Volume 4 Issue 5 - 2002

Hoofcare Highlights

The Buddy Story
By Fraea Bolding

My horse, Buddy, is a 17-year-old Dutch Warmblood whom I have owned for two years. He lives happily with his herd over acres of pasture, forgetful of his past and painful experiences with severe lameness.

Feed Facts and Fancies

Why Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes are Important Feed Additives for Your Horse
By Jessica Lynn

There is a microbial balance that needs to be maintained throughout the horse's digestive tract, and though horses in the wild may naturally eat what is needed and avoid toxins, horses in domestic situations may not. Feeding live beneficial bacteria and digestive enzymes can help to maintain or create microbial balance.


Natural Horse Dentistry - What is the Point?
Your Horse Wishes YOU KNEW…

By Spencer LaFlure

Like the old way of training and riding horses, man had a mold and the horse was broke to fit that mold. In today’s world of horse dentistry people performing “dentistry” are also using the mold they were taught and making it fit all horses. I believe that if we can train naturally, we can do dentistry naturally also.

Barn Buddies

Chronic Disease and Your Cat
By Shawn Messonnier, DVM

Periodontal disease, kidney disease, cardiomyopathy, and hyperthyroidism are some of the most common problems in cats today. Nutrition, natural therapies, and conventional medicine can all help cats with these conditions.

Bran Manor Equine Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization that offers food, shelter, medical care, re-training and above all LOVE to those horses in need. Just 15 days before this picture was taken, Mama Holli, a registered paint mare, found her way to BMER&P. Severely underweight, her back legs scalded from urine burns that went untreated, Mama Holli delivered a very handsome but sickly little foal, Afortunado. Today, both are healthy and happy and have been adopted together by a wonderful family who realizes the true meaning of RESCUE!
Bran Manor Equine Rescue and Placement
159 Bran Rd. Sinking Springs, PA 19608


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By Loryhl


All Too Common Tendon Problems
By Tanya Nolte

Special Features

Wet or Dry?
By GaWaNi Pony Boy


Tying-Up: A Scary Predicament
By Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis


In Essence

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
By Nayana Morag

Stable Environment

Why Not Hemp?
By Shawn Patrick House

For the Rider

Peggy Cummings and Connected Riding
By Kate Hester


How and When To Use The Equine Touch
By Jock Ruddock

In Training

Foundation Training - Start in the Morning?
By C. H. Mintzlaff

Expert Exchange

Martha Olivo on the Barefoot Cart Horses

Case Histories

Equine Iridology - Flexures
By Mercedes Colburn

Kidz’ Korner

What’s That Smell?
By Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland

Molly McMule's Horse Tales

Family Tree



Pony Express

A Day At The Rescue
By Walt Friedrich

Of Interest

Differences Between the Wild Horse Barefoot Trim and the Strasser Barefoot Trim
By Marjorie Smith

Book Bits &
Video 'Views

From the Editor

We've Moved!


GaWaNi Pony Boy
Shawn Messonnier, DVM
Spencer LaFlure
Tanya Nolte
Nayana Morag
Chuck Mintzlaff
Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis
Martha Olivo
Shawn Patrick House
Marjorie Smith
Frances F. Cleveland
Fraea Bolding
Walt Friedrich
Mercedes Colburn
Jock Ruddock
Kate Hester