Cover of EQUUS Key 11 on Soundness
Soundness strategies that work
Joints, muscles and hooves: They all take a pounding, whether your horse is circling barrels, jumping courses or ambling down trails. And that can lead to discomfort and injury if not carefully managed!...
Get ready for spring!
Are you and your horse ready for this busy season? The 5-point checklist in this edition of EQUUS Extra can help. From preventive care for your horse to reviewing the readiness of your gear and trailer,...
Dressage horse in round arenas with rope
Effects of gait when working a horse on circles
Research into the effects of gait when a horse circles shows that speed affects the forces on joints, tendons, ligaments and hooves.
Farrier at work on horses hoof
4-point strategy for healthy hooves
Every aspect of your horse’s management affects his hooves. Here are four things you can do to keep your horse’s hooves healthy and strong.
Horse in the riding arena in the portraits, with young rider in motion
4 simple rules for preserving soundness
You can take step to protect your horse's bones, muscles and tendons. Here are four general rules for keeping your horse sound.
horse running mud
Slip and fall injuries in horses
Slick footing can lead to several types of injuries in horses. Here's how to identify and manage each.