- Past Articles Fall 2010 Articles

Abrahams Equine Clinic News

Achieving Optimal Sleekness by Renee Van Roekel

Are You Ready to Wean Your Foals?

Arise Horse Lovers - The Hour Is Upon Us

Book Review: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know...and Some Things you Didn't Know you Didn't Know (About Breeds of Horses)

Carriage Driving Lessons in Cedar Rapids, IA by Laurie Renda

Clever Girls by Mona Majorowicz

Cold Weather Warning: Impaction by Heather Smith Thomas

Crystal Creek Equine Center - More Than a Stable by Cindy Rosborough

Double Trouble: Twinning in Mares by Bruce W. Christensen, DVM, MS

From the Judge's Box by Anne Cizaldo

Forage or Pasture Quality Impact on Horse Body Condition Score by Roy A. Johnson

"Ground Training:" Working in Hand - Yielding Left by Lynn Palm

"It Takes a Village" to Earn a World Championship by Christine Woodford, DVM

Leave no Trace for Equestrians: Adopt the Ethic by Deb Balliet

On Farm Mortality: Consider Composting

Social Media can Help You Promote Your Equine Business by Lisa Kemp

Stride by Stride...Tips on Understanding the Stadium Portion of a Three-Phase Event by Lisa Marie Bishop

A Third Time Offender - A Tale of Horse Neglect and Abuse, and a day in IERAL's World of Equine Investigation by Karla Sibert

The "White Horse Ranch"

The "White Horse Ranch" Part 2

Summer 2010 Articles

American Horse Council News

Barrel Racing Event Set To Take Place At Iowa Equestrian Center

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy And Healing Hearts with Horses by Deb Hoyt

Equestrian Drill Teams by Renee Van Roekel

It's All About The Horses...Palisades Equestrian Estates

Lope N Lures by Chris Egan

Meet Renee - Apples 'N Oats Intern

New Blood Test To Detect Pregnancy In Mares by Heather Smith Thomas

New Facility Opens Its Doors In Independence by Rhonda Bitterman

Rolex 2010 by Derith Vogt

Twists And Turns...A Sometimes Wavy Road To Success

What About Fat? by Jim Ward, D.V.M.

What's In A Name?

Working In Hand - Turn On The Forehand & Turn On The Haunches by Lynn Palm

Yoder Equipment by Jay Franzen

Spring 2010 Articles

The Catalpa Experience...Looking Back by Susan Brigham

Center Point Saddle Club Announces 2009 High Point Winners

Competitive Trail Challenge by Susan Anderson

Emerging Issues in Equine Land Protection: Considerations for Equestrians by Deb Balliet, CEO

Eminence "Wild Bunch"

Equine Colic: The #1 Cause of Premature Death Provided for you by Nutrena

Foaling Fundamentals by Dr. Dan Liebsch

From the Judge's Box by Anne Cizaldo

Inspiration abounds at the 2009 Holistic Horse Fair by Heather Kitching

The Iowa Trail Riders Association (ITRA) by Diana Thrift

Iowa Youth Benefit Saddle Club Announces Beneficiaries, Past & Present by Kathy Krukow

Jada and "Hank" by Mary Winter

The Kentucky Horse Park & Breyerfest by Mona Majorowicz

L.A.S.E.R. Option in Treatment by Christine Woodford, DVM

Reflection on Equine Rescue in Iowa over the Past Five Years by Karla Sibert, IERAL

Riding High for a Decade

Spring Pastures: Friend or Foe? by Christine Wilkin, DVM

Tricked Out Trailer by Bob Goddard, Equine Humorist & Author

Working in Hand = Teach Your Horse to Ground Tie by Lynn Palm

The World Percheron Congress is Coming to Iowa by Dianna Marquardt, Shining Stars Percherons

Book Review/Trail Guide Manual by Denise Maxwell, President, Illinois Trail Riders

Winter 2009 Articles

American Horse Council News: AHC Comments on DOL Proposed New H-2A Workers Program

Developmental Orthopedic Diseases in the Young Horse by Dan Liebsch, DVM

Emerging Issues in Equine Land Protection: Considerations for Equestrians by Deb Balliet

Equicizer: A Winning Ride by Lori K. Black

Horse Hock Health by Heather Smith THomas

The Horse King of the World by Bob Cline, Circus Performer and Historian

ICIA Offers Weed Seed Feed Forage & Mulch Certification by Holly Ryan

"If You Build It, They Will Come" by Phil Harder

Kentucky Horse Park Unveils New Partnership to Assist Injured and Unwanted Horses by Cindy Rullman

