Archive for October 2016

Should your foal go to pre-school?

As with many things in life, you start on one path which leads to another, then another, and then a further one.  Often it is a question unanswered that leads you to experience more, so you change direction.   Each part is experienced before you can proceed to the next.  This is how it has been read more…

4 Exercises to Improve Equestrian Riders’ Pain, Posture, and Performance

Sports Performance Chiropractor Dr. James Spencer is based in Wellington, FL., where he works with equestrian athletes.   The importance of posture is an important discussion when considering the longevity of an athlete’s career in the sport.It is also a commonly discussed topic in the equestrian community. It does not matter what form of riding read more…

Brain, Pain or Training

Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist and equine behaviorist Sue Palmer (MSc MCSP Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapist, ACPAT Category A, Intelligent Horsemanship Recommended Associate, BHSAI) has an extensive range of qualifications and an impressive scope of understanding of both the physical and emotional issues that can affect your horse’s performance. Sue believes passionately in helping owners to improve their read more…

Taking the reins – What happens when human handedness meets equine laterality?

Sandra Kuhnke studied Equine Science in Vienna (University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna/Austria, BSc) and Hartpury (Hartpury College, UK, MSc) and is a trained equine osteopath and physiotherapist. Sandra is currently working as DQHA’s breed manager for American Quarter Horses as well as finalizing her PhD project (Kassel University, Germany) on the effects of laterality in read more…