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What Is the Equine Herpes Virus?

From Lisa J Davies  Equine Herpes Virus (EHV) has reared its ugly head again. There are two confirmed cases of EHV in Somerset, UK; which have caused events to be cancelled as horse owners batten down the hatches and confine their horses to their yards, in an attempt to thwart the disease. What is EHV?…

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The Truth About Equine Hoof Abscesses

From Patricia Morgan Wagner  It’s commonly believed that horizontal cracks appearing in the hoof wall are caused by injuries at the hairline (coronary ridge) that is growing out. However, a crack or rather split in the wall that develops as a result of trauma at the hairline will typically be “vertical” and nearly always becomes…

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Feeding Straw To Horses

From Lisa J Davies  We Brits are quite used to bad weather. Our country is famous for it. But the weather in the past few years has been exceptionally wet and cold. Grass has suffered particularly badly. I recently heard one lady say that she has never seen her land so boggy in the twenty…

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Top 10 Horse Movies

From Kelly J Stutzman  1. Wild Hearts can’t be Broken – A touching story about the strong bond between an orphan girl and her diving horse Lightning. Filmed in 1991, this movie is based on events in Sonora’s life. Even after becoming blind in a diving accident, she defied all odds and continued being a…

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Emerging Roles of a Horse Trainer

From Allison Roves  With the growing popularity of equestrian sports and horse riding, the role of a horse trainer has emerged much beyond just training and preparing a horse for a particular competition. Currently, horse training has become a specialized vehicle within the equine industry so much so that various horse-training courses have been tailored…

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Horse Training Tips – Stop Giving That Horse Treats!

From Amanda Martin  It’s safe to say I see a lot of horses being fed by hand, and I haven’t (to date) seen one learn to bite because of being hand fed; not as a result of my coaching. However, I have helped people teach biting horses to stop biting by teaching them about hand…

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Horse Training Tips – Replacing Old Habits

From Amanda Martin  Often when I am asked to work with a horse it is because the owner is having some issues. The horse is doing things that the owner just doesn’t like, would really like to change that, has tried everything and has only ever found a temporary fix or the horse has found…

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Kissing Spines in Horses (Dorsal Spinous Process Impingement)

From Carole McClelland  Kissing spines or Dorsal Spinous Process Impingement is a condition affecting the horse’s spine and can be caused either by a sudden traumatic incident such as a fall or from a congenital defect caused by conformation. The condition affects many horses but those most predisposed by their conformation are those with short…

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Water Is the Most Important Nutrient for Your Horse

From Jennifer Azevedo  When scientists look for life on other planets, the single substance they look for is water. Why? Because every single organism we know of – needs water. For sake of the obvious, horses, like humans, can survive longer without food, than without water. Water acts as both a solvent and a delivery…

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Clipping Horses – Coat on or Coat Off?

From J. M. Phipps  Clipping is an effective way of reducing the amount your horse sweats when you ride. It won’t stop him sweating completely, but it will speed up the time it takes him to dry. The type of clip you use depends on whether he lives in or out, the amount of work…

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