Why are contracted heels an issue?

Contracted heels are problematic for several reasons: They can lead to atrophy of the internal structures of the hoof, which are necessary for support and correct functioning of the entire…

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AskHQ: What are the rules of showjumping?

Photography: Merlynn Trichardt Q: What are the rules of showjumping? The international governing body for most major show jumping competitions is the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), and in their rulebook…

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AskHQ: Ringworm

Want to know more about ringworm? Like the fact that it isn't actually caused by a worm but by a fungus? Then, check out this article on ringworm in our equine friends.

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AskHQ: Tail rubbing

Q: Why might my horse be rubbing his tail?  A: There are multiple causes of tail rubbing, but the trick is to find out quickly what the cause is in…

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AskHQ: Thrush

Q: My horse has just recovered from a bad case of thrush. My farrier has advised that I look at his diet, as well as some other management issues. I…

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