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How the Underwater Treadmill Could Revolutionize Event Horse Conditioning

How the Underwater Treadmill Could Revolutionize Event Horse Conditioning | Equine Health | Scoop.it

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, March 15, 11:39 AM

Interesting!

Ann Dixon's curator insight, March 17, 7:54 AM

Using water therapy is an incredibly effective way to condition horses before training, to help to heal injuries, to use as a tool to "let down" fit horses at the end of a season, and so many more uses. Always use qualified practitioners to rehab your horse as there can be health issues to watch out for. 

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Wellington Florida’s Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup Upgraded to World Series for 2014

Wellington Florida’s Global Dressage Festival Nations Cup Upgraded to World Series for 2014 | Equine Health | Scoop.it
WELLINGTON, Florida, Oct.7--The Nations Cup launched at the Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida as a pioneering effort to create a new format for the 2015 Pan American Games has been upgraded to join five European countries in the...

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I'm excited to be working this winter season down in Wellington from January to March. If you are down give me a shout to either have me put you on my schedule or just to say hi. It is always a pleasure to meet those who follow me in the social media arena!

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Magnificent Examples of Horse Photography [26 Pictures]

Magnificent Examples of Horse Photography [26 Pictures] | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Horse Photography - Taking pictures of horses provide a lot of opportunities for great photography. You can have great horse photograph with very little

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Check out these pics

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Mary Horsemoms's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:52 AM

Just beautiful!

Randi Thompson's curator insight, July 23, 2013 4:48 PM

Which one is your favorite photo?

DeEtte Bennett Viterbo's curator insight, December 21, 2013 1:28 AM

Inspiration Daily...

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How Often Should Horses Have Equine Bodywork Done?

How Often Should Horses Have Equine Bodywork Done? | Equine Health | Scoop.it
  One question that I often get from my current and potential equine bodywork clients is "How often should my horse have bodywork done?

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Great guidlines regarding how often should bodywork should be done. As always if you have a question feel free to give me a shout. Conversation is always free!!

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:51 PM

Is your horse getting any bodywork done?

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Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure

Researchers Find Link between Cribbing, Abdominal Pressure | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Researchers discovered that cribbing causes increased intra-abdominal pressure.

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What are your thoughts regarding cribbing??

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:15 AM

Does your horse crib?  Check out this new study.

Randi Thompson's comment, June 11, 2013 10:18 AM
is there anything that really works for this? A client just purchased a new horse. We were told it was a light cribber... Well, it cribs all the time even with the newer Dare cribbing collar. This is a very nice horse and is now getting lots of turn out in a field where he is also cribbing on the fences!
Robert Roffman's comment, June 12, 2013 11:21 AM
Phew...good question....from a bodywork point of view I have used acupressure and massage to release tension in the affected areas....others have suggested checking with an equine nutritionist and check for stressors in the environment....as yo uknow it is tough to break the pattern....
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Equine Chronicle » First Injectable Treatment for Laminitis Successful in Stopping the Disease in 80% of Horses in Clinical Trials, More Cases Needed

Equine Chronicle » First Injectable Treatment for Laminitis Successful in Stopping the Disease in 80% of Horses in Clinical Trials, More Cases Needed | Equine Health | Scoop.it
First Injectable Treatment for Laminitis Successful in Stopping the Disease in 80% of Horses in Clinical Trials, More Cases Needed - Just another Equine Chronicle weblog

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More info on treating Laminities....has anyone heard about this treatment?

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Helyn Cornille's curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:51 PM

Finally, after decades of research, science is getting closer to putting a stop to this killer with the first injectable drug treatment for acute and active chronic laminitis, Laminil. We had the chance to speak with Charles Owen, the Operating Manager of Willowcroft Pharmacy LLC, to find out more about this revolutionary treatment.

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Can a trip to the stables REALLY improve your mental health?

Can a trip to the stables REALLY improve your mental health? | Equine Health | Scoop.it
AS football legend Gazza begins horse therapy in the US to beat alcohol addiction, we visit a UK farm to see if it works (We wouldn't normally point you towards 'The Sun' newspaper, but Helen Brown; our Psychotherapist is involved in...

