Volume 16 Issue 3
Encore, the pale palomino daughter of Cloud and Feldspar, on the day she was born, May 6, 2013 in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. Photo by Lauryn Wachs/The Cloud Foundation
The Lowdown on Lyme
by Joyce Harman, DVM
Lyme - known as an imitator disease since it can look like many other conditions - can be very difficult to treat in any stage. You can take charge of your horse’s treatment (and prevention!) by using all the tools and therapies available - a good holistic veterinarian/ team familiar with Lyme disease, appropriate medications, immune system support, nutrition, lifestyle, herbs, homeopathy, and more.
At Home in the Trailer
bby David Lichman and Meredith Reinhart
Developing a horse who is an extreme trailer loader, rather than an extreme trailer avoider, means getting a horse to see the trailer as a place of comfort, a familiar and stable retreat in an unfamiliar environment. With diligent, imaginative practice, you and your horse can light out for the territories, or anywhere else that calls, with confidence she’ll load no matter the circumstance.
An Herbal Approach...To Summer Relief
by Catherine Bird
Herbs can support and strengthen your horse’s body and his protective barriers. By addressing his internal health, and considering the whole horse rather than isolated clinical signs, you will have greater success in dealing with this summer’s allergies and common discomforts such as itch, photosensitivity, headshaking, and annoying bugs.
Neigh for the Bay: A Horse Keeper’s Guide to Watershed Stewardship
by Jennie Kramer
Environmental stewardship is essential, especially where water, our most valuable resource, is concerned. Horse farm pollution - typically either nutrient or sediment pollution - may be happening on your property and in your watershed. As an equine land manager, you can implement equine best management practices, and your local resource conservation office can help.
Articles In this Issue:
- At Home in the Trailer
by David Lichman and Meredith Reinhart
- Neigh for the Bay: A Horse Keeper's Guide to Watershed Stewardship by Jennie Kramer
- An Herbal Approach...To Summer Relief by Catherine Bird
- The Lowdown on Lyme by Joyce Harman, DVM
- Healing Those Hooves - Part 2: Acupressure for Chronic Laminitis by Susan Tenney, CMT
- Aromas to Get Through Summer with Your Cool Intact by Nayana Morag
- Is Hay Testing Really Necessary?
- The Homeopathic Emergency First-Aid Kit - Empowering Self-Reliance by Charlotte Raby
- Have You "Herd" of Treibball? by Dianna Stearns
- Drive Safe! A Guide to Trailer Form, Fit, Function and Flaws by Jenny Lance
- Traveling with Your Horse by Lisa Ross-Williams
- Apis by Charlotte Raby
- Water Therapy for the Equine Athlete by Dr. Michael Guerini
- Summer Herbs for Horses by Joyce Belcher
- Healing: From Humans to Horses with Dr. Joseph Thomas by Dutch Henry
- Spearmint by Nayana Morag
- Small Steps… and BIG Changes by Jennie Kramer
- Tips and Facts for Camping with Your Horse by Casey Zarnes
- Cowboy Poetry:Horse Magic by Harold Roy Miller
- Have you used Bach Rescue® Remedy? If so, what for?
- Herbal Liniments by Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT, Equine Specialist
- Insect Control & Manure Management with Help from Mother Nature By Lisa Ross-Williams
- Nature's Most Essential Nutrient by Dr. Gemie Kohler
- Getting Back in TTouch with Your Horse: Simple Techniques from the Tellington TTouch® Method to Improve Behavior, Performance and Trust by Mandy Pretty
- Arizona Equine Massage Therapists to Veterinary Board: Stop Your "Neigh"-Saying by Diana Simpson
On the cover:
The very spirited Dreamer shows his exuberabce of living a natural life. Photo by Nancy McCurdy