Volume 19 Issue 4

Volume 19 Issue 4

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Search and Rescue Dogs

Search and Rescue Dogs

by Randi Peters

Hay Preservatives: 5 Ingredients You Need To Know About

Hay Preservatives: 5 Ingredients You Need To Know About

by Monique Warren

Balanced Horsemanship with T'ai Chi

Balanced Horsemanship with T'ai Chi

by Adam Burns

HEALING HINTS

HEALING HINTS

by Carole Lynn Carrick

Volume 19 Issue 4

Articles In this Issue:

BARN BUDDIES

Search and Rescue Dogs
by Randi Peters

What kind of dog makes a good rescue dog? Actually, any dog could—maybe even your dog. Breed is usually not important; the training of the dog is what really counts. He needs to know his job and do it well, while at the same time be able to work kindly and obediently with handlers and other people, other dogs, and perhaps horses. Some situations require more than one SAR dog while others don't.

If you've ever wondered whether there might be a place for your dog in the world of search and rescue, this is an article you don't want to miss. Randi Peters, together with Vicki Wooters of Search & Rescue Dogs of Pennsylvania, provides a comprehensive overview of different types of SAR dogs and enumerates the attributes necessary for success in this most worthy mission.

EQUISSENTIALS

Hay Preservatives: 5 Ingredients You Need To Know About
by Monique Warren

Hay is a whole food, right? It is if naturally cured prior to baling, otherwise it contains preservatives, which may have adverse effects on you and your horse's health.

Unfortunately, our horse's number one source of nutrition doesn't come with an ingredient label. If you've never considered that your hay might contain something other than, well, hay, read on as Monique Warren, creator of the Hay Pillow®, relays the top five preservatives commonly found in horse quality forage and explains which hay is most likely to contain them.

HEALING HINTS

Harvest Thyme
by Carole Lynn Carrick

When we think of harvest time, we usually conjure up visions of autumn, with its colorful leaves and bright orange pumpkins, bright red apples and crisp, cool air. Many plants mature during those months when the temperature begins to cool, signaling the approach of winter. Either they prepare seeds with sufficient nutrients to allow them to grow, or they build up nutrient stores of their own in order to survive those cold, dark months. In either case, the product of their labors is also available for us to share.

New to foraging? No worries. Author Carole Lynn Carrick shares general guidelines for a successful gathering, a basic harvest calendar, and more to help you get started.

FOR THE RIDER

Balanced Horsemanship with T'ai Chi
by Adam Burns

For over 3,000 years the Chinese have been studying the laws and way of Mother Nature (Daoism). One of the main principles they discovered was the dual forces of yin and yang. These two opposing, controlling and reflecting forces are shown in the T'ai Chi symbol.

T'ai Chi is recognized as being extremely useful as a cross training exercise for sports such as golf, tennis, skating, etc., and in our case it is helpful to horse people who are looking to improve their horsemanship. Follow along as T'ai Chi teacher and horse trainer Adam Burns explains why this ancient practice deserves a place in your barn.

 

AMAZING AROMATHERAPY

Bodily Applications of Essential Oils
by Nayana Morag

 

DO IT YOURSELF

How to Safely Check Your Horse's Mouth
by Susan Ajamian

FEATURE ARTICLE

A Tragic Story with a Happy Ending: Patterns of Chinese Herbalism and Laboratory Blood Work
by Dr. Joseph Thomas

FEED FACTS AND FANCIES

Read Before You Feed…Seaweed and Iodine
by Susan Domizi

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

Equestrian Aid Foundation Helps Horse People in Need
by Carrie Wirth

HERBS FOR HEALTH

Lyme Disease: A Proven Way to Control It and Maintain Your Horse's Immune System
by Dutch Henry

NUTRITIONAL KNOW HOW

Let Your Animals Teach You Nutrition
 by Richard J. Holliday, DVM

OF INTEREST

Help Lisa Ross-Williams Heal her Breast Cancer

PONY EXPRESS

Riding the Mare
by Harold Ray Miller

POST TO POST

What changes have you seen in the horse world over the past ten years that pertain to natural/ holistic care and training?

PROFILES IN PLANTS

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
by Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT

SUPPORT HORSES

Fuzzy Therapists
by Katharine Lark Chrisley, NHC, RMT

WE'RE LISTENING

Letters from Readers

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Dr. Joseph Thomas
Richard J. Holliday, DVM
Jennie Kramer
Katharine Lark Chrisley
Nayana Morag
Susan Domizi
Harold Roy Miller
Monique Warren
Randi Peters
Carole Lynn Carrick
Adam Burns
Susan Ajamian
Carrie Wirth
Dutch Henry

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