Horse Care and Health

The Ten Commandments…

June 22nd, 2016 at 11:10 am Andrew McLean has a 10 point check list to see if your training program is based on sound scientific principles... Continue reading Read Article

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Off-the-Horse Fitness for Dressage Riders – Is it necessary?

May 27th, 2016 at 1:36 pm Rebecca Ashton looks into off-the-horse fitness for riders... Some dressage riders do it. Some don’t do it. Is it really necessary? Continue reading Read Article

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Roarers: New developments – Left Laryngeal Hemiplegia

May 20th, 2016 at 2:27 pm Most of us have experienced the unsettling sound of a roarer. Is it as distressful for the horse as it is for the rider, or the spectator? What, if anything, can the vet do? Professor Andrew Dart of the Sydney University Veterinary Hospital explains what causes the noise, what can be done to fix it, and tells us how the condition affects our horses. Continue reading Read Article

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Exercise: What is the core and how do we find it?

at 2:18 pm We hear a lot about rider fitness these days, but do we really need to do any extra work aside from riding our horse? To control your horse, first you must be able to control yourself... Continue reading Read Article

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Andrew McLean on Punishment

April 20th, 2016 at 11:59 am One of the most important concepts Andrew McLean has introduced to the world of the horse is that horses are not ‘naughty’, they are just being given the wrong signals and message... Continue reading Read Article

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Treatment of Back Problems

at 11:59 am Which treatments really work – Professor Leo Jeffcott and Dr Robin Bell look at the range of treatments for the horse’s back, and finds that some work – but some don’t work at all… and lots have never been properly assessed. Continue reading Read Article

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The Diagnosis of Back Pain

at 11:59 am Sore backs are a very common and often overlooked problem in the performance horse. The soreness may be caused by a primary back problem or it may secondary to an underlying lameness issue, faulty or ill-fitting tack or even inadequate schooling... Continue reading Read Article

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Redefining ‘abuse’ as Equestrian sport evolves

at 11:59 am By Jean Llewellyn Over the decades since an equestrian discipline first became an Olympic Sport, in Paris 1900, showjumping, dressage and eventing have become high-profile commodities, attracting huge audiences and mega prize. Recently, Spruce Meadows announced an increase for the … Continue reading Read Article

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Fetlock Lameness – It’s importance…

April 7th, 2016 at 4:52 pm The fetlock is a complicated high motion joint that is always subjected to huge forces and stresses during locomotion, our veterinary experts analyse what can go wrong... Continue reading Read Article

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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: 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: 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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