Tag: Caring For Horses

10 Feb 2022

Preventing Common Injuries in Show Horses with Elite Equine

  Show horses live an active lifestyle that can put excess strain on their joints and muscles. Injuries are especially common in jumpers, hunters, and equitation horses that engage in swift and repetitive movements that can stress the tendons and ligaments that support a horse’s legs. It is not uncommon for show horses to suffer […]

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03 Feb 2022

Six Steps to Healthy Horse Hooves

Your horse’s hooves require regular care to keep them strong and healthy. Nutrition, environmental elements, turnout frequency, riding terrain, horseshoes, and heredity factors all play a role in hoof health and growth. While some horses do experience lifelong issues such as thin soles, or hoof walls prone to cracking, there are ways to keep your […]

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25 Jan 2022

Rosehip Can Aid in Quick Muscle Recovery in Horses

  It’s normal for a horse’s muscles to fatigue when they are exercised or trailered for long distances. The speed at which a horse recovers can vary depending on its age, diet, fitness and additional factors. Providing your active horse with proper nutrition is essential as they are burning energy and utilizing vitamins and minerals […]

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06 Jan 2022

Supplementing Trace Minerals for a Healthy Horse Diet

  Trace minerals, also known as microminerals, are essential minerals that the body needs in small amounts. Like humans, horses need trace minerals such as iron, copper, manganese, zinc, iodine, cobalt, and selenium, to avoid deficiencies in their performance and wellbeing. Horses that experience trace mineral deficiencies can experience symptoms in the long term, such […]

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20 Dec 2021

Perfect Show Prep: Looking Your Best at Your Western Pleasure Shows

  Western pleasure shows differ from more physically competitive equestrian events. There are no complex maneuvers or tough obstacles. Instead, riders train tirelessly on perfecting the fundamentals of walking, jogging, and loping in a show ring. There are several things that judges look for in these types of shows, including a clean turnout and a […]

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15 Dec 2021

Conditioning the Competitive Reiner With Help From Rosehips

  Proper conditioning of the equine athlete is necessary to increase endurance, enhance performance, and reduce the risk of injury. During reining competitions, riders are tasked with guiding their horses through a precise pattern of complex maneuvers of circles, spins, slides, and stops, often at high speeds. Reiners must be in top physical and psychological […]

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