Articles 2011

Forty Years On: Looking Back to See Ahead [2011]

An abridged version of the following essay was included in the chapter that Peter Webbon wrote on "The Animal Health Trust (AHT) and its Equine Research Station" for the compliation "History of Veterinary Practice in Newmarket 1831-2011" edited by Peter Rossdale, Peter Jackson and Timothy Cox, Pomney Publications, Ltd. Newmarket, UK, 2011. Reproduced here by kind permission of the publisher.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

Damage By The Bit to the Equine Interdental Space and Second Lower Premolar [2011]
This is the pre-peer-review version of the following article: "Damage By The Bit to the Equine Interdental Space and Second Lower Premolar" published in Equine Veterinary Education, 23, 355-360, 2011.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

Preliminary Study of Jointed Snaffle Bridle vs. Crossunder Bitless Bridle [2011]
This is the pre-peer-review version of the following article: "Preliminary Study of Jointed Snaffle Bridle vs. Crossunder Bitless Bridle: A Quantified Comparison of Behavior in 4 Horses" published in its final form by the Equine Veterinary Journal, Vol. 41, 827-830, 2010.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

The Pain-Free Harness Horse [2011]
An article introducing a device designed to allow The Bitless Bridle to be used in harness racing: bit bypass straps that demote the action of the bit.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

Pain is Not Acceptable [2011]
An update to Stacy Tanner's article concerning abuse of horses in the movie industry. Most animals are well protected on movie sets, but that is not the case with horses. This article was published in the fall issue of Natural Horse Magazine and is presented here with their permission.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

Case History #1 [2011] A case history presented by Mitzi Summers, Level IV Centered Riding Instructor, CHA Master Instructor, AJA Judge.Mitzi recounts her experience with Batavi, a heavily-built, difficult to control horse that she introduced to the Bitless Bridle.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

What Causes Soft Palate Problems and Bleeding in Racehorses? [2011]
Recent interest and activity concerning bleeding medications and other performance-enhancing drugs used in the horse racing industry are missing the point. Rather than treating the symptoms, one must look for the cause. Click here to read the article in PDF format.

New Tool Benefit Denied by an Old Rule [2011]
Tools and rules both evolve over time, but the tool comes first and the rule follows. An opportunity is lost when an enabling rule lags long behind a beneficial tool.Click here to read the article in PDF format.

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