Horse Care

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Sporthorse Stars: Mount St John Freestyle

An inside look at the care and management of one of Charlotte Dujardin's top dressage mounts, Mount St John Freestyle.


Farnam's Newest Vetrolin® Products Simplify Horse Care Routines

Whether you're prepping for the next show or soothing tired muscles after a long ride, you want the easiest process with the best results. Two new additions to Farnam's trusted Vetrolin® line will help streamline your horse care routines.

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Horse Joint Supplements Guide

Confused by all the formulas out there? Here are the most common ingredients in joint nutraceuticals, what they do and the recommended levels

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Painting Those Toes

Hoof dressings serve a number of purposes, including one that might surprise you!

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Barn Fire!

Find out how you can protect your horses, whether you're a barn owner or boarder.

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Combining NSAIDs in Horses: Two Isn't Better Than One

A study shows that stacking two anti-inflammatories is no more effective at easing lameness in horses than giving just one NSAID.

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Understand the USEF Equine Drug Testing Rules

If you compete in rated shows, here's what you need to know to keep your horse healthy and maintain a level playing field.

Modern scientific research has described the galloping position we should use cross country. I like the feeling of poise and focus that Sharon White and ?Inspiration (Bounce) give me in this photo. Bounce is secretly taking a bit of a grip on the reins, and Sharon has closed her hands against the neck to stabilize her speed. Notice she is using her hands against the neck to control her horse, rather than to control her upper body. In a perfect world, I would like Sharon's seat a little closer to the saddle, with her knee bent a little more. From this ?position, Sharon's weight will correctly rise and sink into her knees and ankles. This position absorbs the shock of galloping and reduces Bounce's workload. Besides being scientifically flawed, standing straight-legged in the stirrups at the gallop is unstable and potentially dangerous.

Design a Horse Fitness Plan for Eventing

Help your horse feel as good at the end of cross country as he does at the beginning with a solid horse fitness plan.


21 Sport Horse Conformation Questions with John Madden

Show jumping trainer John Madden answers your questions from his conformation evaluation webinar.

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How to Select and Use a Cooler For Your Horse

A professional groom discusses how to properly choose and use a horse cooler to dry your horse and keep him warm.

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New Process Reclaims Wood Shavings from Used Horse Bedding

A revolutionary process allows wood shavings from horse bedding to be reused.

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Horse Rehabilitation Tips

Experts and riders share their best treatments to get a horse back to work in this excerpt of Chapter 5 from the book Back to Work.

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The Horse Cloning Conundrum

Science has made it possible to genetically replicate a horse through horse cloning. What does the process involve, and what does it mean for the future of competitive equestrian sports?

Hat Trick LA is an example of an endurance horse with ideal conformation for the sport. The 10-year-old Arabian gelding with 600 lifetime American Endurance Ride Conference miles "is standing a little uphill in this photo, so it looks like he's leaning forward. On flat ground, he is quite square," says Dr. Roush. "I cannot fault his conformation. I might wish for his legs to be a tad longer, but that's splitting hairs." | ? Michelle Roush, DVM

What's the Ideal Endurance Horse Conformation?

Endurance competitor Dr. Michelle Roush explains what to look for in endurance horse conformation.