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Horse Care

Understanding the Equine Neck

Lameness, soreness, and performance issues that can arise in association with the horse’s neck and how to address them.

Horse Care

Shivers in Sporthorses

Potential causes and effects of this ill-defined movement disorder.

Horse Care

Help Your Horse Recover From Intense Work

Considerations for training, competition, dietary strategy and supportive therapy

Horse Care

Hiding in Plain Sight: Tummy Troubles Between Tests

Gastric ulcers are common among competition horses, and dressage mounts are no exception. Here’s how to identify, treat and help prevent this painful condition.

Grooming

Tack-Room Hacks: 36 Practical (and Some Unexpected) Uses for Everyday Items

Be prepared for any odd job around the barn with these everyday items

Grooming

Dressage Braids: Button Up!

Braiding is hard, so we asked the training barn manager of Hilltop Farm Inc. to help us out. In this article (with demo videos!), Jennifer Callahan will show you how to braid a horse’s mane for the dressage ring. She also gives some braiding tips and tricks that she’s learned along the way to help you get the best possible braids when you do it yourself.

Horse Care

The Value of Preventive Performance Exams for Your Sporthorse

How your horse can benefit from these routine soundness evaluations

Horse Care

What My Dressage Horse’s Spine Taught Me About Her Heart

DT's Lindsay Paulsen shares her journey of owning a horse who was recently diagnosed with kissing spine.

Horse Care

Back Pain in the Performance Horse

An overview of clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment options

Horse Care

Do Upper-Level Dressage Mares Require Unique Management?

Gail Hoff-Caromona shares her thoughts on handling mares.

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