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Welcome to our little corner in the podcast world. Where we have real conversations about real topics that matter to you and your horse. Join us along on our journey of discovering the research (or lack of research) behind popular horse products, trends, and anything else that peaks our interest.

In The Bar‪n‬ Horse Girls Production

    • Pets & Animals
    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to our little corner in the podcast world. Where we have real conversations about real topics that matter to you and your horse. Join us along on our journey of discovering the research (or lack of research) behind popular horse products, trends, and anything else that peaks our interest.

    31. Why feed hay, when you could feed supplements?

    31. Why feed hay, when you could feed supplements?

    Want your horse to have healthy hooves? Don't worry there's a supplement for that. Do you think your horses hormone level are out of whack? Well, there are supplements for that. Is your horses hind gut health out of whack? Creaky joints? Any and every problem your horse may have or that you are trying to prevent, the supplement industry has your back...or does it? How many of these supplements can actually do what they claim, how many of these brands are making false claims, how many of these brands have no one monitoring them to ensure their products are safe? This weeks episode we took a peak into the supplement industry to answer all these questions and more.

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    Resources

    https://www.nasc.cc/nasc-seal/

    https://www.nasc.cc/members/

    https://inside.fei.org/fei/cleansport/ad-h/prohibited-list

    https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-food-feeds/product-regulation

    https://equinewellnessmagazine.com/product-claims-supplements-horse/

    https://www.doctorramey.com/weasel-words/

    https://www.merckvetmanual.com/management-and-nutrition/nutrition-horses/nutritional-requirements-of-horses-and-other-equids

    https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-food-feeds/product-regulation

    https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/bitstream/handle/mtsu/4549/Swirsley_mtsu_0170N_10427.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

    https://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/bitstream/handle/mtsu/5917/Oliver_mtsu_0170N_11161.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0737080609006054

    https://michvma.org/resources/Documents/MVC/2017%20Proceedings/bookout.pdf

    https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/animal-food-feeds/product-regulation

    https://www.mccauleybros.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/14-regulation-of-supplements.pdf

    https://irishvetjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13620-018-0115-3

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0737080614001579

    https://www.wageningenacademic.com/pb-assets/wagen/files/cep/cep_back_issues/ECP200690.pdf

    • 1 hr 1 min
    30. The trending therapies

    30. The trending therapies

    The bandwagon is loading and we've all jumped on, loaded-up with our Theraguns and Equi-tape ready to hit the road. The only question left is whether these products are just another trend, or are they sticking around as valid therapies with promising research? As it turns out the research behind Equi-tape shows that what is applicable to humans is not the same for horses, and hand-held massagers haven't even looked at horses yet!



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    Resources

    https://jcdr.net/article_fulltext.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2014&volume=8&issue=6&page=LE01&issn=0973-709x&id=4434

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295396634_Kinesio_Taping_Fundamentals/link/5b85a1e34585151fd1392c59/download

    https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/10/2/301

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=https://hartpury.pure.elsevier.com/en/publications/the-effects-of-a-postural-adjusting-kinesio-taping-method-on-spin&ust=1614301140000000&usg=AOvVaw3EQmC3PyYWcXPXXy6q4Iad&hl=en&source=gmail

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0737080616305251#fig2

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gul_Baltaci/publication/326882231_Effects_of_Equine_EDF_Taping_on_Wound_Healing_and_Edema_Control_After_Surgical_Castration_in_Stallions/links/5b6a0db745851546c9f6b4c1/Effects-of-Equine-EDF-Taping-on-Wound-Healing-and-Edema-Control-After-Surgical-Castration-in-Stallions.pdf

    https://www.fysiotape.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Kinesiology-poster-standsafwijking-veulen.pdf

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0737080616305251

    https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/10/2/301

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0186371

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Malgorzata-Wojcik-3/publication/320403924_The_Use_of_Physical_Therapy_Procedures_in_the_Treatment_of_Soft_Tissue_Injuries_In_a_Horse_-_A_Case_Study/links/5d0de4fe299bf1547c73e0ea/The-Use-of-Physical-Therapy-Procedures-in-the-Treatment-of-Soft-Tissue-Injuries-In-a-Horse-A-Case-Study.pdf

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    • 54 min
    29. Do treeless saddles have an advantage?

    29. Do treeless saddles have an advantage?

    Anyone and everyone has come face to face with saddle fit issues at some point in their life with horses. There are many different factors to consider with saddles, one of those being is if a treeless saddle would be better? Lucky for you, we took a look at what is happening when you put a treeless saddle on your horse, what is different than a traditional saddle, and where does bareback fall into the mix!

