New Treatments for Equine Arthritis
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Treatments for equine arthritis

Equine arthritis – technically termed osteoarthritis – can be attributed to approximately 60% of equine lameness cases, according to The Horse.com. And, while most horse owners maintain the ideal that only the older, possibly harder-worked horses will end up with osteoarthritis, the truth is that just about any horse can … Continue reading

Why Communicating With Your Horse Is Vital for His Welfare
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Communicating with a horse

Humans and horses are two very different species when it comes to behavior and communication. When dealing with horses, we have to remember that they are herd animals that are accustomed to also being animals of prey; therefore they flourish best in groups. Their primitive instincts remain dominant, even in … Continue reading

TTouch in Horses – Bonding with and Influencing Your Horse
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Tellington Touch Used on a Horses Ear

Similar to its use in canines, the Tellington Touch (TTouch) approach has been highly recommended to aid in increasing the bond between horses and their owners, as well as improving horses’ temperaments. If you have not yet heard of this technique, Tellington Touch is a focused approach to aid in … Continue reading

Proper Exercise for Your Horse
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A woman stretches a horse's front legs

Horses, like any animal, need exercise to maintain health.  Although horses are seen grazing contentedly in fields, they need activity. Exercise helps develop strong muscles and bones, as well as increase stamina and resistance to disease. Exercise increases lung capacity and strengthens the heart.  Muscles, tendons and ligaments all increase … Continue reading