Pets are an integral part of our lives. A dog’s sweet eyes or a cat’s enthusiastic purrs are enough to melt any animal lover’s heart. Yesterday, Sunday, February 20thwas national Love Your Pet Day. Since we always love to celebrate our pets let’s take a moment and reflect on what makes them so special.
Nervous horses can make an uncomfortable situation dangerous with spooks, bucks, and other evasive behavior. Knowing your horse’s predispositions and having a general understanding of equine anxiety management will keep everyone safer.
Horses’ backs quite literally bridge the gap between majestic necks, powerful legs, and swishing tails. Other than asking for lifts and bends throughout training, back conditioning and health can be out of sight and mind.
Health is something you carry throughout your entire life. The ups and downs of jobs, family relations, and hobbies can often distract from health, but its’ importance remains. Health can be taken for granted, and maintaining your health is synonymous with living a full, comfortable life.
Metatarsalgia is derived from the Greek words metatarsal, which are the long bones in your foot, and algos, a Greek word for pain. The ailment is the inflammation of joints in the foot, often stemming from overuse.
Patellar Tendonitis also know as jumper’s knee is an injury to the tendon connecting your kneecap (patella) to your shinbone. Anyone can get Patellar Tendonitis but, it is most common in athletes whose sports involve frequent jumping such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, tennis, or track.
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. Tendons are rope-like structures that the muscle uses to pull the bone. You can see them on the back of your hand when you straighten your fingers.