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    Resources

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1090023312002341?via%3Dihub

    https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/164574

    https://file.scirp.org/pdf/SS20111000002_24176350.pdf

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/equine-and-comparative-exercise-physiology/article/abs/acute-vascular-occlusion-in-horses-effects-on-skeletal-muscle-size-and-blood-flow/268FC9B4FE2A4A0CB5A0C0C5981BA6FC

    https://www.thesprucepets.com/treeless-saddle-1887314#:~:text=A%20treeless%20saddle%20is%20simply%20a%20saddle%20without%20a%20tree.&text=A%20saddle%20tree%20is%20a,back%20and%20the%20rider's%20seat

    https://animalrehabinstitute.com/instructor-bios/

    https://horse-canada.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/3ca624be0364f1122bf1672799c919f1.pdf

    https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/73049/1/20142065.pdf

    https://thehorse.com/149539/how-do-different-saddles-impact-horses-movement/

    https://stacywestfall.com/treeless-saddles-for-horses-pros-cons-and-things-to-consider/

    https://ansursaddle.com/why_ansur

    • 1 hr
    28. helmets, safety vests, and cadavers

    28. helmets, safety vests, and cadavers

    Horses are dangerous, but we have gear in place to lessen the risk. This week we take a look at the research behind helmets and air vests. Which are the best on the market, who has done the most studies and testing, and if they provide the level of protection we believe they do...or have we been lulled into a false sense of security. Unfortunately, both helmet and cross country vest research took a horrifying turn when we discovered both have involved cadavers. 



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    Resources

    https://www.usef.org/media/equestrian-weekly/equestrian-air-vests-what-you-need-to-know

    https://www.jsams.org/article/S1440-2440(18)30588-7/fulltext

    http://www.ircobi.org/wordpress/downloads/irc16/pdf-files/107.pdf

    https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000426?cpetoc=&utm_term=consumer&utm_content=012020&utm_campaign=usage&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=trendmd

    https://www.astm.org/DIGITAL_LIBRARY/JOURNALS/TESTEVAL/PAGES/JTE20140345.htm

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0762915X15000832?via%3Dihub

    http://www.printsoldandrare.com/foxhunting/index.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASTM_International

    https://equusmagazine.com/riding/safety100703-10140

    https://smf.org/faq

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14763141.2019.1599062?src=recsys

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40798-019-0193-0

    https://mipsprotection.com/how-mips-works/

    https://www.horsenation.com/2018/07/16/independent-riding-helmet-test-indicates-major-differences-in-levels-of-protection/

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=D&q=https://www.themarylandequestrian.com/history-of-the-riding-helmet/&ust=1613101260000000&usg=AOvVaw0S2YBKSkbuUV6CXsWy0hNK&hl=en&source=gmail

    https://equusmagazine.com/horse-care/protective_headgear_092308

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    • 59 min
    27. Does a bit cause more damage than bitless?

    27. Does a bit cause more damage than bitless?

    We've talked about the impacts a bit has on the horses respiratory system, we've looked exclusively into Dr. Cooks research, now it's time for us to address PAIN. Today we looked into the research behind the pain and damage caused by both bitted and bitless options. Is one really better than the other?

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    Resources

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Francesca_Perruccio/publication/316923819_A_Preliminary_Investigation_into_Noseband_Tightness_and_Oral_Soft_Tissue_Damage_in_Elite_and_Non-Elite_Horses/links/59197e5ba6fdccb149f24030/A-Preliminary-Investigation-into-Noseband-Tightness-and-Oral-Soft-Tissue-Damage-in-Elite-and-Non-Elite-Horses.pdf

    https://ulir.ul.ie/bitstream/handle/10344/5954/Doherty_2016_investigation.pdf?sequence=6

    https://beva.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/evj.13287

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/vsu.13351

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21696430/

    https://thehorse.com/158707/study-bitted-bitless-bridles-apply-similar-pressure-to-horses/

    https://www.eurodressage.com/2018/01/06/rein-tension-bitless-bridles-compared-single-jointed-snaffle-bits

    https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/10/4/572/htm

    https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fvets.2019.00206/full

    https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2015/04/20/bit-related-injuries-racehorses-polo-ponies/

    https://asiakas.kotisivukone.com/files/geec2017.kotisivukone.com/Esitykset/Sensitive_equine_mouth_26_5_2017.pdf

    https://www.meta.org/papers/a-cross-sectional-epidemiological-study-of/25679445

    https://horsescience.co/2015/03/racehorses-in-snaffle-bits-more-likely-to-experience-oral-injuries-than-polo-ponies-in-gag-bits/

    https://beva.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/evj.12827

    https://thehorse.com/158723/bit-noseband-spur-and-whip-lesions-in-competition-horses-studied/

    • 59 min
    Bonus: who stole the bitless bridle design?

    Bonus: who stole the bitless bridle design?

    Do you know which bridle came before Dr. Cook's famous bitless bridle? Funny thing is that the "original" bitless bridle he produced was taken from someone else and at one time was known as the Spirit bridle. We explore the court cases surrounding the bitless bridles as well as find out what happened to the original designer Edward Allen Buck.

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    Resources

    https://casetext.com/case/buck-v-am-quarter-horse-assn

    https://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2011/aug/ten_vets_who_made_history-11584

    https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Bitless_bridle

    • 27 min

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