The Naturally Healthy Horse Blog

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Acupressure for Colic in Horses

Anyone who’s owned horses for any length of time has most likely dealt with colic and knows how serious it can be.  Four years ago, I experienced one of the most dreaded forms of colic with...

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Zinc Deficiency in Horses

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.” ~Robert Urich It seems we horse owners will go to great lengths to remedy our horse’s hoof problems, and often to no avail.  Oils, creams, supplements–we’ll try it...

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Forage-Only Diet for Horses?

As horse owners, it seems we are constantly being told something different in regards to which feed is best for our horses.  Many feed companies are now making specially formulated feeds to address problems like obesity, insulin resistance, colic, and...

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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...