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Building topline

Building topline | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
To build the muscles that strengthen a horse's topline, first you have to get the horse to work correctly -- to use his back, engage his abdominals, and push from behind and connect with your hand....
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Previcox for Horses

Previcox for Horses | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
Anti inflammatory drugs such as Bute and Banamine can be very helpful when dealing with a situation like Freedom's where we're working to reduce the swelling in his leg. The downside is that these ...
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Time for a new blanket!

Time for a new blanket! | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
Sunday morning Freedom found a way to turn his Kensington blanket into a Kensington scarf. While he was adequately clothed when my barn-mate fed, when she returned from a short ride the carcass of ...
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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Hair today, gone tomorrow | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
The snow is almost gone and it's starting to feel like spring. When I was out riding yesterday I saw a pair of swans fly down and land in the pond and the air is full of the music of bird song. Wit...
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How NOT to fund your riding lifestyle

How NOT to fund your riding lifestyle | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
On February 14th, Rita Crundwell -- named the leading owner by the American Quarter Horse Association for eight consecutive years prior to her arrest -- was sentenced to 19 1/2 years in prison for ...
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We all know that anything that involves horses is expensive, but this is an extreme way to pay for your obsession!

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Freedom is on "bed rest"

Freedom is on "bed rest" | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
Yesterday I arrived at the barn mid-day and the very first thing I noticed was the swelling in the tendon area of Freedom's right front. I hate it when that happens -- everything was fine the day b...
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Ugh. Mud + Ice + frisky horse = Injury

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2013 March Blog Carnival of Horses

2013 March Blog Carnival of Horses | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
Welcome to the March 3, 2013 edition of the Blog Carnival of the Horses. I hope you enjoy this great selection of writing and find some new blogs to enjoy. Nicky Hoseck presents The Ride Wild Coast...
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What supplements does your horse need?

What supplements does your horse need? | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
Open any tack store catalog or website today and you will find a plethora of supplement options. Is your horse a bit creaky? There are joint supplments for every stage of life and almost every budg...
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Sometimes it amazes me how many supplements are now available. When I first had a horse, at the most you might give them a joint supplement. I still believe the place to start is with diet -- analyze your hay and then make sure all your horse's nutritional requirements are met. Supplements should be . . . well, supplementary.

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Colin Farrell's movie, Winter's Tale, is about his character's close bond with the white horse

Colin Farrell's movie, Winter's Tale, is about his character's close bond with the white horse | Equine Ink | Scoop.it
In New York's icy East River

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