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Rehab is Not About Rest

Rehab is Not About Rest

I was watching a webinar the other day about rehabilitating stifle injuries and it got me thinking about what people consider "rehabilitation".  A lot of the time I hear "my horse is rehabilitating on box rest from a colic surgery, tendon injury, wound etc".  And...

Ice Vibes – Why We Should Have Them?

Ice Vibes – Why We Should Have Them?

Research has found that legs wearing ice boots were more than 43 degrees cooler than the non-iced legs immediately following a 20 minute ice treatment period. The effect lasted on average 14 minutes after removal of the ice boots before returning to the temperature of the control leg.

What is Hoof Pain – Diagnosis & Treatments

What is Hoof Pain – Diagnosis & Treatments

Horse hoof pain is a common problem that can be caused by a range of factors, including injury, infection or poor hoof care. It can be difficult to diagnose and treat, but there are a number of ways to do so. In this article, we will discuss what horse hoof pain is, some typical processes for diagnosing it, and some treatments you can try.

Equine Stretching

Equine Stretching

Everyone knows to stretch after going to the gym or working out, and pretty much most of us do. So why don’t we stretch after riding? And even more importantly why don’t we stretch our horses after a ride? Inadequate conditioning or overuse is a leading cause of muscle soreness in horses. This can be true for riders also.

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