Volume 19 Issue 2

Volume 19 Issue 2

The Salt River wild horses are the beloved and majestic horses roaming the lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest, AZ. Less than 500 horses remain on public lands in Arizona and the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group is dedicated to their survival.

How do vaccines negatively affect my horse?

How do vaccines negatively affect my horse?

by Mark DePaolo, DVM

The Vaccine Alternative

The Vaccine Alternative

by Char Raby

Flare: How Do You Stop It? When Should You Trim It?

Flare: How Do You Stop It? When Should You Trim It?

by Debs Crosoer

So You Want to Start a Rescue?

So You Want to Start a Rescue?

by Karen Pomroy

Volume 19 Issue 2

Articles In this Issue:

FEATURE ARTICLE
How do vaccines negatively affect my horse?
by Mark DePaolo, DVM

AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY
The Vaccine Alternative
by Char Raby

Revaccination is a practice that was started many years ago and that lacks scientific validity or verification. It is wise to give some thought to your vaccination schedule, and to not just vaccinate blindly for every possible disease. Knowing what we now know about vaccines, it may be prudent to re-consider vaccinating at all. If you’ve ever wondered what options are available to you and your horse, read on as Holistic Health Care Practitioner Char Raby explains.

ASK THE EXPERT
Flare: How Do You Stop It? When Should You Trim It?
by Debs Crosoer

If you consistently trim away flare, does it cease to grow back? Does the mechanical stimulation from the rasp result in more flare? Is there any evidence to suggest that the mechanical separation at the white line caused by not trimming is painful for horses? Follow along as hoof and horse health expert Debs Crosoer answers these questions and more.

TO THE RESCUE
“So You Want to Start a Rescue?”
by Karen Pomroy

In 2004, Karen Pomroy started Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary by rescuing four Premarin foals from slaughter. At the time, she was unprepared for the ups and downs, emotional turmoil and financial stress that go along with running a rescue. More than a decade later, with more than 1,000 horses saved, Pomroy shares her story and provides some thought-provoking questions for anyone who has ever considered embarking upon this most worthy mission.

BARN BUDDIES
The Love Affair is Over
by Catherine O’Driscoll

EQUISSENTIALS
Natural Horsemanship is a Piece of the Whole Horse Puzzle
by Lisa Ross-Williams

FEED FACTS & FANCIES
Food Allergies and Sensitivities in Horses
by Madalyn Ward, DVM

FOR THE RIDER
Influence of a Rider’s Breath
by James Shaw

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Positive Reinforcement: Working Wonders for Working Horses
by Liz Falkingham with Andrea Wady

HOOFCARE HIGHIGHTS
Hoof Care is More Than Just a Trim
by Kenny Williams

IN TRAINING
Tools for Gentle Natural Horsemanship Training
by Missy Wryn

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
by Jennie Kramer

LESSONS IN ANATOMY
The Hyoid Connection
by Ivana Ruddock, MVDr

OF INTEREST
Vaccines: A Split Decision
by Gail Snyder

PONY EXPRESS
Hindsight
by Harold Roy Miller

POST TO POST
For those who ride bitless: What advice would you give to someone wishing to transition to bit-free riding?

SILENTLY SPEAKING
Tools for Empaths: Part 1
by Nancy Windheart

STABLE ENVIRONMENT
How You, Too, Can Benefit From Offering Your Horse a More Natural Lifestyle - Part 2
by Robyn Harris

SUPPORT HORSES
My Tribute to HorsesHorses Among Us, Thank God
by Dutch Henry

WE’RE LISTENING
Letters from Readers

WITHIN THE LAW
Divorce? But Wait... Who Gets the Pets?
by Charla Bradshaw

On the cover:

The Salt River wild horses are the beloved and majestic horses roaming the lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest, AZ. Less than 500 horses remain on public lands in Arizona and the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group is dedicated to their survival.
This photograph was taken in the spring of 2016 at the Salt River by Equine Fine Art photographer, Jody L. Miller. Jody donates 10% of the sales from any of her Salt River images to the Management Group. Jody offers many equine fine art images through her website at jodylmiller.com

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Mark DePaolo, DVM
Madalyn Ward, DVM
Ivana Ruddock, MVDr
Catherine O’Driscoll
Robyn Harris
Nancy Windheart
Charla Bradshaw
James Shaw
Jennie Kramer
Liz Falkingham with Andrea Wady
Missy Wryn
Karen Pomroy
Dutch Henry
Gail Snyder
Kenny Williams
Harold Roy Miller
Charlotte Raby
Lisa Ross-Williams

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