Kinesiology taping has been used on humans for many years, both in competitive sports and in injury rehabilitation. More recently, kinesiology taping has been used with sport horses; however, the physiological mechanisms involved remain unclear and its benefits are controversial. Therefore, France-based researchers set out to determine the effects of kinesiology taping to abdominal muscles in horses.
This Week: Hoof-care professionals across the country and the ocean are sharing what they know with others in the industry through social media, webinars and videos. Here are a few of our favorites. Hoof-Care Highlights is brought to you by Meader Supply.
With the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s shoeing rules just days from taking effect, the federal regulating body announced it is changing its stance on the application of traction devices for Thoroughbreds racing on dirt tracks.
Campbell, Texas, farrier and American Farriers Team member Sawyer Spradling demonstrates his approach to tuning a distorted pritchel to a punch, a skill that has served him well when he travels to clinics and competitions.
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