Volume 17 Issue 2

Volume 17 Issue 3

Saphire and Meike are Friesian stallions that live in a bachelor herd of three in the forests of the Northern California coast. They are affectionately known as the Forest Boyz. They live free on approximately 20 acres, and eat, sleep and play together 24/7. Living in a bachelor herd is a great life for a stallion. They share deep intimacy and companionship and love to play games together. The forest is a great playground to develop muscle and agility. They are the best of friends and good medicine to all that know them. You can see more of them at www.ForestBoyz.com. Photo by Laura Zugzda, The Forest Boyz

Equine Dentistry is a Necessity, Not an Option

Equine Dentistry is a Necessity, Not an Option

by Lisa Ross-Williams
For many people, the horse's mouth is a mystery. Yet dental balance is a very important aspect of equine health. Read on to discover the unique requirements of the equine mouth and how you, as a caregiver, can make sure your horse's dental needs are being met.

The Barefoot Horses of The Caravan—A Transcontinental Horse-Drawn Journey

The Barefoot Horses of The Caravan—A Transcontinental Horse-Drawn Journey

by Connie Challice
On November 1, 2014 The Caravan, a transcontinental horse-drawn journey, departed Murrieta, California with a goal of arriving in Weirsdale, Florida on March 14, 2015. Here, author Connie Challice's account illustrates for the armchair traveler just how natural horse—and especially hoof—care is contributing to the everyday success of horses across (and crossing!) the country

The Hyoid Connection

The Hyoid Connection

by Ivana Ruddock, MVDr
The hyoid apparatus is an interesting and often-overlooked structure in the horse's body. In anatomy books, it is described as part of the respiratory and digestive systems for its important role in breathing and swallowing. Learn more as MVDr. Ivana Ruddock explores anatomy, function, and support measures for this unique structure

Beyond Stall Rest: A Holistic Approach to Equine Rehabilitation

Beyond Stall Rest: A Holistic Approach to Equine Rehabilitation

by Lisa A. Grim, DVM
Rehabilitation is the act of restoring something to its original state or former capacity. Unfortunately, injuries can happen to any horse, at any age. Read along to explore horse-friendly options for acute and chronic-phase healing, as well as additional considerations to make your horse's recovery as quick and pain free as possible.

Volume 17 Issue 3

Articles In this Issue:

  • EQUISSENTIALS
    Equine Dentistry is a Necessity, Not an Option
    by Lisa Ross-Williams
    For many people, the horse's mouth is a mystery. Yet dental balance is a very important aspect of equine health. Read on to discover the unique requirements of the equine mouth and how you, as a caregiver, can make sure your horse's dental needs are being met.
  • OF INTEREST
    The Barefoot Horses of The Caravan—A Transcontinental Horse-Drawn Journey
    by Connie Challice
    On November 1, 2014 The Caravan, a transcontinental horse-drawn journey, departed Murrieta, California with a goal of arriving in Weirsdale, Florida on March 14, 2015. Here, author Connie Challice's account illustrates for the armchair traveler just how natural horse—and especially hoof—care is contributing to the everyday success of horses across (and crossing!) the country.
  • LESSONS IN ANATOMY
    The Hyoid Connection
    by Ivana Ruddock, MVDr.
    The hyoid apparatus is an interesting and often-overlooked structure in the horse's body. In anatomy books, it is described as part of the respiratory and digestive systems for its important role in breathing and swallowing. Learn more as MVDr. Ivana Ruddock explores anatomy, function, and support measures for this unique structure.
  • SPECIAL FEATURE
    Beyond Stall Rest: A Holistic Approach to Equine Rehabilitation
    by Lisa A. Grim, DVM
    Rehabilitation is the act of restoring something to its original state or former capacity. Unfortunately, injuries can happen to any horse, at any age. Read along to explore horse-friendly options for acute and chronic-phase healing, as well as additional considerations to make your horse's recovery as quick and pain free as possible.
  • ACUPOINTERS
    Dento-Pressure: Acupressure for healthy teeth and gums
    by Susan Tenney, CMT
  • ASK THE EXPERT
    by Spencer LaFlure
  • AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY
    Homeopathy for Injuries and Conditions Affecting Ligaments and Tendons
    by Charlotte Raby
  • BARN BUDDIES
    Hila and a Holistic Approach to Canine Back Pain
    by Todd Metcalf, DVM
  • BOOK BITS
  • CASE HISTORIES
    Light Therapy Saved the Horse Who Saved Me!
    by Kay Aubrey-Chimene, RMT, CPTI
  • HANDS ON
    Brave Heart: Equine Acupressure & Heart Health
    by Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis
  • HERBS FOR HEALTH
    Herbs for Equine Rehabilitation
    by Gloria Garland L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. & Ch.
  • HOLISTIC HALL OF FAME
    Susan Domizi: Source Micronutrients—"Longevity Tells the Story"
    by Dutch Henry
  • HOOF CARE HIGHLIGHTS
    Vaccines: A Split Decision
    by Gail Snyder
  • IN ESSENCE
    Witch Hazel
    by Nayana Morag
  • LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
    by Lisa Ross-Williams
  • PONY EXPRESS
    MY Neigh-bors
    by Harold Roy Miller
  • POST TO POST
    For your horse's dentistry needs, do you use your vet, a Certified Equine Dentist or a Natural Balance Dentist™ trained by Spencer LaFlure? Why do you use this type of professional?
  • PROFILES IN PLANTS
    Chaparral by Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT, Equine Specialist
  • SUPPORT HORSES
    Homeopathy for Dental and Mouth Issues? You Bet!
    by Glen Dupree, DVM (since passed)
  • TELL YOUR STORY
    Big Adventures...With Little Alf
    by Hannah Russell
  • TO THE RESCUE
    The Costs of Greed: The Premarin Industry
    by Dr. Carolyn Crowder and Karen Pomroy-Equine Voices Rescue and Sanctuary
  • TOUCH TIPS
    When is Hydrotherapy (Water Therapy) Right for your Injured Equine Athlete?
  • by Dr. Michael Guerini
  • TO YOUR HEALTH
    XX Womb Ones XX Final Chapter: Menopause, the Gate to Cronehood
    by Cheryl Hamilton, ND
  • WE'RE LISTENING
    Letters from Readers

On the cover:

Saphire and Meike are Friesian stallions that live in a bachelor herd of three in the forests of the Northern California coast. They are affectionately known as the Forest Boyz. They live free on approximately 20 acres, and eat, sleep and play together 24/7. Living in a bachelor herd is a great life for a stallion. They share deep intimacy and companionship and love to play games together. The forest is a great playground to develop muscle and agility. They are the best of friends and good medicine to all that know them. You can see more of them at www.ForestBoyz.com.

Photo by Laura Zugzda, The Forest Boyz

 

CONTRIBUTORS:

  • Todd Metcalf, DVM
  • Lisa Grim, DVM
  • Glen Dupree, DVM (since passed)
  • Cheryl Hamilton, ND
  • Ivana Ruddock, MVDr.
  • Dr. Michael Guerini
  • Dr. Carolyn Crowder
  • Karen Pomroy
  • Susan Tenney, CMT
  • Kay Aubrey-Chimene, RMT, CPTI
  • Dr. Robert Cook
  • Gloria Garland L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. & Ch.
  • Amy Snow
  • Nancy Zidonis
  • Gail Snyder
  • Spencer LaFlure
  • Nayana Morag
  • Katharine Lark Chrisley
  • Connie Challice
  • Harold Roy Miller
  • Hannah Russell
  • Dutch Henry
  • Charlotte Raby
  • Lisa Ross-Williams

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