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 […]

‘Let the Germs Get the Worms’: Q&A with Dr. Martin Nielsen

As I was perusing the internet last weekend, I came across an article about an upcoming and very different type of equine parasite study.  Of course, my little ears perked up because I’m always on the lookout for new research related to more natural means of horse health, and I also have a special interest in deworming.  I […]