Soft tissue injuries — particularly bowed tendons — are among the most common injuries faced by competitive equines. Thoroughbreds on the track are especially prone...

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  Think back to the beginning of your competitive riding career. If you’re like most American equestrians, it began with pony rides and lessons....

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  Shopping for saddles is fun but not easy. And it’s become more difficult since the pandemic closed your favorite tack stores. As income...

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  Whether you run jackpots on Friday nights or float around a dressage ring, it’s time for your most trusted, seasoned campaigners to have...

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  Eventing is not for the faint of heart! Frankly, it’s the only equine sport that requires riders to wear their medical information on their...

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  If you’ve purchased a pre-made kit, double-check that it includes these items: A card with your vet and farrier’s phone numbers Flashlight with...

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  Major changes are on the horizon for competitive equestrians. Many of the changes to horse showing in 2021 have to do with social...

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  2020 taught us that our healthy time outdoors with our equines is more precious than we imagined. As we look forward to the...

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  At Trails West Trailers, we know our customers are passionate about equine sports. We’re experienced horsemen and women with decades of experience in various...

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  Laminitis (founder) isn’t directly related to competitive riding or hauling in a horse trailer. But it’s common in competitive horses. Welcome to the...

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  Welcome to the third blog in the Trails West Trailers Healthy Hauling Series. To date, we’ve covered the dangers of dehydration for horses at competition...

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  Strangles. The very name of this foul bacterial infection is enough to strike fear into equestrians everywhere. It’s nasty, it’s painful, and it’s incredibly...

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