Tag Archives: horse health

November 2015 – Mid Month Update

November 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – Cerise gets her feet trimmed 2. Want to Have a Better Understanding of Your Horse? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – Cerise gets her feet trimmed I brought my Fire mare, Cerise, in … Continue Reading »

October 2015 – Mid Month Update

October 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 1 problem food for the Water horse 2. Education at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 1 problem food for the Water horse Beet pulp is a wonderful food for many horses but not all Water horses … Continue Reading »

September 2015 – Mid Month Update

September 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 2 problem foods for the Metal horse 2. 5 Element Resources at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 2 problem foods for the Metal horse The organs associated with the Metal element are the Lungs and Large … Continue Reading »

August 2015 – Mid Month Update – Revised Edition

August 2015 – Mid Month Update – Revised Edition Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. 3 problem feeds for your Fire Horse 2. Education at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. 3 problem feeds for your Fire Horse The heart and small intestine are the organs that are related … Continue Reading »

July 2015 – Mid Month Update

July 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Five Element Horse Temperament Typing – Frequently asked questions 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Five Element Horse Temperament Typing – Frequently asked questions What is temperament? Temperament is the inherited physical and … Continue Reading »

June 2015 – Mid Month Update

June 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – What is your horse’s stress emotion? 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – What is your horse’s stress emotion? Stress is a part of life for a horse. … Continue Reading »

May 2015 – Mid Month Update

May 2015 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament – How to avoid common horse health problems 2. Mentoring Program at Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament – How to avoid common horse health problems One of the biggest advantages of knowing … 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 »

Cold Weather Horse Care Tips

Guest Post by Ashly Snell Taking care of your horse during cold weather often demands a different set of requirements than warmer weather. When the wind starts to howl and the temperatures begin to drop, keep these tips in mind so your horse can be well cared for: Shelter: First, horses can benefit from having … Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter January 2015

January 2015 Make a New Year’s Resolution with Holistic Horsekeeping Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 20, Number 1 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Make a New Year’s Resolution with Holistic Horsekeeping =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Make a New Year’s Resolution with Holistic Horsekeeping Happy New Year to all! This year I encourage you to … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – Is it safe to use Diatomaceous Earth on horses as an anti-parasitic? If so, how much and how often? A – I tried Diatomaceous Earth for parasite control years ago and it was not effective. It might work in … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter December 2014

December 2014 Holistic Horse Health: 3 Important Things to Consider when Feeding a Young Horse Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 12 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: 3 Important Things to Consider when Feeding a Young Horse 2. December Store Specials =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Holistic Horse Health: … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: The Buzz From the Barn

Madalyn Ward, DVM shares her answers to specific holistic horse care questions from clients. Q – After our discussion Tuesday, I ordered crimped oats, barley & beet pulp (w/out molasses).  And I’ve been trying to research appropriate ratios of each.  But the research I’m reading once again indicates that oats & barley have an upside … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter August 2014

August 2014 Holistic Horse Health: Three different causes and treatments for scratches in horses Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 8 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Holistic Horse Health: Three different causes and treatments for scratches in horses 2. Help Spread the Word About Holistic Horse Care =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horsekeeping Newsletter May 2014

May 2014 Holistic Horse Health: Could Your Horse Have Kidney Problems? Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse. Volume 19, Number 5 =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Holistic Horse Health: Could Your Horse Have Kidney Problems? =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Holistic Horse Health: Could Your Horse Have Kidney Problems? This is a very in depth article but … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Care: How to Deal With the “No Drug” Rules for Horse Shows

For those of us who like a holistic horse care program the idea of limiting the use of drugs in competitive horses sounds like a great idea, but is it? Limiting the access to drugs such as bronchodilators, diuretics and non steroidal anti inflammatory agents can cause unnecessary suffering for horses that truly need them. … Continue Reading »

Is an Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure?

When it comes to horse health care, this question is better translated as, “Does regular maintenance cost less than crisis management?” It depends. Sometimes regular maintenance with a holistic horse health care program costs less. Other times crisis management is more cost effective. In my veterinary experience, over the long haul the monetary costs are … Continue Reading »

Horse Health Care: Is Your Horse Shaggy or Shiny?

Here’s a horse health care question: What does it mean when your horse is shaggy rather than shiny in the spring? Most horse owners expect to see their horses shed out their dull winter coats after the winter season is over, and emerge with a shiny spring bloom. A shiny horse is a healthy horse. … Continue Reading »