Health

Looking for articles about horse-and-rider health? Check out these articles from top professionals about a variety of topics for equestrians such as sports psychology, common equine illnesses and senior horse care. We’ll also share articles about the latest findings from research in horse and rider health. 

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Equine Memory

Understanding how it works can help you train and care for your horse.

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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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Ask a Pro: Hoof Care

Q: Hey Max, what’s one of your “all day, every day” horsemanship core practices?...Horsemanship starts with a solid foundation in care and training. Proper care of a horse’s hooves is especially critical since horses are built from the ground up. The hooves are irreplaceable, and farriers can only work so much magic.

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Copper May Help Hoof Health

Many farriers have started using copper-coated nails, which seem to have an antibacterial effect on a horse’s hoof wall.

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The News About Shoes

Technological advances in horseshoes and innovative concepts in shoeing practices have given new hope for horses with hoof problems and lameness issues.

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Proving the Effectiveness of Ice Boots

Neoprene ice boots have been a long-time aid for utilizing cold therapy for performances horses. But how effective is this method? Researchers set out to find answers.

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Frequent Feeding May Minimize Ulcers

Researchers discovered that providing horses with frequent meals—a task that can be aided by automatic feeders—can help reduce the occurrence of gastric ulcers.