Volume 21 Issue 1
There's nothing like bathing in the morning magic after a cold storm. Meike, Menno & Saphire are Friesian stallions that live free in a bachelor herd in the forests of the Northern California coast. It's not often that they see snow, but when they do, they do not hesitate to take advantage of the morning sun. You can see more of them on Facebook and Instagram @laurazugzda
Articles In this Issue:
DO IT YOURSELF
Make Your Own Poison Ivy Treatment
by Katharine Chrisley Schreiber
Poison ivy, oak and sumac all contain a resin that causes the sometimes-violent reaction called poisoning. Fortunately, nature provides several readily available treatment options for those wishing to avoid harsh chemical-based antidotes. Follow this simple recipe from Katherine Chrisley Schreiber, manager of Dharmahorse natural horse support center and sanctuary, to make a drawing and drying remedy to treat initial weeping and itching that occurs after exposure.
Teaching Your Dog To "Leave It"
by Anthony Stokes
The "leave it" command can and should be an important part of your dog's vocabulary. It can be a very useful command to keep your dogs out of trouble and to disengage with whatever behavior they may be about to practice. Teaching the "leave it" is very simple. Get started with this step-by-step article by Anthony Stokes, Training Director and Co-Owner at Lead Your K9, a training and boarding operation based in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania.
FEED FACTS & FANCIES
Balancing Minerals to Build the Best Hoof
by Carole Herder
Mineral deficiency can be a major problem for domestic horses. Deficiency or imbalance of minerals inhibits the formation of enzymes that support immune function, digestion, glucose metabolism, and overall health, including the quality of bone, muscle and hoof tissue. To build health from the foundation, we must work toward overall nutrition and mineral balance. Read on as Carole Herder, owner of Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., explains.
AT HOME WITH HOMEOPATHY
Stress Less: Homeopathy to Help Horses (and You!) Cope
by Char Raby
Life is stressful. More so these days, it seems, than the days of yore. We all, humans and non-humans alike, experience stress differently and in turn react differently—physically, mentally, and emotionally. Careful management and attention to husbandry, combined with homeopathic treatment, can prove successful in resolving many of these emotional problems. Learn more with these insights from Holistic Health Care Practitioner Char Raby.
by Nayana Morag
Be Aware of Poisonous Plants
by Lisa Ross-Williams
The Supple & Rounded Horse - Part 2
by Glenn Stewart
Crab Apple: A Seasonal Cleanse
by Hannah Carey
Winter Grooming – the Natural Way
by Stefanie Reinhold
Supporting Your Horse's Rehab with Reiki
by Kathleen Prasad
HERBS FOR HEALTH
Calming Herbs to Manage Stress in Horses
by Susan Livesey
Natural Horse Careers: The Natural Hoof Trimmer (Part 3 of 3)
Making the Most of the Winter Blues…From the Comfort of Your Home
by Casey Zarnes
Peaceful Passing: Honoring the special animal souls who have touched our lives
Goodbye and Thank You, My Sweet Prince, Shawnee
by Kathleen Prasad
The Buck Stops Here
by Harold Roy Miller
You Can Hear Them (If you stop, breathe, and listen with your heart)
by Pam Sourelis
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There's nothing like bathing in the morning magic after a cold storm. Meike, Menno & Saphire are Friesian stallions that live free in a bachelor herd in the forests of the Northern California coast. It's not often that they see snow, but when they do, they do not hesitate to take advantage of the morning sun. You can see more of them on Facebook and Instagram @laurazugzda.