Conditioning for Competition

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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

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Study: Condition the Genes and the Horse for Competition

February 11, 2013

Researchers suggest horse genes need to prepare for high performance-associated stress.... Read More

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Advances and Challenges in Equitation Science Technology

December 27, 2012

The future of equitation science technology is enormous, provided we know how to use and benefit from it.... Read More

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AAEP 2012: Dressage Horse Health

December 04, 2012

Dr. Kirste Timm discusses keeping dressage horses sound in both mind and body at the 2012 AAEP Convention.... 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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Top 5 Stretches for Healthy Horses

September 15, 2012

Learn the top physical therapy exercises to perform for strength training horses in all lines of work. ... Read More

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Antioxidant Status in Three-Day Eventing Horses Studied

September 07, 2012

A recent study shows that antioxidant levels appear to be challenged during the competition.... Read More

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Surgical Options for Managing Roaring in Horses

August 22, 2012

Numerous factors go into selecting the appropriate surgical procedure to treat equine roaring.... 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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Horses' Physiologic Responses to Exercise

July 16, 2012

Physiologic and anatomic systems coordinate to allow a horse to reach his maximum athletic potential.... Read More

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Muscle Problems Can Cause Poor Equine Performance

July 05, 2012

Muscular causes of poor performance, such as tying up and back pain, are relatively common in equine athletes.... Read More