10 GET WITH THE PROGRAM
What works for some horses doesn’t work for all. Developing a herd health program means taking each herd and individual horse into consideration.
14 ROADSIDE EMERGENCIES
What if you had to pull your rig off the highway to handle an emergency? Here’s what to do and how to stay safe.
18 SHOULDN’T I BE OVER THIS BY NOW?
Rebuilding confidence after a fall.
Wise farm owners pre-plan for horse barn fires. Helping your fire department help you can mean the difference between lives saved or lost.
26 WHAT ABOUT OILS?
Many people add oil as a top dress to their hard keepers’ rations – but do you really understand the differences between oils, and what to look for?
30 THAT’S A WRAP!
Body Wrap techniques can enhance your horse’s self-awareness, balance and coordination.
34 WHAT COMES NATURALLY
Horse-friendly training and natural horsemanship are the two keys Uta Gräf and Stefan Schneider credit for keeping their competitive horses such happy athletes.
38 GIVE DUST THE DUST-OFF
Have a dusty arena? Here’s a look at some solutions – the good and the bad.
42 MORE TO LOVE
Draft breeds are often overlooked and frequently end up in challenging situations, but one rescue is coming to the aid of these gentle giants.
46 LET IT RAIN
Equine Raindrop Therapy may not be widely known, but this non-invasive modality is an excellent adjunct to other treatments used to help correct defects in the spine, minimize back pain, and strengthen your horse’s immune system.
51 KEEP YOUR COOL – PART TWO
Managing hydration and thermoregulation in warm environments is crucial to your horse’s health and performance.
56 CREATING PARADISE
Building a Paddock Paradise for your horses can help simulate the natural movement and foraging habits of their wild ancestors.