Liberty by Mona Majorowicz

Lois Heyerdahl Clinic Held at Cedar Falls Equestrian Center by Amanda Stump

"No Hoof;No Horse" - The Importance of Hoof Balance by Christine Woodford, DVM

Resistance in Equine Parasites Today by John W. Byrd, DVM

River Basin Equine Congratulates Megan Ruley - Reserve Congress Champion & NSBA Winner by Christine Wilkin, DVM

Sustainable Trails for Equestrian Use by Sustan Stormer

Two Stellar Opportunities for Horse Enthusiasts in the Midwest by Rachel Wehrheim

The Unwanted Horse Coalition Releases National Survey Results

Walter Zettl in Michigan

What is Vaulting? by Deb DeVries

Whose Vault is This? by Bob Goddard

Winter Feeding by Roy A Johnson

Spring 2009 Articles

Alfalfa is for cows! by Don Blazer

Amazing Acupuncture Cases by Dr. Christine Woodford, DMV

A Bugs Tale by Kevin Woodford

Creating a Healthy Hoof by Christine Wilkin, DVM

Does the Saddle Really Fit? by Christine Woodford, DVM

A Driving Force! Iowa's Nick Roland by Mary Lou Lawless with Lesa Peters

The Event Derby by Lisa Bishop

The Event Derby Part 2 by Lisa Bishop

Finding the Right Trainer for Your Horse by Jane Greenwood

IA Youth Benefit Saddle Club Show by Kathy Krukow

Iowa Equine Rescue & Awareness Week by Karla Sibert

The Laborer by Mona Majorowicz

Reader's Photos

Scam Artist by Bob Goddard

Small Strongyles...A Big Problem by Jessica Young

Strategies for Training for a Good Performance by Anne Cizaldo

The Suicide Drag by Carol Eilers

Unwanted Horses Need Your Help

Windcross Conservancy by Jane Greenwood

Winter 2008 Articles

2008 South Central Iowa Draft Horse And Mule Association Fun Show

Amazing Acupuncture Cases by Dr. Christine Woodford, DMV

BCHA Negotiates Solutions To Keep Trails Open Nationally

Blanketing Horses - What You Should Know by Dr. Wendy Coren, Chiropractor

Ground Manners - Clip Without A Twitch by Lynn Palm

Growing Up With The Forty by Sue Sparrow Meggers

A Horse Named "Chance" by Lance Logan

Horse Show Veteran by Bob Goddard

Is Soy Making Our Horses Insulin Resistant? by Melyni Worth, PhD, PAS

It's Not Polo! by Alex Dooley

Masterson Method Clinic Report by Bonnie Moothart

"Rescue" Is Only A Part Of Our Name - IERAL by Karla Sibert

Saddle Up For The American Horse Council's Congressional Cavalry Program

Stem Cell "Magic" by Kath Loan-Koranda

The Importance Of Dental Care by Christine Wilkinson, DVM

Unwanted Horses Coalition

Why Is Colic Still The #1 Disease Of The Horse? by Jay Altman, DVM

Winner Head Over Heels in 2008 Extreme Mustang Makeover

Winter Projects by Anne Cizaldo

Yes! We CAN!!! by Hannah Ross

Fall 2008 Articles

2009 Iowa Equine Industry Directory

Common Problems of the Equine Eye by Teri A. Schrandt, DVM

Doing My Bit by Howard Powers

Educational Scholarship Opportunities for Iowa Horse Enthusiasts by Jill Paxton

EF-5!!!! Tornado! by Bridget Bryson

Equine Stretches by Christine Woodford, DVM

Exercise and Riding: How cross-training is beneficial to horseback riding by Julie Christie

Games!!! by Stephanie Bryson

A Great Ending to a Horrible Situation

Ground Manners - Banish Bathing Blues by Lynn Palm

Horse Show Veteran by Bob Goddard

Horses of the Pony Express by Kim Mariette

Jousting - A Medieval Pasttime Takes on a Midwestern Twist

Saddle & Leather Shop Hard Hit by Floods by Chris Egan

A Serious Double Whammy by Deb DeVries

Shelter from the Storm: Kirkwood Campus is Haven to Hundreds of Eastern Iowa Pets by Kathy Kaiser

