August 4, 2012 - Conditioning Young Horses

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by Christa Leste-Lasserre

Research shows that appropriate amounts of exercise during the first three years of a horse’s life can benefit the musculoskeletal system

Before your equine athlete begins full-scale training, he can benefit greatly from preparatory physical conditioning. Yes, it’s true that he’s still growing, that sensitive structures such as his joints and tendons are still developing, and that, generally speaking, he’s immature. But veterinary researchers agree: A fair amount of exercise will do a significant amount of good, not only now but for his entire life. So, it’s important to get your youngster out of the stall and into shape.

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