Month: September 2021

30 Sep 2021
exercise horses

Supporting Horses Post Exercise

  As riders we all have our post-exercise routines.  Whether this is simply walking the horse off and a basic wash down, or whether you’re washing down with warm water, or maybe the application of a massage rug.  However, it isn’t just what riders do on the outside that matters, how we support our horses […]

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23 Sep 2021

What’s the deal with antioxidants in horses?

    Eventing is a rigorous exercise challenge, similar to the human triathlon, that tests the physical ability and skill of both horse and rider during three separate phases:   In dressage, a standard set of movements is performed and awarded a subjective score. Cross-country jumping requires horses to jump over 35 to 40 obstacles […]

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17 Sep 2021
equine off-season

Equine Health and the Importance of the Off-Season

  As Championship Meets across the UK heralds the nearing conclusion of competition season, thoughts are turning to equine care during the rest period. From his years in equine practice and his own bout with cancer at only 36, Dr. Thomas Schell, (DVM, DABVP, CVCH, board certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in […]

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10 Sep 2021
NOPS and your horse

Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances & Your Horse

Naturally Occurring Prohibited Substances is “any substance that can exert an effect on a horse”. A naturally occurring prohibited substance (or NOPS) is one that is either naturally present within certain ingredients or that occurs as a result of inadvertent cross contamination during processing.   Where do they come from? The main NOPS and their […]

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03 Sep 2021

There’s an app for that! Best horse apps today

  Some of the best finds are those you didn’t even know you were looking for.  And when you find one that speaks to the exact thing that has been standing between you and Olympic glory… well, then. From dressage to show jumping, cross-country or hacking or simply taking the best horse selfies, these apps […]

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