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I don't think anyone can argue to the contrary. I know how I feel after I get done working with an Equine client.

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Andy Birkitt's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:59 PM
IT claims to reduce stress, cure depression, help kids with learning disabilities and stop young offenders pursuing a life of crime.
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Zenyatta’s Second Foal Born April 1

Zenyatta’s Second Foal Born April 1 | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Zenyatta has always been one for special occasions. In true form, she foaled just before midnight on her 9th birthday, after a day of celebration. She delive

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Susie Blackmon's curator insight, April 2, 2013 6:31 AM

How sweeeeet!

Fran Jurga's comment, April 2, 2013 8:02 AM
That's great news!
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Ocala HITS Show Responds to EHV Threat at Showgrounds in Florida

Ocala HITS Show Responds to EHV Threat at Showgrounds in Florida | Equine Health | Scoop.it

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FYI: For those of you in FL or heading on down

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 23, 2013 8:49 AM

WOW! Horses are now being kept in Florida as a result of the EHV threat!   

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Wyoming Cowboy Horse Poem

Wyoming Cowboy Horse Poem | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Enjoy a cowboy poem about overcoming getting older after ninety-two years in the saddle from HorseWorks Wyoming's legendary Nate Brown.

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I hope I can be as productive as Nate!

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Natural Remedies For Treating Ulcers In Horses

Natural Remedies For Treating Ulcers In Horses | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Natural herbal and essential oil remedies for treating ulcers in horses. Diet and management practices contribute to increased incidence of ulcers.

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Natural Herbal Remedies For Ulcers. Have you tried any natural remedies that you can share with us?
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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:52 AM

Studies have shown that MANY horses with behavorial issues have ulcers.  How interesting is that?

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Sue Dyson: How Poor Performance and Pain Are Linked in Equestrian Sports

Sue Dyson: How Poor Performance and Pain Are Linked in Equestrian Sports | Equine Health | Scoop.it

"Pain related to musculoskeletal injury is the most common cause of performance loss in equestrian activities, said Dr. Sue Dyson of the Animal Health Trust in Great Britain during her lecture to the International Society for Equitation Science...."


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Do you need help in assessing whether pain is impacting performance? If there are performance issues Equine Body work can resolve musculoskeletal problems. Contact me to find out how Equine Bodywork can relieve those issues before they become debilitating and chronic!

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 16, 2013 8:43 AM

Pain matters to us, just like it does to our horses....

Ann Dixon's curator insight, January 13, 11:00 AM

If your horse is suffering a loss in performance it could be due to ms problems. 

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Acts of kindness abound on cowboy's epic journey - Windsor Star

Acts of kindness abound on cowboy's epic journey - Windsor Star | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Acts of kindness abound on cowboy's epic journey
Windsor Star
His days are filled with long stretches in the saddle, his nights are often spent camping under the stars.

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An amazing story. What more can I say. Enjoy!

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Annie's comment, February 8, 2013 11:50 AM
wish he was spreading the word about the horrors of horse slaughter along the way...
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16 horses made of ice.

16 horses made of ice. | Equine Health | Scoop.it

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 3, 8:44 AM

Which one is your favorite?

Norah Dombrowski's curator insight, January 5, 4:58 PM

What can you make?

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Repel Ants Naturally At Your Barn

Repel Ants Naturally At Your Barn | Equine Health | Scoop.it
  Ants seem to be one of those universal nuisance pests that everyone must deal with no matter where you live.  If you live in the south you are very familiar with fire ants.  Those nasty small red ants that pack a big punch!

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Do you have any unique methods for ant control...especially Fire Ants??

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Robert Roffman's comment, July 30, 2013 8:30 AM
link to your article doesn't come up :0(
Heavenly Gaits Equine's comment, July 30, 2013 9:48 AM
Hi Robert, the server was down for a short spell for an update. It should all be up now. Thanks!
Robert Roffman's comment, August 1, 2013 10:59 AM
No problem just wanted to make sure you knew :0)
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5 top tips to help your horse concentrate

5 top tips to help your horse concentrate | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Does your horse struggle to concentrate?

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How do you keep your horse focused?

