Tag Archives: horse nutrition

August 2016 – Mid Month Update

August 2016 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: 1. Horse Temperament: Using balancing formulas during extreme weather 2. New at Holistic Horsekeeping – Coming Soon =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* 1. Horse Temperament: Using balancing formulas during extreme weather Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the effects of weather conditions … 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 – “I have a question about using the New Earth Essentials Blend.  The bottle states that humans should take 1 tsp. but I thought you told me my horse should also receive 1 tsp. per day? Are we just starting … Continue Reading »

June 2014 – Mid Month Update

June 2014 – Mid Month Update Holistic Horsekeeping How to have a healthy happy horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* In This Issue: Horse Temperament: The 3 Worst Things to Feed an Earth Horse =*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* Horse Temperament: The 3 Worst Things to Feed an Earth Horse One of the advantages of understanding horse temperament is to know what foods … 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 »

Horse Nutrition: Pros and cons of Alfalfa as a horse feed

If you ask most horses they will tell you that alfalfa is a wonderful horse feed. Most horses love this leafy, green hay. Experts in horse nutrition recognize alfalfa as a high protein, mineral rich forage but few look at the energetic properties of this hay for horses. Alfalfa has a neutral thermal nature which … 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 »

How to Be Your Horse’s Chef

It may sound ridiculous to say that your horse needs a chef, but it’s true. Sadly, many much-loved horses suffer from poor nutrition, even at the hands at dedicated and truly affectionate owners. Why does this happen? Because not every horse can thrive on the same diet. The best feeding program for your horse depends … Continue Reading »

Is Your Dieting Horse Sneaking Treats?

What do you do if you put your horse on a very strict diet to control his weight but he is not getting any thinner? You swear he is getting fat on air, but more than likely your horse has found a way to get around your efforts. Your horse is probably sneaking treats when … Continue Reading »

Horse Feed for Skinny Horses

  With over 170,000 unwanted horses in the United States, according to the American Horse Council, the number of horses showing up at horse sales and horse rescues, or simply “turned loose on the range,” is increasing. As a result, the number of malnourished and skinny horses is also on the rise. Luckily, some of … Continue Reading »

The “Princess and the Pea” Horse

Have you ever met a horse who will do just about anything to please you but can’t thrive unless conditions are just perfect? If so, you have just met the prototypical Shao Yin (Fire/Water) temperament horse. The Shao Yin horse is the perfect show horse, hubby horse, kid’s horse and school master, but ONLY after … Continue Reading »