Lumpy, Bumpy Legs: Is It A Popped Splint?

Small metacarpal and metatarsal bones on each side of the cannon bone that run from the knee to just above the fetlock, commonly called “splint bones,” are the remnants of prehistoric equine toes. Horses can damage their splint bones in multiple ways, including from poor conformation, repeated concussion, direct trauma and poor farriery. Damaged splints […]

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Program Uses Retired Racehorses To Help Teens Cope Thanks To Funding From Chad Brown

It is no longer questioned that people from all walks of life benefit from interacting with horses; the animal’s ability to help those dealing with both emotional and physical issues has been well documented. Valerie Buck, a retired exercise rider and founder of Aftercare Continued Thoroughbred Training (ACTT Naturally), takes in retiring racehorses and uses […]

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