To evaluate conformation and gait analysis, an example of a thoroughbred racehorse was examined to show structure and balance; good conformation within perimeters; way of going through photographic evidence to support gait analysis. The horse is a 6 year old, 15.3hh thoroughbred racehorse who has a good pedigree, has won and placed in races on
When Columbus brought the first horses to the United States, he had no idea he had brought the animal that would later bring the hope back into people’s lives. Horses have always been a huge part in the lives of people all around the world, but today they have become something much more than an animal. They have become best friends with society and are now being used to give various people with different disabilities the amazing feeling of security and confidence. Equine Therapy has opened a new world to the people who have disabilities. Equine Therapy is for people who cannot understand the real world like most of us can. Before becoming an Equine Therapist, one must analyze the qualifications, training,
My rationale for studying the working conditions of therapy horses, who work at Heal With Horses located at Wellington Ontario is that, working animals are not typically seen as traditional workers in society. They can be oppressed and are easily taken advantage of, as they can not verbally stand up for themselves, but do so in many other ways. Thus saying, it is our job as society and empathic, intellectual, human beings to ensure we represent, understand and stand up for the working rights and voices of all workers, whether they have 2 legs or four. I believe it is our ethical responsibility as human workers to make sure we give equal working conditions to all diverse types of work and workers; including service horses/animals because we humans do reap the benefits of their labour. It is the right thing to do to make sure therapy horses are treated fairly. From working at a non for profit
Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Some might say Churchill was ahead of his time, with the way horse assisted therapy has just recently begun growing in popularity. All over the world therapists and psychologists have been exploring the effect horses have on troubled humans. In their explorations, perhaps with Churchill’s words in mind, they are attempting to find out just how useful an equine aid is in therapeutic treatment of physical and psychological impairments. There are passionate opinions from varying viewpoints, but they all come down to whether or not horse assisted therapy is effective and should be considered a regular practice. The answer to this
Hello class, as you may know by now my name is Peighton Davis and I have a passion for horses and I wanted to learn more of the ways horses can help you. For the past couple of weeks I have been looking into horse therapy also known as Equine Therapy. So, I decided my Genius Hour question would be, What is Equine Therapy and how does it help people ?
In this paper, I will be discussing the equine genetic disease Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP) or Impressive Syndrome. I will share the origins of HYPP through the genetic influence of an American Quarter Horse Stallion called Impressive. There will be coverage of the signs of HYPP and comparison to similar symptoms found in other ailments. I will explain the causes of HYPP attacks in regards to the abnormalities in afflicted horse’s potassium levels and voltage-gaited sodium channels. In closing, I will provide recommendations in management practices, prevention and possibilities for eliminating for HYPP from the equine industry.
There are many biomechanical actions that happen over very short times during equine locomotion that make gait analysis difficult to evaluate using normal diagnostic tools (Clayton, 1993).
First off when purchasing your horse you have to watch for proper balance. Balance is arguably the most important aspect when examining a horse since it is fundamental for both movement and performance, this is determined by the horse's bone structure.(Duberstein) Some aspects that play a role in determining the balance includes the horse's weight along with the proportions and angles of the body. A horse can be light weighted or heavy weighted and still balanced if its bone structure allows for equal distribution of that weight. Appropriate balance of a horse allows it to carry itself in a well mannered fashion.("Test Your Eye for Horse Conformation") Along with a horse's balance, structural correctness plays a major role in
Naylor J. May 1994. Equine hyperkalemic periodic paralysis: review and implications. Can Vet J. 35. 279-285.
To help a rider loosen their hips and keep their legs in correct alignment with their shoulders the rider should let her legs hang as long as possible, straighten her pelvis and point her toes as if she were try do get them to drag in the dirt. The leg should stay relaxed while doing this exercise. After fifteen to twenty seconds of stretching the toes down flex the toes up towards the ceiling while still keeping the hip angle open and the legs long and draping around the horse’s sides, hold this position for fifteen to twenty seconds. Repeat the above process at least two or three more times than bend your legs just enough so that your calves come in contact with the horse’s stomach and bring the toe in, so that the foot is parallel with the horse, and slightly up. This will help prevent bracing into the stirrups and driving the leg forward. This exercise can also be done at the trot and canter.
The Ismael Pinto Association of Equine Therapy in Madrid summarizes principles and concepts relating to how equine therapy is beneficial. Horses transmit heat and rhythmic pulses from within their lumbar and ventral muscles that conduct
“ Your clients want to talk to you about their horse and their concerns. They will tell you how best to provide services for their horses if you listen” (qdt.
Horses are very intelligent creatures, they need to be approached very friendly, for clinical examination and treatment, and horses cannot be handled with force. It will be better to first get acquainted with horse by taking brief history of the horse from its owner. Approach horse from right or left side near to its face, first touch and move your hand on face or neck of horse with talking to horse. Wait and watch the reaction of horse, especially the direction of its ears, marwari horses turn their ears backward when they are unhappy with their handlers. A new equine handler should keep in mind that horse can attack a handler by biting, attacking with front legs, kicking by both hind legs and by its head too. One front leg of horse should be kept high near to horse’s body by bending the leg on its knee joint for safe examination of horse. A horse handler should wear good shoes, because horse can also press