Category Archives: Nutrition

Free Choice Salt for Horses

The following post is written by Chris and Roger Richardson of  The Holistic Horse.  People often ask me which type of salt I feed to my own horses, and though I once fed table salt, I now feed the loose unrefined Sea Salt from this company.  I thought some of you might be interested to […]

Equine Hair Analysis by Karen Eddings: Hershey’s Results

Last year, as I was doing research for a post on TMJ, I came across an article written by a lady named Karen Eddings, aka the ‘Equine Nurse’.  I later looked through Karen’s website and asked if she would be interested in doing in interview for the blog.   (You can read her interview here.) […]

Healthy Horse Pastures

Is your horse pasture healthy?  I don’t mean is it beautiful and green–I mean is it healthy for your horse?!? You may or may not have ever thought about this question, but it’s something I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on lately. I’ll be honest, until recently, I could have cared less whether my pasture […]

10 Herbs for your Horse

The following article is written by holistic veterinarian, Dr. Joyce Harman of Harmany Equine Clinic.   Did you know that herbs can be powerful aids to assist during healing for humans and animals alike? If you’ve been eager to learn more about holistic medicine, but not sure where to start, here’s a quick look at the […]

Free Choice Minerals for Horses

The following is an excerpt from an article entitled, Holistic Equine Nutrition written by Dr. Joyce Harman, of Harmany Equine Clinic, based in Virginia.  Mineral balance is perhaps even more critical than vitamin balance in a horse’s diet. There is a complex interaction between many minerals; even a slight excess of one mineral in a […]

Horse Hay Statistics

And finally, here is the third and final part of this informative series entitled ‘Feeding Horses on a Tight Budget’ by Dr. Christine King.  (Here are Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, if you missed them.) This post will focus on hay–including nutritional information, planning for your purchase, and additional feeding tips.  For more information or […]