Skunk River Driving Trail by Mary Winter

Warm-Up Strategies by Anne Cizadlo

Summer 2008 Articles

12th Annual Barrel Racing Championships by Ruth Sebetka

American Standardbred Adoption Program

Antibiotics - How do they affect digestion? by Jay Altman, DVM

The Biggest Little Show In Iowa by Jay Franzen

The Bride and Her Groom by Bob Goddard, Equine Humorist

Celebrating Two Decades of Miracles in Motion by Ruth Paarmann

Chinese Herbal Medications; A Daily Dose of Acupuncture by Dr. Christine Woodford

Clubs and Associations by Chris Egan

From the Judge's Perspective by Anne Cizadlo

A Great Ending To A Horrible Situation by Karla Sibert, IERAL

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow! Is Your Competition Venue Protected From Development? by Deb Balliet, CRO

Horses & Art by Mona Majorowicz

Letters to the Editor - Riding Panther by Donna Cobley and George Cobley

Life's Lessons by Casey Meggers

Preventative Health Care Series - Part Three

Rolex 2008 by Ruth M. Rose

Study: Small Strongyles Developing Resistance to Ivermectin by Stacey Oke, DVM

To Cremate or Not to Cremate by Aimee Devereaux

Top Five Signs of Poromac Horse Fever by Kelle Straw

What does the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship do for the Equine Industry? by Jill Paxton

Spring 2008 Articles

A Tale of Two Ladies: A Journey to the National Drive by Steve Stillions

And Baby Makes Two by Kim Houlding, DVM

Barn Anthropologists by Bob Goddard, Equine Humorist

Evolution of the Bare Hoof by Ann Larson

Ground Manners - Handling Your Horse's Feet by Lynn Palm

Horses & Art by Mona Majorowicz

Introducing...Jada Neubauer by Mary Winter & Earl Morris

Joint Disease in the Horse by Kirk B. Heisterkamp, DVM

Les 4 Ecoles D'Art Equestre: The World Premiere

Massage Therapy for the Horse and the Rider by Nancy Stein, LMT/CEMT

Preventative Health Care Series - Part Two by Christine Wilkin, DVM

Riding for Life: A Horsewomans Guide to Lifetime Health & Fitness by Rallie McAllister

The Sacroiliac Joint in a Horse by Christine Woodford, DVM

Senate Passes Farm Bill with Provisions Helpful to Horses

Showing it's More About What's on the Inside that Counts by Sherri Geistkemper

Tax Deductions for Advertising and Promotional Expenses by John Alan Cohen, Attorney at Law

Thank you for your Tireless Work! Derith Vogt

University of Minnesota's Leatherdale Equine Center

Unwanted Horses Coalition

Winter 2008 Calendar

Who's the Boss? by James Sturgeon, Trainer and Instructor

Winter 2007 Articles

A Year of "Bouncing Back" by Ruth Rose

Are Horses Good for Kids? by Kristann Cooper

Athletic Partnering for International Competition by Hannah Ross

Basic Ground Training, Part Three - Teach your Horse to Back by Lynn Palm

Captured Motion...Hand-Rendered Works in Metal by Kathryn Capley

Cruel Deaths in Mexico a Result of Closing U.S. Horse Processing Plants: AVMA

Day's End by Mona Majorowicz

Endurance Racing - Coming Soon to a Trail Near You

Ethanol to Take a BITE out of Equine Food Supplies? by Pat Raia

Extreme Cowboy Challenge by Denise Schieffer, ITRA

Form & Function of a Healthy Bare Hoof by Ann Marie Larson

Have You Given Much Thought to Where Your Grandchildren Will Ride? by Deb Balliet and Carolyn Orr, ELCR

Icelandics fra Slettunni by Chris Egan

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: A Review by Equine Disease Quarterly

My Alaska Trail Ride by Howard powers

Preventative Health Care Series - Part One by Christine Wilkin, DVM

Proliferative Enteropathy - A Newly Recognized, Emerging Threat of Colic and Diharrea in Weanlings by Jessica Young, DVM

Tethering Horses in Iowa...Should it be Against the law? by Karla Sibert, IERAL

The Healing Touch by David Alan Morrison

The Spanish Colonial "Rock Ponies"

Triple E Training - Equine Education Made Easy by Sherri Geistkemper

Wild Horses by Bob Goddard

Fall 2007 Articles

American Quarter Horse Association's Lynn Palm and Christine Hamilton Win Livestock Publication Council 2007 Award

