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        09-26-2011, 08:54 AM
      #1
    Weanling
    University Assignment

    Hey guys,
    I've just been given an assignment to do on a topic of my choice related to my course (Equine Science, Complimentary Therapy and Natural Horsemanship), and I was looking for your thoughts.
    It needs to be an evaluative report, and what I've come up with so far is the ethical implications of dressage (use of rollkur/is it natural vs using their body properly) and welfare and racing. I have no issue with either of these sports, but I know they're controversial, which is why I'm considering them.
    So, what do you guys think of either of these topics, and do you have other suggestions?
    Cheers, Anna.
         
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        09-26-2011, 02:40 PM
      #2
    Super Moderator
    Just curious, what is "Complimentary Therapy"?
         
        09-26-2011, 03:01 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Just curious, what is "Complimentary Therapy"?
    Therapy that can be used alongside conventional vetenary work, such as acupuncture, reiki healing and massage therapy Although it has been stressed that it should always be used in conjunction with a vet, it's by no means a cure all
         
        09-26-2011, 03:07 PM
      #4
    Trained
    So why, then, are you doing a report on how "controversial" an entire Olympic sport which outside if competitions also turns out to be the basis for all riding is? I fail to understand how one training method which permeates most horse sport makes Dressage so controversial.... plus how many CDIs have you even been to? A report on other people's gossip would not be so interesting!

    Try maybe talking to people in industry about how alternative therapies have made an impact in their training programs? Something relevant and researchable is always preferable to hearsay in an academic environment.
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        09-26-2011, 03:57 PM
      #5
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    So why, then, are you doing a report on how "controversial" an entire Olympic sport which outside if competitions also turns out to be the basis for all riding is? I fail to understand how one training method which permeates most horse sport makes Dressage so controversial.... plus how many CDIs have you even been to? A report on other people's gossip would not be so interesting!

    Try maybe talking to people in industry about how alternative therapies have made an impact in their training programs? Something relevant and researchable is always preferable to hearsay in an academic environment.
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    Wow...I didn't mean to offend anyone, it was just a few thoughts I had. As I said, I have nothing against dressage, I utilise it in the training of the horses I ride and hell, I wish I could ride horses like the top dressage riders could. Seeing as how the whole 'rollkur' debate has been in the public eye recently, I thought it might be an interesting topical debate to EVALUATE, not take sides on.
    And sorry, I don't have the resources to go to any 'CDIs', as I am a student who is paying thousands of pounds a year to try and earn and education.
    I'm sorry to rant but I only came on here to get ideas about a report I could write, and instead I get blasted whilst trying to learn.
    Maybe I could write about alternative therapies and their impact on training, but seeing as I have a week to write the assignment and have started the course today, I haven't made any 'useful' contacts.
         
        09-26-2011, 04:13 PM
      #6
    Super Moderator
    A report on the use of therapies like Platelet Rich Plasma (I am probably not using the correct terminology). I means therapies which use the horse's own blood/plasma, modified and reinjected to the injury site to accelerate healing.

    Or Prolotherapy? I think that is where they inject either some of the horse/human's (done on humans a lot these days) own plasma or can even used plain old saline solution, around the injury site and promote healing

    Or, the use of prosthetics for horses? Now that would be interesting!
         
        09-26-2011, 04:17 PM
      #7
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    Or, the use of prosthetics for horses? Now that would be interesting!
    That is also a highly controversial topic, but more in line with the OP's course of study.
         
        09-26-2011, 07:07 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by tinyliny    
    A report on the use of therapies like Platelet Rich Plasma (I am probably not using the correct terminology). I means therapies which use the horse's own blood/plasma, modified and reinjected to the injury site to accelerate healing.

    Or Prolotherapy? I think that is where they inject either some of the horse/human's (done on humans a lot these days) own plasma or can even used plain old saline solution, around the injury site and promote healing

    Or, the use of prosthetics for horses? Now that would be interesting!
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    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    That is also a highly controversial topic, but more in line with the OP's course of study.
    Thanks for the ideas guys!! I should have mentioned, one of my modules is on behaviour/welfare, which was why I came up with those original ideas.

    I've never heard of equine prostheics - I've seen them used on eleplants that lost their limbs in land mines, but never on horses, so I'll have to research that
    Thanks guys!!
         
        09-26-2011, 08:03 PM
      #9
    Started
    Rolkur is not a complimentary therapy!
         

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