Podcast Episode 23: Get your horse to focus

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Do you ever have trouble getting your horse to focus? Not just random loss of attention. But where trainers might say, “This horse is a slow learner. She just has trouble focusing.” On today’s Horse Mysteries Solved Podcast, we talk about 5 possibilities for what might be causing that lack of focus. Here’s to always finding the “why”, Renee Tucker, … Read More

Episode 18: Alligator Wrestling

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During my career as an equine veterinarian & bodyworker, I have heard a few fascinating stories. This was a good one. It was the first time I heard a horse described as an alligator. Listen to the podcast (link below) for the full details. Short version is the horse could not go straight. Trying to make him go straight turned … Read More

Episode 16: Two quick tips for lameness

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  We have a fairly short podcast for you on Horse Mysteries Solved. It is “Two quick tips for lameness”. One is a suggestion for knowing when to call the vet vs. when to call the bodyworker (super easy). The other is how to tell which leg is lame or off or just funky. I hope you’ll find it useful, … Read More

Episode 15: Is coughing a problem?

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    Let’s say a horse is coughing. Is that a problem? My argument is: No, coughing is not a problem. Rather, coughing is a sign or symptom of a problem. But not a problem itself. You may find that obvious. However, many of us have inadvertently picked up on fixing symptoms, rather than the underlying cause. Examples: Have a … Read More

Episode 14: Scar tissue — what can be done about it?

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    Have you had frustrations with a horse with scar tissue? Common scenarios: Short-strided hind end issues after gelding Tendon or ligament adhesions (stuck together) after injury Difficult breathing or coughing after bout with ‘flu or pneumonia Stiff or difficulty bending with chronic diarrhea These are just a few examples to give you the idea that scar tissue can … Read More

Podcast Episode 13: When is it too late?

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When is it too late?   When should you just give up trying to heal a specific problem?   Ever?   I vote no!  :)   The body is always trying to heal itself.   AND, it’s always making new cells.   Even new cells of bone and cartilage and liver and even brain!   This is called “cellular turnover.” … Read More