Interview with Karen Eddings, The ‘Equine Nurse’

Karen Eddings worked as a registered nurse for over thirty years.  After becoming uncomfortable with the allopathic model of medicine (treating the symptoms), she sought to learn more about holistic healing for both people and animals.   She studied herbal and energy medicine, equine dentistry,  received her masters degree in holistic nutrition, and became an iridologist […]

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 […]

TMJ Disorder in Horses

Temporo-mandibular joint and muscle disorders, often simply referred to as TMJ, are defined as “a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement.”  A more accurate acronym is actually TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction).  But for this post, I’ll refer to it as TMJ since most of […]

The Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month: Mohna

The Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month for February is Guardians IIM Neet , aka Mohna–a 16 year old Arabian mare who overcame a life-threatening injury thanks to a combination of Western medicine, holistic treatments, and the dedication of her guardian, Eileen Coe, a certified equine acupressure practitioner. Mohna’s first brush with death actually occurred at the […]

Essentials for the Horse Barn

Here in Oklahoma, the cold, miserable weather we’ve all likely been experiencing this winter finally made its exit– and I’m hoping for good!  This past weekend, the temperature was in the sixties so I spent some much-needed time at the barn.   Aside from doing some hoof trimming and acupressure on the horses, I also started my spring cleaning […]

Equine Acupressure Point for Sore Muscles

OUCH, My Muscles Are So Sore: An Acupressure Point Can Help From Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute Your horse can’t verbalize how he is feeling, yet, if you pay attention, he is very good at indicating how his body feels. Muscle aches, stiffness, and pain impacts your horse’s attitude and performance. Often muscle pain is a […]