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The Right Way to Supplement Electrolytes

Once you know the basics, it’s not that difficult to supplement electrolytes correctly but many people don’t know how and it’s taking more of a toll than is realized. Even mild dehydration can have a major effect on performance Electrolytes … Continue reading

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Exercise and Gut Health in the Heat

From trail riding to endurance, lessons to racing, exercise in the heat has effects on the digestive tract. Intensity of work is related to how much heat is generated during exercise but intensity is relative. Activity easily handled by a … Continue reading

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Wound Care in Winter

If there’s one good thing about winter, it’s that you don’t have to deal with insects bothering wounds. This does eliminate one source of wound infections. However, the benefits stop there. The cold, dry air in winter leads to a … Continue reading

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Late Summer Weight Loss

Weight loss in late summer is a fairly common problem. It can have many different causes and pinpointing the reason is obviously central to successful resolution. from: University of Minnesota Cumulative effects of dehydration is a common cause. With mild … Continue reading

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Respect the Sweat

We all want to ride in the summer but the weather poses major challenges to our horses. The horses control their body temperature primarily by sweating. Horses doing endurance training, eventing, taking trail rides, giving lessons, even standing in the … Continue reading

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Water in Winter

I mention the importance of adequate water intake in winter so often I’m sure some people are sick of hearing it, but it’s such an important and widespread issue that it merits being repeated. The horse’s body is estimated to … Continue reading

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