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Common Causes of Lameness

Flossie Sellers

Common Causes of Lameness

by Flossie Sellers

May 2, 2017 13:59

What makes your horse go lame and where is the lameness located? Here are some tips that will help you answer these questions when you notice that your horse …

Basic Hoof and Leg Protection for the Sport Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

May 2, 2017 16:36

Bell boots, splint boots, polo wraps - learn what these protective boots can do to protect your horse during exercise, training and in the arena …

The Importance of Conformation When Selecting A Horse

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 09:46

A horse is a horse - I think not! Learn how conformation differs among various types of horses that are breed for different types of activities. Selecting the …

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Horse Conformation - Head, Neck and Shoulders

Heather Smith Thomas

Horse Conformation - Head, Neck and Shoulders

by Heather Smith Thomas

October 1, 2018 09:14

Conformation of the head and shoulders of your horse is discussed in this article, second in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas …

Lameness Tip

Run your hand slowly over the surface of each leg from knee or hock to the hoof to check for heat, swelling, tenderness or cuts. Treat minor injuries before they have a chance to escalate.

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Importance of Correct Front Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Correct Front Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:07

Conformation of the front legs of your horse is discussed in this article, third in the series by noted author Heather Smith Thomas …

lame·ness
/lāmnis/
noun
  1. the way in which an animal or person is unable to walk normally because of an injury or illness affecting the leg or foot.
  2. a mental condition associated with gaited horse owners (just kidding).

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