The Naturally Healthy Horse Blog

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Alfalfa for Horses

Alfalfa was recently a topic of discussion on The Naturally Healthy Horse‘s Facebook page, and it seems that there are a few myths surrounding this type of forage.  I, personally, do not feed alfalfa...

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Acupressure for Arthritis in Dogs and Horses

The following post is reprinted, with permission, from the Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Blog. Canine and Equine Osteoarthritis by Amy Snow and Nancy Zidonis The most common type of arthritis for dogs and horses is...

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Causes of Coughing in Horses

You’re in the barn or pasture doing chores or maybe you’re even riding when you hear the unmistakable sound of your horse coughing.  This scenario is all too common, but if you’re like me, you wonder, what’s...

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Soaking Hay to Reduce Sugars

  We often hear of the practice of hay soaking for horses with heaves (to reduce dust particles), but did you know that hay soaking is often beneficial for horses diagnosed with metabolic conditions?  When...

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10 Questions to Ask a Barefoot Trimmer

The following article is written by Joe Camp, author of the best-selling book, The Soul of a Horse–Life Lessons from the Herd.  Joe is also a film writer, producer, director, passionate speaker, and the man behind...

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Hoof Flares in Horses

This post has been adapted from my previous blog, The Handy Horse Owner. We’ve likely all seen a horse with a hoof flare–an outward bending of the hoof wall.  It seems that flares have become increasingly common on domestic horses today, but...