Chinese Medicine and the Equine Tongue


Have you ever really looked at your horse’s tongue? It can be a challenging task if he’s private about his mouth, but it can also be important. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the tongue’s appearance – including its shape, color, thickness, movement and coating – tells a story about what’s going on inside the body. […]

Homeopathy’s Answer to Tick Diseases

Homeopathy's answer to tick diseases

Finding a tick on your dog can be very distressing, especially with all the tick diseases that are emerging – lyme, ehrlichia, and anasplasmosis to name a few. As a homeopathic consultant, I’ve received more than a few frantic calls from dog owners after they’ve discovered an engorged tick on their dog. I understand everyone’s […]

Q&A: Keeping Horse Hooves Healthy

Keeping Horse Hooves Healthy

Today’s post is a reader question: Q: What is the healthiest way to take care of horse hooves? And is there any benefit to have your horse go barefoot for any length of time? If so, when? Lola Michelin, Northwest School of Animal Massage: For many years, this was my weakest area of horsemanship; I […]

Equine Fitness and Acupressure


Equine fitness requires time, thought, and action for carriage horse and owner. There’s a lot to consider in developing an effective training program in preparation for competition. Experienced professional trainers offer guidance in condition and equine management. There are tons of books, DVDs, plus free videos on the Internet to help you along. Every owner […]

Your Horse’s Joints and Chi


A horse’s fluid body movement is completely dependent on the health of his joints. It follows that the health of the joints is dependent on a harmonious flow chi (life-promoting energy) surrounding and through these joints. Unfortunately, the free flow of chi through the horse’s joints can be easily obstructed by something as simple as […]

Boost Your Horse’s Immune System with Acupressure

Boost your horse's immune system with acupressure

Any deficiency in your horse’s immune system means his health is compromised. A healthy, balanced immune system supports your horse’s capacity to avoid disease, rebound from injury and enhances his overall vitality. Chinese Medicine Before people knew what a germ was, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) doctors in ancient times knew that the human and animal […]

Bach Flower Essences for Fear in Animals

Fear in animals: Dogs

As a Flower Essence Animal Therapist, I am often called to work with animals that have fear issues. Listening to each case, I am able to unravel the story behind the emotions. A lot of the cases I am asked to work with are often termed “Fear Aggression”. To the owner, their animal will appear […]

Equine Axis of Power Acupressure Session

Horse Axis-of-Power

Horses are natural athletes and they must keep moving to stay strong and healthy. In the wild, horses travel 20 to 30 miles in a day to forage. Body movement is imperative making the animal’s core strength essential. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), core strength means much more than the muscles of the barrel and […]

Flower Essences To The Rescue

Stix, William and Coco

The biggest impact and yet the most under used in my opinion are flower essences to support rescue animals. We live in a world where all and sundry seem to think that everything is disposable; our clothes, our food and even our animals. Some of us humans breed animals for financial gain, although I believe […]