Category Archives: Diet & Nutrition

Food Therapy for a Healthy Horse

Digestive Enzymes, Hydration and the Gut are key to a happy and healthy horse, with the addation of some seasonal whole foods you can help mainatin a good balance. Read…

HAY is for HOOVES … I’ll Say it Again

Wow.   It appears that last week’s blog on www.scootboots.com really frosted the cake. So many views; so many comments. AWESOME! Even the two readers who refuted what was being said…

HAY is for HORSES

  Did you know that restricting forage (hay) is the MOST stressful thing you can do to your horse? And, as such, to his hooves? Read more here: https://scootboots.com/blogs/blog/hay-is-for-hooves

An Herbal Garden for Your Horse!

Thinking about planning an herbal garden for your horse or for your family, yourself?  Here are some great tips!!! http://www.equineherbalist.ie/blog/76-planning-on-planting-some-herb-some-things-to-keep-in-mind.html  

14 Drugs That Can Be Replaced By Tumeric

14 Drugs that can be replaced by Turmeric USE FOR HORSES:  Anti-inflammatory (fights body-wide inflammation), Analgesic, Fever Reducer, Supports Joint and Muscle Health, helps with IR, Increases focus ability, boost…

You asked for it!

                  OK .. Ask and ye shall receive! Here ya go !!The link to register is: http://integrativehorsecourses.com/online-classes.html

BEET PULP WARNING!

  Beet Pulp Warning!! Here is some important information on an old mainstay…beet pulp! “Doing some interesting research on sugar beets right now. The bottom line is do not feed…

The Principles of Natural Healing

The Principles of Natural Healing as noted in “The Nature of Animal Healing” by Dr. Marty Goldstein Disease is an absence of health, and vice versa: health is an absence…

Homeopathic Lyme Remedies

The treatment Lyme is a complex disease to treat. This is when we wish we had a magic bullet, but there isn’t one. The best approach is a multi-systemic one,…

On “Tying Up” in Horses …

On “Tying Up” in Horses — “Certain herbs including Curcumin, Boswellia and even Ashwaghanda may prove of unique benefit to these horses as not only do these herbs posses the…

Signs of Magnesium Deficiency in your Horse

  “Some common signs of magnesium deficiency may include: * Nervous, anxious temperament * Sudden shying at familiar objects * Violent pulling-back when tied * Dislike of grooming * Aggression…

FEEDS – quick look

“The following information outlines the type of feeds that have resulted in improved hoof function and temperament for many horses.  Whilst low sugar and starch is always advisable, other less well-known factors…

Curcumin in TURMERIC Found More Effective Than Phenylbutazone

Curcumin reduces acute pain and inflammation better than NSAID phenylbutazone (5)The anti-inflammatory activity of curcumin was evaluated in a group of patients who underwent surgery or suffered from trauma. A…

I’m CRINGING!!!!!

Every time I see a post somewhere about a  horse with Cushings or EMS or IR and on some prescribed pharmaceutical I cringe and so wish I could just jump…

Herbal Anti-Inflammatories

3 Herbs that fight inflammation and pain. Easily added into the horse’s diet: (and your own!) 1. Burdock Root One of the best things for joint pain is to increase…

Does YOUR HORSE Get Enough?

DOES YOUR HORSE GET ENOUGH CHLOROPHYLL? How many times have you read or heard the recommendation to take the horse off grass? Don’t feed him ANY carrots or apples or…

Glycemic Index vs Glycemic Load in a Nutshell

Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Over and over I am admonished that my advice about feeding fresh, raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds to horses is going to kill…

MAGNESIUM for the IR HORSE

MAGNESIUM for EMS/IR horses: What to add to up the mag level in your horse’s SALAD? Almonds, dry roasted, 1 oz = 80 mg Cashews, dry roasted, 1 oz =…

Glycemic Index is NOT Glycemic LOAD

With all the fuss about Insulin Resistance, Cushings, EMS and more with warnings of feeding apples, pears, carrots and other fruit and vegetable treats to horses, here’s the REAL low…

ATTENTION ALL HORSE OWNERS!

  ATTENTION ALL HORSE OWNERS: “… how did these chemicals turn up in the compost? In early August 2012, CSWD identified area horse farms as the source of the contamination…