Horses require a balanced diet to maintain optimal health and performance. Among the essential components of their diet, amino acids stand out as vital building blocks for the body. Amino acids play a crucial role in the overall health and well being of the horse, influencing everything from muscle development to immune function, to a glossy coat.
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.
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.
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.
All return to work programs should start with at least a one to two weeks of hand walking. The main reason for this is that the back muscles are the first to lose their “tone” after a period of rest so we need to start building these without the added weight of a saddle and rider.