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How to Correct a Lateral Walk

Learn how to diagnose and treat a lateral walk by establishing a correct connection.

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The Rider's Duty: Be an Advocate for Your Horse

Jane Savoie explains why it is important to speak up and be your horse's advocate when he's had enough for the day.

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Colonic Ulcers in the Dressage Horse

Recent research developments are shifting some of the focus from gastric ulceration to hindgut ulceration

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What Your Horse's Tail Says About His Health

Your horse’s tail can be a barometer for many different issues going on in the body.

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The World Equestrian Games Are On!

Blogger and USEF dressage judge Margaret Freeman shares her unique perspective of WEG as a Tryon-area local.

Should You Be Concerned About Equine Windpuffs?

Any horse in a consistent training program is a possible candidate to develop windpuffs, and most older horses who have had a long career in competitive sport have them.

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Exercises for a Horse Heavy on the Forehand

Raul de Leon answers a reader's question on how to cope with a horse that is heavy on the forehand.

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The Benefits of Cold Therapy for Sport Horses

There are many modalities for providing cold therapy that range from low-tech to high-tech.

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Are Sheath Noises Associated with Tension?

Ida Norris answers this reader-submitted question, explaining that sheath noise is caused by tensing of the muscles, primarily over the back.

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What Are Equine Hindgut Ulcers?

Christina “Cricket” Russillo, DVM, answers this reader question.

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Changes in Forage and Digestive Problems

Many different dietary factors can induce diarrhea in horses.

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Winter Grooming in Extreme Climates

A Canadian dressage rider draws on her experience to share tips for grooming in below-freezing temperatures.

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How to Deal with Equine Choke

Learn what you should do to handle a choke episode.

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No Do-Overs in Dressage

FEI changes to dressage scores eliminate deliberate errors

Credit: Illustration based on image from Illustrated Atlas of Clinical Equine Anatomy and Common Disorders of the Horse Hock anatomy: A. Fibular tarsal bone (calcaneus) B. Tibiotarsal (tarsocrural) joint C. Proximal intertarsal joint (PIT) D. Distal intertarsal joint (DIT) E. Tarsometatarsal joint (TMT)

Understanding Your Horse's Hock Health

Learn about some of the elements that affect the horse's hocks

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An Overview of the Inferior Check Ligament in Horses

Here's why the check ligament is an important soft-tissue structure in the equine athlete.

Credit: Silke Rottermann Long, straight lines going up a gradual slope, interspersed with some steeper grades, will work wonders for strengthening a horse’s haunches and creating a more uphill balance.

How to Remedy Forging in Dressage Horses

Joy Congdon explains some common causes of forging and shares some simple, fun ways to help strengthen your horse.

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Scott Hassler: Coach Your Horse for Success

One of America’s top trainers talks about how to improve your horse’s performance by being an ideal coach for him.

Credit: Dusty Perin/www.dustyperin.com Excessive stretch in the fetlock can lead to damage, lameness and breakdown.

Prevent Fetlock Injury in Your Dressage Horse

Barb Crabbe, DVM explains the most effective way to keep fetlock injuries at bay.

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Is Your Horse's Hoof Temperature Abnormal?

How to tell the difference between normal and abnormal hoof temperature in the dressage horse.

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Motivate Your Dressage Horse with Uta Gräf

German Grand Prix rider Uta Gräf explains how to train using the rider's moral obligation to the dressage horse.

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Tongue Resistance in the Dressage Horse

Jessica Jahiel gives suggestions for stopping a horse from sticking his tongue out to avoid the bit.