Volume 5 Issue 5 - 2003

In Training

Training the Rider to Train the Horse: A Week with Clinician Chris Cox
By Cynthia Ritchie

Chris Cox's Horsemanship I teaches the basic training and safety skills needed to work with any horse. Little did we know that first night what good friends we all would become and how much a person could learn about a horse in seven days.

Special Features

Dr. Harman Speaks on Equine Metabolic Syndrome (Cushings) and Laminitis
By Dawn Jenkins

Holistic veterinarian Dr. Joyce Harman sheds light on E quine Metabolic Syndrome, formerly called Cushings, and its causes. It is being diagnosed with increased frequency and the condition is being seen in younger horses.


Amazing Aromatherapy

Essential Oils for Colic
By Catherine Bird

While waiting for the vet to arrive, your horse can be offered essential oils, some of which can help the horse begin to rebalance his digestive system - and more.



Biff and his winged friends enjoy a lazy summer morning

For over 100 years, Ryerss has provided aged and abused horses with a life-long home. We depend greatly on the generosity of friends like you. Visit www.Ryerss.com to learn more.


Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines
1710 Ridge Road
Pottstown , PA 19465
610-469-0537 fax
Photo © Alix Coleman





Feature Article

Using Magnets on Horses
By Heather Smith Thomas

Feed Facts and Fancies

Noni : A Healthy Choice from Paradise
By Charlotte Rooks

For the Rider

Correct Posture in Standing and Riding
By Pete Egoscue


Homoeopathy and Neurological Disorders
By Tanya Nolte

Stable Environment

Younger Men, Shorter Horses, Older History
By Carol Ruprecht

Touch Tips

Essential Oils and Your Horse's Skin Problem
By Frances Fitzgerald Cleveland

Case Histories

Magneto-Geometric Remedies - Some Success Stories
By Sylvia Schmid


Hoofcare Highlights

The Abaco Wild Horse Project
By KC La Pierre

Pony Express

Starting Flyer
By Crystal Verge

Molly McMule’s Horse Tales - 1001 Stall Stories

One Starry Night

Book Bits and Video Views

From the Editor

The End of An Era

Of Interest

A Parelli Natural Horse-Man-Ship Clinic at Brittany Common

Barn Buddies

Arthritis: The Appropriate Use of NSAIDS and Complementary Therapy

By Shawn Messonnier, DVM


If Your Horse Could Talk - A Catchy Name and Much, Much More

By Lisa Ross-Williams

Kids Korner


Joyce Harman, DVM, RCVS
Shawn Messonnier, DVM
Catherine Bird
Tanya Nolte
Heather Smith Thomas
Carol Ruprecht
Charlotte Rooks
Crystal Verge
KC La Pierre
Sylvia Schmid
Frances F. Cleveland
Cynthia Ritchie
Pete Egoscue
Dawn Jenkins
Lisa Ross-Williams