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Teenagers And Thoroughbreds, A Winning Combination: Teens from IL & VA Honored with TAKE2 Awards

Thoroughbreds are tough to ride? Tell that to the two teenagers who guided retired racehorses to win the 2019 TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Awards, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). Alyssa Paulette of Virginia picked up 593 points with Always Drama in the TAKE2 Jumper division, and MacKenna Bochnak of Illinois topped the TAKE2 Hunter […]

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Retirement From Tendon Injury May Be A Thing Of The Past, New Research Shows

Tendon injuries in horses account for between 30 and 50 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries and reinjury is common; treatment with embryonic stem cells may increase a horse’s chances of successfully returning to work–and staying there. When a horse tears the fibers in a tendon, inflammation occurs at the injury site and scar tissue is […]

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Human Health Innovations Can Be Used To Keep Horses Sound

Tendon injuries in horses can be difficult to rehabilitate, and should include monitoring of pain, heavy and slow loading, and progressive resistance. Equine veterinarians are turning to human medicine to offer horses additional tendon-healing strategies, which Dr. Seth O’Neill, PhD, MSc, PGCE, HE, MCSP, MMACP, of the University of Leicester’s College of Life Sciences, discussed […]

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Money Makes Money Is A True All-Around OTTB

Karen Benson of Campobello, S.C., is deeply committed to showing off the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed. She rides Money Makes Money (Talk Is Money—Soak, Devil’s Bag), her current horse, in horse shows as a jumper and a hunter, on the trails in Western tack and in field hunter trials. Together since “Kitt” was three, […]

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Fan-Favorite Millionaire Page McKenney Retired With Filling In Tendon

Adam Staple knew the time was getting closer when the best horse he has ever owned, popular 8-year-old claimer-turned-multiple stakes-winning millionaire Page McKenney, would stop racing. With that in mind, Staple was somewhat prepared for the sudden retirement of Page McKenney Aug. 24 with a tendon injury in his left front leg. “The one saving […]

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Can Bandages Cause Tendon Damage In Racehorses?

Many racehorses have their legs bandaged in an effort to reduce the chance of overreaching and injury when they are worked or exercised; many sport horses and those ridden for pleasure have their legs bandaged or wrapped by owners who believe they are providing support to equine legs. In horses that are not racing, the […]

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Study Uses Ultrasound To Predict Tendon Injury Recovery

A recent study has shown that ultrasound can be used to predict the likelihood of a horse returning to competition after a tendon injury. The study, conducted by the University of Nottingham, Oakham Equine Hospital and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, used a scoring system to grade tendon injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses at the time […]

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New Equine Leg Brace Could Be Game-Changer For Injury Recovery

For anyone who deals with horses in a competitive nature, it is not if they will deal with lameness issues in their equine athletes, but when. Horsepower Technologies is working to make dealing with those situations easier and safer with its new “Fast Track” device, a brace that is designed to accelerate a horse’s recovery […]

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Is It Better Yet? Measuring Healing Of Tendon Injuries

Compared to many other common equine injuries, soft tissue injuries can require some of the more lengthy recovery and rehabilitation plans. A bowed tendon, for example, can require months of stall rest and hand walking before a horse can return to a paddock or pasture, let alone to work. If not treated properly and given […]

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Page McKenney Recovering Well From Tendon Injury, Returns To Training In October

Adam Staple and Julin Stable’s multiple stakes winner Page McKenney is expected to rejoin trainer Mary Eppler next month as he continues to recover from a minor tendon injury that prematurely ended his 2016 season this spring. The 6-year-old gelding has completed his first month of rehabilitation at Nor Mar Farm in Freeland, Md., located […]

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