Monday, February 18, 2019

Health

Practices for posture – back exercises for riders

Back pain seems fairly common in riders, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Understanding the factors that contribute to back pain, and...

Nutrition

Alternatives and additions to your horse’s forage

Forage is a staple in every horse’s diet and the best sources are natural grasses and hay.  You can turn to several alternatives if...

Equine nutritional supplements: how they’re regulated

While nutritional supplements bring many benefits to our horses, we also need to ensure we can trust the products we're using. This article explores...

Training

How to develop a following seat

Most riders dream about riding in perfect balance, rhythm and harmony with their horses. Use these exercises to become mindful of your body’s movements,...

Lifestyle

Herd dynamics – the social lives of horses

Herd dynamics are fascinating to observe. Read about herd hierarchy and how you can find your own place within your equine family.  We are...

7 ways to rescue a horse – even if you can’t...

Too many horses live in dire straits. You may not be in a position to adopt, but you can still help rescue a horse...

Blog

chakra

Demystifying equine chakras

A baseline understanding of equine chakras can give you a window into your horse’s behavior, wellness and relationships with others. There are seven main equine chakras. They exist in the auric field while also penetrating the physical body. The chakras themselves are wheel-shaped and have different colors associated with them....
IAD

Fear the fungi – preventing IAD in your horse

Newly-released three-year study cites steaming hay as a critical step to preventing Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD), a stealth equine ailment that affects over 80% of horses. Inflammatory Airway Disease (IAD) affects an estimated 80-plus percent of the regular horse population, yet it often eludes diagnosis. IAD can be asymptomatic, or...
toxins

Protecting your horse from toxins

Understand what toxins are, and what natural remedies you can use to protect your horse from their harmful effects. When the organs of elimination become overburdened due to physical and/or toxic stressors, they are no longer able to function as nature intended. The toxins and unusable waste begin to build...