Research sheds new light on a divisive training technique, hyperflexion—a position in which a horse’s nose is behind the vertical.
Here are a few things you should know about some common injuries in hunters, jumpers and equitation horses.
Microchips are fast becoming the preferred way to identify horses, replacing tattoos, brands and other traditional methods. Now a new rule set to take effect in 2018 will require microchip ID for horses in nationally recognized hunter/jumper divisions.
The combination of a low-dust diet and a supplement containing omega-3 fatty acids can help horses with chronic breathing problems and could even reduce their need for corticosteroids and other drugs, veterinarians have found.