Volume 1 Issue 6 - 1999

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Accupointers

Narrowing Down Lameness

The ancient art of acupuncture has proven its worth in alleviating pain by helping to harmonize the energy flow through the body. It brings the negative Yin and positive Yang back into a state of homeostasis, or balance. Not only is it useful therapeutically, it has proven quite valuable in diagnostics as well.

Diagnostic acupuncture is a relatively simple procedure. It can be used to reveal the source of a problem by merely placing a finger against the horse. However, knowing where to put the finger, and what it indicates if there is a tender spot, is much more challenging, so consult your professional.

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Herbs for Health

Help for Dry Cracked Hooves

As the horn dries, it loses elasticity and begins to crack.

Proper nutrition is the bottom line for good health. That goes for hoof health as well. If your horse tends to have dry, cracked, brittle, unhealthy hooves, examine your nutrition program first. All the topical products in the world will not a healthy hoof make; healthy hooves depend on a healthy, well-nourished body. Total hoof care also involves your farrier, veterinarian, and good farm management practices.

Pasture-kept horses naturally have an advantage, nutrition aside, in that freedom of movement allows for much better circulation in the hooves which, in turn, promotes a more rapid, healthy growth and proper moisture balance. Natural terrain, especially for the unshod horse, helps keep hooves in good shape and allows for a natural wearing down of the hoof as it grows.

Dry, cracked hooves indicate a lack of moisture. Moisture is supplied from the tissues within the hoof and from the external environment; there is a moisture exchange going on constantly in the porous, healthy hoof wall as it maintains its proper moisture balance. Moisture from both sources promotes a strong resilient hoof.

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At Home With Homeopathy

Licking Colic with Homeopathy - Eight Helpful Remedies

Colic in a horse can be a serious threat.

As you walk by the window, you are halted in your tracks. Out in the pasture, your horse is pawing the ground. He drops. he rolls. your heart skips a beat. He gets up energetically, shakes off, and walks on. Phew. He just wanted to scratch his back or get rid of a pesky fly.

But what if he had dropped to the ground and lay there, staring uncomfortably at his flanks? What if he had started kicking at his belly, thrown himself to the ground, then rolled and thrashed? Such are some of the warning signs for colic. The horse prone to colic keeps his owner in suspense and wary of his every move. The tell-tale signs are burned into the memory from past emergencies. The veterinarian's number is plastered everywhere.

More...


 

Spirit, loved by all, 1994-1996 Charity Hilterbrand

Shackleford Banks, North Carolina

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Loftin

Wild Horse Art Gallery,

2371 Lennoxville Road

Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 504-2658

 

 

Accupointers

Narrowing Down Lameness

The ancient art of acupuncture has proven its worth in alleviating pain by helping to harmonize the energy flow through the body. It brings the negative Yin and positive Yang back into a state of homeostasis, or balance. Not only is it useful therapeutically, it has proven quite valuable in diagnostics as well.

Diagnostic acupuncture is a relatively simple procedure. It can be used to reveal the source of a problem by merely placing a finger against the horse. However, knowing where to put the finger, and what it indicates if there is a tender spot, is much more challenging, so consult your professional.

More...


 

Herbs for Health

Help for Dry Cracked Hooves

As the horn dries, it loses elasticity and begins to crack.

Proper nutrition is the bottom line for good health. That goes for hoof health as well. If your horse tends to have dry, cracked, brittle, unhealthy hooves, examine your nutrition program first. All the topical products in the world will not a healthy hoof make; healthy hooves depend on a healthy, well-nourished body. Total hoof care also involves your farrier, veterinarian, and good farm management practices.

Pasture-kept horses naturally have an advantage, nutrition aside, in that freedom of movement allows for much better circulation in the hooves which, in turn, promotes a more rapid, healthy growth and proper moisture balance. Natural terrain, especially for the unshod horse, helps keep hooves in good shape and allows for a natural wearing down of the hoof as it grows.

Dry, cracked hooves indicate a lack of moisture. Moisture is supplied from the tissues within the hoof and from the external environment; there is a moisture exchange going on constantly in the porous, healthy hoof wall as it maintains its proper moisture balance. Moisture from both sources promotes a strong resilient hoof.

More...


At Home With Homeopathy

Licking Colic with Homeopathy - Eight Helpful Remedies

Colic in a horse can be a serious threat.

As you walk by the window, you are halted in your tracks. Out in the pasture, your horse is pawing the ground. He drops. he rolls. your heart skips a beat. He gets up energetically, shakes off, and walks on. Phew. He just wanted to scratch his back or get rid of a pesky fly.

But what if he had dropped to the ground and lay there, staring uncomfortably at his flanks? What if he had started kicking at his belly, thrown himself to the ground, then rolled and thrashed? Such are some of the warning signs for colic. The horse prone to colic keeps his owner in suspense and wary of his every move. The tell-tale signs are burned into the memory from past emergencies. The veterinarian's number is plastered everywhere.

More...


 


Spirit, loved by all, 1994-1996 Charity Hilterbrand

Shackleford Banks, North Carolina

Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Loftin

Wild Horse Art Gallery,

2371 Lennoxville Road

Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 504-2658

 

More...

Humane Training

My Personal Recollections of A Brad Cameron Mulemanship Clinic

by Rita Bowman

Kidz' Korner

Its Been a Great Year!

Pictorial

Pony Express

Do You Have the Right to Choose the Kind of Health Care Your Animal Receives?

by Butch Smith

From the Editor

Tribute to Bill Dorrance, 1906-1999

Feed Facts and Fancies

Corn's A-maize-ing Story

Case Histories

Trailer Injury Alleviated with Homeopathy

Creative Corral

From our Kids

Straight From the Horse's Mouth

Summer Sizzle

Do It Yourself!

Fun With Bot Eggs

For the Rider

What is Centered Riding©?

by Centered Riding, Inc.

Equiz

Puzzles and Games

Book Bits

The Man who Listens to Horses

Monty Roberts

Special Features

Natural Trimming and Shoeing - The Hairline Tells It All

Stable Environment

Emotions, Thoughts, and Your Horse

 

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