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Physical Condition

mercredi, 4 avril, 2018

3 sessions to solicit and develop your horse’s cardio-respiratory system

- by Dr. Justine Guillaume, whom we thank a lot 🙂 - After the winter break and before starting specific training, the development of the horse’s cardio-respiratory system is often a key step towards building and obtaining an optimal body condition. You will find in this article 3 training sessions that will help you ...

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dimanche, 18 mars, 2018

How to work a horse right in winter

After looking at the subject of choosing the right clip and/or blanket for your horse in winter (read the article), we are now looking into the right way to work your horse in this cold season. Winter should not be a hibernation period for the horse. Indeed, if you wish to maintain your horse’s ...

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mercredi, 20 décembre, 2017

The respiratory system: why is it a major weakness for sport horses?

In this new article, we will look into the horse’s respiratory system. The main components of the equine (and human) respiratory system include: the mouth, nostrils, nasal cavity, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, diaphragm, ribs and intercostal muscles. As horses only breathe through their nose, the nostrils are the main entrance ...

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mercredi, 27 septembre, 2017

The importance of a strong topline

The horse’s spine can be assimilated to a bridge; an assembly of vertebrae spaced by a few centimeters and supported by two ‘pillars’: the horse’s forehand and hindquarters. The main back muscle is the latissimus dorsi, located on each side of the verterbea. The latissimus dorsi is a skeletal and non-weight bearing muscle, and ...

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mercredi, 23 août, 2017

How to bring your horse back into work after a summer break?

Now that the holidays are over, it is time to go back to school/work. After sunbathing relaxed in a long chair for weeks, it is high time to get back in the saddle. Did your horse also enjoy a well-deserved vacation time? Here are some tips to best approach this period and prepare for ...

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