Vol. 6 – Issue 4


14 GET YOUR JUMP ON!
Free jumping can be a fun and beneficial way to enhance your horse’s training and development.

18 FEEDING FOR ALLERGIES
Pollen, bugs, mold…they’re everywhere. A little nutrition knowledge can go a long way to lessening your horse’s allergy symptoms.

22 4 TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL HOOF SOAKING
Trying to soak the foot of a horse that wants nothing to do with it is almost impossible, not to mention extremely frustrating. These four suggestions will make the experience less stressful.

24 WALKING THE BEAT
Follow the journey of one mounted unit as they took their patrol horses from shod to barefoot.

30 BALANCING ACT
Deciphering the correct balance between calcium and phosphorous doesn’t have to feel like a bad math class flashback!

36 ROCH & EQUI-BOW
How a student of this unique healing technique helped a lame, easily-spooked horse become a champion.

40 RIDERS ARE ATHLETES TOO!
Competitive riders always ensure their horses are looked after at shows, but often neglect their own nutrition and hydration during the day. Here’s how to make some positive personal changes.

42 WHAT’S BITING YOU?
Learn to recognize and understand the top four creepy-crawlies that can put the “bite” on your horse – and on you!

54 THE NATURE OF INTERFERENCE
Do your horse’s hooves hit one another when he’s moving forward? It’s a man-made problem that can be corrected using a natural hoofcare approach.

56 TREAD LIGHTLY
We all enjoy a relaxing trail ride – but are you aware of the effect some riding practices have on the land, and how you can help conserve trails for future use?

60 THAT NOT-SO-SWEET ITCH
It can affect any horse and there’s currently no cure. What can you do to give your equine friend some relief?

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