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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Lameness Tip

Tendons, once damaged, seldom regain their original strength and flexibility. Warm up your horse before intense activity and do not over extend your horse unless properly conditioned.

Tips for Pinpointing Lameness - Which Leg is Lame and Why …

by Heather Smith Thomas

August 24, 2019 15:34

By checking horses' feet and legs daily - during grooming, before and after a ride, and the day after a hard workout - lameness will be apparent at an early …

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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