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.
Tue, 24 November 2015
Over the last 25 years the same problem has been brought to Ed Crothers, Equine Analyst, over and over. A well-trained horse that has won numerous competitions and awards or that has been a wonderful riding partner has developed a bad attitude. This good horse has gone bad. What to do about a good horse gone bad? Suddenly the owner cannot control the horse like they used to. Every riding session becomes a fight the joy of riding slips away.
Many times the horse is taken to a trainer to be corrected and while at the trainer the horse seems to be better for a time and then after returning home the "Bad Horse" comes out again.
Other times the horse is turned out to the pasture in hopes that a little off time will bring the "Good Horse"back. Many times the horse never returns to the riding partner that they came to love, sometimes the horse is never ridden again.
This is where the "Good Horse Gone Bad" philosophy comes in. Ed Crothers philosophy is centered around the well-trained horses that developed a bad attitude. The reasons behind the attitude change are fully explored and corrections are made. Many times the problems are solved and the "Good Horse" returns by the end of a session.u
Wed, 18 November 2015
Texas Haynets will help horse and livestock owners save money, keep their hay clean and their animals healthier! Although it was originally created to help with nutritional needs, it saves a considerable amount of money. Designed for 5' to 6' round bales, but can be used for smaller bales too. Net has 1.75" holes and is made from a 3 mm heavy-duty marine-grade polypropylene with UV protection.
Suitable for all grass eating or grazing livestock like cattle, Llama, Alpaca, sheep or goats, provided they DO NOT have horns. Depending on your livestock's eating habits and local conditions, these nets hold up very well in adverse conditions. They should retain their structural integrity for a minimum of 1 year and can last as long as 3-4 years.
The Texas Haynet, in many cases, will slow down fast and aggressive eaters, allowing their systems to adjust to a more normal rate of consumption. It will keep them occupied longer and will aide in preventing boredom and vices. It is also an ideal situation for insulin-resistant horses. Additionally, it will allow timid animals to feed alongside more aggressive one's, keeping the aggressor "working for" their food while allowing the timid animal to get the nutrition they need. An ideal tool to reduce "hay bellies," help overweight horses lose weight and allow thinner, and "hard keeper" horses to put on the weight they need at a healthier rate. Listen to Merideth Perry as she explains the benefits of the Texas HAYNET.
Tue, 10 November 2015
Dr. Marlice Vonck's goal as a 100% holistic veterinary medicine provider is to serve animals with holistic treatment therapies that will reclaim, preserve and promote health, and animal owners with lifesaving advice on how to keep their animals happy and healthy using natural strategies, such as species-specific whole-foods based nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies (acupuncture, food therapy, Tuina, herbal formula's), strategic supplements, homeopathy, Reiki, Postural Rehabilitation and more.
Wed, 4 November 2015
Freddie Forester, a young dressage rider, is at the start of a promising career. Talented and ambitious, with a gifted stallion he is set to compete in his biggest championship yet. But on his journey to manhood, he will struggle to discover hidden truths about his relationships with his father, his horse and ultimately himself.
Sybil Mair’s "The Equestrian" promises to provide a rich and intense story about the partnership between man and horse - or is that horse and man? Though many equestrians will recognise the familiar setting they should be prepared to be challenged by the powerful message that lies deep within. listen to director, Sybil Mair, as she shares the inspiration behind this beautiful and gripping short film.
Tue, 27 October 2015
A Long Trail Rolling
Dr. Elizabeth Thompson writing as Lizzi Tremayne, grew up wild in the redwoods of coastal California, mostly on a pony, attended UC Davis School of Vet Med, and practiced in the gold country of Placerville for two years before heading for the wilds of New Zealand. She is the proud mother of two boys in New Zealand. When she's not writing, she's swinging a rapier or shooting a bow in medieval garb, driving a carriage or playing in her garden on her hobby farm, singing, cooking, being an equine veterinarian or high school science teacher. She is multiply published and awarded in special interest magazines and veterinary periodicals.
A Long Trail Rolling, is a saga of the Old West with a multicultural cast of those who make up America, it would interest readers who enjoy Westerns, horses, American Indians, immigrants, and the Pony Express. It has a capable heroine, strong historical detail, period veterinary treatment and frontier-pushing characters. It compares to the work of Phillipa Gregory, Diana Gabaldon, and Jean Auel, with a little Laura Ingalls Wilder thrown in.
Tue, 20 October 2015
Author Laura Wolfe's debut novel, Trail of Secrets is a suspenseful thriller for young adults. Set at Foxwoode, a prestigious riding camp in Northern Michigan, Trail of Secrets is a captivating mystery about one camper's quest to solve the case of a missing teen. The gripping story line, with lots of twists and turns. Trail of Secrets, was published in August 2015 by Fire and Ice YA. Laura Wolfe's writing has also been published in Practical Horseman magazine. Listen to Laura Wolfe as she shares her creative author's secrets in her interview.