Author Archive | megan

Has your horse been to the dentist lately?

My three horses, Kiona, Rainbow and Prince, just had their spring appointment with Veterinary Equine Dentist Dr. Richard Vetter, DVM. (His website is very informative, check it out!) About 10 years ago I learned something about the difference between a dental specialist versus a general practitioner vet doing dentistry (floating teeth). Ever since having my […]

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“Essential Reading for All Riders”

Dr. Deb Bennett, Ph.D., author of several books including the wonderful series, Principles of Conformation Analysis, is also the founder of a great website, Equine Studies Institute. Check out especially the “Knowledge Base” area of the site. As described there, “This section of the ESI Website is intended to grow as readings are added yearly. […]

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Wither Rock- totally easy!

Here’s a fast, simple way to really help your horse’s wither area, which means it will help back, ribs and shoulders, but especially the back and ribs. Rest your hands on top of your horse’s withers, and rock the withers back and forth (right and left for your horse). Start with small movements (maybe even […]

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Why is my horse tight here? Why is she sore there?

“Why?” is a very common response whenever we realize that our horses’ have aches, pains, tensions, etc. And it’s a very important question to ask, because asking it is part of the process of finding ways to make them more comfortable in the future. But it’s not a question that you should really expect to […]

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