The Wholistic Equestrian Library
Mares have the most magical power within them. They’ll teach us some incredible lessons if we are willing to learn. When a mare is truly seen and allowed to be unapologetically herself, she is fully in her power, and the magic that unfolds is unmatched by anything else on earth.
In November 2020 we were joined by the wonderful Susan Tenney from Elemental Acupressure based in America. During our chat we got to learn about acupoints for horse’s experiencing hormonal issues such as PPID and mares who struggle with their cycles.
Herbs such as Chaste Tree Berry are well known for supporting horses with issues such as PPID and ‘Moody Mares’ behaviours. This herb stimulates the pituitary gland and helps to balance the endocrine functions. Chaste Tree Berry is known for it’s actions of being a hormonal balancer and an anaphrodisiac, meaning it also helps to reduce sexual excitement.
The liver is a vital organ that is working efficiently to ensure the overall health of your horse. It is important to note that vaccinations, chemical medications, chemical wormers, Bute, toxic plants, including pesticides sprayed on/around pastures all have an impact on the function of the liver.
In October 2020 we were joined by Nicky Higgs, an Equine Podiatrist based in Western Australia. Nicky and I chat about “Everything Hooves” including what a healthy hoof should look like, a range of common issues many horse owners experience and wholistic ways to address these.
Our domesticated horses can face a multitude of issues when it comes to their hooves. This article looks at two of the common issues your horse may encounter and what herbs you can use to support them.
How many times have you been advised to hum a tune or sing a song if you become anxious when riding your horse? Using Rhythm Beads can help to lower blood pressure and slow your breathing, not just for you but for your horse as well.
One of the many reasons I love to use reward-based training is that I want Lucy to be as calm as possible when introducing new concepts. I want her to feel like she is always succeeding, more importantly, that she always has a choice. So I thought I would share my journey into Reward Based Training.
In August 2020 we were joined by Clare Frost from Equine Breathing where we delve into what the Equine Breathing Technique is, how it works and why it may help your horse.
Respiratory issues are the second most common cause for illness and lack of performance after Musculoskeletal issues in adult horses. The good news is there are many natural and holistic ways to help care for your horse’s respiratory system.
In July 2020 we were joined by Mary Walby from God’s Window Senior Horse Rehab in Washington, USA. Mary rehabilitates retired senior horses and gives them lifetime sanctuary. She also provides community education and resources for improving the health and welfare of all senior horses.
We know the privilege of having an older horse in our lives, comes with the need for a little extra TLC. Common issues that creep in are arthritis, Cushing’s Disease and general aches and pains.
This month we are focusing on a selection of Immune Boosting Herbs we can provide for our horse’s overall well-being, especially at this time of year during the cold, wet months when we all feel like we need a boost. The horse’s immune system, otherwise known as the...
A huge part of our Mission at The Wholistic Equestrian is empowering you with the education you need to take control of your horse’s healthcare. This doesn’t mean we want you to become an equine veterinarian, or that we want to replace your wonderful vet. We want you to have the knowledge to ask better questions and the confidence to add wholistic healing modalities to your routine where appropriate.
Our library has tonnes of ever-growing resources to help you get started. If you have questions or want to connect with like-minded equestrians, please follow us on Facebook: The Wholistic Equestrian.