Category: Blog

09 Jul 2021
suspensory ligament injury horse

Spotting a Suspensory Ligament Injury in Your Horse

Suspensory ligament injuries in horses affects all breeds and ages but are particularly a problem in competition horses where inflammation of the suspensory ligament can occur in the fore- or hind limbs. The suspensory ligament acts as a sling for the fetlock in both the fore- and hind limbs and is therefore subject to overload […]

18 Jun 2021
recovery in horses

7 Steps to Quicker Recovery in Competition Horses

  It is competition season and quicker recovery in competition horses (and riders) after an intense training session or competitive event, is critical in limiting damage caused by inflammation. Any kind of intense exercise naturally creates stress in the body, especially around areas of impact, such as joints and soft tissues of the distal limbs. […]

04 Jun 2021
showjumping tips

Show Jumping: Timeless Tips from Top Trainers

Good advice is often timeless, and show jumping is no different. These guidelines collected from top trainers through the years can be valuable to equine athletes from any discipline

19 Apr 2021
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Customer Review: Joint support

“I have all my old boys on Elite Equine to support their joint health and aging bodies. They breathe a lot easier too.” ~ Bianca Eglington

16 Oct 2020
mallanders sallanders horses

Mallanders and Sallanders in Horses

  Mallanders and sallanders in horses are a type of scaly itch, also known as hyperkeratosis: an overproduction of keratin.  They appear on the flexures of the knee and hock: mallanders appear on the back of the knee and sallanders on the front of the hock.   When you first notice these, they may seem […]

07 Sep 2020
white and dapple horse with long tails, riders on, arena

10 Tips for Keeping Your Horse’s Tail Tip Top

The most important thing for you to remember is that a horse’s shiny coat, healthy skin and tremendous tail comes from proper nutritional care. Without the right amounts of protein, amino acids and vitamins no number of potions or conditioners will be able to give it the luscious locks you’re after. That being said, here’s […]

04 Sep 2020
tendonitis in horses

Treatment Plan For Tendonitis in Horses

Any seasoned sportsman or woman can tell you:  It only takes one bad step.  Injuries happen quickly and unexpectedly and can change the course of your life. Or your horse’s life. Injuring a critical soft tissue structure like the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT), means that your horse can be fine one moment and then […]

07 Aug 2020
horse cough

6 Types of Horse Coughs You Should Not Ignore

If your horse coughs occasionally, there is normally nothing to worry about.  This is a perfectly natural way of keeping their airways clean from dust or small debris. Some coughs, however, may be an early sign of an inflammatory condition that deserves prompt action.  Understanding the different types of coughs coupled with good judgment, may […]