Tag Archives: horse feeding

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 »

Horse Temperament: Learned behaviors at a ranch sorting

I took Remi, my Yang Ming(Metal/Earth), horse temperament, gelding, to a ranch sorting last weekend. We both had a blast. Remi has had some bad experiences in the past and he can get very tense when going to new places. I want him to be able to overcome his learned behaviors of holding his breath … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Don’t forget the Vit C in your horse feeding program

Horses can manufacture Vit C but during extreme stress it is a good idea to supplement the diet anyway. For instance, we have been having extreme heat and drought in Texas. I have been seeing numerous conditions that are benefiting from Vit C supplementation in the horse feeding program. Vit C is most often thought … Continue Reading »

Holistic Horse Health: Horse feeding secret

I have decided that horse feeding is very much like gardening. The secret of a thriving garden is in the soil. In the case of a successful holistic horse health program, the secret is the digestive tract. This fact came to me when I recently made a trip to my local, organic garden store. I … Continue Reading »

Horse Temperament: More on Fire Horse feeding

Fire Horse Immune Support Fire horse feeding for immune support includes many of the same products that support digestive health since healthy gut flora is so important for a strong immune system. A poor barrier in the intestinal lining puts extra stress on the immune system so supporting gut health will indirectly support immune health. … Continue Reading »

Horse feeding – Is your horse cheating on his diet?

It is fall in Central Texas which means mesquite bean and acorn season. I got a call from my neighbor a few days ago and her donkey with insulin resistance was walking stiff. My friend was confused because even though we had had some rain, the grass had not had time to grow so she … Continue Reading »

Who do you trust for feeding your horses

I am headed out of town this weekend to speak at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association meeting. My brother, Morry, is feeding the horses for me while I am gone. I know he is very responsible and will do his best but I am nervous because he does not have any experience with horses. … 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 »

Feeding a horse who won’t eat

Last fall one of my clients consulted with me on her Arab gelding, Bud. Bud had been losing weight for several months despite regular deworming and teeth floating. He had recently been treated for an impaction colic and although recovered from that his appetite had not picked up. Now Bud was several hundred pounds under … Continue Reading »

Variety in feed for horses

Feeding a horse can be a real challenge especially if the horse has health challenges. Once you have found a horse feeding plan that is just perfect you of course don’t want to change anything. The problem with this is that feed for horses in the wild is varied and always has multiple choices and … Continue Reading »