Managing Equine Osteoarthritis • What’s in Your Toolbox?

Olympian Jim Wofford helps you evaluate the tools you need for competition and if they need sharpening. Plus, two veterinarians define equine osteoarthritis and explain how to cope with the disease.

When Jim Wofford talks about tools, he’s not just talking about saddles, bridles, bits and other tack. He’s referring to the language you use to communicate with your horse—your legs and hands, your position, your voice and your knowledge of horses. Before the start of a new show season, Wofford asks, “Do you have the tools you need for competition this year … and do any need sharpening?”

PLUS, Dane Tatarniuk, DVM, and Patrick Loftin, DVM, break down the causes and effects of equine osteoarthritis and offer tips to manage the symptoms and keep your horse moving freely.

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