out how your mental and physical performance will benefit from a program out of the saddle. ... Read More

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Spring Health Preparations

March 07, 2016

Check all these tasks off your list as you transition your horse into the spring riding season.... Read More

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Pelvic or Femur Fracture? Better Check for Both

March 02, 2016

A researcher offers tips on how veterinarians can pinpoint the cause in unresolved upper hind limb lameness cases.... Read More

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UK Student Entrepreneurs Take First Place at Georgia Bowl

February 25, 2016

The team's service provides a blood test that can potentially predict injuries in horses before serious problems occur.... Read More

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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

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Researchers Study the Biomechanics of Collection

January 20, 2016

Scientists studied the kinematics of both horse and rider to better understand exactly what goes on during collection.... Read More

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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

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Feeding Horses on Stall Rest

January 11, 2016

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

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Winter Workouts

January 08, 2016

Consider how current weather conditions will affect your horse and adapt your workouts accordingly.... Read More

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The Horse's Top Infographics of 2015

December 31, 2015

Topics included stress, scratches, hoof abscesses, deworming, vaccinations, metabolic syndrome, healthy coats, and more.... Read More

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Achieving Full Mobility After Bone Chip Surgery

December 30, 2015

What therapies might help relieve the rest of a horse's body when treating a specific injury or recovering from surgery?... Read More

Whether or not your horse needs a blanket depends on his age, body condition, weather exposure, and cold tolerance, and whether he's clipped or has his winter coat. Turnout blankets appropriate for winter weather are waterproof and offer protection from the weather. The heavier the fabric's denier rating, the more durable your horse's blanket should be.

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The Horse's Top Podcasts of 2015

December 30, 2015

Learn about winter care, hay options, conditioning horses, rehabbing after injury, beet pulp vs. rice bran, and more.... Read More

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Keeping Horses in the Asphalt Jungle

December 10, 2015

From vets stuck in city traffic to vexing ventilation issues, urban-dwelling horse owners deal with unique challenges. ... Read More

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Equine Sleep Patterns' Effects on Performance

December 03, 2015

Knowing if sleep patterns affect performance could prompt interest in sleep as an important horse management factor.... Read More

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Researchers Evaluate Tests to Detect Heart Damage

November 25, 2015

Scientists found that two blood tests were able to distinguish between healthy horses and those with myocardial disease.... Read More

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Should Veterinarians Be Concerned About Saddle Fit?

November 15, 2015

Veterinarians can access an illustrated tutorial on saddle fit and its impact horse and rider health and welfare.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Lateral Resistance in a Quarter Horse

November 10, 2015

My horse is healthy and sidepasses well to the right, but not left. Could it be because he's in pain?... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

October 30, 2015

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep racehorses in tip-top shape. Here's how vets and trainers do it.... Read More

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Equine Heart Murmurs: Clinically Significant or Just Noise?

October 16, 2015

While some heart murmurs can spell the end of a horse's career, others have little to no impact on athletic pursuits.... Read More

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Evaluating the Equine Poor Performer

October 05, 2015

Poor performers can be a diagnostic challenge. Here's what veterinarians will look for when examining these horses.... Read More