Western performance horses do it all: pleasure riding, reining, cutting and roping, speed events, and more. So when a horse isn’t performing as he should, there are more than a few places practitioners can look. Here’s how vets hone in on a diagnosis.
Who you pick as a trainer can make all the difference for your (or your child’s) enjoyment and your horse’s health and welfare. A seasoned equine veterinarian offers her advice on critically evaluating trainers and their programs to find the right fit.
The Retired Racehorse Project’s 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover took place October 4-7, 2018, at the Kentucky Horse Park. This year’s event featured more than 500 off-track-Thoroughbreds competing in 10 different equestrian sports.
The home team didn’t disappoint Wednesday at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. Team USA clinched its fifth consecutive team gold medal by nearly 10 points over the silver medal team.
There’s been very little scientific study into sudden death in sport horses, but researchers recently reviewed a number of incidents with the ultimate goal of reducing the number of fatalities that occur.
Whips, spurs, and horse-head-control equipment can be misused by riders and misunderstood by spectators, both of which can have negative outcomes for horses and the industry alike.
The more data vets have on the injuries Western horses experience, the more they can do to try to rehabilitate or prevent them, one practitioner says.
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