Conditioning Young Horses


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


How to Pony a Horse

September 30, 2013

Learn how to pony a horse with Charles Wilhelm of Castro Valley, Calif.... Read More


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


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


Young Horse Rehab: Cat Toys and Hill Work

August 26, 2013

Alexandra is putting an energetic yet out-of-shape youngster back in work. Any suggestions?... Read More


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


Management's Impact on Osteochondral Lesion Development

July 03, 2013

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


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


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


Young Horse Care

December 07, 2012

Experts answered your questions about young horse health issues and management during this audio event.... Read More


Creating a Sustainable Equine Athlete

November 23, 2012

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


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


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


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


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


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


Benefits of "Tapering" in Athletic Horses Studied

July 02, 2012

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


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


Conditioning Young Horses

June 01, 2012

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


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


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


Understanding Equine Osteochondrosis

April 11, 2012

In horses osteochondrosis appears frequently on joint surfaces, deep within joints, or at joint physes.... Read More


Early Exercise and Career Length in Thoroughbred Racehorses

April 09, 2012

Exercise early in life could have a positive impact on Thoroughbreds' future racing careers. ... Read More


Sport Horse/Jumpers Practice Table Topic (AAEP 2011)

December 26, 2011

Attendees discussed the horse's overall work program, assessment, conditioning strategies, and more.... Read More


Conditioning Through the Seasons: Fall and Winter

November 01, 2011

With a little knowledge and planning, the colder months can be safe and productive for you and your horse.... Read More