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Leg Wounds 101

Dr. Nathan Canada, Equine Surgery ResidentIf you have owned a horse for any period of time, you know that horses and wounds go hand in hand. It truly is a question of when and not if. When your horse develops a wound, there are many salves, treatment

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Vets Best Care Products

LV Performance has added new products to the dog and cat care section.  Check out the latest items added from Vets Best, a brand you can trust.  We've added new shampoos for dogs to help with sensitive skin, skin allergies, and flea/tick co

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Applying Sweat Bandages To The Horses Leg

When your horse suffers a strain, sprain or traumatic injury, or is stall bound for extended periods, its legs may swell and become warm to the touch. Because inflammation and swelling can damage tissues and cause discomfort, your veterinarian may pr

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Where did all these flies come from?

True Fact: There are more than 120,000 different species of flies in the world. If you’ve ever faced an inundation of the flying marauders, it might seem like every one of those species has invaded your barn and pasture.As the weather warms, fly c

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The most interesting man in the world – knows horses

The most interesting man in the world – knows horses

American actor Jonathan Goldsmith is best known as “the most interesting man in the world.”But it’s easily said that the most interesting man in the equestrian world – and a guy who’s generated just as many memes – is George Morris. The legenda

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High-performance horses and the joints

In the warm climates across the country, competition seasons are getting underway, and our equine athletes are well into their training.Nothing is more incredible than watching the beauty of a 1,000 pound performer maneuver gracefully through a d

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​The weather is beautiful – why is my horse wheezy?

This time of year, there’s another trailer pulling in to South Florida for the winter every day. Ah, Florida weather! No need for that winter fur coat here.While we’ll never have to worry about a pasture blanketed in snow, we do have to deal with wea

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​Wheezing through the Indoors Circuit

If you are spending the season competing in the indoors circuit, you are probably familiar with the challenges of keeping your horse breathing clear.Closed-in barns and enclosed arenas are more likely to trap dust particles and other irritants that c

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Holidays and Horse Stress

In the heart of the holiday season, our homes and yards and even some barns are decked with festive lights. Everyone is sharing Christmas cookies or other goodies. Did you make time to see a holiday parade? Perhaps you and your horse even rode in

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Success with Great Gut Equine Probiotics

Recently we had a client ask for help with a horse that had trouble gaining weight.  We suggested Great Gut Equine Probiotics.  The results were amazing and in her own words: "look at the difference in Happy! 1 month on Great Gut and bam! F

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​Classifying the Breeds of Different Horses

​Classifying the Breeds of Different Horses

It has been over a thousand years since people first learned to tame wild horse and turned them into domestic animals. Since then hundreds of new breeds were discovered and developed. Nowadays, equines are classified by many different factors: or

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Different Types of Horse Gaits You Should Know Of

Different Types of Horse Gaits You Should Know Of

Horse Gait is a pattern of movements, a manner of walking on foot or sequence of steps by which equines move forward. Different breeds can perform a variety of gaits depending on their ability and level of training. In the US, usual

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Routine Care of Pony Horses

Routine Care of Pony Horses

Caring for a horse requires a lot of time and consistency. There are things and procedures that must be completed daily, weekly, semi-weekly and so on. Hence, when people make an impulsive decision to get an equine, most of the time it is not weig

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Understanding Why Horses Behave the Way They Do

Understanding Why Horses Behave the Way They Do

As humans we rely on verbal communication. To get a clue of the signals our fellow equines send us, it is important that we pay closer attention to the sounds that your horse produces. Although horses do use vocalization in their communications

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How to Gain the Trust of Your Horse

How to Gain the Trust of Your Horse

Building a trustworthy connection with your horse requires time. Similarly, when it comes to forming a bond and developing a certain level of confidence with a horse, it takes patience and a lot of determination from you the horse owner. 

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Training Your Horse To Deal With Spooky Situations

Training Your Horse To Deal With Spooky Situations

Known for their hyper vigilance, horses are easy to spook. As pray animals, for centuries horses have survived in the wild with respect to their ingrained instincts and strong senses. Whether it is a sudden weather change, a fast ru

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Riding Safety for Your Horse

There is a much more to horseback riding safety than just wearing protective gear and making sure your horse’s cinches are properly tightened. Although it is recommended to wear a helmet along with comfortable shoes or boots and riding accesso

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Horses in Human Therapy

Horseback riding is one of the most recommended activities for children of all ages. Horses are kind and compassionate animals. However, not many of you know about the great mental and health benefits that being around a horse has for adults.

