A father and daughter use ranch work to fine-tune their arena horses' training.
Cameron's Cowboy Way
Clinician Craig Cameron's only dream was to be a cowboy, but along the way he's gathered a loyal following and branded his own horsemanship style.
I've never been an "A-rab" person, and frankly never thought I would be, having grown up around cowboys, Quarter Horses and all the good-natured biases that entails. As a matter of fact, I couldn't have told the difference between Bey Shah and bay shrimp. But that was before I met Chaniaah.
Stem-Cell Therapy for Suspensories
Equine career-ending injuries such as tendon, suspensory and ligament injuries, and fractures are responding well to advances in stem-cell technology, says Dr. Van Snow, DVM, of Santa Ynez, California (see WH article "Stem Cell Strides," May 2007). The equine lameness specialist uses a handful of methods to treat these injuries, including fat-based stem-cell therapy.
"Hock Havoc" in our April 2007 print issue addressed the use of hock injections and other treatments for managing an equine athlete's lower hock-joint health, including osteoarthritic conditions. In addition to shoeing, turnout and training-routine changes, surgical fusion and supplementation can be factors in maintaining hock health and minimizing potential performance problems, as can injections of hyaluronic acid and polysulfated glycosaminoglycans.