Vol.9 – Issue 3


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9 BALANCED MUSCLES – A LONGER ATHLETIC CAREER
Detecting and correcting muscle imbalances is integral to injury prevention.

12 SELF-CARRIAGE, STARTING NOW!
Developing self-carriage at the most basic level will help your horse maintain it through more advanced movements.

16 EATING RIGHT, FOR RIDERS
These tips will help get your nutrition back on track!

18 RUNNING WILD
The life and legacy of Dayton O. Hyde and The Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary.

22 PROPER PREP FOR SHOW SEASON
Muscular issues can easily sidetrack a horse in training. The good news is they don’t have to.

26 BUYING INSURANCE ON YOUR HORSE
To insure or not to insure – that is the question! Find out what to take into consideration.

28 HORSE TRAILER EMERGENCIES
Roadside emergencies are always a big worry when you’re driving a horse trailer. Know how to be prepared!

31 REFRESH YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS
What to consider if you are planning some barn renovations.

32 AT HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Travelling to competitions and clinics can be stressful. Help your equine feel at home, even when he’s not!

36 LET’S LOOK AT ANHIDROSIS
If your horse loses his ability to sweat, it can have a serious impact on his health. Here’s what you need to know.

39 DUST CONTROL
The quality of your ride depends on your footing.

42 EYEING UP IRAP
This emerging therapy for horses can enhance the body’s ability to help itself.

46 IMPROVING STALL MANNERS
Horses that are pushy or aggressive when you enter the stall can be frustrating. Try these training tips.

51 SADDLE PAD DUST PATTERNS
How they can be used to determine pressure points and saddle fit.

56 FLAT FEET?
Today’s horses are much more prone to this problem. Learn why, and what you can do about it.

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