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Why Horses are Attached to Human Beings?

Storytellers have portrayed horses as loyal and reliable friends to their owners. It's because in real life, horses get attached to human beings, and recognize them and respond to them whether it’s their rider or the person who looks after th

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Facts on Horse’s Senses You Need to Know

Facts on Horse’s Senses You Need to Know

Horses have been human companions for many centuries. Being herbivores, they restore energy and get nutrients from chewing roughage, grains, fruits, hay, or through equine specific probiotics. This excludes them from the category of hunters;

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Meagan Davis Dressage at Centerline

Centerline Events August dressage show is in the books. What a great weekend of riding and showing. I'm a very proud trainer, Maggie, Scott, Bel, and Anthony all rode smart and beautifully. I had the privilege of showing some great client horses Le S

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Cold Weather Conditions and Your Horse’s Health

Horses are know for their ability to acclimate to cold temperatures very well. However, to assure your equines get through the winter with fewer problems and remain healthy, you must keep them warm and safe. It is important to take preca

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Facts on Horse’s Senses You Need to Know

Horses have been human companions for many centuries. They eat whatever they find near them, which excludes them from the categories of hunters, but they still have an amazing sight to lookout for predators. To understand your horse better, it is ess

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Horse Keeping Tips for Beginners

Horses are friendly and loyal animals that can be your lifetime companions if you pay special attention to their upkeep. For those who are not well aware of horse keeping tricks and tactics, the initial is stage is quite challenging. However, it’s th

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6 Wacky Horse Myths

Horses have always been associated with loyalty and strength. They have always had a special place in myths, legends, and stories of great historic battles. There are various interesting myths about horses.However, not all of these myths are true and

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Common Horse Feeding Mistakes

Just as you grab junk food when you’re on the run despite knowing that a fruit or vegetable is more healthy, similarly many horse owners feed their horses quickly in a rush through their busy schedules, in spite of knowing it’s not the best for their

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Basic Horse Care: What Every Horse Owner Needs To Know

Owning a horse means taking on a big responsibility, but that is not the only thing which you must give to it. Owning a horse also means committing your energy, time, finances and resources. A number of details have to be considered before deciding t

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Keep Your Horse Cool in the Summer

Summer is the ideal time for your horses. The activeness and competition is in full swing. But if your horse enjoys this season, it doesn’t mean it can resist the season’s adversaries. Summer’s hot air and humidity can cause some serious problems to

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Do You Know What Your Horse's Nutritional Needs Are?

It’s extremely important that a horse owner should know the nutritional needs and diet, with respect to weight management and other factors that must be balanced to ensure that the horse’s growth is healthy and on the right track.When working on the

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Beginner's Guide to Horse Grooming

As humans, we have to regularly wash and brush our hair to keep it looking clean and healthy. Horses too, require frequent grooming in a similar fashion that helps maintain their coat and keep it beautiful. However, it’s alright to feel unsure regard

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Horse Tail Care Tips

Your majestic horse galloping through the meadows is no doubt a graceful sight. But ever wonder that its tail is an integral part to care for when it comes to grooming and is often just shampooed?That’s not all it requires, following the beautiful ma

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Common Diseases Found in Horses

What seems to be a minor symptom could lead to a fatal illnessHorses are prone to common illnesses. With the types of diseases usually found in horses in mind; you can easily identify if any of the symptoms for one of them (or more) occurs and your h

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Life on the Farm and the Animals You'll Meet

Life on the farm is both interesting and tough. You have to be on top of your game when dealing with so many different species of farm animals at the same time. However, if you have led a considerable part of your life at farm, you can easily tell ap

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6 General Tips to Remember When Caring For Your Horse

Tips To Take Care of Your Horse Remember that old nursery rhyme that begins like, “Hay is for Horses” and so on? Well, this is sound advice when it comes to feeding your companion equines. The following blog post includes more advice and tips, on how

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Ways to Ensure Your Horse Lives a Long and Healthy Life

