Author: Casie

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Going Bitless: My Story

When I was younger, I never thought twice about putting a metal bit in my horse’s mouth.  It was just part of the necessary equipment for riding–along with the saddle and saddle pad.  And...

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Vitamin E for Horses

The following article was written by equine nutritionist, Dr. Juliet Getty, PhD.  To read more nutrition articles by Dr. Getty, see her website.   Vitamin E – Requirement vs Recommendation Every few years, the National...

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Adaptogenic Herbs for Horses

When I took Dr. Kellon’s Nutrition as Therapy course several years ago, one of the many things I learned about was adaptogenic herbs–the ‘kingly’ herbs.  I have used them regularly with my horses ever since....

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Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Horse Digestion

I think many of us tend to ‘humanize’ our horses.  We think they should be clean.  We think they should wear nice, warm blankets when it’s cold.  And we think they should eat two or three meals a day–just like...