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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.» Read more
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.» Read more » Read all articles