Your horse is just not your stable animal – he’s part of your family! The lifespan of a horse depends largely on the breed and the way it is raised. On average, horses live around 25 to 30 years, and in some rare cases, they’re lucky enough to live u

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Caring for an Orphan Foal

On occasion, you might hear the sad news that one of your mares has passed away giving birth to a foal, or in rare cases, abandoned her newborn (this happens with first time moms). Death or abandonment may not be the only reasons though; a malnourish

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7 Steps to Better Manage Your Horses Health

Horses depict strength, loyalty, freedom, and are often stronger than their other equine counterparts when it comes to physical ability. However, their care and nourishment can never be ignored since they too are prone to disease and poor health issu

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When Is The Right Time To Give Your Horse A Bath?

This is a question that is asked frequently by horse owners, especially new ones, and the answer is rarely the same. It’s not really necessary for owners to bath their horses, because in most cases, a thorough rinsing with just water is more than eno

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Myths Surrounding Basic Hoof Care

A horse with poor hooves is almost the same as a bike that has a flat tire or a tennis racket with a broken string, i.e. limited usefulness.This is why, one of the most discussed topics regarding the grooming of a horse is centered on their hoof care

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Olin Hannum Joins Team LVP

Olin HannumAbout:Being born into a rodeo family, Olin roped his first calf when he was 3 years old. Though playing football was a great love, nothing could replace the rodeo arena. Olin's big guns that he's hauling these days are his good Bull

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Trudy Holloway on Great-Gut

Okay so I'm truly impressed with Great-Gut! My rope horse Peps (4yr old) has always been a slow eater & never ate all his grain at one time. He would eat a little over half then go eat some hay, walk around & then go back & slowly finish his gra

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Trudy Holloway - From the Rodeo Report

Trudy Holloway from Mineral Wells, Texas, continued her dominating ways, winning the barrel racing both Friday and Saturday. Consistency has been her strength all summer and this weekend was no difference. She posted a 14.13 Friday night and a 14.14

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Megan Davis fueled by LVPerformance

I'm a very proud momma, Damocles HLF had a clean sweep of his three 1st level classes with a 69%, 70%, and a 71%. This was his first show in over a year, he came out each day and went to work like a pro. Thank you Jon Ingram for breaking Damocles ove

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Kaytlyn Miller - Riding with LVPerformance.com

Kaytlyn Miller BioHi My Name Is Kaytlyn Miller. I’m a 16 year old Sophomore. My passion for rodeo came at a very young age. I started doing the Little Britches Rodeo when I was 7 and Won my first title in 2008 as the Little Wrangler Goat Tail Untyi

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Welcome to LVPerformance - Kaytlyn Miller

Kaytlyn Miller has been in National Little Britches Rodeo Association “NLBRA” since she was 7, when she won her first world title in the goat tail pull. That record held as the world record until last year. “I have been roping since I could remember,

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Trudy Holloway - Our Newest Athlete

Trudy HollowayAbout:Name; Trudy Holloway Age: 26 Hometown: Mineral Wells, Tx Parents: J.R. & Alice Holloway Brother: Cutter Holloway Events: Barrel Racing & Breakaway Roping Horses: Genuine Doc Barjet (Gee Man) Positively

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Horse Grooming Tips

People who own horses classify the hours spent grooming their beloved equine animals, as time well spent, as it’s that effort which makes them look beautiful and presentable while promoting relaxation to both the horse and owner.To make this job a li

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Great-Gut Equine Probiotics is here

For immediate release: LVPerformance.com is pleased to announce the arrival of Great-Gut Equine Probiotics.LVPerformance.com believes that Great-Gut will bring a new standard of equine probiotics to the horse community. Great-Gut is among a very few

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Our Riders - Meagan Davis

Meagan Davis:Meagan began riding when she was just five years old, by age seven she had her mind set on riding dressage and was soon participating in local schooling shows. It soon became clear that Meagan was to be a dedicated rider and competitor a

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Great-Gut - Equine Specific Probiotics

Great-Gut - Equine Specific Probiotics

Q. What is a probiotic? Why are they so important for my horse? How can I be sure I am using the right probiotics? What is so special about equine specific probiotic?A. Probiotics are defined as “good” bacteria that nearly any animal with a gastroi

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