Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Yucca and equine health

This desert-dwelling plant has remarkable medicinal properties. Learn how Yucca schidigera may be beneficial for your horse. A beloved medicinal plant, Yucca schidigera is indigenous...
equine microbiome

Equine leaky gut syndrome – the role of the intestinal microbiome

Here we examine the role of the intestinal microbiome and how probiotics and prebiotics help maintain barrier function and improve your horse’s health. The...
Practices for posture - back exercises for riders

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...
herd dynamics

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...
herbal liniments and poultice

Herbal liniments and poultices for your horse’s back

Topical liniments and poultices have been part of the horse world for centuries, and are routinely used on the legs. But they can also...
rider biomechanics

Riding in perfect harmony – the biomechanics between horse and rider

How can horses support their own weight, let alone ours? Discover the important role that biomechanics play in the rider/horse relationship. For millennia, horses have...
The facts on flax – the value of flaxseed in your horse’s diet

The facts on flax – the value of flaxseed in your horse’s diet

Flaxseed is healthy for humans, but did you know it offers the same benefits to your horse?  Flax is a versatile plant that humans...
How to develop a following seat

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,...
Gastric Ulcers

Equine gastric ulcers

What do we really know about equine gastric ulcers? For horse caretakers and their veterinarians, gastric ulcers are all too familiar, yet not very...
7 ways to rescue a horse

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

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