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Behavioral Issues

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STEVE: Most of the behavioral issues involving the head are usually training problems, so I’ll leave that to the trainer. ALEX: Well I think a lot of times, you know, behavioral issues with the head is a lot of things. … Continue reading

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Trainer

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ALEX: Well, I think the best way to find a trainer would be, if you know the discipline or breed you want to be involved with, there are a lot of publications that trainers advertise in. Obviously word of mouth, … Continue reading

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Breeds

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STEVE: Well, a warmblood is a horse that was derived in Europe, primarily, that took into consideration the sporting events of dressage and jumping primarily and the hunters — mostly dressage and jumping. They came from a mixture of draft … Continue reading

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Healthy Body Weight

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STEVE: Healthy body weight of a horse, would be more probably, more reflective of exactly what they are used for, and what they’ve been doing. A horse that’s been turned out, that has been doing nothing, can have a healthy … Continue reading

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Lunge

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ALEX: The benefits to lunging a horse is they’re going to get probably get more activity than if they were turned out. A lot of horses will get turned out onto paddock and eat grass and hang out for a … Continue reading

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Turnout

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STEVE: Turn out on a regular basis on an athlete helps freshen him up. It gets him out. Here in Kentucky, as we can see this time of the year, especially in the spring it’s really bright, is green, there’s … Continue reading

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Physical Check (Looking for Injuries, Swelling, Lameness)

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STEVE: I typically recommend that most owners have a routine to where they can go in and have a way that they look over their entire horse to make sure everything’s perfect before they go use them for day-to-day training, … Continue reading

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Food (Hay, Grain, How often, How much, Storage)

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ALEX: I think first, once we’ve decided we’re going to have a horse, and then we’re going to decide on how we’re going to use that horse is really going to determine a lot on what type of feed and … Continue reading

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Training

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ALEX: Training a horse is really, first, has to be determined by what type of breed you have, what type of discipline you want to ride, and what kind of competition. Obviously, training a race horse, is really completely opposite … Continue reading

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As A Pet

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ALEX: We were looking at some horses here that are very happy with people around them, with dogs around them. They all have their own personality. I think there’s a misjudgment by people that don’t have horses who say they … Continue reading

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