Vol. 7 – Issue 1


10 REACHING THE RUNAWAY
It’s scary to be on a horse that’s taking off. Get to know why your horse is reacting this way, and you’ll be in a better position to prevent it.

14 BE A GOOD CLIENT
The professionals who look after our horses are integral to their health and happiness, so you want to keep them happy too! Here’s how to be a top client for your trimmer.

16 CHILL OUT!
Most of us associate the word “sedative” with chemicals. Here are some alternative relaxation tips and techniques to try when your horse gets over-excited or stressed.

20 GREEN ON GREEN
You’re a new rider who has bought a green horse, and have reached the point where you realize you’re in way over your head. Now what?

24 OPEN WIDE!
Your horse’s dentistry needs change as he develops and ages. find out what he requires during the first five years of life.

32 FREE SCHOOL YOUR WAY TO WHOA!
A good “whoa” is one of the most important things you can teach your horse. Doing so at liberty can help strengthen your communication skills.

36 ARE YOU PROTECTED?
Most people think a standard equine liability release will protect them, but that may not be the case. Learn how to create a solid contract.

40 SOMETHING TO CHEW ON
Forage is a staple in any horse’s diet, and the best sources are natural grasses and hay. But if your horse has special needs, here are 8 alternatives for consideration.

48 THE SCIENCE OF BITTING – PART 1
Bits are required in many competitive 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 effects on the horse’s mouth.

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