Horse Lameness

Young girl with a horse
An often-missed factor in lameness diagnosis
When jogging a horse to check for lameness, head for footing that is as flat as possible. Research from...
Chestnut stallion
What a horse’s posture may say about his health
When it comes to evaluating horses, their movement has always been a primary focus. Now research suggests...
Dressage horse in round arenas with rope
Effects of gait when working a horse on circles
Work on a circle, both at liberty and under saddle, is an important part of training for horses in most...
Farrier at work on horses hoof
4-point strategy for healthy hooves
If you’re lucky, you don’t need to think about your horse’s hooves too often. You just pick them out...
Horse in the riding arena in the portraits, with young rider in motion
4 simple rules for preserving soundness
Many factors that affect your horse’s soundness are out of your control. He may have sustained an injury...
Leg lumps and bumps
Do you know which leg blemishes are benign and which are likely to lead to lameness?
Ride Along With A Veterinarian – John Janicek, DVM, MC | Lameness and Flexing
John Janicek, DVM, MS of Brazos Valley Equine Hospital demonstrates flexion tests.