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Because the horses we love deserve the best care. #horses #horsecare #horselife #equestrian #equestrianlife #equine #horsemanship

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This Mustang is ready to start groundwork after 90 days of careful feeding and rehab, but he is not ready for ridden work yet. Photo by Emily Hutton from The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need by Dr. Stacie Boswell #horses #HorseCare #rescue #equestrian #horsemanship Horse Care, Equestrian, Mustang, Horses, Book Reviews, Consideration, Animals, Nutrition, Mustangs

A Rescue, with 90 Days of Weight Gain

This Mustang is ready to start groundwork after 90 days of careful feeding and rehab, but he is not ready for ridden work yet. Photo by Emily Hutton from The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need by Dr. Stacie Boswell #horses #HorseCare #rescue #equestrian #horsemanship

The rider's weight causes a very slight habitual dip in the horse's back (left) as compared to his natural conformation (right). Photo by P. Barber from Core Conditioning for Horses by Visconte Simon Cocozza #horses #horsemanship #HorseCare #CoreConditioning #equine #equestrian Horse Care, Conditioning, Barber, Equestrian, Dip, Core, Natural, Animals, Salsa

How the Rider's Weight Affects the Horse

The rider's weight causes a very slight habitual dip in the horse's back (left) as compared to his natural conformation (right). Photo by P. Barber from Core Conditioning for Horses by Visconte Simon Cocozza #horses #horsemanship #HorseCare #CoreConditioning #equine #equestrian

Each of the three main body sections has its own special "Core Power" that lifts and shapes the horse's posture. Photo by P. Barber from Core Conditioning for Horses by Visconte Simon Cocozza. #horses #dressage #HorseCare #CoreConditioning #equestrian Horse Books, Vertebrates, Horse Training, Horse Care, Dressage, Equestrian, Carry On, Conditioning, The Incredibles

Horse Core Powers

Each of the three main body sections has its own special "Core Power" that lifts and shapes the horse's posture. Photo by P. Barber from Core Conditioning for Horses by Visconte Simon Cocozza. #horses #dressage #HorseCare #CoreConditioning #equestrian

When you rescue a horse, you need to consider his condition before beginning groundwork or training under saddle. This rescued horse's body condition is not yet sufficient for training. Photo by Emily Hutton from The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need by Dr. Stacie Boswell #horses #rescue #AnimalRescue #HorseRescue #equine #Mustang Horse Rescue, Animal Rescue, Horse Care, Equestrian, Mustang, Training, Horses, Animals, Mustangs

Too Thin to Start Retraining

When you rescue a horse, you need to consider his condition before beginning groundwork or training under saddle. This rescued horse's body condition is not yet sufficient for training. Photo by Emily Hutton from The Ultimate Guide for Horses in Need by Dr. Stacie Boswell #horses #rescue #AnimalRescue #HorseRescue #equine #Mustang

The rider's weight exerts a constant downward force on the horse's back. Because the horse's back can flex, just sitting on it is enough to alter its delicate alignment. Photo by P. Barber from Core Conditioning for Horses by Visconte Simon Cocozza. #HorseCare #horses #equestrian Horse Training, Horse Care, Dressage, Conditioning, Barber, Equestrian, Core, Delicate, Animals

What the Saddle Does to the Back

The rider's weight exerts a constant downward force on the horse's back. Because the horse's back can flex, just sitting on it is enough to alter its delicate alignment. Photo by P. Barber from Core Conditioning for Horses by Visconte Simon Cocozza. #HorseCare #horses #equestrian

In the top image, you see the equine spine. In the bottom, you see the long muscle of the topline: the longissimus dorsi. Illustration by Eitan Beth-Halachmy from his book Dressage the Cowboy Way, written with Dr. Jenni Grimmett. #horse #equine #HorseCare #equestrian Horse Care, Jenni, Dressage, Equestrian, Muscle, Horses, Book, Illustration, Image

The Horse's Back

In the top image, you see the equine spine. In the bottom, you see the long muscle of the topline: the longissimus dorsi. Illustration by Eitan Beth-Halachmy from his book Dressage the Cowboy Way, written with Dr. Jenni Grimmett. #horse #equine #HorseCare #equestrian

My Mustang Mona is allowed to sniff the brush first. After her initial apprehension, she finally allows the contact. Photo by Juliane Fellner from Mustang: From Wild Horse to Riding Horse by Vivian Gabor. Horse Training, Horse Care, Wild Horses, Equestrian, Mustang, Mustangs, Horseback Riding, Mustang Cars, Horse Grooming

The first touch with a brush!

