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Understanding Clipping

A well clipped horse will give you a competitive edge in the show ring, and it will make it easier to remove mud and dirt on your horse. It can also help avoid health problems: in climates that are humid or damp, proper grooming and clipping can help avoid fungus growth on the horse. There […]

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Thrush and Other Hoof Maladies

By Ashley Gasky, AF of Precision Hoofcare You know that telltale smell, you have felt that sinking feeling when your farrier stands up and says your horse has it. Thrush. Also known as White Line Disease or Seedy Toe. These conditions are unsightly as well as painful. If your horse is suffering from any type […]

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What to Wear in the Show Ring

The Dressage Ring Dressage riders are required to dress formally in recognized competition. Current and retired members of the Armed Services and police units are permitted to wear their respective uniform. The dress code for all Dressage tests and classes through Fourth Level is a short riding coat of conservative color, with tie, choker or […]

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2013-05-contact

Understanding Bits

If your horse resists your commands, he’s probably trying to tell you that he’s uncomfortable with the bit and the pressure on his tongue. Bits can only do two things: cause resistance or cause relaxation. Tongue pressure plays an important role in resistance. When a horse is resisting a bit, he’s really evading tongue pressure […]

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Understanding Joint Supplements

Regardless of the discipline that you ride, joint care is important for keeping your horses happy and healthy. The many options available for joint care products can be overwhelming. To help you determine the best one for your horse, first you need to understand the major ingredients in these supplements.  Glucosamine Glucosomine is the basic […]

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Basic Fly Control

No one likes pesky insects. For your horses, they can cause a variety of issues, from minor behavioral problems to painful Sweet Itch. Many insects are carriers of disease, also putting your horse at risk for serious medical conditions such as Lyme disease or West Nile Virus. Fortunately, there’s a wide variety of measures you […]

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Horse Boots & Wraps

Polo Wraps Polo wraps are usually made from fleece material, and they are generally used to protect horses’ legs during exercise. They can be used as an alternative to boots. The wrap material is slightly stretchy, providing support to the tendons and ligaments. Polo wraps can be applied so they fit a wide range of […]

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Understanding Horse Blankets

Turnout vs. Stable Turnout blankets are designed to be worn outdoors regardless of the weather. They’re waterproof, breathable, and more durable than stable blankets. A properly fitting stable blanket tends to weigh a little less than a turnout, putting less pressure on your horses while they are in the barn. If your horse is stabled […]

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