Vol. 4 – Issue 4


14 ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Safe trailering means more than buying the right trailer. Training, logic and common sense also play big roles.

18 GO BITLESS!
Want to ride without a bit? Follow these tips to help your horse make the transition successfully and safely.

20 SCENTS FOR STRESS
From separation anxiety to sweet itch, many common problems are symptoms of stress. Aromatherapy is an easy and effective way to help calm your horse.

24 STAY ALERT, STAY SAFE!
What would you do if someone tried to attack you on the trail? These five tips will help ensure you don’t become a victim.

28 SOMETHING FISHY
Fish oil is not the first supplement riders think of when creating their horse’s feed program, but it may be one of the most beneficial things you can offer your equine.

33 ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Start trimming your foal early and you’ll set him up for a lifetime of soundness.

39 CRASH COURSE
No matter how confident you are around your horse, taking safety precautions is the only sure way to prevent accidents.

48 HOSPICE FOR HORSES
How do you know if your horse’s condition is terminal? Hospice care recognizes death is part of the cycle of life, and helps us take the time to say farewell.

54 DISASTER
Natural disaster preparedness isn’t just for humans. Include your horses in your plans for safety so they don’t suffer or go missing.

58 FEELING STALLED?
Keeping your horse confined while he heals can be challenging. Here are four ways to help him stay happy and healthy till he’s ready to be turned out again.

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