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Jan 30, 2015 Why Does a Horse Cock a Hind Leg? By Nancy Diehl, VMD, MS
Q.My horse always rests his hind leg. Some horse friends say that this means a horse is relaxed. Others have mentioned that this could be indicative of lameness. Can you provide me with some insight as to how to identify if this is a normal behavior or an early sign of lameness?
A. Resting a hind leg—that is, with one hind leg slightly flexed and the hoof not fully on the ground—is a common resting posture in normal, sound horses. Most of the time when we see this, we don't think twice. But if you have concerns that it might be a sign of lameness, here are some things you can consider. More info...
Jan 27, 2015 9 Things I Wish my Horse Would Stop Doing Allison Grist
Riders and horse owners know that horses make our lives complete. Horses fill our lives with happiness, accomplishments, entertainment, conversation topics and more.
They also do many things to make our lives more challenging.
Don’t misunderstand me – I wouldn't trade my time at the barn for anything. However, sometimes it’s healthy to air my grievances.
Here are just some of the things I love to hate about my barn time. More info...
Jan 23, 2015 Spring Break Riding Camps March is Coming Fast
Register now for spring break horseback riding camps. Spring break is only six weeks away. Also start looking at summer horseback riding camps now and avoid disappointment this summer. More info...