The Naturally Healthy Horse Blog

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The Facts on Flaxseeds

Feeding Flaxseeds — Do you have all the facts? By Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D. (To read more of Dr. Getty’s articles or schedule a consultation, please visit her website.) Do you feed your horse...

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Caring for Minis

Who doesn’t love miniature horses? From their tiny noses to their tiny hooves, they’re pretty much one of the cutest animals on earth. We know it, and they know it. But though they may...

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Rehabbing An Injured Horse

Rehab. It is a bit of an anxiety-filled word to most horse owners. You have just spent a large amount of money at the vet’s office and a diagnosis has been handed down with...

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Bartonella Infection in Horses

If you haven’t heard of bartonella, you’re definitely not alone. I recently learned about this type of bacteria which can infect not only horses, but also cats, dogs, cattle, humans, and several other mammals. But...

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To Stall or Not to Stall in Cold Weather?

I rarely stall my horses, but I have kept them up (in stalls/paddocks) some this past week due to having our first two frosts of the season. Grass can be very high in sugar...

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Hoof Care for Senior Horses

With senior horses, it’s sometimes easy to let hoof care slide. To maybe stretch those farrier visits out a little further. After all, they’re just hanging around the pasture, not doing much of anything. What’s...

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The Right Way vs. The Easy Way

The other day, this video came across my Facebook feed. . . And it got me thinking about a choice we so often have when working with horses (or animals in general): the right...