Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2000


At home with Homeopathy

Respiratory Troubles? Breathe Easy - Homeopathy Can Help!


Homeopathy is being used with great success throughout the world in veterinary as well as human practice. More and more animal owners are happily discovering that with proper homeopathic care, illnesses that are considered incurable have a good chance for cure.

Homeopathy is a unique branch of holistic medicine that has specific principles and laws. "Like cures like" is the basic principle of homeopathy. Substances which cause symptoms in a healthy individual can be used to cure them in an unhealthy individual. Matching the symptoms of the sick body with the proven toxic effects of a certain substance is the key. The substance, if prepared homeopathically (diluted and succussed repeatedly in a specific manner), becomes highly energetic but non-toxic. Thus even harmful substances become completely safe, and curative.



Herbs for Health

Cleansing Herbs

Herbs are 'a natural' for horses. For millions of years instinct has led horses to eat the plants that helped them survive. They roamed the grasslands and prairies feeding on beneficial plants and grasses that provided nourishment and medicine. In this new millennium, herbs and plants are still of great value as food and medicine for the horse.




Yin, Yang, and the Five Elements

ying yang

To understand the treatment of horses by acupuncture and acupressure, one needs to understand the flow of energy through the body. This vital energy, or life force, is known as Qi (a Chinese word, which is pronounced "chee"). Acupuncturists see the body as a self-healing entity, capable of maintaining its own good health until this life force becomes unbalanced in some way. By using acupuncture and acupressure, this energy balance can be restored. Once it is rebalanced and normal energy levels have been regained, the body is again capable of self-healing.




Touch TIps

Massage and Muscle Therapy

by Catherine Bird

Your horse's muscles make up 60% of his body weight and are responsible for the movement and healthy functioning of his body. Problems with muscles do not always make themselves evident directly; your horse may have a change of behaviour, develop an annoying habit, resist a command, or become uneven and display general signs of soreness.

Massage can help


Massage for your horse is beneficial for many reasons. In days of old, it was a tool used by grooms to help maintain their horses' health. Massage can be used to prevent injury as well as to assist the body to repair muscle fibres that have been damaged.



At Home With Homeopathy

Respiratory Troubles?

Breathe Easy with Homeopathy!

Herbs for Health

Cleansing Herbs


Touch Tips

Massage and Muscle Therapy

by Catherine Bird

Kidz' Korner


By Leslie Desmond

Humane Training

Lateral Flexion Is The Key To Vertical Flexion

By Clinton Anderson

Barn Buddies

Greyhounds: Dogs in the Fast Lane

by Nancy Faubion

Pony Express

I Am A Mother

By Cindy Richards

From the Editor

What I Wish for the New Millennium

Feed Facts and Fancies

Sprouts - Not Just for People

Stable Environment

The Horses of Shackleford Banks

Case Histories

'Sand' Colic in Clay Country

Creative Corral

Straight From the Horse's Mouth

The Best Day of My Life

Acupuncture Acupressure


Yin, Yang, and the Five Elements

For the Rider

Common Sense on the Trail

by Rhett Russell

Horse Tales

1001 Stall Stories

Special Features

Bowen Therapy and The Equine Touch: An Interview with Jock Ruddock


Puzzles and Games

Book Bits

Alternative Therapies for Horses

by Vanessa Britton

Do it Yourself!

Growing Sprouts for Your Horse