Are you Frustrated?

Has your horse started bucking, rearing, or head tossing? Have poor performance or even lameness with no explanation?   Maybe the problem isn’t your horse…. Maybe it’s what your horse is wearing! Now is the time to tune-up your horse for show season… this means it is extremely important to re-evaluate your horse’s saddle fit.  Your horse may have gained or lost...
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Do Equine Dentals Need to be Complex?

How often in the equine world do you hear that LESS is MORE? But what about when it comes to Equine Dentistry? In this recent article on Equine Dentistry from The Horse it talks about how the horse’s mouth is a “complex functioning unit“. This is true but it does not mean that a horse’s dental care needs to be complex. Keeping the mouth functioning well is extremely...
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Pretzel’s Kinesiology Taping

Pretzel is a herd member at Horses Help in Phoenix, Arizona that had been kicked by another horse while in turnout. Pretzel’s leg had a very painful open wound on the hock. It was also swollen and had crepitus, which is crunchiness under the skin. Dr. Debra examined the wound and decided against the usual time consuming and potentially harmful treatments of anti-inflammatories and...
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Is Your Horse in Pain?

Horse are the ‘great pretenders’ and studies show that an overwhelming percentage of horse owners miss the signs showing that your horse is in pain.  Take this short quiz..   Is Your Horse Suffering From Any of the Following Problems?? ☐   Cinchy/Girthy – objects to being saddled, could be saddle fit, chiropractic/musculoskeletal pain or gastric ulcers (all of which we check) ☐...
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Another Dental Myth, BUSTED!

Have you ever thought since your horse was maintaining weight that they could forego their regular (every 3-12 months) dental exam?     What if we told you that isn’t true? If you wait until your horse has starts losing weight due to dental problems, there is likely a BIG problem that could have been avoided with timely exams.                     It is much easier and less costly in the...
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Custom Saddles ≠ Forever Saddles!

MYTH:  My horse has a bump on their spine, but it can’t be caused by the saddle as it was custom made for my horse. FACT: This isn’t necessarily the case! While a custom saddle may fit perfectly when it is made, this fit can change over time.   Custom saddles can be just what is needed to prevent back problems and complete resolution of current back problems. But it’s not...
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