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Rider Education
Most riders  would  not  start a ride with  a lame  horse. Even if they wanted to try, the  vets would  not  allow the horse to start. On the other hand, many  riders, most  unknowingly start a ride with a partially dehydrated horse. Yet, there is more and more evidence that pre-ride dehydration may be far...
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Keeping your horse — and yourself — healthy is vital to participate successfully in endurance riding.
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I admit that I am a slow study, and that it has taken me some time to figure out precisely what “ride your own ride” means, and to develop the self-discipline to actually make it happen.
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Most equestrians will ignore an injury indefinitely just to stay in the saddle. But over the long term, remaining inattentive to it is not the best thing for riders
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Why monitoring your horse’s heart rate is important Heart rate is the most reliable indicator of your horse’s condition when used before, during, and after exercise. Since the cardiovascular system is responsible for delivering blood to the muscles and removing by-products of metabolism, it is central to the horse’s musculoskeletel system’s ability to function. In...
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Whatever your riding discipline is, and whatever your age, I found that the tips made a nice conversion into tips for success with rider fitness. This month, we'll cover what these nine tips can mean for your workout- and body care- success.
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If you’ve never thought about entering an Endurance ride or Competitive Trail ride, these videos might convince you to try it. Do you dream of spending all day with your horse? Do you love discovering new trails and taking on the challenge of varied terrain? Do you believe that there’s no such thing as too...
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Even out in the great wide-open there are things we horse owners can do to reduce our impact on the environment and take care of natural resources.
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We get SO many questions about electrolytes, and over the years with our horses have made so many mistakes (that we wish others to avoid), and in recent years have learned so much by working with veterinarians and top competitors in Beyond the Basics AERC Clinics, that I thought it would be good to share...
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Oh So Hot To help you understand the risks, let’s start by looking at the basic mechanisms that help your horse cool down—and how those cooling strategies are compromised when he’s locked in a box.
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