Beating Navicular: Spice Girl’s Story

For the month of August, I’m featuring an APHA mare named Spice Girl who was diagnosed with navicular, but has since made a remarkable recovery.  In fact, even at age nineteen now, she is still going strong!  Spice Girl is fortunate to have not one, but two caring women who kept seeking answers and have […]

Q&A with Ellen Collinson, Equine Iridologist and Herbalist

I recently had the opportunity to Skype chat with Ellen Collinson, an Equine Iridologist and Herbalist currently living in France.  I’ve had a fascination with iridology since I first visited an ‘eye reader’ years ago.  There aren’t too many who work with horses, but Ellen has been doing this for over twenty years.  She also […]

Protein and Performance

The following post is written by Ellen Collinson.  Ellen has been studying, researching, and  practicing equine iridology and herbalism for over 20 years in the UK.  Her clients include leading players in all equine disciplines, including racing, dressage, eventing and show jumping as well as all round pleasure horse owners.  For more information about Ellen or […]

The Mustang Roll

The Mustang Roll.  No, it’s not some type of fancy maneuver that only feral horses can do.  It’s what we barefoot trimmers call the rounded finish we add to the bottom of the hoof wall when we trim.  We do this to mimic the natural wear that the wild horse gets as they travel miles […]