11 FEEDING THE FINICKY HORSE
Picky eaters can be frustrating, especially when it’s difficult to keep their weight up. Here are some ideas for enticing your horse to clean out his feed tub.
14 HOOF ANATOMY 10
Confused by farrier jargon, and unsure how much you need to understand about your horse’s feet? In this informative Q&A, a professional natural hoof care practitioner walks you through basic hoof anatomy.
17 STARTING FROM SCRATCH
Learn how to develop your new pastures to optimize horse health, land productivity, and efficiency.
26 TREAT OR REWARD?
You may think they’re one and the same, but they’re not. Learn to tell the difference when working with your horse.
30 FOOT WORK
Is the way you ride influencing his hooves? Find out how three horses’ feet were changed by one rider’s balance issues.
36 ANCIENT TREASURE
Meet the Akhal-Teke. This rare horse has a long and illustrious lineage, bonds well with human partners, and is amazingly versatile.
40 GOOD FEELING!
Positive emotions are powerful tools when it comes to training horses.
47 A BITE ON SAFETY
Do you have or know a biting horse? If so, you know what challenges and dangers he can present. Here’s how one horse was cured of this bad habit.
50 WANT 24 7 TURNOUT?
If you horse is used to being stalled, transitioning him to being outdoors all the time requires some time and planning.
53 PURCHASING A YOUNG HORSE
When considering acquiring a young horse, you must look past the cuteness – consider the risks, benefits, and what you are looking for in an equine partner for the years to come.
56 MY HORSE WORE JIMMY CHOO SHOES!
If you think switching hour horse to going shoeless is difficult or even impossible, think again. Follow one show horse’s successful journey from being shod to barefoot.
60 VITAL SIGNS
Being able to evaluate your horse during a potential health crisis can mean the difference between getting him appropriate help in time, or waiting until it is too late.