Podcast Episode #6: Equine Navicular Solved

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In this episode of “Horse Mysteries Solved…” Equine Navicular Solved I might have been a little salty on this podcast…you’ll have to let me know. ;) I talk about the two primary causes of navicular, which are: Shoeing Nutrition What I’m salty about is that vets should know this. True, we did not learn this in vet school. But the … Read More

Podcast Episode #5: Best saddle fit secret

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In this episode of “Horse Mysteries Solved…” Best saddle fit secret I hate to say this out loud. But any time a client tells me they have a custom saddle for their horse, I cringe on the inside. Why? Because they rarely fit. It’s sad, frustrating, and I hate to tell people bad news. Especially when they’ve spent thousands of … Read More

Podcast Episode #4: Acupuncture vs Energywork

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In this episode of “Horse Mysteries Solved”… Acupuncture vs Energywork We had an interesting question come in… Fred wanted to know if energy bodywork is the same as acupuncture without needles. A good question! There’s so many therapy modalities available, it can be tough to figure out how each one works… and which one might be best for your horse. … Read More

Podcast Episode #3: When massage will NOT help

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In this episode of “Horse Mysteries Solved”… When massage will NOT help Do you have your horse massaged? I’m sure he or she loves it. :) But do you ever wonder if it is helping in the long-term? Or is massage just for short-term muscle relief? Find out: * when massage is best used * when it won’t help * … Read More

Podcast Episode 2: Do you know these 5 bending tricks?

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In the second episode of Horse Mysteries Solved… Sometimes horses can’t bend well. Or they bend well to one side, but not the other. And we work, work, work to get that bend correctly. This shouldn’t be this way. Horses should be nice and supple and bend easily and effortlessly. What if they don’t? I talk about these 5 tricks … Read More

Can You Strengthen a Joint?

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People sometimes ask if there are exercises to strengthen a particular joint. The short answer is No. A joint is the connecting point of two bones (officially called an articulation). The joint has fluid contained in a joint capsule, and lots of supporting fascia and other tissue. A joint itself cannot be strengthened because it’s not made of anything that … Read More

Horse colic and surgery

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  After surgery, do you know this top indicator of horse healing? My friend Ruth’s horse had colic surgery a while back. He is 22 years old. Tough old guy. He had an impaction that he couldn’t clear. But everything went well during surgery. Fast forward two months. He’s just not right. He’s eating fine, but not as “interested.” His … Read More