Tag Archives: joints

Joint Care – The Basics

Simply because of their sheer size/mass, the joints of a horse bear a tremendous load. Since force = mass x acceleration, the load on joints only increases with exercise. Fortunately, the horse’s body is equipped with ways to balance these … Continue reading

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Cold Weather and Stiff Horses

Research has proven that exposure to cold causes increased stiffness in both muscle and connective tissue, including tendons and ligaments.  A recent human study also confirmed that dampness (relative humidity) is correlated with increased joint pain and this effect is … Continue reading

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Conditioning the Older Horse

I remember quite well the time when a show horse over the age of 8 or 10 was considered “old”.  Those days are long gone as appreciation for the experience and levelheadedness of older horses has become appreciated.  Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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