Volume 21 Issue 1

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

TO THE RESCUE

Teaching Your Dog To "Leave It"

by Anthony Stokes

The Supple & Rounded Horse - Part 1

Balancing Minerals to Build the Best Hoof

by Carole Herder

WITHIN THE LAW

Make Your Own Poison Ivy Treatment

by Katharine Chrisley Schreiber

TO YOUR HEALTH

Stress Less: Homeopathy to Help Horses (and You!) Cope

by Char Raby

Volume 21 Issue 1

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.

BARN BUDDIES
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.

AMAZING AROMATHERAPY
by Nayana Morag

EQUISSENTIALS
Be Aware of Poisonous Plants
by Lisa Ross-Williams

FEATURE ARTICLE
The Supple & Rounded Horse - Part 2
by Glenn Stewart

FLOWER POWER
Crab Apple: A Seasonal Cleanse
by Hannah Carey

GOOD GROOMING
Winter Grooming – the Natural Way
by Stefanie Reinhold

HANDS ON
Supporting Your Horse's Rehab with Reiki
by Kathleen Prasad

HERBS FOR HEALTH
Calming Herbs to Manage Stress in Horses
by Susan Livesey

 KIDS' ROUNDUP
Natural Horse Careers: The Natural Hoof Trimmer (Part 3 of 3)

OF INTEREST
Making the Most of the Winter Blues…From the Comfort of Your Home
by Casey Zarnes

PEACEFUL PASSINGS
Peaceful Passing: Honoring the special animal souls who have touched our lives
Goodbye and Thank You, My Sweet Prince, Shawnee
by Kathleen Prasad

PONY EXPRESS
The Buck Stops Here
by Harold Roy Miller

SILENTLY SPEAKING
You Can Hear Them (If you stop, breathe, and listen with your heart)
by Pam Sourelis

On the cover:
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.

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CONTRIBUTORS:

Kathleen Prasad
Harold Roy Miller
Susan Livesey
Pam Sourelis
Hannah Kerry
Anthony Stokes
Char Raby
Carole Herder
Glenn Stewart
Nayana Morag
Jennie Kramer
Stefanie Reinhold
Katharine Lark Chrisley-Schreiber
Casey Zarnes
Lisa Ross-Williams

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