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Archive for category: Equine Ailments

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How One Horse Changed the Lives of Thousands of Horses – Timmy’s Story

Margaret Donnelly, Timmy’s owner and founder of Equilibrium Products talks about what it’s like having a horse diagnosed with head shaking, how she solved the problem and how helping her horse, she actually managed to help so many other horses too. I bought Timmy as an un-backed two year old in Ireland. I just fell […]

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The Horse’s Hock – Treatments and symptoms of hock joint lameness

The Horse’s Hock Joint The experts at Equilibrium Products share their knowledge on the hock joint and common issues that affect this joint. We use this to design our Equilibrium Therapy Hind & Hock Magnetic Chaps. Horse’s Hock anatomy The horse’s hock joint is one of the hardest working of all the joints, and plays […]

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Breathability is Best

When considering leg protection for our horses, most horse owners are now aware that the ‘modern’ horse boot should be breathable but do we really understand the importance of choosing a breathable boot for our horses? Firstly we must consider the horse’s leg. The horse’s leg is made of many bones, joints and muscles with […]

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Overreach injuries & how to avoid them

What is an overreach injury? An overreach injury occurs when a horse steps on the back of a fore limb heel with the toe of a hind limb. In extreme cases an overreach injury can be potentially life threatening for a horse. This is because there are several extremely important structures on the back of the leg. […]

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Simple stretches to help keep your horse supple

Stretching your horse is an easy way to keep your horse supple and helps to maintain good muscle health. Stretches should only be carried out once the muscles have been warmed up. After exercise is the best time to stretch your horse, alternatively using the Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad and the Massage Mitt on key […]

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An introduction to Sarcoids

What are sarcoids? Sarcoids are benign skin tumours that can be found in horses, donkeys and mules, they are generally not life threatening but do destruct the skin cells that are surrounding them. They appear in different forms on a horse and are most commonly found on the abdomen, inside the backs of legs, the […]