Equine Knowledge

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Over-Reaching

Overreaching:- Knocking any part of the foreleg with a hind toe on the same side.  A front leg is overtaken and struck by the inner edge of the hind shoe, usually on...

What is ‘equine faulty action’?

Faulty action is defective actions during movements, which may arise for many different reasons.  Conformation defects will affect the horse's ability to move in a smooth gait because then foot falls are...

How to check a horse for lameness

An effective method to do an overall lameness check on a horse is by observation, palpation and evaluation while in motion.   Observe the proportion between left and right legs and feet, between...