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The Value of Preventive Performance Exams for Your Sporthorse

How your horse can benefit from these routine soundness evaluations

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What Causes a Hoof Abscess?

Lisa Borzynski, DVM answers this reader question, explaining that hoof abscess occurs when bacteria and debris gain entry into the hoof.

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How Studying Biomechanics Enhances Your Dressage Training

The study of biomechanics provides the basis for understanding multiple facets of dressage.

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

Take a closer look at this 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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Bog Spavin in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

Greg Staller, DVM, explains potential causes, treatment options and prognosis for a dressage horse with bog spavin.

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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.

Credit: Arnd Bronkhorst, arnd.nl It is common for some radiographs to show anomalies, and it is quite rare that a veterinarian doesn’t comment about them during a horse’s exam.

The Role of Radiographs in the Equine Prepurchase Exam

Is it possible to find a dressage prospect with no issues?

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Problems from Fetlock Rotation

A veterinarian discusses the causes for fetlock rotation in horses, how to check for it and long-term soundness issues.