Horse Care and Health

Exercise: Toe Taps

January 12th, 2016 at 11:13 am In part one, we looked at how to find blockages in your back and what to do to help get rid of them. In part two, we are going to look at an exercise that really hones in on the core. Continue reading Read Article

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Exercise: Clams

at 11:13 am In part three, Rebecca Ashton introduces the exercise, Clams. This is a common exercise in pilates classes; here Rebecca explains how it will help your riding. This exercise allows you to use your legs individually and precisely; creating clearer communication with … Continue reading Read Article

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Exercise: Shoulder Stability

at 11:13 am The control of our upper body should be focused in what we term the shoulder girdle. This is the area that wraps around us like a corset just under the shoulder joints. Continue reading Read Article

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Exercise: Shoulder Mobility

at 11:13 am In this exercise, we will look at shoulder joint mobility and independent hands. Continue reading Read Article

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Exercise: The Roll Up

November 30th, 2015 at 9:30 am The roll up is a great exercise to work the core as well as the external abdominal (stomach) muscles, while stretching the back. When riding, the back can tend to lock into position a little too much... Continue reading Read Article

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Causes of Carpal Lameness in Horses

November 20th, 2015 at 6:50 pm In this article we will attempt to give you an overview of the problems that can affect the knee in the horse, by firstly reviewing the anatomy, the role conformation plays, and finally discussing in more detail the more common conditions that affect this joint in the horse. Continue reading Read Article

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Caring for Older Horses: What you need to know

October 9th, 2015 at 9:43 am It is always difficult predict how long a horse will live, but older horses are very common these days and usually much loved. Geriatric horses must never be taken for granted. This article will cover some important practical aspects of looking after older horses and will provide an insight into the more important diseases they suffer can suffer from. Continue reading Read Article

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The Ultimate Warmup – with Rebecca Ashton

September 28th, 2015 at 10:19 am Dressage Coach and Pilates Instructor Rebecca Ashton shows you how to get on your horse, feeling great and ready to star at your next competition.. Continue reading Read Article

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Adelinde Cornelissen on the Importance of Balance

September 1st, 2015 at 4:07 pm The Olympic silver medalist explains why being fit to ride is non-negotiable... Continue reading Read Article

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Eventing: Managing & treating emergencies after cross country

July 9th, 2015 at 10:58 am Eventing is a supreme all-round test of a horse’s athletic abilities. What is the role of the official veterinary team at an event? Continue reading Read Article

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Hendra Q&A: Spacesuits, Cash Cows & Russian Roulette

May 26th, 2015 at 2:22 pm Coming up on tonight’s show... Is the Hendra vaccine a cash cow for manufacturer, Zoetis? Are the vets pushing Zoetis’ barrow? Continue reading Read Article

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Germany Lockdown: En Guard against Glanders

May 15th, 2015 at 3:06 pm Crater-like ulcers, purulent nasal discharge, swollen lymph nodes and abscesses in the skin, lungs, spleen and liver: sounds nice, doesn’t it? These are not symptoms you want to find in your equine friend, or indeed yourself. Continue reading Read Article

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