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FACT: Sometimes the rider needs training, too.We can’t all be the most balanced, finessed riders. That doesn’t mean we s...
30/01/2021

FACT: Sometimes the rider needs training, too.
We can’t all be the most balanced, finessed riders. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ride, but it might mean considering training aids. “We don’t all ride like top competition riders, and many of us never will, for various reasons,” says Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVSMR, McPhail Dressage Chair Emerita at Michigan State University (MSU) and president of Sport Horse Science, in Mason, Michigan. For instance, the elasticized Equiband system, which can be used under saddle, teaches riders what it feels like when a horse is properly “rounded.”

FACT: Training with devices is harder work for the horse.
These devices might seem simple, but they’re actually working horses significantly harder than riding or longeing alone. That’s true whether it’s a full-body system like the Pessoa, local training aids such as fetlock bracelets, or head-and-neck devices like chambons or draw reins.

Source: https://buff.ly/3sHOegu

#PrismaImaging #DevelopingHorses #HorseTraining #Equestrian

FACT: Sometimes the rider needs training, too.
We can’t all be the most balanced, finessed riders. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t ride, but it might mean considering training aids. “We don’t all ride like top competition riders, and many of us never will, for various reasons,” says Hilary Clayton, BVMS, PhD, FRCVS, Dipl. ACVSMR, McPhail Dressage Chair Emerita at Michigan State University (MSU) and president of Sport Horse Science, in Mason, Michigan. For instance, the elasticized Equiband system, which can be used under saddle, teaches riders what it feels like when a horse is properly “rounded.”

FACT: Training with devices is harder work for the horse.
These devices might seem simple, but they’re actually working horses significantly harder than riding or longeing alone. That’s true whether it’s a full-body system like the Pessoa, local training aids such as fetlock bracelets, or head-and-neck devices like chambons or draw reins.

Source: https://buff.ly/3sHOegu

#PrismaImaging #DevelopingHorses #HorseTraining #Equestrian

Management considerations for horses with Kissing Spines includes:• Warm-ups - Tailor warm-ups to the individual horse’s...
28/01/2021

Management considerations for horses with Kissing Spines includes:
• Warm-ups - Tailor warm-ups to the individual horse’s needs and preferences.
• Weather - Adjustments may be needed to properly prepare a horse’s muscles for work in cold weather.
• Tack - Pay close attention to saddle and girth fit, as it can either help or hinder treatment or management.
• Bodywork - Consider adding equine chiropractic care and acupuncture as part of your management plan.
• Nutrition - Always vital to a horse’s overall health and wellness, diet can play a critical role in maintaining a healthy weight, laying a strong foundation and supporting a normal, healthy level of inflammation.

Source: https://buff.ly/2XIH9xX

#PrismaImaging #KissingSpines #HorseCare

Management considerations for horses with Kissing Spines includes:
• Warm-ups - Tailor warm-ups to the individual horse’s needs and preferences.
• Weather - Adjustments may be needed to properly prepare a horse’s muscles for work in cold weather.
• Tack - Pay close attention to saddle and girth fit, as it can either help or hinder treatment or management.
• Bodywork - Consider adding equine chiropractic care and acupuncture as part of your management plan.
• Nutrition - Always vital to a horse’s overall health and wellness, diet can play a critical role in maintaining a healthy weight, laying a strong foundation and supporting a normal, healthy level of inflammation.

Source: https://buff.ly/2XIH9xX

#PrismaImaging #KissingSpines #HorseCare

FICTION: Training devices can replace rider skill.Training aids can help less experienced riders, but they’re not a fix-...
27/01/2021

FICTION: Training devices can replace rider skill.
Training aids can help less experienced riders, but they’re not a fix-all. In fact, in less skilled riders’ hands, the devices could be counterproductive.

FICTION: Training aids work by forcing horses into unnatural positions.
The goal of a training aid is to encourage a horse to work in a beneficial position he’s naturally capable of achieving. A rounded, engaged position with a vertical head can lead to improved performance.

FICTION: The science behind these devices is biased.
Research on training devices is lacking, and what research has been done is “way overdue,” says Clayton. The existing research—limited to a few rein devices and a handful of basic studies on the Pessoa system, elastic bands, and fetlock devices is solid.

