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  • Three essentials for building topline
    2020-11-18



    A horse’s topline is shaped by the muscles along the withers, back, loin and croup. A well-developed topline is essential for long term health and performance of the equine athlete. Although the overall muscling can differ between horses, every healthy horse can develop a strong topline. The key elements are well-balanced nutrition in combination with proper exercise. In this blog we share with you 3 essential elements for building a strong topline

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  • Strength
    2020-11-13



    Muscle power is everything. The muscles in the body help to support the skeleton of the horse. The better the muscles are developed, the more the spine and joints will be properly supported. A well-developed topline is essential for long term health and performance of the equine athlete. A horse’s topline is shaped by the muscles along the withers, back, loin and croup. Although the overall muscling can differ between horses, every healthy horse can develop a strong topline. The key elements are well-balanced nutrition in combination with proper exercise. In this article, Dr. Caroline Loos shares the secrets of how to build a strong topline.

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  • Rest, nature’s best medicine
    2020-10-16

    Your horse is an athlete: rest is the key to success Throughout the year it is important for athletes to take a break and recuperate. After a top performance or competition season, they need to slow down, rest and rebalance their body. This much-needed recovery period is also essential for your horse, as competition-free weekends can be counted on the fingers of one hand nowadays. This is a dangerous evolution, especially when you only have one or two horses. It is almost impossible to keep them in top condition all year long, because continuously “pushing” a horse often results in fatigue and poor performance. By introducing a period of rest every now and then, you give the horse a chance to regain its full strength and perform at his best again afterwards. In fact, frequent recovery periods will allow the horse to perform at a top level more continuously in the long run. To get maximal results from a recovery period, a reinforcing detox treatment, including the right feed and suitable supplements, will allow your horse’s whole body to recuperate and regain strength.

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News overview

  • 2020-10-05
    Healthy from within
    A healthy horse with a gleaming coat: that’s what all owners want. But how can we get our horse in that condition? Is it just a question of applying a shampoo or spray, or is more involved?
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  • 2020-09-18
    CAVALOR ARTITEC, the scientifically proven feed supplement for joints.
    Sport horses need to endure quite a lot of strain on their joints. A recent survey* found that 36% of horses develop joint problems by the time they reach the age of eight. In two out of three horses, this leads to lameness and a good 20% of those will be out of commission for a year or longer.
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  • 2020-08-27
    How to treat horses with small wounds?
    Does your horse have a small wound that needs treatment? If you stick to these 4 tips your horse will soon be back to its old happy self.
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  • 2020-08-14
    The healthy hoof file
    How diet determines hoof quality. Brittle, flaking hooves, painful soles, dry feet... conditions that many horses have to deal with. However, the solution to these issues is not always obvious. Since hoof health has a huge impact on the performance of your horse and their quality of life, treating hoof problems correctly is vital. But how can we tackle and solve hoof problems, or better: avoid them altogether?
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  • 2020-07-28
    Now go win
    I want a fit horse at the starting line. How can I offer my horse the maximum nutritional support? It has happened to all of us at some time: months of preparation for that really crucial competition and the day has finally arrived. The tack is clean and shiny, you have had a good night's sleep, and your horse is well trained... In other words, let the battle commence. But just when a performance peak is required, your horse feels under the weather. What now? Various reasons may make your horse feel stiff or less than 100% fit. The best known cause is muscle fatigue. Lactic acid is traditionally seen as the “culprit” of this type of fatigue. But is accumulation of lactate effectively the culprit? And is it the only cause of fatigue and acidification?
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  • 2020-06-22
    5 tips to optimally prepare yourself and your horse for competition and hot days
    The days are getting warmer and competitions are slowly being rolled out again. Happy days ahead! We all know that the past few months have brought all kinds of new challenges. Many of us have had to adapt their horse's management, varying from winding the training down a bit to 24-7 turnout. We are all looking forward to the moment we will be able to go for our 'equestrian goals’ once again! In this blog we will share 5 tips to get back into competition in optimal form.
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  • 2020-06-19
    ELECTROLYTES - A HYPE OR A MUST?
    With summer finally here and temperatures rising, it is the perfect time to stress the importance of electrolytes. Some equestrians feed them to their horses daily, while others only feed them in extreme heat or during a strenuous competition. But when do horses need those extra electrolytes, and why?
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  • 2020-06-12
    NEW: VALOR: the magazine from Cavalor!
    In Valor, we bring you stories from the equestrian community, science and sport. This is where our inspiration comes from, and in Valor we would love to share this with you. Want to be amongst the first to receive a copy of our magazine? Then register now on valor.cavalor.com
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  • 2020-04-18
    Sport mare or broodmare? Ensure the right balance
    Do sports and breeding go together? Many sport mares are used for breeding to pass on their genes, talents and qualities to their progeny. By embryo transplantation or by using the sport mare herself (once) as a broodmare. To return to competing afterwards. Both pregnancy and training demand a lot from horses, especially in combination. The gestation period is a time when a lot happens in the body of a mare. And rearing a foal requires a lot of energy. It is thus doubly important to have a clear picture of your mare’s needs.
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  • 2020-04-15
    5 tips for you and your horse during weeks with no competitions
    Were you and your horse preparing for competitions? In that case, you need to adapt your horse’s training programme and diet. This blog post contains 5 tips for you and your horse during time off from competitions.
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