The Hoof Abscess: A Healing Crisis
By Gail Snyder
Hoof abscesses are painful and can strike without warning. Unfortunately, conventional approaches to abscess resolution are often invasive and can actually worsen the condition before improving it. Read on to discover how patience – and a little TLC – can make for a smoother road to recovery.
What the Hay? Challenges and Solutions for Small-Scale Forage Harvest
by Joel Dufour
Forage is the cornerstone of the equine diet. Growing your own hay is a surefire way to ensure your horse receives a quality product. Read on to discover how you and your herd can take advantage of the benefits of home-grown hay no matter how small your property (or budget!).
Yoga With Your Horse…Yes, You Can!
by Linda Guanti
For many, adding yoga classes to an already-busy-schedule isn't an option. Luckily, you don't have to be an expert to enjoy the many and varied benefits of this ancient art. Consider these ideas for incorporating basic yogic thought processes and maneuvers into your daily equine interactions.
Straight Talk about Tracks
By Monique Warren with Kelly Messera
While the importance of providing ample turnout for your equine companion cannot be overstated, traditional turnout systems (that is, pastures and paddocks) provide little in the way of mental and physical stimulation. See how some extra fencing – and a little ingenuity - can provide a closer approximation of a natural lifestyle for your herd.
Articles In this Issue:
- The Hoof Abscess: A Healing Crisis - By Gail Snyder
- What the Hay? Challenges and Solutions for Small-Scale Forage Harvest - by Joel Dufour
- Yoga With Your Horse…Yes, You Can! - by Linda Guanti
- Straight Talk about Tracks - By Monique Warren with Kelly Messera
- Cracking the Donkey Code: Your key to understanding donkeys and mules - by Susan Tenney, CMT
- Stress Less: Soothing PTSD with Essential Oils - by Diana Wanamaker
- Homeopathic Treatment for Acute Abscess - by Charlotte Raby
- A Beginner's Guide to Goat Keeping - by Lisa Ross-Williams
- HEPAR sulphurica - by Charlotte Raby
- 5 Things to Consider... Before You Buy the Farm - by Jennie Kramer
- Jin Shin Jyutsu® (JSJ) - Harmony in Your Hands - by Maggie Norton
- Sharing Emotional Journeys through Images with Tamara Gooch - by Dutch Henry
- Violet Leaf - by Nayana Morag
- Liberate the Winter Blues! - by Leslie Nichols
- Native Horsemanship Youth Program - by Lynne Ferguson
- Withers Damage and the Long Journey of the Accessory Nerve - by Ivana Ruddock, MVDr.
- Holistic Modalities 101 - by Jennie Kramer
- 1st Annual SW Holistic Horse & Hound Expo a Big Success - by Lisa Ross-Williams
- Long Dark Train - by Harold Roy Miller
- If Your Horse Was a Famous Comedian
- Mugwort - by Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT, Equine Specialist
- Arena Footing Basics 101 - by Glynnie Walford
- Better Boundaries…With Electric Fencing - by Lisa Ross-Williams and Kenny Williams
- Patching Up Pacheboy - by Renee Richetto Grul
- Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired? - by Cheryl Hamilton, ND
- Letters from Readers
On the cover:
This image was taken in October of 2013 at the beginning of a terrible snow storm that came through the Dakotas and killed thousands of head of cattle. The ranch we were working with at the time still had a few hundred head of cattle and horses in the high country of Wyoming near the Beartooth Mountains at elevations of over 10,000 feet. The snow started coming in hard and fast and, with the help of neighboring ranches with a string of trucks and horse trailers, we headed up the mountain. As the cowboys started gathering horses and cattle, we waited with our cameras – while holding trailer doors open – to photograph them as they came over the rise. This is just one of many amazing moments captured that day. The best part was that, at the end of it all, they only came up one head short of the number they were looking to save. Unfortunately, many lost everything during that storm.
Photo by Tamara Gooch