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Schedule of Fusion

A great article by Dr Deb Bennet: “Owners and trainers need to realize there’s a definite, easy-to-remember schedule of fusion – and then make their

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Don’t Forget the Feet!

Don’t Forget the Feet! Equine conformation and more particularly pathology of the feet affect greatly the way the saddle is going to sit on the

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Understanding Saddle Fit,

Part IV: Confounding Variables Dr. Joyce Harman of Harmany Equine Clinic presents a four-part series on saddle fitting. Correct saddle fitting is as important to

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Proper Saddle Fit

Wearing boots or shoes that don’t fit properly can be both uncomfortable and painful. So much so, in fact, that few of us will tolerate

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Exercise’s effects Horse’s’ Back and Saddle Fit

By Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Managing Editor

Exercise’s Effects on Horses’ Back Dimensions and Saddle Fit

If you’re a runner, you’ve probably noticed that after a 45-minute jog your calf muscles seem a bit swollen or enlarged. They are responding to post-training fluid shifts, fiber hypertrophy (thickening), and the general strain of exercise. Horses’ muscles, particularly along the back, respond to exercise in the same way. Have you ever thought about what effect this might have on your saddle’s fit as your horse works?

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