Category Archives: Home Remedies

Natural Remedies for Gastric Ulcers in Horses

Last week, I wrote about preventing gastric ulcers in horses–which is mainly done by making modifications in diet and management practices.  This week, I’d like to expand on the issue a bit more and focus on some natural remedies for this very common condition. First of all, we may not be aware of how many horses suffer […]

Red Light Therapy for Horses

While attending Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in 2009, I discovered a conjunctive modality that many practitioners were using–known as red light therapy.  So when I started my own equine acupressure business, I decided that buying a red light would likely be a good investment.   Even though I no longer do acupressure as a ‘business’, I still employ […]

Home Remedies for Thrush in Horses

Well, I’m back to dealing with thrush again–Bob has it in his one of his front feet.  Fun, fun. Thrush is a nasty little nuisance that can go unrecognized in many instances.  We would probably all notice if our horse’s foot was smelly and rotten-looking, but this isn’t always how thrush presents itself.  Many times, the hoof […]

Acupressure Points for Equine Swelling and Pain

It seems my horses are giving me no shortage of blog post ideas as of lately.  I’ve gone for years with no accidents or illnesses and then all of a sudden–bam!  They all seem to hit at once.  I guess that’s how it usually goes though. . . I have one especially accident-prone horse–Bob.  A […]

Essential Oils for Horse Hooves

I mentioned recently that one of my new loves is essential oils.  I am learning to use them for all sorts of things–from my own skin care to my dogs’ flea and tick control.  As it turns out, essential oils have a plethora of beneficial uses–even for horses. I’ll admit, I’m a skeptic by nature, and I cringed the […]

Natural Remedies for Hock Pain in Horses

My very first horse (not counting ponies) was an ex-hunter jumper in her twenties.  She was a true gem of a horse, aptly named Lady Be Good.  Because of her former career though, Lady had hock pain in one leg that would occasionally cause lameness.  I was just a kid then, but I wish I had known some natural […]

Essential Oils for Horses

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover essential oils, but they’re quickly becoming one of my new favorite remedies for just about anything.  (My personal favorite so far is Tea Tree Oil, which I use on skin breakouts–much better than store-bought creams!)  I’m slowly building my essential oil reserve as I learn about more […]