Lameness in the Performance Horse

January 11, 2018

    The Vast majority of Unsound Horses DO NOT SHOW LAMENESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!…….contrary to what most Vets’ are taught. I have met hundreds of them in my Life time and could walk You out the door here this instant and show You one. I could sell that Horse Today, obtain a ‘Pre-Purchase Vet Check’ and the Horse will pass!   This article is written on behalf of all Horses that cry out for help but are often not heard.   One must of course realize that such horses have got unsoundness problems. Despite their physical discomforts or mental fragility, these horses […]

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If we can’t ‘listen’ – we can’t diagnoze

December 22, 2017

  Hi Folks, There is no doubt at all, that my successful Career has been largely attributable to the ability to “Listen to the Horse” You will see a lot about this on this Website” The Horse is the ultimate Judge, is never wrong, never lies, just a good communicator……..IF You can ‘Listen”   As a result, we have diagnosed the Veterinary problems of a large number of Horses…..where Vets’ and other Health Professionals have not and there are 27 of them on our “Listen to the Horses” DVD or Video portal set.    for instance………go to the high end […]

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The Crooked Horse

October 11, 2017

    There are two basic reasons for the ‘Crooked Horse’   Veterinary issues   Ridden Issues For the latter, go here and read about ‘Rider induced Veterinary Problems.   VETERINARY ISSUES   These come with any twinge that provides discomfort to the Horse, such that it will evade ‘straightness‘ and go ‘crooked’. This compounds matters however, for over time, the Horse builds uneven Muscles and support systems.   These normally include:   Sacroiliac issues   Stifle Issues   Pelvis   Uneven Hips caused at Birth   Bone Chips   They DON’T normally include Chiropractic issues and whilst I am […]

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BEWARE OF THE OFF THE TRACK THOROUGHBRED

January 23, 2017

    This article is written for those entering the Industry for there are high dangers present. A simple check of my Blog will soon show you the proof of my words here below, stories of problems in their Thousands, now dated back to 2001 within the 25,000 Letters I have answered.     None of any of this is the fault of the lovely Horses, of which I have broken in hundreds and they are all just normal Horses   86% OF EX RACE HORSES ARE UNSOUND TO SOME DEGREE WHEN LEAVING THE TRACK   it matters not that […]

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THE WIND SUCKING HORSE

January 23, 2017

  Wind Sucking is a vice and it is also a legal trigger for a Veterinary Surgeon to reject a horse during an inspection for sale. The wind sucker is often under weight and I have even seen them so bad that they have died of mal nutrition because of their incessant desire to be carrying on their habit.     Wind Sucking becomes a drug addiction with horses. They are addicts. Each time they suck and gulp air they receive a hit of endorphins which is similar to a drug, hence it’s addiction.   The habit is generally caused […]

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ULCERS IN THE PERFORMANCE HORSE

January 23, 2017

    FROM THE MORPHETVILLE EQUINE CLINIC- Adelaide, South Australia   Did You know?……. That over 70% of Jumping and Equestrian Horses have Stomach Ulcers during periods of training and competition   2 out of 3 Endurance Horses have Ulcers immediately after competition   Over 58% of competitive Horses have Ulcers after 3 Days of Travel and competition   90% of Racehorses have Ulcers     To add to the Worlds knowledge base on this Subject, most of it Veterinary based, let us relate out personal learning’s, most of which will  not appear in that info. Reason?…because Vets’ ride Lecterns […]

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CONFORMATION AND THE DRESSAGE HORSE

January 23, 2017

    Over 50% of Dressage Horses that I see ARE NOT suitable for the purpose”     CONFORMATION INDUCED MISBEHAVIOR   Have you ever wondered if getting into fights with your Horse on the flat, that your Friend is most likely attempting to communicate the fact that it just can’t do the work? events every day of the year around this Country…..and they call them ‘naughty horses‘ In Australia, conformation is largely the last thing that people look at when buying a Horse whereas in Europe, it is one of the first. I guess that’s what sets us apart […]

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THE CLUB HOOF AND IT’S DOWNSIDE

January 23, 2017

    Club Hooves on Performance Horses is a serious concern! Something that experience has shown us, comes with many downsides and we highly recommend you don’t flirt with them. Particularly in the ‘Performance Horse’. They detrimentally affect many aspects of Horse Ownership:     CAUSES   They are normally Born with the condition, which can be brought on by all manner of things, from Feeding of Mares to hireditary. This article is only a general warning to you so we won’t get into the technical issues of this.   FLYING CHANGES   We all know it takes a lot […]

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CONFORMATION VERSUS SOUNDNESS

January 23, 2017

    In the Performance Horse World, ‘Conformation’ is everything and yet largely ignored by those buying for their chosen Sport. Let’s talk about Dressage…….   If a Horse is not ‘Built for Purpose’, it cannot adequately complete the task.   Behavior will then be affected, as the Horse struggles to do what it wasn’t built for.   This removes ‘relaxation’, the first level of the ‘German Training Scale’ and without it, forget Dressage.   and yet, at every Comp I attend, I see OVER 50% of all Horses, being not ‘built to cope’   CONFORMATION INDUCED MISBEHAVIOR   So […]

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WORMING YOUR HORSE WITH CONTROL & SUCCESS

November 6, 2013

    The absolute Fool Proof way to ensure success, is to ‘Leg Restraints Train’ Your Horses. End of problem!   Stock Whip training the unbroken Horse with Knee Hobbles   How important is it to worm your horse. Very!! Here are some reasons:    Worms can kill a horse by perforating the stomach lining. Worms can cause death by causing Colic, which can lead to death. A wormy horse never has a nice coat. Worms affect the color of your horse. A wormy steel grey horse will turn lighter grey as do the Australian Blue Heeler Dogs when they […]

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