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Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2015

March 2015 Pros and Cons of Using Sand as Bedding Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Pros and Cons of Using Sand as Bedding 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Pros and Cons of Using Sand as Bedding Sand is my … Continue Reading »

February 2015 – Mid Month Update

February 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: 3 Top Supplements for the Hot Wood Horse Temperament 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: 3 Top Supplements for the Hot Wood Horse Temperament The Hot Wood horse temperament … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2015

February 2015 Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Five Amazing Facts About Epigenetics Epigenetics is the study of how external influences like diet affect the … Continue Reading »

January 2015 – Mid Month Update

January 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: 3 Top Foods for the Water Horse Temperament 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: 3 Top Foods for the Water Horse Temperament The Water horse temperament type is a … Continue Reading »

December 2014 – Mid Month Update

December 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: 3 Top Supplements for the Metal Horse Temperament =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: 3 Top Supplements for the Metal Horse Temperament The Metal horse temperament is generally an easy keeper who assimilates nutrients well. The organs … Continue Reading »

November 2014 – Mid Month Update

November 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: 3 Top Supplements for an Earth Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: 3 Top Supplements for an Earth Horse Feeding horses according to their Five Element type is a new, but valuable, concept. In addition to … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Managing and feeding a horse during wild weather

Last week was sunny and warm which was quite a contrast from the previous week of sub freezing temps. Unfortunately, this is typical for Central Texas in February. On Monday night it was 80 degrees and by Tuesday morning it was 24 and we did not get above freezing for 3 days. We had multiple … Continue Reading »

More on Feeding a Horse Magnesium

It has been a month since I started feeding a horse  di magnesium malate supplement my horses. What a difference! Remi, my Yang Ming horse temperament gelding, had been on magnesium oxide for over a year so he did not show a big change but both Tess and Cerise are different creatures. When my hoof … Continue Reading »

Feeding a horse extra magnesium

Had a great ride on Cerise today and I credit this to increasing the level of magnesium in her diet. Who would have thought that feeding a horse extra magnesium would make such a difference but for the past several months Cerise has been tense and tight when I worked her. I actually contacted my … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Earth Horse Musculo-Skeletal Support

Earth horses tend to need support for their muscles rather than their joints, and high-quality protein helps the Earth horse temperament develop strong, supple muscles. The goal in feeding the Earth horse is to offer foods or supplements that contain high-quality protein without excess calories. Alfalfa, for instance, is a rich source of protein, but … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Metal Horse Digestive Support

The weakness of the Metal horse’s digestive tract is the large intestine, and excessive dryness will damage this organ. Impaction colic is the result of dryness in the large intestine so monitoring water consumption is very important. Metal horses also have an extremely high pain tolerance, which can allow a mild impaction to advance to … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Earth Horse Digestive Support

The Earth horse temperament seems to have the most trouble with assimilation of nutrients. Many Earth horses tend to get overweight, so owners compensate by underfeeding these horses. It is important to feed the Earth horse nutrient-dense foods, but not feed more than 1.5% of their body weight daily. Feeding a horse larger amounts of … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Fire Horse Digestive Support

The Small Intestine is one of two organs associated with the Fire element, and this organ needs extra support. Fire horses are emotional and suffer from very sensitive digestion and are affected by stress and diet changes. Fire horses also tend toward an acidic pH in their digestive tract. To support the Small Intestine, the … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: Feeding the Water Horse

Water horses need safety and a trustworthy rider. They can be brilliant show horses but panic easily. They perform well in events that call for animation and excitement, and are motivated by cheering crowds. The Water horse possesses a strong digestive system, but because of his high-spirited nature he burns through calories quickly. The challenge … Continue Reading »

Feeding the Metal Horse Temperament

The Metal horse temperament is the prototypical hard-working ranch horse. He enjoys order and control, and can stand up to some of the toughest working conditions. Metal horses do their jobs perfectly but otherwise desire very little interaction. Unlike the Earth horse, the Metal horse assimilates nutrients very easily. And unlike the Fire horse, the … Continue Reading »

Feeding a horse by Five-Element Personality Type

Although many horse owners and trainers are now beginning to acknowledge the differences between the horse personality types when it comes to training and management, few acknowledge the need for feeding a horse based on type. Yet, if each type needs to be handled and trained differently, why should all the types be fed in … Continue Reading »

Pre and probiotics

Yesterday I talked about the article in The Horse on worms in horses and the same issue had a great article on pre and probiotics. Anyone who has followed my holistic methods knows how strongly I feel about feeding a horse these products on a regular basis. In the past most articles I read suggested … Continue Reading »