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by Carol Gosselin

What is Chronic Progressive Lymphedema?  
Chronic Progressive Lymphedema (CPL) is a condition caused by the abnormal functioning of the lymphatic system in the skin, which results in chronic lymphedema (swelling). 

Driving horses in harness is a lot of fun and a great way to share them with other people. This safety sheet has been put together to help educate newcomers to the sport and to remind those of us who have been driving for a while what dictates safety.  We, the Board of Directors of The Granite State Carriage Association, urge you to adhere to these recommendations to allow our sport to be as safe as we can make it.

On August 7, 2016 GSCA will host their second Rail Trail Drive/Ride in Andover NH, out of Potter Place.

by Carol Gosselin
Most people would be surprised to hear that there is actually a difference between hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding.

GSCA Members enjoy Apple Blossom outing, Touchstone Farm
The sun shone bright and a cool breeze kept all the bugs away at the rescheduled GSCA Ride and Drive...

from Associations for the Advancement of Natural Horse Care Practices

Jaime Jackson, well known for natural hoof care and the concept of "Paddock Paradise," reviews commonly-held beliefs and practices that should be questioned.

by Connie Moses

Have we forgotten our inner creativity??

Already you express your creative self by enjoying horses:

Good video on Hosing-- how to teach your horse to stand calmly for bathing. These same techniques can be applied to anything your horse is apprehensive about.

Both these books about horses are interesting and informative:
Hollywood Hoofbeats: The Fascinating Story of Horses in Movies and Television

by Renee Wormell

Easter Outing
The 65th annual Easter Dawn Service was held on the shores of Fawn Lake, in Bedford, MA at 6:30am on Sunday, March 27. Lay representatives from five of Bedford’s churches led the service early on Easter morning. A brass ensemble performed at sunrise while several swans drifted by. 

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