Basic Ground Training, Part 2 - Building a Relationship With Your Horse by Lynn Palm

The Economic Importance of Iowa's Equine Industry by P. Miller-Auwerda, Department of Animal Science
and by D. Otto, Department of Economics
Iowa State University

For Love and Money - A Night at the Races by Sherri Geistkemper

For the Love of (Not Just) the Horse by Barbara A. Hall

From the Polo Field - The First Annual Quad Cities Charity Polo Match by Howard Powers

Horse Massage - Not Just for Mr. Ed Anymore by David Alan Morrison

Monticello Teen Leaps Beyond Early Insouciance...With Drive and Determination by Melissa Birks

The Paso Fino - "The Horse With the Fine Step" by Trudy Weichers, Sundancer Paso Finos

Performance Chiropractic Care for Your Horse by Christine Woodford, DVM

Potomac Horse Fever by Dr. Christine Woodford

The 2007 Skunk River Driving Trail is History by Mary Winter, Three G Farms Equine Center

Unwanted Horses in Iowa...What is Going to Happen to Them?

What the Bear Did in the Woods by Bob Goddard

Where the Blind Horse Sings a Book Review by Howard Powers

Summer 2007 Articles

Acupuncture useful in Our Modern-Day World by Christine Woodford, DVM

Can Everyone Ride Bitless? by Cathy Hatrick-Anderson

Collaboration at the CornerHouse

Colt Starting by Howard Powers, longtime Marion horseman

Combined Driving Event (CDE) at Three G Farms by Mary Winter, 3G Farms

Equine Disease, ID, and Unwanted Horses among Topics Planned for American Horse Council's 2007 Issues Forum AHC Press Release

Golden Rules of Ground Training, Part I by Lynn Palm

Harness Horsepower by Mary Lou Lawless

Horse Trail Riding Banned on Wabash Trace Trail by Densie Schieffer, ITRA

Horsepower Farm by Kandee Haertel, Galena, IL

Horses & Art... by Mona Majorowicz, Iowa artist

Kentucky Opens Equine Humane Center

Legislative Report by Harold Ault

The Link Between Carbohydrates and Performance Presented by Nutrena

Nature's Furnace: Horse Power Goes Green by Sherri Geistkemper

News from the American Horse Council

No Land, ...... No Horses by Carolyn L. Orr, Ph.D.

Pony Express Riders of America - Doin' What it Takes by Sherri Geistkemper

Recognizing a Legitimate Equine "RESCUE" (part 2)

Small Airway Disease (SAD) & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by Philip J. Johnson, Professor

Sustainable Natural Resource Funding Advisory Committee by Denise Schieffer, IA Trail Riders Association

Unwanted Horse Coalition Unveils Website and Awareness Brochure, Encourages Horse Owners to "Own Responsibly"

When a Poncho Goes Bad by Bunny Ryan-Kennedy

Spring 2007 Articles

Beginning Ground Training: Build a Proper Foundation with Groundwork by Lynn Palm

Day Riding at Backbone State Forest by Donna and George Cobley

Equine Reproduction - From Conception to Birth by Benjamin Espy, DVM, DACT

Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) by Dr. Jessica Young

Foaling, Dystocia, Placentitis and Retained Placenta by Kirk Heisterkamp, DVM

Good News for Horse Owners by Kandee Haertel, Galena, Illinois

Hay Creek Ranch by Doug Lindgren

Horses and Art by Mona Majorowicz

How Horses Think by Howard Powers

Is This Heaven? No; It's Polo! by Jessica Walter

My Favorite Horse Book of All Time by Bob Goddard, Equine Humorist

National Legislative Issues by Harold Ault

Recognizing a Legitimate Equine "Rescue" (Part 1) by Karla Sibert

Recognizing a Legitimate Equine "Rescue" (Part 2) by Karla Sibert

Rhodococcal Infections in Foals by Philip J. Johnson

Three G Farms Equine Center, Inc. by Mary Winter

Understanding Colic - Causes and Prevention by Jim Ward, DVM

What is Classical Horsemanship? by Ann Bennett

Winter 2006 Articles

Ankeny to Woodward Trail Improvements Underway

What To Do When You Can't Ride by Donna and George Cobly

Caring for the Senior Horse by Johnny Fatheree. Equine Specialist, Nutrena

Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials Report

Colic, and Colic Surgery by Kirk Heisterkamp, DVM

Dreams, Devotion, Devon by Christine Wilkin, DVM

Don Flatt, a Memorial by Doug Greenfield

Senate Passes Animal Enterprise Terror Act by Marsha Achenbach

"Impressive" Syndrome: What is HYPP? by Jessica Young, DVM

Liver Disease in Horses by Christine Woodford, DVM

The "Bright Side of PMU by Leslie Hall

Myths and Wives' Tales of Feeding Horses, "Some Truth, Some Fiction" (Part 1) by Jim Ward, DVM

