Volume 20 Issue 4

Volume 20 Issue 4

Andalusian horse on winter background. Photo credit-Melory www.stock.adobe.com

TO THE RESCUE

The Disposable Horse: A Rescuer's Thoughts on Equine Overpopulation

by Melanie Sue Bowles

The Supple & Rounded Horse - Part 1

The Supple & Rounded Horse - Part 1

by Glenn Stewart

WITHIN THE LAW

Protect Your Pony Post Sale

by Adam M. Trenk, Esq.

TO YOUR HEALTH

Concussions: How They Differ for Female and Male Equestrians

by David Ackerman, DC

Volume 20 Issue 4

Articles In this Issue:

TO THE RESCUE
The Disposable Horse: A Rescuer's Thoughts on Equine Overpopulation
by Melanie Sue Bowles 
Proud Spirit stands as one of the most successful, longest existing facilities for horses in the United States, having intervened on behalf of hundreds of abused, neglected, abandoned and forgotten equines from all over the country. Sadly, twenty-eight years after Proud Spirit began, we—meaning the equestrian community as a whole—we are still failing our horses. Now, Proud Spirit Founder Melanie Sue Bowles shares her thoughts on equine overpopulation and what you can do to help.

 

FEATURE ARTICLE
The Supple & Rounded Horse - Part 1
by Glenn Stewart
There are a hundred and one exercises aimed at developing a supple mount, but they are only as good as our understanding of the needs of the horse and the order of the exercises given. All too often there is no thought to the horse's level of mental or emotional fitness, only the physical look that is desired. Follow along as horsemanship trainer Glenn Stewart shares his approach to building a supple mind and body.

 

WITHIN THE LAW
Protect Your Pony Post Sale
by Adam M. Trenk, Esq.
As a horseman and an animal lover I have conflicting feelings about how to handle the sale of a horse. I think we owe them a duty to ensure their proper care. But, inevitably horses must be bought and sold. So, how do we ensure their well-being, even after we have dispossessed of them? Here, Adam Trenk, Esq. explains why a no-kill contract may not be the best approach to protecting your horse post sale and provides some practical alternatives.

 

TO YOUR HEALTH
Concussions: How They Differ for Female and Male Equestrians
by David Ackerman, DC
We are all familiar with the axiom "Get back up on the horse." Not a good idea with concussions! A concussion is defined as a head-trauma induced alteration in mental status with or without loss of consciousness. Read on as Dr. David Ackerman explains the influence of gender on the severity of symptoms suffered post-concussion.

BARN BUDDIES
Caring for Barn Cats in Winter
by Linda Weber

FEED FACTS & FANCIES
Hives and Horses: A Brief History
by Bruce Brown

FLOWER POWER
A Case for Flower Essences
by Hannah Carey

FOR THE RIDER
From the Mat to Their Back
by Kerry Picken

HERBS FOR HEALTH
Equine Joint Care and Healing
by Katharine Chrisley Schreiber

HOOF CARE HIGHLIGHTS
The Cone: Nature's Gift to the Hoof
by Carole Herder

KIDS' ROUNDUP
Natural Horse Careers: The Equine Bodyworker (Part 2 of 3)

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Glad Tidings
by Lisa Ross-Williams

OF INTEREST
3 Easy Ways to Keep Horse Trails Open
by Robert Eversole

PEACEFUL PASSINGS
Peaceful Passing: Honoring the special animal souls who have touched our lives
Farewell, Dearest Rebel
by Lisa Ross-Williams

PROFILE IN PLANTS
Alfalfa
Katharine Chrisley Schreiber, NHC, RMT

PONY EXPRESS
Running A Ranch
by Harold Roy Miller

SILENTLY SPEAKING
The Spiritual Side of Horses
by Marta Williams

SPECIAL FEATURE
Transitioning to Barefoot? Here's what you need to know
by Kirt Lander

STABLE ENVIRONMENT
Weird But True: The Bizarre World of the Beneficial Opossum
by Susan Gallagher

WILD HORSES
Save our Mustangs
by Erin Phillips

On the cover/strong>:
Andalusian horse on winter background. Photo credit-Melory www.stock.adobe.com

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CONTRIBUTORS:

David Ackerman, DC
Linda Weber
Bruce Brown
Harold Roy Miller
Adam M. Trenk, Esq.
Hannah Kerry
Kerry Picken
Carole Herder
Robert Eversole
Melanie Sue Bowles
Marta Williams
Kirt Lander
Susan Gallagher
Glenn Stewart
Jennie Kramer
Katharine Lark Chrisley-Schreiber
Lisa Ross-Williams

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