Caring for Athletes Part V: Leech Therapy

In the past, we have frequently covered the topic: caring for athletes – especially our four-legged athletes. The things we covered in the past were nice and “clean” things such as equine physiotherapy or rehabilitation centres. This time, however, we are talking about a topic many find disgusting: leeches. Julia Greb of CrossfitDogs and Horses has answered all the questions surrounding that topic.

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The TSL Packing List

As promised, we created a packing list for the shows. We made two versions: one for Amateur riders who travel to a show by themselves and one for entire show teams. We do know that some things might be missing – because each team is different and every rider needs different things at a show. After all, we and our horses are individuals. We do hope, however, to have covered all the important basics and we have left some margins, spaces and check boxes empty so you can individualize the packing list and add whatever you need.

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Caring for Athletes Part IV: Equine Rehabilitation Centres

Physiotherapy, APM, Bemer – in the other three parts of this series, we have introduced different forms of therapy. Now we focus on the places where all those kinds of therapy are combined: equine rehabilitation centres. We have picked out two examples to show you where and how horse get fit and healthy again and what kind of treatments and forms of therapy are used.

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A Challenge: Show Clothing for Kids

It is a question that people – especially horse-addicted mothers – ask on Facebook a lot: “Where do you get show clothing for your kids? Do get something custom made or are you a DIY queen?” We have gathered advice from designers and mothers and interviewed Nadine Aberle who has recently founded a store for children’s show clothing.

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