October 2015 – Mid Month Update

October 2015 – Mid Month Update

Holistic Horsekeeping
How to have a healthy happy horse

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In This Issue:

1. 1 problem food for the Water horse
2. Education at Holistic Horsekeeping

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1. 1 problem food for the Water horse
Madalyn with horseBeet pulp is a wonderful food for many horses but not all Water horses do well on it. The Kidneys and Bladder are the organs associated with the Water element. Some Water horses fed larger amounts of beet pulp can develop kidney issues, such as soreness in the lower back. These issues will resolve when the amount of beet pulp is lowered.

Feeding apple cider vinegar helps resolve the back soreness associated with high beet pulp diets so it is possible that the high calcium content of beet pulp is causing some irritation in the kidneys. The apple cider vinegar may help dissolve any calcium deposits. If beet pulp is needed in the diet in significant amounts it would be good to combine it with a high phosphorus food such as rice bran, wheat bran or oats. Seeds, such as pumpkin and chia, are also good sources of phosphorus.

The good reports for the temperament formulas are starting to pour in. People are reporting significant changes in their horse’s attitude, focus, learning ability and overall well-being. Mild physical symptoms are also resolving when the balancing formulas are used to help the horse handle stress and extreme weather conditions.

The formulas can be ordered at www.horsetemperament.com. You’ll also find lots of good information there about the different temperament types.

2. 5 Element Resources at Holistic Horsekeeping
Having trouble deciding what temperament type your horse is? No worries, we have lots of resources to help you out. The place to start with understanding horse temperament typing is with the Horse Harmony book. From there we have other resources that will help you get a more indepth understanding of the temperament types that you can apply to your own horses.

With all these resources available, you’ll be sure to determine what horse type your horse or horses are. This is valuable information for the horse’s health and happiness. And happy, healthy horses are what it’s all about!

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