Podcast Episode 24: Bit avoidance problems?

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Today on Horse Mysteries Solved podcast, I’ve got five suggestions for horses that avoid bit contact. This includes two types of avoidance: 1) Where the horse barely opens the mouth for the bit. 2) Where the horse is completely behind the vertical. Same five suggestions for each problem. Most are considerations in the horse’s mouth and head, but sometimes it … Read More

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

Podcast Episode 22: Rider feels crooked

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Have you ever felt crooked or cockeyed while riding your horse? Or where you just can’t seem to sit straight and balanced? We all check to see if our stirrups are even and our saddle centered. But sometimes that doesn’t help. I have three suggestions that might help with this on Horse Mysteries Solved podcast today. These are: The saddle … Read More

Podcast Episode 21: Ear Shy

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Have you ever known a horse who was “ear shy?” If you have, you probably also heard the explanation, “That horse must have been ear’rd as a foal. Now he hates having his ears touched.” And also, “He’s always been that way.” In my experience, 95% of horses who are ear shy, actually have their atlas (poll) out of alignment. … Read More

Podcast Episode 20: What do “support boots” support?

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Want to join me in my rant about “support boots?” lol Cuz what do they “support” anyway? Cheers! Renee Tucker, DVM Links mentioned: https://www.tuckerbiokinetic.com/ Summary: Summary by AI: Dr. Renee Tucker discusses the concept of support boots for horses, expressing skepticism about their effectiveness in providing actual support. She explains that support boots do not physically support the horse’s legs … Read More

Episode 19: Horse stuck in stall for 18 months

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Have you ever had to rehab a horse using “stall rest?” Horses aren’t generally keen on being stuck in a stall all day. Think if it was months of stall rest….18 months! That is the longest I have ever heard of, and I absolutely disagree with it. The owner involved was doing her best. The vet involved was doing his … 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