A young horse's natural & skeletal development
June 27, 2014
I have recently been dealing with thoroughbreds and standardbreds that have got certain problems due skeletal formation of the equine. Thus, this blog is mostly for having an understanding of horse's skeletal development and primary causes of DOD and Wobbler's syndrome whic...
Back Pain in the Equine Athlete
June 6, 2014
Horses experience back pain. But what causes it, how do you recognize it, and what can you do about it? Horse Back Pain. Understanding where the back pain is straight forward enough. However, discerning the reason for the pain is another matter all together. Certainly, the d...
Muscle injury impact on horse's performance
April 20, 2014
Muscular aches, pains and stiffness impact on a horse's performance and his attitude. Caught early, they can be managed effectively. If undetected, muscle pain robs your horse of comfortable, free movement. Just think of how you feel if you've overdone it and have muscle pai...
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) not Lactic Acid
November 14, 2013
Few people have been asking me well if it’s not lactic acid then what causes muscle soreness after workouts. The specific type of muscle soreness has been called “delayed onset muscle soreness” (DOMS), was thought to be caused by lactic acid build up in the muscles dur...
Equine & Canine Athletic injuries
October 11, 2013
Equine and canine athletic injuries occur as a result of (1) lack of fitness, (2) poor conformation (3) poor equipment (4) poor technique (5) accident For the equine athlete there is an addition of the rider, the rider's weight, the riders ability and fitness. Animals firs...
General Progression Of Muscle In Equine / Canine
September 19, 2013
Trauma or Strain -----> Tightening -----> Spasm or Muscle Tear -----> resulting in Malfunction. When muscles tighten and cannot achieve full release, they remain tight and shortened, or contracted. This puts strain on the surrounding areas. Tight back muscles pass t...
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