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, July 16, 2013 4:37 PM

How do you keep your horse focused?

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Tips on Equine Alternative Therapies: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy » The Horse Curator

Tips on Equine Alternative Therapies: Chiropractic, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy » The Horse Curator | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, chiropractic and massage therapy help soft tissue injuries and chronic pain issues. This article offers guidelines for alternative therapy.

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A good article regarding alternative therapies. Make sure you click on the links in the article for more indepth info and as always if you have and questions give me a shout!

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Donna Martin's curator insight, June 4, 2013 3:46 PM

Tips from a vet about alternative care for your horse.

Mary Selene Bracken's comment, June 13, 2013 1:03 PM
Humans use horses for Equine Therapy. Let us give back and help them heal as humanely as possible.
Robert Roffman's comment, June 13, 2013 2:08 PM
Right there with you!!
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Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD - 89.3 KPCC

Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD - 89.3 KPCC | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD
89.3 KPCC
Vietnam veteran Dan Riley of Meiners Oaks holds a horse named Chrome in an Ojai orange field.

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No surprises here. "Horses help veterans heal the invisible wounds of PTSD"

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Robert Shaw's curator insight, June 3, 2013 5:53 AM

Amazing how it repeats over and over, horse come to the rescue of humans time after time...

LDW's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:23 AM

Awesome!

 

LDW's curator insight, November 26, 2013 10:28 AM

Awesome!

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Equine Weight Loss: It's All in the Breeding

Equine Weight Loss: It's All in the Breeding | Equine Health | Scoop.it
A new study has confirmed that different breeds have different capacities for weight loss, with Standardbred horses losing condition much more readily than Andalusians or ponies.

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Do you agree? What are your thoughts on weight loss?

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Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse

Recognizing Lameness in Your Horse | Equine Health | Scoop.it
The importance of early detection of lameness Lameness can be an equine owner's biggest bug-a-boo.

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Randi Thompson's curator insight, April 2, 2013 7:58 AM

When do you know?  Is your horse really lame?

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Using Essential Oils For Horses: Bone Spurs, Ringbone, Arthritis

Using Essential Oils For Horses: Bone Spurs, Ringbone, Arthritis | Equine Health | Scoop.it
  For horses that have been diagnosed with conditions that affect the bone like arthritis, ring bone, bone spurs and sesamoiditis, traditional treatments can provide limited help.  Horse owners are typically left with managing symptoms and drastic...

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Do you use essential oils? If you do what works for you or your horse?

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Masterson Method™ Horse Massage: Resistant or Afraid Horses

Jim Masterson, equine therapist for the USET (Endurance) and creator of the Masterson Method™ of Integrated Equine Performance Bodywork™ teaches a unique for...

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For those of you who haven't seen me work this is the method I trained and became certified in. The cornerstone of the technique is "Less is More". The results,even for nervous horses, are amazing!

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Robert Roffman's comment, February 19, 2013 7:45 AM
great work...I trained with JIm
Randi Thompson's curator insight, February 19, 2013 8:30 AM

How will massage help a resistant of afraid horse?

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Natural Remedies For Treating Ulcers In Horses

Natural Remedies For Treating Ulcers In Horses | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Natural herbal and essential oil remedies for treating ulcers in horses. Diet and management practices contribute to increased incidence of ulcers.

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Robert Roffman's curator insight, January 29, 2013 5:12 PM
Natural Herbal Remedies For Ulcers. Have you tried any natural remedies that you can share with us?
Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:52 AM

Studies have shown that MANY horses with behavorial issues have ulcers.  How interesting is that?

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Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Equine Health | Scoop.it
PsychCentral.com (blog)
Will Volunteering Improve Your Mental State?
PsychCentral.com (blog)
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Occasionally I donate my services and the effect is has on the equine client and thier human is amazing. Have you volunteered and how did it make you feel? 

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Equi Yoga Rocks - Patch.com

Equi Yoga Rocks - Patch.com | Equine Health | Scoop.it
Equi Yoga Rocks
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This exercise, using the warm, healing properties of the horse is for anyone and everyone, young or old.

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Has anyone tried Yoga on your horse?

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