The Naturally Healthy Horse Blog

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Insulin Resistance in Horses

Do you have a horse that you would call an “easy keeper?”  A horse that can seemingly live on air?  If so, there’s a good possiblity he could be suffering from a metabolic condition known as insulin resistance (IR),...

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Should you Blanket Your Horse?

Sometimes, as horse owners, it just makes us feel better to look out from our warm house and see our horse all snug and cozy in his blanket.  But are horse blankets or sheets really necessary?  I’ve...

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Plants Toxic to Horses

I recently wrote an article, Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum plant Poisoning in Horses for The Horse, and it got me thinking about plants that are toxic to horses.  I have to admit, it’s not something...

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Pea Gravel for the Barefoot Horse

(revised from my previous blog, The Handy Horse Owner) Pea gravel as stall bedding?  While some may think it sounds uncomfortable, it can actually be one of the best forms of stall bedding for...

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Benefits of Beet Pulp for Horses

(This is a re-post from my previous blog, ‘The Handy Horse Owner’) With the wide assortment of commercial bagged feeds available today, many horse owners can become overwhelmed when trying to choose the best...