Vol. 5 – Issue 5


14 3 STEPS TO BETTER HEALING
Cleansing, nourishing and balancing the body are the keys to bringing a horse back to health, and keeping him that way.

18 BENT OUT OF SHAPE?
You may not think of the barn as a typical workplace, but proper ergonomics are just as important there as in the office.

22 READ HIS HOOVES
Your horse’s feet are telling you a story about his overall health and condition.

30 GOOD GRAZING
Breathing new life into overused pastures means understanding your land and soil as well as knowing the difference between forage grasses and weeds.

41 BODYWORK BASICS
Check out some of the hands-on modalities that can help heal your horse.

44 SHE’S NOT SO OLD!
Your horse may have passed her 15th birthday, but that doesn’t mean it’s time for her to retire. Equines in their 20s and 30s can and do compete in a variety of disciplines. Along with exercise and conditioning acupressure can keep your equine elder moving.

48 LEDGER’S STORY
How a sudden tragedy became a healing lesson in understanding and joy.

54 IDENTITY PARADE
Worms are bad guys, but they’re also a fact of life. A basic understanding of the different species that can infect your horse can help you protect his health.

56 GET MOVING!
Does your horse seem lazy, stubborn or reluctant to do what you ask? Re-motivating him can be a challenge, but it’s also very rewarding.

60 JUST AD WATER
Hydrotherapy…sounds fancy, doesn’t it? But water is a simple substance that can achieve amazing healing effects when administered correctly.

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