Correct Movement in Horses

Improving Straightness and Balance

Correct Movement in Horses

Crookedness has a negative effect on a horse's health, performance and behaviour. Thanks to a system of straightness training devised by the authors, the horse's basic way of going can be corrected in a short time. This book describes the process of correcting crookedness, and includes work both on the lunge and under saddle.

Straightening the Crooked Horse

Correct Imbalance, Relieve Strain, and Encourage Free Movement with an Innovative System of Straightness Training

Straightening the Crooked Horse

Teaching both ground and in-saddle schooling techniques, this guide explains a revolutionary holistic system for straightening horses' bodies. Poor performance, bad behavior, and a decline in physical well-being all result from ingrained crookedness, which accounts for 95 percent of all movement problems in both pleasure and sport horses. Exploring a variety of issues—including where crookedness comes from; the basic anatomy and physiology of the moving horse; how incorrect training affects the health, strength, and temperament of the horse—this guide's complete training program will help riders and their horses achieve true straightness.

Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses

Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses

"A clinically-orientated text providing comprehensive information on the rationale, procedures and practice of effective and safe osteopathy on horses. Osteopathy and the Treatment of Horses is a much-needed resource written by a number of leading specialists in the field. This comprehensive text presents the scientific basis of how osteopathy works in animals, as well as providing a working guide to the technical skills needed to perform osteopathic procedures. Drawing on well established practices for humans this book provides details on the full variety of diagnostic and therapeutic osteopathic procedures that can be applied to horses. Demonstrates how professionals treating equine locomotor problems can adapt different procedures in different clinical settings. Covers both treatment with and without sedation and general anaesthetic"--Provided by publisher.

Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses

Adams and Stashak's Lameness in Horses

The Sixth Edition of Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses builds on the book’s reputation as the classic gold-standard reference on equine lameness. Now in full color, the text has been fully revised and streamlined to improve user-friendliness, with a new, simplified format and a stronger emphasis on the diagnosis and management of lameness. A valuable supplementary DVD provides a complete guide to diagnosing lameness, offering additional anatomical images; video clips demonstrating key procedures such as physical examination, flexion tests, perineural and intrasynovial anesthesia; and examples of lameness conditions in motion. The Sixth Edition presents new or significantly rewritten chapters on the axial skeleton, principles of musculoskeletal disease, principles of therapy for lameness, occupation-related lameness conditions, and lameness in the young horse. The diagnostic procedures chapter has also been significantly expanded to reflect advances in this important area. Adams and Stashak’s Lameness in Horses, Sixth Edition is an essential addition to any equine practitioner’s bookshelf.

Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Live Stock ...

In which the Principles and Procedings of the New School of Breeders are Fully and Experimentally Discussed, to which are Added Directions for Making Butter and Cheese, Curing Hams, Pickling Pork and Tongues, Preserving Eggs, &c. &c. : with an Appendix ...

Treatise on the Breeding and Management of Live Stock ...


Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse - E-Book

Diagnosis and Management of Lameness in the Horse - E-Book

Covering many different diagnostic tools, this essential resource explores both traditional treatments and alternative therapies for conditions that can cause gait abnormalities in horses. Broader in scope than any other book of its kind, this edition describes equine sporting activities and specific lameness conditions in major sport horse types, and includes up-to-date information on all imaging modalities. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content may not be included. Cutting-edge information on diagnostic application for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging includes the most comprehensive section available on MRI in the live horse. Coverage of traditional treatment modalities also includes many aspects of alternative therapy, with a practical and realistic perspective on prognosis. An examination of the various types of horses used in sports describes the lameness conditions to which each horse type is particularly prone, as well as differences in prognosis. Guidelines on how to proceed when a diagnosis cannot easily be reached help you manage conditions when faced with the limitations of current diagnostic capabilities. Clinical examination and diagnostic analgesia are given a special emphasis. Practical, hands-on information covers a wide range of horse types from around the world. A global perspective is provided by a team of international authors, editors, and contributors. A full-color insert shows thermography images. Updated chapters include the most current information on topics such as MRI, foot pain, stem cell therapy, and shock wave treatment. Two new chapters include The Biomechanics of the Equine Limb and its Effect on Lameness and Clinical Use of Stem Cells, Marrow Components, and Other Growth Factors. The chapter on the hock has been expanded substantially, and the section on lameness associated with the foot has been completely rewritten to include state-of-the-art information based on what has been learned from MRI. Many new figures appear throughout the book.

Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners

New Revised Edition of the Standard Work for More Than 100 Years

Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners

A revised edition of the guide to equine health care provides comprehensive coverage of such topics as infectious diseases and health management, and provides new chapters on performance and artificial insemination. 15,000 first printing.

The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

The Complete Guide to the Standards of All North American Equine Breed Associatio

The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide

The only official guidebook to horse breed standards and conformation in North America, with breed history and information on gait and distinctive traits, temperament, colors, and variations.

The Complete Training of Horse and Rider

The Complete Training of Horse and Rider

For over a quarter of a century, Colonel Alois Podhajsky was the Director of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, home of the famous white Lipizzaner stallions whose remarkable performances have thrilled audiences throughout the world. Now for the first time, Col. Podhajsky has set forth explicitly and in practical, instructive fashion the step-by-step methods of training both horse and rider that are used at the School and that are the applicable foundations of all good horsemanship, for their purpose is to develop the natural abilities of the horse and to make riding a graceful, pleasurable experience.