Volume 18 Issue 4

Volume 18 Issue 4

Olivia, a feisty paint enjoys a romp in fresh fallen snow. Photo: Nancy McCurdy

Sand colic

Sand colic: A silent but deadly killer

by Lisa Ross-Williamss

The REAL Difference: Farrier Trim vs Barefoot Trim

The REAL Difference: Farrier Trim vs Barefoot Trim

by Debs Crosoer

4 Steps to Donate with Confidence

A Friend in Need: 4 Steps to Donate with Confidence

by Jennie Kramers

How to Support and Maintain a Healthy, Natural Winter Coat

How to Support and Maintain a Healthy, Natural Winter Coat

by Stefanie Reinhold

Volume 18 Issue 4

Articles In this Issue:

FEATURE ARTICLE
The REAL Difference: Farrier Trim vs Barefoot Trim
by Debs Crosoer

One of the first questions everyone asks when considering removing shoes and ‘going barefoot’ is ‘What’s the difference between a farrier trim and a barefoot trim?’ While it’s important to be familiar with the techniques used by your hoof care professional, there are other questions to consider no matter which camp your practitioner falls into. Hoof and horse health expert Debs Crosoer explains.

EQUISSENTIALS
Sand colic: A silent but deadly killer
by Lisa Ross-Williams

Although there are many types of colic, those caused by sand are very common in certain regions and often something that can be prevented. With this guide by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Ross-Williams, you can recognize the signs, understand why sand colic happens, and know what can be done to prevent and treat it, making concerns about this potentially fatal condition a thing of the past.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
A Friend in Need: 4 Steps to Donate with Confidence
by Jennie Kramer

The popularity of the internet, combined with changes to the United States laws regarding horse slaughter, has allowed for an explosion in the number of horse rescues in operation. Regrettably, not all of them can be said to have the horse’s best interests at heart. Senior Editor Jennie Kramer explains how to distinguish the worthy from the undeserving, so you can protect yourself (and your bank account!) from unscrupulous rescues.

GOOD GROOMING
How to Support and Maintain a Healthy, Natural Winter Coat
by Stefanie Reinhold

Your horse has a natural, fully functional, thermal regulation system. With proper nutrition and grooming, he will grow and maintain a healthy winter coat that will protect him from even the harshest winter weather. Follow along as Stefanie Reinhold Reinhold, owner of "Reinhold's Horse Wellness, describes how you can help your horse maintain a thick and natural winter coat while keeping him looking good and ready for winter activities.

ASK THE EXPERTS
A Cure for Canker
by Char Raby and Susan Livesey

AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY
Allergies in Horses: Respiratory Sensitivities
by Charlotte Raby

BARN BUDDIES
How I discovered the “Heartworm Hoax” and healed my pet naturally
by Renee Richetto Grul 

CASE HISTORY
Mesquite Bean Impaction Colic: Homeopathic Silicea to the Rescue
by Lisa Ross-Williams

HEALING HINTS
The Healing Art of Heart to Heart
by Kathleen Prasad

HOLISTIC HALL OF FAME
Horse Haven: Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary with Melanie Sue Bowles
by Dutch Henry

HOOFCARE HIGHLIGHTS
Trimming Draft Horse Hooves
by Suzanne Warsinky

IN TRAINING
The Invisible Tether
by Missy Wryn

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
by Lisa Ross-Williams

LIGHT POWER
Clover’s Journey: Lighting the Way Back to Soundness
by Kay Aubrey-Chimene, RMT, CPTI

PONY EXPRESS
Inside Fences
by Harold Roy Miller

PROFILES IN PLANTS
Meadowsweet – Filipendula ulmaria
by Katharine Lark Chrisley

SPECIAL FEATURE
Contemporary Chinese Herbalism
by Joseph Thomas, PhD

TELL YOUR STORY
RESCUED

by LeeAnna M. Romero

WE’RE LISTENING
Letters from Readers

WILD HORSES
A Wild Horse Scientist’s Legacy
by Charlotte Roe

On the cover:

Olivia, a feisty paint enjoys a romp in fresh fallen snow.
Photo: Nancy McCurdy
http://www.nancymccurdyphotography.com/

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Joseph Thomas, PhD
Kay Aubrey-Chimene
Jennie Kramer
Renee Richetto Grul  
Susan Livesey
Debs Crosoer
Kathleen Prasad
Katharine Lark Chrisley
Harold Roy Miller
Leeanna Romero
Charlotte Roe
Suzanne Warsinsky
Dutch Henry
Charlotte Raby
Missy Wryn
Lisa Ross-Williams

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