EWM Vol. 6 – Issue 5


14 DIY: SACRIFICE PADDOCKS
They’re a great way to help save your pastures from wear and tear caused by poor weather and overgrazing.

18 FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Is your feeding program really doing what you think it is? You need to know what certain time-honored feeding practices might be out of date.

22 TACK CLEANING 101
These four rules will help you extend the life of your leather.

26 IF THE SADDLE FITS
Just because you purchased a custom saddle for your horse doesn’t mean it will fit perfectly forever. Here’s how to know when it’s time to have that saddle checked!

30 THE EYES HAVE IT
Teaching your horse to “switch eyes” will increase her confidence and help her calm down when objects approach her from behind.

36 FALL FASHION
A go-to guide for selecting the perfect blanket for your horse.

46 ARE ALL SUGARS BAD?
With so much concern over equine metabolic disorders, people are scrambling to cut down on sugar in their horses’ diets. But do sugars actually cause insulin resistance, and how much is too much?

54 STOMACH THIS!
Digestive problems are common in today’s horses. Done once a week, this simple acupressure session will help prevent such issues.

58 THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
Seven steps to deeper communication with your horse.

60 USING YOUR HEAD
Learning how to properly fit and adjust an equestrian helmet is well worth the time and effort. After all, it could save your life.

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