Source: https://buff.ly/3sHOegu

#PrismaImaging #Equestrian #SportHorse #Horsemanship #HorseTraining #HorseDevelopment #EquestrianLife

FICTION: Training devices can replace rider skill.
Training aids can help less experienced riders, but they’re not a fix-all. In fact, in less skilled riders’ hands, the devices could be counterproductive.

FICTION: Training aids work by forcing horses into unnatural positions.
The goal of a training aid is to encourage a horse to work in a beneficial position he’s naturally capable of achieving. A rounded, engaged position with a vertical head can lead to improved performance.

FICTION: The science behind these devices is biased.
Research on training devices is lacking, and what research has been done is “way overdue,” says Clayton. The existing research—limited to a few rein devices and a handful of basic studies on the Pessoa system, elastic bands, and fetlock devices is solid.

Source: https://buff.ly/3sHOegu

#PrismaImaging #Equestrian #SportHorse #Horsemanship #HorseTraining #HorseDevelopment #EquestrianLife

A research group based in Germany and Belgium recently tested high-powered laser therapy in a standardized control study...
25/01/2021

A research group based in Germany and Belgium recently tested high-powered laser therapy in a standardized control study and found it significantly improved lesion healing in the suspensory ligament branch, a common cause of lameness in equine athletes.

The veterinarians assessed a Class 4 laser, which emits four different wavelengths simultaneously. Through the study the researchers found higher rates of active healing and a lower degree of tendon damage in the horse.

Read more about this exciting study here: https://buff.ly/3p3BKNO
📸: Niklas Drumm

#PrismaImaging #HorseHealth #HorseMedicine #VeterinaryResearch

A research group based in Germany and Belgium recently tested high-powered laser therapy in a standardized control study and found it significantly improved lesion healing in the suspensory ligament branch, a common cause of lameness in equine athletes.

The veterinarians assessed a Class 4 laser, which emits four different wavelengths simultaneously. Through the study the researchers found higher rates of active healing and a lower degree of tendon damage in the horse.

Read more about this exciting study here: https://buff.ly/3p3BKNO
📸: Niklas Drumm

#PrismaImaging #HorseHealth #HorseMedicine #VeterinaryResearch

According to Dr. Kent Allen, sports medicine practitioner, founder of Virginia Equine Imaging, FEI Olympic-level veterin...
23/01/2021

According to Dr. Kent Allen, sports medicine practitioner, founder of Virginia Equine Imaging, FEI Olympic-level veterinarian, current Vice President and Executive Director of ISELP and Chairman of the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) Veterinary Committee, Kissing Spines will account for 50-70% of orthopedic back problems. However, the clinical signs of this can vary, as some horses with radiographic evidence display no outward signs and vice versa. The average age of horses with back pain though, was shown to be around 6.5 years old.

Source: https://buff.ly/2XIH9xX

#PrismaImaging #KissingSpine #HorseHealth #HorseMedicine

According to Dr. Kent Allen, sports medicine practitioner, founder of Virginia Equine Imaging, FEI Olympic-level veterinarian, current Vice President and Executive Director of ISELP and Chairman of the USEF (United States Equestrian Federation) Veterinary Committee, Kissing Spines will account for 50-70% of orthopedic back problems. However, the clinical signs of this can vary, as some horses with radiographic evidence display no outward signs and vice versa. The average age of horses with back pain though, was shown to be around 6.5 years old.

Source: https://buff.ly/2XIH9xX

#PrismaImaging #KissingSpine #HorseHealth #HorseMedicine

We were happy to partner with Brooke USA and support their end of year fundraiser! By matching the first $2,500 raised t...
21/01/2021

We were happy to partner with Brooke USA and support their end of year fundraiser! By matching the first $2,500 raised they were able to make double the impact and exceed their revised goals in 2020 to reach even more working equines and the people who depend on them. Learn more about Brooke USA and the way they are changing the world for equines by visiting their website https://buff.ly/2ITWdVy
Brooke USA
#PrismaImaging #BrookeUSA #Equestrian #Equine #HealingHorses

