Wed, 30 December 2015
The EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER® is a holistic multi-frequency system for equine therapy that is very successful at treating most lameness and health issues that seem to plague the athletic horse. Inflammation is attacked and readily removed with the use of the Equi-Stim Leg Saver. Gary DesRoches is the father of the EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER founded Apr. 22, 1998 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Gary is a horse veteran with 48 years of experience in the Thoroughbred & Standardbred industry.
The EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER®, is an alternative therapy available to help the average horse owner rehabilitate and maintain their equine athlete. The EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER® uses fluctuating micro-current with pads and electro gel to treat lameness-causing injuries, disease, and soreness at the cellular level. Common causes of equine lameness that can benefit from the LEG SAVER® include: suspensory ligament injuries, bowed tendons, injuries to the fetlock, knee, and hock joints, laminitis, tying-up, and muscle soreness. The therapy is designed to be a cost-saving alternative to expensive drugs and injections, and is easy to use, coming with an instructional manual and DVD. EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER® assures results with a money-back guarantee. Listen to Gary DesRoches as he describes the benefits of this wonderful alternative therapy.
Wed, 16 December 2015
In this interview, I consult with the holistic veterinarian, Dr. Christine King. We use my 17-year-old horse as an example and review the many options available for the senior horse owner.
Nature always wins...
“That's my approach to veterinary medicine these days: Nature always wins in the end, so we might as well follow its lead and save ourselves a whole lot of trouble.
"Nature's (bumbling) Apprentice" is another name for this adventure, because it's
Dr. Christine King
Dr. Christine King is an Australian veterinarian, now based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. King’s Aussie credentials are the equivalent of DVM, DipABVP (equine), MS.
During Dr. King’s career, She worked in private practice, university teaching hospitals, clinical research, and publishing. Still, after all that, Dr. King states that she is simply a girl who loves animals and other living things.
The first 6 years of Dr. King’s career were spent in private practice in Australia, working first in a rural mixed-animal practice and later in an equine hospital. From 1991 to 1994 she worked as a resident veterinarian at Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Australia (University of Sydney) and the US (North Carolina State University).
After leaving NCSU Dr. King took a break from active practice and worked as a veterinary medical writer and editor for several years. It proved to be a very productive time, because during those years she learned the ropes of the publishing industry and she wrote her first three books.
Tue, 8 December 2015
The Equestrian Vagabond, Merri Melde, is a horse photographer, writer, artist, cartoonist, endurance horse conditioner, spotted owl hooter, wildlife technician, trail builder, carriage driver, sound engineer, theatre techie, world traveler, racetrack groom, and a rabid, obsessed endurance rider and Tevis Cup finisher! (not all at the same time). . . in short, a Professional Vagabond. She hails from the Pacific Northwest and calls herself a Native Seattleite, though she sometimes wanders California, and often Idaho, and always the great West in general. She just happens to own the Most Beautiful Horse on the Planet, Stormy, who just happens to approve of these photographs, many of which he is the subject.
Merri has been behind the lens shooting horses since 1986, in the United States and around the planet. Her photos and stories have appeared in newspapers, websites, books, and magazines around the world.
Wed, 2 December 2015
The concept of Tail Lights was created by accident. Literally.
On a cool November evening, Sami, the founder of Tail Lights, and her friend were riding both of Sami's horses back to the barn. Despite living in an equestrian community and using reflectors, Sami's horse and her friend were struck by a car. It was a hit and run.
Although her friend was thankfully unharmed, her horse Afar was not. Thousands of dollars later in veterinarian expenses Sami made it her mission to design and develop the most advanced safety lighting system for horses the world has ever seen.
That is how Tail Lights, the product, was born. She wanted a bright, versatile, tough, yet beautiful way to make her and any others horses' presence on the road known.
"I was lucky. Each year thousands of horses and riders are injured and with some killed from automobile encounters. Another horse or rider should never be injured again because of lack of visibility.
My horse survived, but now he has chronic arthritis in both his back legs and cannot be ridden. We have great walks together now, and I am grateful to have that seeing so many others have lost their partners in similar instances.
I personally designed, developed, and tested Tail Lights to be highly visible, comfortable, and restriction free for most horses to wear. They are even water resistant - meaning yes, you can hose them off. They are gorgeous with many colors to choose from." - Sami Gros
Listen to my interview with Sami Gros inventor of Tail Lights.