AskHQ: Swollen legs

Q: My horse’s legs swell overnight in the stable but reduce to normal size after a bit of turnout or exercise. Why does this happen? Do I need to worry?…

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AskHQ: Throughness

Q: What is throughness? A: Throughness involves your horse working from his hindquarters, swinging through his back, into a consistent, relaxed contact in front. His neck and jaw joints should…

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AskHQ: Puissance

Q: What is a puissance competition? And how does it work? A: A puissance competition, also known as the 'high jump' in equestrian sports, is a popular showjumping event that…

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Fibre can change abnormal behaviour

By Hannah Botha, MSc Equine Nutriiton Stereotypic behaviours are actions that are repeated without any apparent or obvious purpose or function. These behaviours involve a need-related drive that develops if…

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