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Lillie–The Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month

Lillie is the Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month for April.  The aged dun mare came to Serendipity Horse Rescue several years ago in very poor shape.  She was malnourished, depressed, and angry.   At first, Lillie did not adapt well to her new home.  She stood alone and would refuse to interact with people or […]

The Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month–Benny

I am very excited for a new monthly addition to my blog–The Naturally Healthy Horse of the Month!  Each month, I will feature a horse that has overcome some sort of obstacle with the help of natural or holistic care. The horse I am featuring this month is Benny, a 15 year Tennessee Walker, who […]

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The Five Element Horse Types + Interview with Holistic Veterinarian, Dr. Madalyn Ward

(The following is an excerpt from Dr. Ward’s article, “Brief Introduction to the Five Element Horse Types and Temperaments”.  To view the article in its entirety, click here.)  There are many approaches to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but the Five-Element approach is unique in that it includes the idea that each of us, animal or […]

Acupressure and Home Remedies for Eye Problems in Horses

(Reposted from my previous blog, The Handy Horse Owner) First of all, I’d like to preface this post with the statement:  I’m not a vet.  If your horse has a condition that your unsure of, take him to a vet for a diagnosis.  With that said, occasionally my horses get gunky eyes for one reason […]

Natural Remedies for Pigeon Fever in Horses

I hail from Oklahoma and until a year or two ago, hadn’t heard about Pigeon Fever, aka Dryland Distemper.  But thanks to an enduring drought in the mid-western United States, we’re now getting a taste of what horse owners in California have dealt with for years. Pigeon Fever isn’t transmitted by pigeons, but gets its […]