Vol. 7 – Issue 2


10 STEADY THERE
Ataxia is a common symptom of neurologic disease. Understanding it can play a key role in early detection and appropriate treatment.

14 WATCH THE LINE
White line disease…the name alone strikes fear into riders, filling their heads with visions of resections and aggressive shoeing and padding procedures. But these treatments may not be necessary.

16 JAILBREAK!
Most everyone knows at least one champion equine escape artist. Learn how to keep these clever horses fenced in.

20 CANTER ON!
Many thoroughbred racehorses end up in less-than-ideal circumstances after they’re retired from the track. This organization is changing the lives of ex-racers for the better.

22 FOLLOW ME
Young horses need good leaders. teach your foal to go where you want her to with trust-based leadership.

28 THE SCIENCE OF BITTING – PART 2
Bits are required by many disciplines. With so many types to choose from, how do you select the best option for your horse? Let’s look at bit action and its effect on the mouth.

32 A GOOD START
Losing a mare is one of many nightmares a breeder can face. Here’s how to get your orphaned foal off on the right hoof.

38 SLOW DOWN!
Free feeding isn’t always the best choice for many horses. This article takes a look at the benefits of slow feeding and feeders.

40 HEALTHY MARES, HEALTHY FOALS
It should come as no surprise that a nutritionally fulfilled mare has a better chance of maintaining condition throughout her pregnancy, avoiding complications, and producing a healthy foal.

48 THE TOUCH THAT BONDS
What do you do if your mare doesn’t connect well with her baby? this acupressure approach promotes a healthy mare-foal bond.

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