Category Archives: Horse Care

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 […]

Bitless Bridle by Two Horse Tack: Product Review

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog post on why I made the switch to bitless with my horses.  And honestly, I haven’t looked back—every horse I have can be ridden safely without a bit. I was recently asked to review one of the bitless bridles from Two Horse Tack.   This is a small company based in […]

Tulsa–A Barefoot Barrel Horse

I’d like you to meet Convincing Class, aka Tulsa–the Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month for June.  Tulsa is a five-year-old quarter horse mare owned by Summer Gengenbach and she is one awesome barefoot barrel horse! I chose to feature Tulsa because she is a prime of example of what a barefoot horse can achieve […]

Horse Clear from Effective Pet Wellness: Product Review

One of my goals for this year was to learn how to do my own fecal egg counts (FECs) for my horses.  I wanted to learn this for several reasons: to know if and when my horses needed a deworming product, to save money, and to test the efficacy of natural deworming products that I’ve been […]

Choke in Horses

Up there on my top ten list of scary things that can happen with horses is choke.  If you’ve never witnessed this ordeal with a horse, you’re fortunate!  The first time I dealt with choke was years ago with my first barrel racing horse, Dee.  I remember seeing her in distress right after I fed the […]

Doing Your Own Fecal Egg Counts for Horses

About a year ago, I decided to take Dr. Kellon’s short course on equine de-worming.  I knew about the changing recommendations on deworming and I wanted to be up-to-date and informed when it came to equine parasites.  In this course, one of the things I learned more about was doing fecal egg counts (FECs).  FECs aren’t foolproof, but they […]