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Horse bandages – “Yes or No ?”

Actually I don't like to say "no" to things in general, because then you lose one option in advance. So instead let's see what the effect of bandages on tissue is, it doesn't matter human or horse. Even if it's wrapped really softly, a bandage interferes on a normal blood flow (oxygen and nutrients supply of tissue), mobility of the joint, tendons, ligaments or even some muscles. In warm weather bandages could overheat tissue. Moreover, the horse has in his hairy, lower part of the pastern few tactile hairs, which  give him information about his legs coordination and terrain under him. So if we bandage them or trim (cut) them, we...

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Horse anatomy

As a good rider you should know a lot about the horse's and rider's anatomy and biomechanics as well. This is essential to understand in depth what is happening during the movement (riding or any other work or play with a horse). If you acquire this knowledge no method, approach, tip, trainer or equipment could fool or harm you or your horse, because you'll train or ride him according to natural laws. Topics about the facts of horse's and rider's anatomy are coming soon...

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Why a horse gets scared on a roadside fence?

Why does a horse have difficulties in passing this type of fences or gates?

A horse has this scanning like type of view. His brains save pictures of the surroundings from last time he has passed a spot and automatically compare them to new ones. So he is receptible to environment changes that could mean a threat for him. Because he can't see much in depth, the vertical laths make a moving like effect, a visual illusion, that's confusing for the horse. It seems to him that there is something moving behind the fence or gate (a predator). Thus he gets scared more often compared to a...

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