The Naturally Healthy Horse Blog

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Vaccinating Horses

The following post was written by Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM, a holistic veterinarian.  It is re-printed, with permission, from her website.    Which vaccinations should I give my Horse? Before I can answer this question I...

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Iron Overload in Horses

I recently wrote an article for The Horse about a study which evaluated the potential link between insulin resistance (IR) and iron overload in horses.  Interestingly enough, the study’s purpose was actually to investigate this...

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The Benefits of Going Barefoot with Horses

For years, my husband, who attended farrier school in his late teens, would tell me I didn’t need shoes on my horses. I was convinced that I did. So we made a lop-sided compromise–we kept them shod...

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Q & A with Equine Herbalist, Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly is a fully qualified Master Herbalist who graduated from the Irish School of Herbal Medicine in County Laois.  Residing in Castledermot, Ireland, Rachel offers consultations and specifically-designed herbal formulas for horses according...

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Horses and Cold Weather

Today is one of those lovely, picturesque winter days in Oklahoma.  The temperature’s in the mid-thirties and large snowflakes have fallen and accumulated throughout the morning.  I snapped this picture of my guy, Hershey.  ...