Vol. 7 – Issue 3


12 SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT
Teaching your horse how to clip doesn’t have to be a dramatic task. Learn how to tame the “clipper monster”.

16 BIT OF A SHOCK
Many of us have heard the term shockwave therapy, and some have used it to treat injuries in horses. But how much do we really know about the principles behind this innovative treatment?

20 KEEP YOUR COOL
Managing hydration and thermoregulation in warm environments is crucial to your horse’s health and performance.

24 MORE THAN METAL
When making the transition to barefoot, or riding over certain terrains, your horse may benefit from a little extra support. Let’s review some alternatives to traditional metal shoes.

28 THE TRUTH ABOUT TRAINING TOOLS
Before condemning bits, spurs and other devices as cruel, consider this: tools are neither good nor bad. It’s how they’re used that makes the difference.

32 HOME SWEET HOME
Selecting a boarding facility doesn’t have to be traumatic. Here are our top 8 tips to help you through the process.

36 RING SOUR
Have show nerves have taken the fun out of competitive riding? These tips can help you return to the ring with a smile.

41 COLORING THE WORLD OF LAMENESS
Equine thermography is gaining attention from equine professionals and riders alike – could it help your own horse?

50 WOW FACTOR
Getting your horse show ring ready doesn’t have to involve harsh shampoos and shine sprays. Check out this professional groom’s tips for getting the perfect look, naturally.

57 DRIVEN TO HELP
How one adoption organization is putting the horse before the cart.

62 WHAT A SHOW!
Odysseo pushes the boundaries of live performance to a spectacular new level.

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