Soundness

Target training - woman using clicker training to train stretches with black horse. Neck Stretch

Before we start with neck stretch exercises, you can read Dr Lena Clifford’s introduction here. Let’s start with the first stretches. If you practice these exercises on a regular basis you will get to know your horse’s body better, improve his/her core strength and spinal health, and help keep yourRead More →

A veterinarian listens to the heart rate of a chesnut horse. pre-purchase veterinary exam

Pre-purchase veterinary exams: Hindsight is a wonderful thing and buying horses is a risky business. While there is no such thing as a perfect horse, a pre-purchase exam can answer many questions about the likely significance of an abnormality and likely long-term prognosis to protect you, the purchaser, from buyingRead More →

Bay horse cantering in paddock. Thoroughbred welfare. Horse Joints and Supplements

Horse Joints and Supplements: Joint issues are one of the major issues that all horse owners face. This article aims to provide a general understanding of basic concepts around joint health.  Importantly, the take home message from this article is that, when it comes to joint structure, joint function andRead More →

Joint Disease

Joint Disease. Lameness is one of the top three areas of equine veterinary medicine, along with colic and reproduction. Joint disease is the most common cause of lameness and results from pain during movement. The onset of pain can be sudden or long-term, and may result in an obvious lamenessRead More →