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Anatomy Of An Equine Massage: Part Two
September 18, 2008

Continuing Equinology's series on massage techniques for your horse. This month introduces the move known as The Melt.

Anatomy Of An Equine Massage: Part One
September 18, 2008

The ride you completed yesterday was just a bit harder on you than expected. Your body cringes as your feet hit the floor reminding you of all those miles. A massage right now sounds great, but what about your horse? Maybe his fatigued and sore muscles could use a helping hand too.

Basics Of Equine Exercise Physiology
September 15, 2008

The horse is justifiably considered to be an elite athlete and is capable of undertaking a wide range of tasks, such as jumping, sprinting and endurance. This is even more remarkable when it is considered that in the wild, horses do not undertake regular exercise and rarely jump or run long distances.

The Equine Genome: What It Means For The Future Of Horse Health
September 15, 2008

The National Human Genome Research Institute announced the first assembly of the completed horse DNA sequence on Feb. 7, 2007. Why would a human health agency perform DNA sequencing on a horse? The answer is that the genetic structure and function of all mammals are similar.

The best way for scientists to understand human DNA sequences is to compare the genome sequence from 24 different mammals to see what DNA sequences are so important as to be present in all species.