Myths and Wives' Tales of Feeding Horses, "Some Truth, Some Fiction" (Part 2) by Jim Ward, DVM

PMU (Pregnant Mare's Urine) Foal Adoption by Bonnie Calkins

List of PMU Adoption Websites

Polo? by Howard Powers

The Meaning of Ribbons

Shonga Ska Update by Jauson King

Windrush Hill Farm's First Annual Show & Tell Horse Sale by Shelly Hagen

Fourth Annual Skunk River Horse Driving Trial by Mary Winter

Wildwood Hills Ranch Provides Opportunities for Disabled Kids

Fall 2006 Articles

Against the Odds - An unlikely jockey finds fortune during the Great Depression (Part 1)

Against the Odds - An unlikely jockey finds fortune during the Great Depression (Part 2)

Animal Chiropractic and your Performance Horse by Dr. Christine Woodford, DVM

BITS Distance Driving Clinic and Novice Drive by Katy Rhinehart

Career Change Leads to Realization of Dream (Part 1)

Career Change Leads to Realization of Dream (Part 2)

Goats Prove Therapeutic to an Anxious Racehorse by Jessica Shifflett

Horses & Art...a NEW regular column by Iowa artist, Mona Majorowicz by Mona Majorowicz

Laminitis - Much too Common, and Often Misunderstood (Part 1) by Sherri Geistkemper

Laminitis - Much too Common, and Often Misunderstood (Part 2) by Sherri Geistkemper

Legislative Issues - House Passes Right-to-Ride Legislation

Myths and Wives' Tales of Feeding Horses, "Some Truth, Some Fiction" (Part 1) by Jim Ward, DVM

Myths and Wives' Tales of Feeding Horses, "Some Truth, Some Fiction" (Part 2) by Jim Ward, DVM

PMU (Pregnant Mare's Urine) Foal Adoption by Bonnie Calkins

List of PMU Adoption Websites

Sharing the Trail by Bob Goddard

Shonga Ska (Part 1) by Jauson King

Shonga Ska (Part 2) by Jauson King

To Shoe or not to Shoe? by Howard Powers

The Big Point about Puncture Wounds by Dr. Kirk Heisterkamp, DVM

The Truth Behind Your "Easy Keeper" - Equine Metabolic Syndrome by Dr. Jessica Young, DVM (AEC)

Trail Talk (Part 1) by Mark Edwards

Trail Talk (Part 2) by Mark Edwards

Veterinarian Confident in the use of Equine Acupuncture by Jessica Shifflett

Weinberg - King Trail Riding (Part 1) by Donna and George Cobley

Weinberg - King Trail Riding (Part 2) by Donna and George Cobley

Women and Horses by peg Bahls

Summer 2006 Articles

An "Original" Article about Geldings by Kirk Heisterkamp, DVM

Form to Function: How Your Horse's Conformation Affects His Athletic Ability by Lynn Palm

Illinois offers Jubilee College State Park by Donna Cobley

Managing Your Horse in Hot Weather by Gina Thesing

National Animal ID System (NAIS)

Update on Wild Horses Legislation

Spring 2006 Articles

Wild Horses & Washington D.C.
by Jill Anderson, Return to Freedom (American Wild Horse Sanctuary)

Horse Friendly Shimek Forest
by Donna Cobley & George Cobley

Lipizzans...Art and History All Rolled Up into One!
by Carole Gauger

The Exciting World of Horse Racing in Iowa? You Bet!
by Sherri Geistkemprer

Ranch Roping - Branding at Hora Arena
by Shelly Hagen

Getting Back to the "Roots" of a Balanced Equine Diet
by Gene Mealhow

Bringing Them up Right
by Jim Ward, DVM

Low Starch Feeds for Horses:
by Shelly Hagen

Melanomas and Cimetidine: A New APproach to an Old Disease
by Dr. Jessica Young, DVM