10 TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS
A hairy tool for preventive health.
16 SELENIUM: FACTS & MYTHS
We are often cautioned about feeding our horses too much selenium, but we rarely hear about the benefits of this essential trace mineral. Here’s why your horse needs adequate selenium in his diet!
19 THE DIRT ON BENTONITE CLAY
Bentonite clay is an all-natural product with amazing healing properties!
20 HEALTHY HOLIDAY TREATS
The festive season doesn’t have to be about overindulgence – here is a recipe your horses will love, and it’s good for them, too!
24 AYURVEDA FOR YOUR HORSE
This age-old therapy focuses on each equine as an individual.
27 PILATES FOR RIDERS
Feeling stiff, weak or limited in your riding? Your fitness is just as important as your horse’s! This total body approach to movement can be helpful for equestrians of all disciplines.
32 COVER STORY: A HAVEN FOR HOPE
Safe Haven Horse Rescue is celebrating 20 years of helping horses in need – to date, their work has benefi tted over 1,000 grateful equines!
36 DOES YOUR HORSE NEED TO DETOX?
Detox diets are all the rage for people, so it’s no surprise we’re considering them for horses too. Let’s look at when your horse might benefit from toxin elimination, and how it can be done.
42 KIDS AND HORSES – NATURALLY
Have you ever noticed how horses tend to adore children, and seem to get along with them so well? Here’s why, along with some fun exercises to enhance your own kids’ relationship with equines.
48 NATURE’S FURNACE
Using horse manure for renewable energy.
53 HOOF HISTORY
You can learn a lot about his background just by looking at his feet.
55 MICROCURRENT THERAPY
This low-level electrical stimulation therapy is easy to add to your horse’s routine.
56 JUMPING FENCES
Learn how to develop an eye for distance when approaching a fence.