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Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Truth About Laminitis: Dispelling the Myths

Laminitis is a subject that is on the mind of many horse owners, and especially as we head into spring. A debilitating disease with severe welfare and economic impacts, it is not yet fully understood and is often difficult to treat and manage. Recent research has helped elucidate the causes, and a relatively new proposal of the different types has … Continue reading

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So Much You Can Do With Two Poles: Improving Straightness

Our TWO POLE training series explores the variety of exercises you can practice to improve both horse and rider, simply using two jump poles. Brought to you by experienced trainer and ReadySupp’s co-founder Didi Verdina, the series covers exercises for all levels of horse and rider and begins with the easiest level.  This exercise is very useful for straightness and … Continue reading

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Respiratory Health: How Winter Affects Your Horse

Introduction Good respiratory health is particularly important for performance horses who gallop, e.g. racehorses and eventers, since they rely on clear, healthy airways to deliver large amounts of oxygen during exercise. After lameness, respiratory problems are the most common cause of poor performance. Some physiologists have stated that the respiratory system may be the ultimate limiting factor to high intensity … Continue reading

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Showing Advice: Katie Jerram on How to Impress the Judges

People often think that showing is an easy sport and many don’t give it the credit it deserves. It’s not an easy task to give that winning performance, or to find that champion horse.  It takes an enormous amount of hard work and preparation! Being both a judge and competitor myself means I have a good understanding of what a judge might … Continue reading

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