Trimming Your Own Horses

If you’ve been following The Naturally Healthy Horse for any length of time, then you know that I love to write about the benefits of allowing horses to be barefoot.   But of course, as many of you know, barefoot isn’t just about taking the shoes off, but also creating a more natural lifestyle for our horses. But today, I’m going […]

Acupressure for Equine Allergies

No allergy series on The Naturally Healthy Horse would be complete without the mention of my favorite holistic modality–acupressure.  So here it is! Just to recap, a few weeks ago, I wrote about Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies, and the following week, Essential Oils for Equine Allergies–if you didn’t catch those posts, I recommend reading them as well if […]

Essential Oils for Equine Allergies

Last week, I wrote about nutritional support for equine allergies for the first installment of my three-part equine allergy series.  This series was inspired by my own mare, Lee Lee, who has been experiencing some skin allergies this summer. If your horse suffers from either lung or skin allergies, I would start by taking a look at […]

Nutritional Support for Equine Allergies

Just this summer,  I’ve noticed Lee Lee rubbing her neck and chest on her stall door when she comes up to eat.  Itchy skin and rubbing to relieve it is a telltale sign of an allergy so I’ve been working to address the problem. Allergies are fairly common in horses–just as they are in people.   And since […]

Smash: A Very Special Police Horse

Nearly a year and a half ago, the Houston Mounted Patrol gained a very special new member–a flashy paint gelding named Smash.   I knew as soon as I heard about Smash that I should feature him as my Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month! What makes Smash so special is not the fact that he’s beautiful (and a former […]

Ceramic Fabric Therapy for Horses

After having performance horses for quite a few years, I thought I’d heard of most of the different forms of equine therapy out there, but this one was new to me!  The following is a guest post written by Kat Chrysostom, the owner/designer of BENEFab™, a company which makes ceramic fabric therapy products for humans and […]

Fat Sources for Horses

The following post is written by equine nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty.  You can visit her site, Getty Equine Nutrition, to learn more about what she does and to access her other nutrition articles.   Fat is Fat, Right? Check Your Omegas! Fat is an excellent source of calories – more than twice the calories offered by carbohydrates […]