Six Splinting Techniques

Splinting TechniquesA broken leg is one of a horse owner's worst nightmares, and quick thinking and immediate splinting are key to your horse's survival and recovery. Though not apparent, the main goal of splinting is to protect soft tissues adjacent to the break.

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Splint Up

Splint UpQuick thinking and these six splinting techniques can increase the chances of your horse recovering from one of a horse owner's worst nightmares: a broken leg.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Western Horseman MagazineBreeders can’t entirely ensure the health of their foals, but smart planning and preparation can go a long way in preventing some of the most common injuries and problems young horses face.



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Ask Our Expert - Joe Wolter

Joe WolterHorseman Joe Wolter runs a variety of clinics across the country and from his ranch in Aspermont, Texas, covering topics such as colt starting, cow work, horsemanship, ranch roping and ranch versatility. In "Hill Drills," an article that ran in the April 2010 issue of Western Horseman, Joe shared a unique warm-up technique that doubles as a great training tool.

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Ask Our Expert - Mike Kinsey

Trail expert and backcountry extraordinaire Mike Kinsey runs his Start 'em Right horse training program from his facility in Belton, South Carolina. Kinsey conducts a variety of clinics throughout the country, and authored the Western Horseman book Backcountry Basics, with Senior Editor Jennifer Denison. Learn more about Mike at startemright.com.

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Ask Our Expert - Arizona horseman Mike Kevil

Western Horseman Mike Kevil Starting Colts At Western Horseman, we know how lucky we are to have access to the best clinicians, horsemen and experts in the industry. Lucky for you, we also love to share. This month we're kicking off a new series, "Ask Our Expert," which bridges a gap between our two most valuable assets: our equine experts and you.

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