My Mustang Mona is allowed to sniff the brush first. After her initial apprehension, she finally allows the contact. Photo by Juliane Fellner from Mustang: From Wild Horse to Riding Horse by Vivian Gabor. #horse #mustang #HorseTraining

When the pastern does not twist symmetrically to each side, you may have a chiropractic subluxation. Photo by Ginger-Kathleen Coombs from Where Does My Horse Hurt? by Dr. My Horse, Horses, Horse Care, Chiropractic, Equestrian, It Hurts, Horseback Riding, Horse, Chiropractic Wellness

Pastern Bone Subluxation

When the pastern does not twist symmetrically to each side, you may have a chiropractic subluxation. Photo by Ginger-Kathleen Coombs from Where Does My Horse Hurt? by Dr. Renee Tucker. #horses #chiropractic

Jim Masterson and world class jumper Sapphire (now retired), ridden by Ward McClain. Horse Tips, Horse Care, Homeopathy, Horse Stuff, Health And Wellbeing, Acupuncture, Livestock, Farming, Equestrian

Great Feet Deserve a Great Body: Use the Masterson Method and Watch Your Horse Bloom - EasyCare Hoof Boot News

This journey never ends, does it? First barefeet, then turnout with a herd, balance the minerals in the diet, throw out the blankets, buy a new saddle. What did I miss? After years of shoes, you can bet there are a host of problems in the body. During the spring, I stumbled upon a book […]

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The Art of Seeing Lameness

We are all familiar with the scenario: We know our horse isn’t right…he isn’t performing like he used to, doesn’t seem comfortable, his transitions are poor, his willingness lacking. Of course, we fear his soundness is in question, but nothing is obvious. And so we dread the inevitable time and expense as we make the …

Jim Masterson, founder of The Masterson Method of equine bodywork, helps a horse find a release. Photo from Beyond Horse Massage by Jim Masterson with Stefanie Reinhold. Thoracic Vertebrae, Scapula, Major Muscles, Horse Care, Equestrian, Jumper, How Are You Feeling, Horses, Horse Stuff

Helping a Horse with the Masterson Method

Jim Masterson, founder of The Masterson Method of equine bodywork, helps a horse find a release. Photo from Beyond Horse Massage by Jim Masterson with Stefanie Reinhold. #horses #horse #horsemanship #HorseCare #JimMasterson #bodywork #HorseMassage #equine #equestrian

The Masterson Method's Scapula Release helps to improve range of motion and prevent stress to joints, muscles, and ligaments of the forelimbs of the horse. Photo by Marcus Brauer. Horse Bones, Horse Care Tips, Barrel Racing, Animals Beautiful, Equestrian, Massage, Horses, Horse Stuff, Scapula

Your Horse Can Feel This Good

The Masterson Method's Scapula Release helps to improve range of motion and prevent stress to joints, muscles, and ligaments of the forelimbs of the horse. Photo by Marcus Brauer. #horses #HorseCare #HorseMassage #bodywork #MastersonMethod #horsemanship #equine

'Equine Lameness for the Layman' Trains Your Eye to Evaluate Your Horse's Gait - Western Horseman Western Horseman, Book Works, Horse World, Horse Care, Mistress, Trains, Pony, Horses, Eyes

'Equine Lameness for the Layman' Trains Your Eye to Evaluate Your Horse's Gait - Western Horseman

"Equine Lameness for the Layman" offers hundreds of diagrams, charts, and illustrations to help horsemen spot sound movement or when something's wrong.

While we are all familiar with white line disease in its advanced stages, there is no reason a horse should suffer from advanced lesions if we are diligent and observant in our day-to-day shoeing. Horse Anatomy, Horse Care, Show Horses, Horse Riding, Fungi, Medical, Donkeys, Horse Stuff, Animal

Preventing and Treating White Line Disease

While we are all familiar with white line disease in its advanced stages, there is no reason a horse should suffer from advanced lesions if we are diligent and observant in our day-to-day shoeing.

Left untreated, white line disease can result in rotation of the coffin bone due to widespread damage in the supportive structures of the hoof. Musculoskeletal System, Muscle Strain, Types Of Horses, Heel Pain, Horse Care, Show Horses, Line, Kentucky, Coffin

White Line Disease Requires Early Diagnosis and Aggressive Treatment - Kentucky Equine Research

Left untreated, white line disease can result in rotation of the coffin bone due to widespread damage in the supportive structures of the hoof.