We were happy to partner with Brooke USA and support their end of year fundraiser! By matching the first $2,500 raised they were able to make double the impact and exceed their revised goals in 2020 to reach even more working equines and the people who depend on them. Learn more about Brooke USA and the way they are changing the world for equines by visiting their website https://buff.ly/2ITWdVy
Brooke USA
#PrismaImaging #BrookeUSA #Equestrian #Equine #HealingHorses

FACT: Good horse training doesn’t require any devicesWhen good training and good riding coincide with a sound and well-b...
20/01/2021

FACT: Good horse training doesn’t require any devices
When good training and good riding coincide with a sound and well-balanced horse, there’s no need for training aids.
FACT: Not every horse is fit and balanced
Horses that have had an injury, illness, or prolonged lack of exercise for any reason could benefit from training aids. For example, using a Pessoa longeing system properly during hand-walking or occasional longeing, as instructed by an equine physiotherapist, could help retrain those muscles
FACT: Devices need to be properly fitted and require user training
The last thing you want to do with training aids is dive right into that deep water, so to speak, with no instruction. Research each type, take your time, and get help from reliable experts.
Source: https://buff.ly/3sHOegu

#PrismaImaging #HorseSport #Horsemanship #HorseTraining

FACT: Good horse training doesn’t require any devices
When good training and good riding coincide with a sound and well-balanced horse, there’s no need for training aids.
FACT: Not every horse is fit and balanced
Horses that have had an injury, illness, or prolonged lack of exercise for any reason could benefit from training aids. For example, using a Pessoa longeing system properly during hand-walking or occasional longeing, as instructed by an equine physiotherapist, could help retrain those muscles
FACT: Devices need to be properly fitted and require user training
The last thing you want to do with training aids is dive right into that deep water, so to speak, with no instruction. Research each type, take your time, and get help from reliable experts.
Source: https://buff.ly/3sHOegu

#PrismaImaging #HorseSport #Horsemanship #HorseTraining

“Kissing Spines is a condition where the dorsal spinous processes are too close together,” Dr. Cliff Honnas, equine vete...
16/01/2021

“Kissing Spines is a condition where the dorsal spinous processes are too close together,” Dr. Cliff Honnas, equine veterinarian, surgeon and founder of the widely respected Texas Equine Hospital in Bryan, Texas.
explains simply. “These are the bones that make up the backbone of the horse directly underneath the saddle.”

While there are numerous conditions impacting the equine back, the diagnosis of Kissing Spines has increased fairly dramatically in recent years thanks to improved diagnostic techniques coupled with a greater focus on veterinary education.

Prisma’s imaging technology will be a huge help in diagnosing horses that may have Kissing Spines and monitoring their condition throughout its management.

Source: https://buff.ly/2XIH9xX

#PrismaImaging #KissingSpines #HorseHealth #HorseCare #EquineMedicine

It is important for riders to understand the physical effect that their aids have directly on the horse’s body as a whol...
14/01/2021

It is important for riders to understand the physical effect that their aids have directly on the horse’s body as a whole and realize that incorrect use of our aids (such as backwards use of the hand) can make it impossible for the horse to become supple through the back and able to work correctly and also, that long-term use of such aids can lead to serious lameness and behavioral problems.

The position and length of the horse’s neck, through its many anatomical interconnections with the trunk, has a direct biomechanical effect on the back. If the head is placed unnaturally deep or the neck is unnaturally shortened it will inevitably lead to movement faults and eventual health problems.

The purpose of dressage training is to gymnasticise the horse, to make him stronger and in better balance as well as obedient to the aids of the rider.

Source: https://buff.ly/2LKrdZi

#PrismaImaging #EquineBiomechanics #HorseHealth #EquineAthlete #SportHorse #Equestrian #EquestrianLife #Dressage

In case you missed out on our live webinar last month, check it out here to learn more about Prisma’s imaging technology...
13/01/2021

In case you missed out on our live webinar last month, check it out here to learn more about Prisma’s imaging technology and how we intend to help the equestrian industry by providing a great new advancement in horse health care.
https://buff.ly/3by2qST

#PrismaImaging #HorseHealth #VeterinaryTechnology #Equestrian

11/01/2021
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The winter competition season has officially begun! Good luck to all riders and horses in the ring.

