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AQUATIC THERAPY, IT’S NOT JUST FOR HUMANS ANYMORE

Three Ways Your Horse Can Benefit from Aquatic Therapy For decades, doctors have recommended swim therapy to treat human ailments such as back pain, joint pain and muscle and tendon rehabilitation. Swimming grants the body full range of motion without pressure on joints, bones and muscleThis same process can also be used to address [...]

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The Back Pain Breakdown: Part 2

There was such an amazing response to last week’s blog about management of chronic back pain at home and so much information I simply couldn’t squeeze into a single blog post that adding a “Part 2” seemed only fitting.I’m not sure that this is necessarily a “new” problem, or if more people are simply realizing its prevalence, but in any case, there’s [...]

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The Back Pain Breakdown.

Until fairly recently, the idea of horses dealing with back pain was somewhat of a folklore. Those who believed it was a reality were faced with ridicule and nonsensical looks from colleagues and friends.With advancements in the field of veterinary medicine over the past 15 years, the evolution of the equine sports medicine specialty along with increasing acceptance of alternative medicine [...]

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20 Things You Should Never Haul Your Horse Without.

Show season is in full swing and, whether you’re traveling across country or staying local, there’s a lot involved with readying yourself and your horse for these events. No matter how much you prep, no matter how much you’re on the road, no matter how many thousands of shows you go to, there will inevitably be that one [...]

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What you need to know about preventing flies...naturally.

We’re well into the spring months; the weather is warming, the trees are green, the grass is growing and the flowers are blooming. It’s a wonderful time of year but, with all the beauty comes one annoying fact…it’s also FLY SEASON!From common house and barn flies, to giant, biting horse flies, to that particularly sticky breed of [...]

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Turning Skeptics Into Believers...One Dog At a Time.

Whether your dog joined you as a puppy, a youngster or you were kind enough to take in an older dog to live out their remaining years, the addition of a four-legged family member is not a decision to take lightly (and too many do). If you’ve ever been lucky enough to have a dog join your family [...]

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Difficult to Breed Mares Have Options

Well, here it is. May. And you’re still struggling to get that last mare bred. She’s given you problems in the past, but it’s never taken this long before! Sure, she’s getting a little age on her but that hasn’t stopped your other mares.Your vet comes regularly to check her cycle and you’ve bred her [...]

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The Untold Truths About Managing Respiratory Disease

I found my forever horse when I was 17. I was working on a dude ranch and there was this little, bay mustang mare who had a wild streak a mile wide. Of course, I was instantly smitten and she was assigned as my mount. By the end of the summer it was clear, she would [...]

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Breaking the Mold to Manage My Horse's Allergies.

Equine allergies come in all shapes and sizes and rarely fit in a neatly outlined box with a generic treatment protocol. That’s what I had always been told and what turned out to be all too true with my horse, Mo. His battle with seasonal allergies kept both me and my vet on our toes to [...]

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Smarter Foals?

It’s that time of year again; the time when cute, long-legged, frisky foals start showing up around the country. If you’re going through the trouble to breed your mare, chances are you have big plans for foal. You’ve spent time researching stallions to find the perfect complement to your mare, arranging for her to be bred (which can [...]

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