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Can Shoeing Improve How Show Horses Move?

Do you want to improve your dressage horse’s gait score or emphasize your hunter’s “daisy-cutter” trot? A veterinarian offers insight into how good farriery and strategic shoeing can affect movement.

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Is It Time for Your Horse to Retire?

Working with your veterinarian, farrier, and trainer and considering your horse’s physical, mental, and social needs will help you make the best decision for when and how you should transition him to a more leisurely lifestyle.

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The Science Behind Posting: It’s All About Balance

Rising on the “correct” diagonal on a circle or curve helps counterbalance the horse’s movement asymmetry created by the curve itself. And if the horse is lame, the wrong diagonal could enhance that lameness and the right diagonal could mask it.

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