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Trail horse riding, horse care, and horse boarding tips, with focus on horseback riding in Massachusetts.
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Horse Health: Deworming the Difficult Horse - Young Rider

Horse Health: Deworming the Difficult Horse - Young Rider | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it
Five tips to make deworming a difficult horse a breeze.
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Equine Endocrinology Group

Equine Endocrinology Group | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it
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Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) can be detected earlier and more reliably with a new set of guidelines developed by the Equine Endocrinology Group (EEG), a body of leading veterinarians and researchers in the field of equine endocrinology.

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Teaching horses to stand still by allowing a flight response | horse ...

Teaching horses to stand still by allowing a flight response | horse ... | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it
There is a horse training book by Andrew McLean, The Truth About Horses, that clearly states that any “hyper-reactive flight response” (ie moving away, spooking or bolting) should be immediately “disallowed” by demanding a downward ...
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Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything! | Filemaker

Maintaining Horse Health Records: Keep Notes on Everything! | Filemaker | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it
Records can reveal health patterns, provide clues for health concerns, and keep wellness programs on track.

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I am very meticulous about keeping records. I have a ring book with my horse's name where I also keep all my receipts, contracts and documents pertaining to health and veterinary care, and a couple iPhone apps to track expenses, mileage and exercise records, and various other notes.

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Homemade Turmeric Yellow Paste Removes Sarcoid

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I have my own special recipe for my homemade  turmeric yellow (HTY) paste for topical application to difficult spots, including those that cannot be covered or wrapped. It dries quite quickly into a smooth plaster. Many remedies to treat skin infections and cuts contain oil, wax, or petroleum jelly, but I don’t like those products on my horses, since they have a tendency smear, rub off, collect dirt and quickly turn sticky and gunky. My turmeric paste is a much better recipe tried and tested. 

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What's Eating These Hooves? Readers' Photos Document Stable Pests Have Hoof Hunger

What's Eating These Hooves? Readers' Photos Document Stable Pests Have Hoof Hunger | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it

The Hoof Blog update with reader photos of hooves marred with teeth marks where rats and mice have gnawed on periople and heel bulbs.


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Trail Horse Rider - Saddle Up - Trail Riding and Horse Boarding in Massachusetts

Trail Horse Rider - Saddle Up - Trail Riding and Horse Boarding in Massachusetts | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it
Explore a variety of beautiful horse boarding facilites with trails suitable for horseback riding in Western Massachusetts and Northwestern Connecticut.
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Three Stretches to Prevent Horseback Riding Injuries fromThe Trail Rider | EquiSearch

Three Stretches to Prevent Horseback Riding Injuries fromThe Trail Rider | EquiSearch | Trail Horse Rider | Scoop.it
Long, limber muscles help prevent horseback riding injuries. Here are three pre-ride stretches from certified personal trainer Katie Mital.

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