Volume 20 Issue 1

Volume 20 Issue 1

"Montana Snow" image taken in freezing temperatures in January in Kalispell, Montana.

Barn Buddies

Paws and Prisoners: Saving Dogs in Pennsylvania Coal Country

by Jennie Kramer

FEATURE ARTICLE

Time Well Spent: A Veterinarian's Thoughts on Quarantine

by Lisa Grim, DVM

Integrating Soaking Time for the Second-Career Horse

Integrating Soaking Time for the Second-Career Horse

by Missy Wryn

OF INTEREST

The Top Six Beginner Blunders for Trail Riders

by Robert Eversole

Volume 20 Issue 1

Articles In this Issue:

BARN BUDDIES
Paws and Prisoners: Saving Dogs in Pennsylvania Coal Country
by Jennie Kramer

The world can be a frightening place for homeless pets. Deep in the heart of Pennsylvania's coal country, Amy Bailey-Eckert and husband, Steve, owners and operators of Brierwood Kennels of Pottsville, are busy getting these animals the help they need. Professional trainers committed to rescue work, they regularly assist local shelters with challenging cases. Still, they wanted to do more. Follow along to discover how a special group of people are making a difference for dogs in need.

FEATURE ARTICLE
Time Well Spent: A Veterinarian's Thoughts on Quarantine 
by Lisa Grim, DVM

Many of us are concerned about using medications or chemicals these days; the best way to avoid this is to prevent disease. Follow along as Lisa Grim, DVM, talks about quarantining new horses brought onto a property where there are other horses. If you care for boarded horses, have a home-kept horse, or travel with your equines, this article is for you.

IN TRAINING
Integrating Soaking Time for the Second-Career Horse
by Missy Wryn

Soaking time is not about bubble baths and hot water, but a kind of soaking that allows the brain to make permanent connections when learning something new. With limited time to spend with our horses, we want to accomplish as much as possible in the shortest time possible. This is where Missy Wryn's "soak time" becomes a great accelerator tool, especially for those starting new horses and retraining second-career horses. Read on to learn more!

OF INTEREST
The Top Six Beginner Blunders for Trail Riders
by Robert Eversole

Whether it's parenting, driving, or trail riding, when you are learning how to do something new, you are bound to make a mistake or three. We're only human after all, and making mistakes is part of our nature. In this article Robert Eversole, owner and operator of the largest horse trail and camp guide in the world, shares a list of six common trail riding mistakes and what beginner riders can do to avoid these pitfalls.

AMAZING AROMATHERAPY
New beginnings
by Nayana Morag

BOOK BITS

EQUISSENTIALS
Natural Wound Care for Horses
by Katharine Chrisley-Schreiber

FEED FACTS AND FANCIES
Natural Approach to Feeding Horses
by Joyce Harman DVM, MRCVS

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
Natural Horse Magazine Asks: What changes have you seen in the horse world in the past 10 years as it pertains to natural/ holistic care and training?
by Char Raby

HANDS ON
Relax! With Equine Bodywork 
by Christy Garavetto

HEALING HINTS
Reiki and Horse Rescue: Healing, Gratitude and New Beginnings
by Kathleen Prasad

HERBS FOR HEALTH
Herbal Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Horses
by Susan Livesey, M.S.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
New Beginnings
by Lisa Ross-Williams

PROFILES IN PLANTS
Sage - Salvia officinalis
by Katharine Chrisley-Schreiber

SILENTLY SPEAKING
A New Way of Connecting with Your Horse
by Marta Williams

WILD HORSES
The End of Wild Horse Protection in America?
by Marie Millman

On the cover: "Montana Snow" image taken in freezing temperatures in January in Kalispell, Montana.

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Amy Grim, DVM
Joyce Harmon, DVM
Jennie Kramer
Katharine Lark Chrisley-Schreiber
Nayana Morag
Char Raby
Christy Garavetto
Kathleen Prasad
Susan Livesley
Missy Wryn
Robert Eversole
Marta Williams
Marie Millman
Lisa Ross-Williams

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