Volume 8 Issue 6

Cover

Table of Contents

HOOFCARE HIGHLIGHTS

Pete Ramey


One Foot for All Seasons?

By Pete Ramey


In many areas the correct foot for winter is all wrong for summer. If your pasture or paddocks are yielding in the summer, but frozen solid in the winter, it is healthy to allow your horse to wear completely different feet during the “hard” times in winter.

 

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YOUNG NATURALS

Exercises


Warm-up Exercises You Can Do With Your Horse


By Breanne Hurst

Something that people miss when they ride horses is warm-up exercises. Warming up your horse’s body and mind is very important before you ride.

 

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SPECIAL FEATURES

Horse


Discover New Horizons on Horseback:
Take A Vacation with Your Horse!


By Shari Frederick


Horseback riding in the wild offers a unique raw perspective and beauty like you’ve never seen. Regardless if on a guided trip, with a small intimate group, or among a large group, a vacation on horseback is a chance of a lifetime. Photo by Melissa Schroeder

 

 

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AROMATHERAPY

Essential Oils

 

Moods and Non-Typical Behaviors in the Horse

By Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland

Through the use of essential oils, patience, understanding and kindness, a change will occur for animals showing unnatural behaviors. Many times it is human error that has created these behaviors and I feel it is our responsibility to help these animals re-adjust.

 

 

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Features

 

CONTRIBUTORS:
Pete Ramey
Shari Frederick
Wendy Murdoch
Debra Naismith
Harold Roy Miller
Lynda Swyderski
Lori Teresa Yearwood
Renate Andrasevits Reed
Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland
Claire Cox-Wilson
Letizia Gasparetti
Maria A. Wagner
Dan Sumerel
Brigid Wasson
Nayana Morag
Breanne Hurst
Catherine Bird
Katrina Clay
Mary Swan

On the cover:

Natural horsemanship methods have contributed to Amelia's calm and confidence. Feeding the mind is as important as feeding the body for a happier, healthier horse.

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