Category Archives: Performance Horses

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2017

November 2017 How to Help a Horse Learn Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 11   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. How to Help a Horse Learn 2. Equine Holistic Resources Just a Click Away =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*   1. How to Help a Horse Learn If you want to help … Continue Reading »

Does Your Horse Trust You?

Trust and like are two very different qualities, especially when it comes to your horse. Many horses like but don’t always trust their owners. Well-known horsemanship clinician Tom Dorrance feels that a horse’s trust for his owner is the foundation of the relationship. If your horse doesn’t trust you then his instinct for self-preservation will … Continue Reading »

Horse Joint Care in 3 Simple Steps

When it comes to horse health care, joint care can be one of the most confusing issues for horse owners. It can be difficult to decide how best to prevent joint problems, cope with existing joint issues, and provide pain relief when needed. When it comes to holistic horse health, I follow a three step … Continue Reading »

Joint Health for Young Horses

Joint health is such a concern these days, especially for owners of performance horses, that it deserves some serious attention. In this issue, we’ll be discussing ways to create and maintain good joint health in young horses. While many horse owners now consider it normal and acceptable to give joint injections to 4 and 5 … Continue Reading »

Horse Lameness: 3 Steps to Holistic Care

Did you know that horse lameness affects 50% of all equines? Not only that, but 17% have laminitis, which can cause an average of 110 days of recovery time per episode. Worse, more than 28,000 are euthanized annually because of founder. Ouch! These are the results of the recent Veterinary Services Report from the U.S. … Continue Reading »

Does Your Older Horse Have Clicky or Crunchy Joints?

It’s not unusual for older performance horses to have joints that click, crack, or crunch, especially when you first warm them up. Although these “crunching” noises can sound a little alarming, there’s no need to panic. The noises are just a result of aging horse joints, and can be alleviated with some simple holistic horsekeeping … Continue Reading »