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Dressage Life: Straightness and Balance in the Horse

A tenacious back injury opens a dressage rider's eyes to the real meaning of developing straightness and balance in her horse.

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Myths and Truths of Equine Cribbing

An equine veterinarian shares her perspective on why horses crib and how to best manage a cribber.

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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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An Introduction to Equine Hanna Somatics

This natural method of mind–body integration can provide performance enhancement, pain relief, longevity and an increased sense of well-being for both horse and handler.