The Naturally Healthy Horse Blog

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Micro-Managing Horses’ Diets

When I first thought of a title for this post and googled ‘horse micro-manager’ to see what came up, I found several articles about micro-managing horses while riding or training. I guess I never...

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Adding Variety in your Horse’s Diet

Variety is the spice of life.  We’ve all heard this saying at one time or another. But when it comes to your horse’s diet, variety isn’t just the spice of life, it’s the key...

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Barefoot Trim Frequency

(Header Image courtesy of Penzance Holistic Horse) In a perfect world, my horses would live in a huge pasture with varied terrain and plenty of rocks. Sparse, desert-type grasses would cover the ground, and...

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Honey the Service Horse

A few weeks ago, I asked for pictures of horses hanging out with their non-horsey animal friends on my Facebook page. Several of you posted cute ones, but when Jessica Wellman posted this picture,...

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My First Horse was Barefoot

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or are completely new to horses), you’re likely aware that the barefoot vs. shod debate is a hot topic these days. But I remember back when I...

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Horses and Hot Weather

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a huge fan of hot weather (though I do prefer it to freezing temps). Air conditioning truly is a wonderful thing and that’s where you’ll find...

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What Every Horse Needs, Period

The following blog post was written by Dr. Juliet Getty of Getty Equine Nutrition.   The horse world is cluttered with feeds, supplements, and remedies all promising a better, “new and improved” horse. While...