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Understanding Equine Metabolic Syndrome

This serious disorder means a major lifestyle change for affected horses.

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Andreas Dibowski’s Principles of Cross-Country Riding

This German Olympic gold medalist tells clinic riders to focus on riding forward in balance—not on the distance—for a safer jump.

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To Shoe or Not to Shoe?

Determine whether to shoe your horse or let him go barefoot based on his individual needs.

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To Blanket or Not?

A few simple rules will help you decide which blanket to choose when.

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Equine First-Aid Essentials

Be prepared to manage a minor injury or stabilize a serious wound with a well-stocked and accessible emergency first-aid kit.

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Relax! How to Battle Everyday Horse Stressors

Make your horse’s environment as natural as possible and maintain a consistent management routine to keep him healthy and happy.

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Mike Smallwood Volunteers to Give Back

Lifelong horseman Mike Smallwood was honored with the U.S. Eventing Association Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication to the sport.

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To Ease the Stress of Estrus

For better behavior and performance, consider treatments and management techniques when dealing with a mare’s heat-related issues.

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Get a Grip on Headshaking Syndrome

Manage this cranial-nerve disorder to give your horse a better quality of life.

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Equine Sinus Disease: A Hidden Danger

Improve your awareness of the telltale signs of equine sinus disease so you can react quickly to resolve major issues.

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10 Blanketing Tips from Top Groom Emma Ford

To keep your horse warm and safe in winter, adopt the tried-and-true practices of a pro.

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Combating Joint Disease

Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis, is an irreversible condition, but careful management of symptoms will keep your horse moving freely.

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Deep Breath: Equine Respiratory Disease

Whether your horse is playing in the field or flying high over fences, his airway function is critical to peak performance and overall health.

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Beneath the Surface of Rain Rot

Learn about this common contagious bacterial skin disease called dermatophilosis, where treatment is critical and prevention is often a matter of good hygiene.

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Finding Rhythm, Balance and Control

Riders at a clinic with Great Britain’s four-star eventer Francis Whittington work on getting their horses to think for themselves.