Tag Archives: horse care

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter June 2017

June 2017 Forages: Myths or Facts? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number¬†6 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Forages: Myths or Facts? 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Forages: Myths or Facts? By special guest contributor Nerida Richards, PhD* This article was written by Dr.¬†Nerida Richards B.Rur Sc. PhD (RAnNutr), … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2017

May 2017 Strategies for Optimum Drinking Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Strategies for Optimum Drinking 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Strategies for Optimum Drinking Everyone has heard the saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter April 2017

April 2017 Know your hay Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 4 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Know your hay 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Know your hay Go into any feed store and you will see shelves lined with different bagged feeds for every imaginable type and … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter March 2017

March 2017 Nutrition for Hormone Support in Mares Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 3 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Nutrition for Hormone Support in Mares 2. Holistic Learning Opportunities =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Nutrition for Hormone Support in Mares The estrous cycle (time from ovulation to ovulation) of the mare … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter February 2017

February 2017 Holistic Horse Care- When to break the rules Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 2 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Care- When to break the rules 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Care- … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2017

January 2017 Looking back at 2016 Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 22, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Looking back at 2016 2. Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Looking back at 2016 Isn’t it interesting how things go in … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2016

December 2016 Are your good intentions stressing your horse? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Are your good intentions stressing your horse? 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Are your good … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter November 2016

November 2016 Getting ready for winter in Colorado Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 21, Number 11   =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Getting ready for winter in Colorado 2. New Mobile Friendly Website at Holistic Horsekeeping 3. New Online Class For Horse Temperament Typing =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Getting ready for winter … Continue Reading »

Horses in a Nutshell

Whether you are just getting started with horses or have been caring for them for years, here is a nice diagram on the basics. I, of course, like to see horses barefoot whenever possible, but wanted to share this infographic submitted by a reader as it does contain a lot of basic holistic horse care … Continue Reading »

Horse Problems: What is a sheer heel?

Your horse is lame and the vet says the problem is in the hoof but there is no reaction to hoof testers. If this is the case with your horse then you may want to consider a horse problem called sheer heel. When one side of the horse’s hoof grows faster than the other side … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Care: Avoiding laminitis in horses

Laminitis in horses is a devastating condition once it takes hold. With a holistic horse care program you can significantly lower the risk of laminitis in horses but you still must stay alert for early signs of the condition. There is no vaccine against laminitis in horses, so diet and management are your best defenses. … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Care: Does your horse know when he will die?

I have come to believe that often a horse knows when he will die. As a vet I have put down hundreds of horses and with only a few exceptions the horse seemed prepared and accepting. In most cases, the horses I put down were old but a few also had life threatening injuries or … Continue Reading »