Sidebone; what can you do about it?

Sadly, in my travels, I have seen sidebone starting on horses as young as 3 years old!   What causes 'calcifications' like sidebone, ringbone, arthritic hocks and knees that can lame our horses and decrease their ride-able years? When our body is not correctly loading...

Love riding your horse? Here is how to help them be more comfortable in their bodies and be rideable into their 30’s

Is your horse tripping or short striding? Do you wonder why your horse is pinning ears, swishing tail when saddled or when being asked for the trot or canter? A horse unwilling to flex at the poll, bend to the bit, unwilling to extend the gait, canter on the other...

Learn What Is Wrong With Your Horse, From Your Horse

If you cannot get someone to come out to do bodywork on your horse, you can learn how to do it yourself at home or a clinic. Live help is so challenging to find these days. Some clinicians want you to buy their DVD or package and then — Good luck! I can help you...

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What To Do When Your Horse Colics While You Wait For The Vet

notually, it is a few HOURS before the vet can get to you, so what can you do to help your horse while waiting? Recently, I worked on some horses that were distressed with colic symptoms while I was at their farm. The first gelding, we got out of the colic by the time...

5 Myths about Winter Horse Care

Freezing temperatures and snow bring several misconceptions on how we care for our horses. In this article, April Love examines five common winter horse care myths, and what horse owners need to know. Let’s take a look at some commonly held misconceptions. “It's cold,...

If you knew your horse was in pain, what would you do?

If you knew your horse was in pain the entire time you were riding your horse, would you be enthused to learn how to fix it? Unfortunately, most people do not realize they are riding a crooked horse and that makes me sad. Good news, it does not have to be that way!...

High-Low ‘Syndrome’ in front hooves? What causes it and what can you do about it?

What does High – Low Syndrome look like? Well when you squat down and look at your horses front hooves you will notice the hairlines do not match-meaning one is more horizontal and one is more sloped to the ground. The horizontal one is the high heel the one sloping...

Improper Saddle Fit Can Have Far-Reaching Effects on Your Horse!

Does your saddle fit properly?  I invite you to go out to your horse and tie them, standing on a level surface.  Next, stand on a stool or bucket five to ten feet behind them.  Notice the alignment of the horse’s body.  Is one side of the rump higher than the other? ...

You can potty-train your horse, here’s how

Wouldn't it be nice if your horse put all his manure in a nice pile for you? In this episode of Holistic Horseworks Talks, I talk about my own personal horse journey. Among the things I learned, by accident was that you can potty train horses! It is much easier to...

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