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Posture For Your Horse ~ By Mary D. Midkiff

We know how important posture is to our own well-being, health, movement over time but we rarely think about our horse’s posture. How your horse stands, carries himself, balances his weight in work and rest and how he re-balances his body when he needs to is just as important. This is what I call equal […]

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The Barefoot Horse ~ No hoof, no horse!

Keeping a barefoot horse is becoming more popular every year. As a farrier of 30+ years, I have had the opportunity to experience many theories on how to manage the horse’s hoof to insure soundness.  After all these years there are more points of view than ever on how to achieve and maintain our goal […]

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Hollow Backed Horse

What’s really going on with a hollow backed horse? We’ve seen quite a few horses over past years who appear just as any other horse when at liberty or standing but as soon as the rider is mounted and asks the horse to move forward, the head comes up and the middle of the back […]

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Equine Asymmetry

As a custom saddle maker I see equine asymmetry all the time. I’ve looked at the backs of and fitted saddles for a lot of horses. Clearly, the majority of these horses showed some kind of asymmetry or side to side imbalance in their backs. (See figure a)  Many riders have said: “My horse is really […]

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Equine Chiropractic

As equine chiropractic becomes more popular as a way of helping keep horses healthy and happily performing at their best we first we need to ask: “How do I find a competent chiropractor for my horse?” Chiropractors who work on humans are required to take three to four years of pre-med training after which they […]

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