Volume 8 Issue 3

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FOR THE RIDER

How's My Riding?

Murdoch

An Interview with Wendy Murdoch

Good riders constantly problem solve. When there is a problem they don’t give up nor do they keep repeating the same thing hoping for a different response. The best riders I have known are constantly observing, thinking, changing their approach to find the best way to solve the problem, whether that is under saddle or on the ground.

 

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AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY

Recognizing Healing and the Direction of Cure

By Marcia DuBois, DVM

Dubois

Only three reactions can occur from medications, whether allopathic or holistic: cure, palliation and suppression. Cure is not achieved through the use of traditional drugs, which merely suppress symptoms while allowing the disease process to progress. The key hallmarks of cure are that the symptoms all resolve, in the direction of Hering’s law of cure, and remain gone even after the medicine is stopped.

 

 

 

 

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AMAZING AROMATHERAPY

Horse

Repelling Insects Naturally

By Catherine Bird

Bugs, flies, midges, mosquitoes; why are our horses plagued by them? Whether we like it or not, insects are just another part of nature. But each horse that is pestered by these little beasties can, thanks to nature, also enjoy some relief. "Lilliputs Warpaint"  Photo by Georgia Taylor

 

 

 

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TOUCH TIPS

Horse

Healthy to the Core

By Barbara Chasteen


The torso, the area between the neck and hindquarters, is the core of the horse, the center of the body in balance and function. What can go wrong? Plenty. And there is plenty we can do to help - and prevent - problems.

 

 

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Features

On the Cover:
Mephisto enjoys a few mouthfuls of spring grass after his ride. Like many horses, he has benefited from wearing boots while ridden during the transition from shod to barefoot. Read more in Hoofcare Highlights in this issue.
Cover Photo © Jennifer Reber
Wandering Eye Photography
www.wanderingeyephoto.com 781 209-0836

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