I’ve had a passion for horses since a young age, and I can’t imagine my life without them. My horses have taught me so much, and I find great joy not only in riding, but also in caring for them. I currently own four quarter horses–Hershey, McCoy, Kady, and Lee Lee.
I was a competitive barrel racer for many years, and only after a strange injury (which stumped a number of vets) occurred with my favorite barrel horse, Hershey, did I become interested in natural horse health. I was fortunate enough to recieve a grant from my Indian tribe–The Chickasaw Nation–so that I could attend Tallgrass Animal Acupressure School, based in Colorado. I graduated in 2009 and then became nationally certified in 2010. Learning about Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupressure sparked an intense interest in me to learn more about complementary medicine and other forms of ‘natural’ equine health options.
Along with studying acupressure, I’ve also studied equine nutrition and am a graduate of Dr. Kellon’s NRC Plus and Nutrition as Therapy courses. Equine nutrition is one of my very favorite subjects to write about.
My most recent natural horse health interest has been learning the natural trim. I am self-taught natural trimmer, although my husband is a trained farrier and has helped me quite a bit along the way. I use Pete Ramey’s natural trimming methods, and now maintain my four horses’ hooves on a regular basis. It’s hard work, but I take great pride in being able to provide my horses’ hoofcare.
Of course, I do have a life outside of horses. I’m a mom of two beautiful children, and they are my pride and joy! I’m an avid reader, I write young adult fiction (just finished my first book!), and I enjoy experimenting with plant-based recipes, among other things.
I hope you enjoy The Naturally Healthy Horse!