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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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Conformation

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ALEX: There are a few things that are really important in selecting a horse, and probably one of the most important things is conformation. Conformation based on specific breeds. And Steve, if you could, please elaborate on the conformation of … Continue reading

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Vet Soundness Exam

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STEVE: The vet check can be paramount to the use of the horse and the longevity of the horse because a lot of things that they’re going to find in the process of examining it, and try to uncover potential … Continue reading

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Farrier (How to choose, What to expect)

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ALEX: In selecting a farrier, it’s important to note first off that a horses’ hoof is one of the most important parts of their anatomy, so it’s important to find the right farrier because a horses’ hoof needs attention pretty much on … Continue reading

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Veterinarian (How to choose, What to expect)

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ALEX: Deciding who your veterinarian should be is really about what region you’re in. If you’re in a highly dense population of horses, it’s going to be easier to find veterinarians. A lot of veterinarians are mobile — they come … Continue reading

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