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Video: Acute Laminitis

Can you recognize acute laminitis symptoms? How can you help your horse if he has equine laminitis or displays acute laminitis symptoms? In this video from the Animal...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle Fitting and Red Shoes

Watch this hilarious video, starring Jochen Schleese, explaining the importance of purchasing the correct size saddle for You and Your horse. Jochen compares saddle...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Is Your Saddle Causing Scapular Damage?

A saddle which may seemingly fit perfectly when the horse is standing still in the crossties may begin to shift when the horse begins to move.

Grooming For Competition With ShowSheen - Shine

Who doesn't love that show-day shine? Grooming for competition with ShowSheen - Shine from Absorbine

Product Review: SoulShine Horse Ware

All the fabric that you see are hand crafted from Central America. The purchase of these items helps many families in these third world countries to be able to hand down...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Unwanted Behaviors? Check for Saddle Pinching

The trapezius, the rhomboids and the spinales muscles all converge in your horse’s wither area. One could liken the withers area to a distributor cap since it...

Grooming For Competition With ShowSheen - Brushing

Get that show-day sheen! Watch more on grooming for competition with ShowSheen - Brushing from Absorbine

Mounting a Colt for the First Time

In the first of three lessons dealing with a first ride, you'll learn how to mount a colt and flex his neck in this video.

How to Put Energy in the Lazy Horse

Is your horse dull and unresponsive to your leg aids? Charles demonstrates how to improve your forward cue for a better performance from your horse.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - How does Muscular Development Affect the Fit of the Saddle AND your Horse’s Behavior?

Have you ever considered whether the increase or decrease of your horse's muscular development could have on the fit of your saddle or the behaviour of your horse? Check...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Reading the Sweat Pattern and Dry Spots

Sweat marks occur in areas where there is friction and air circulation. Why do we see a sweat pattern where the saddle sits? The horse’s back actually has only a...

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