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Equestrian Sports at the Olympics

The ultimate competition in any sport is, of course, the Olympic Games where Equestrian Sports are one of the oldest categories. The horse's involvement in the Olympics dates back almost 3,000 years. Horse sports were incorporated into the Olympic Games shortly after their initial inception when the four horse chariot race was introduced. In fact when you think of the Olympics, the huge stadium or hippodrome is one of the most powerful images. The word "hippodrome" which describes an open air sports stadium...

 


How to Prevent Horse Colic

Colic is the most common cause of pre-mature death in domestic horses. It is also the most frequent cause of major veterinary bills. However, the vast majority of colic cases could be easily prevented through correct management. A study of the existing research into this illness, including case studies covering thousands of cases of horse colic, which has identified the most common causes of colic, is the basis for the following recommendations. 1) Worming. Ensure that the horse is on a regular deworming s...

 


Horse Health - How To Recognise, Prevent And Treat Hoof Thrush

There are any number of proverbs and clichés related to horse health but one of the truest has to be "No Hoof, No Horse". Thrush is a distressing condition which can make your horse thoroughly miserable and unable to walk without pain. It is easily prevented and is a condition that, quite frankly, should not occur in as many cases as it does. No self respecting horse owner should allow it to develop. If one horse in a field or stable has thrush it can become the source of infection for other animals by c...

 


Why Good Horse Health Is Good For A Happy Animal

Horse Health is directly related to the frame of mind your animal displays. Like humans, horses can feel sick. If your mare has suddenly become bad-tempered, he may be ailing. Certainly, if your horse does not feel well his mood will be negatively affected.Horses, like people can develop back problems and leg troubles. Horses utilize their back muscles constantly, even for the smallest of movements. Horses can become somewhat annoyed if they have injured their back or legs. The useful life of a horse is up ...

 


Horse Facts - Why You Should Watch Your Horse's Weight

Your horse's health is your responsibility. No if's, no but's, it is completely and entirely down to you to ensure that your horse is well. There are many factors that you have to be aware of when you care for any animal. Generally speaking, animal behaviour and development should always conform to a certain course and your horse is no different. As a horse owner you have to be confident that you are checking for the right things and taking action to rectify problems that may go wrong before they become an ...

 


Time For A Change - Buying A New Horse

There comes a time in every rider's life when your current mount is no longer suitable. You may have outgrown him physically or he may not be up to the job you want him to do. Sometimes it can be as simple as the aging process and you need a younger horse whilst your current horse enjoys a well earned retirement. Whatever the cause there are certain things that you should always bear in mind before making any choices. Your budget is an important factor, you should know exactly what you can afford to spend ...

 


Equine Cushings Disease- Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Cushing's disease occurs in various animals (e.g. dogs, horses, people), although the symptoms in horses are different than the symptoms in other animals (e.g. in dogs it results in hair loss whereas in horses it results in greater hair growth). When the disease occurs in horses, it is known as Equine Cushings Disease (or ECD). ECD is an illness caused by excessive hormone production. The pituitary gland produces too much hormone, which over-stimulates the adrenal glands, which in turn produce too much ste...

 


What You Should Know Before Buying a Horse

Buying a horse is a huge investment in both time and money, and there are some things you'll want to know before you start searching for horses for sale. Buying a horse can be compared to buying a used car. Unscrupulous horse traders will alter the appearance or behavior of their horses for sale to fool you. Even among the honest horse traders, most wouldn't purposely mislead you, but they may not tell you the whole story about their horses for sale unless you ask. Ask the seller some questions that rela...

 




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