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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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