#PrismaImaging #WEF #WEC #Equestrian

Signs of distress in horses:- Decreased appetite- Purple or red gum color- Single animal off by itself- Fever greater th...
08/01/2021

Signs of distress in horses:
- Decreased appetite
- Purple or red gum color
- Single animal off by itself
- Fever greater than 102 degrees
- Animal is lethargic
- Squinting or tearing
- Sudden lameness

Be sure to check on your horses frequently and know the signs of when they might be in need of help!
#Repost from American Association of Equine Practitioners

#PrismaImaging #HorseHealth #HorseCare #EquineMedicine

07/01/2021
Prisma Montage for Asthma Post

In one recent study of adult horses with equine asthma, Researchers found that patients were on average, younger than 10 and those horses were actively participating in reining, barrel racings, trail riding and dressage. About 50% of those asthmatic athletes were “competitive” per the owner rather than pleasure mounts (Leclere et al., 2018).
Read more about the study and its findings here: https://buff.ly/2LmQQ1Y

#PrismaImaging #Equestrian #EquineHealth #HorseMedicine #SportHorse

01/01/2021
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Looking forward to another year of continuing to strive to provide the best in horse health care, Happy New Year!

#PrismaImaging #HappyNewYears #NewYear #HorseCare

Here are a few more tips for keeping your horses safe and healthy during the winter:1. When blanketing be sure to check ...
30/12/2020

Here are a few more tips for keeping your horses safe and healthy during the winter:
1. When blanketing be sure to check for any changes in body condition and keep an eye out for any skin issues due to bacteria growth under the blanket.
2. Be smart about clipping. If clipped, blanket appropriately and pay attention to fluctuating temperatures.
3. Be very cautious about ice on surfaces where the horses walk, either to get to turnout or within their turnout. Keep snow/ice melt handy when needed.

Source: https://buff.ly/3pfbrnI
#PrismaImaging #EquineHealth #HorseCare #ColdWeather #Equestrian #EquestrianLife

Prisma has come to mutually agreeable terms with Littleton Equine Medical Center to be a recipient of Prisma’s robotic i...
28/12/2020

Prisma has come to mutually agreeable terms with Littleton Equine Medical Center to be a recipient of Prisma’s robotic imaging system! This agreement further validates the equine veterinary community’s demand for Prisma’s novel technology that produces full-body imaging of a conscious and standing horse.

“We’re excited by the prospect of performing more comprehensive diagnostics and delivering even more exceptional patient care made possible by the technology in Prisma’s system,” Dr. Kelly Tisher, DVM, owner and managing partner of Colorado-based Littleton Equine.

Read more here: https://buff.ly/2WSZEzb

Littleton Equine Medical Center
#PrismaImaging #LittletonEquine #EquineVet #VeterinaryTechnology

Prisma’s new technology will not only revolutionize diagnostic imaging when your horse might be in trouble, but it will ...
28/12/2020

Prisma’s new technology will not only revolutionize diagnostic imaging when your horse might be in trouble, but it will become the premium tool in all your pre-purchase exams!

#PrismaImaging #EquineHealth #Equestrian #HorseHealth

26/12/2020
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Brooke USA’s mission is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need.

To donate towards our match with Brooke USA please donate through the Brooke USA profile or through their donate button! Together we can help more working equines and families before the end of 2020 through the Power of ONE.

https://buff.ly/3rjaGeU
#BrookeUSA #MatchingGift #InspiredGiving #AfterGivingTuesday #PrismaImaging #PowerofONE

Here are some tips on caring for your horses during these cold months:1. While horses are actually built for the cold, y...
21/12/2020

Here are some tips on caring for your horses during these cold months:
1. While horses are actually built for the cold, you should provide adequate shelter to protect them from the wind and moisture.
2. Horses expend significantly more calories trying to keep warm in the cold. Make sure they get enough calories to help with this. High quality hay should be the staple.
3. One of the major causes of colic in the winter is an impaction caused by inadequate water intake. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh water.
Source: https://buff.ly/3pfbrnI

#PrismaImaging #EquineHealth #HorseCare

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