Acupressure For Keeping Your Horse Fit


Help your horse stay fit year-round. In the winter we all slow down and move less, and this can lead to loss of muscle tone and flexibility. When spring arrives our horses want to frolic and get moving again. However, their bodies may not be ready for increased activity, which can lead to early season […]

Kathleen Prasad’s Visit to Remus Horse Sanctuary 2013

Class of 2013

As September approached, I started to get really excited about the upcoming visit of Kathleen Prasad to Remus Horse Sanctuary. Two weeks before, I met with Sue, who is the founder of Remus and we prepared in great depth how we could support Kathleen’s visit so it ran smoothly. Therefore everyone was able to benefit […]

Excerpt from the new Acu-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure


The new ACU-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure by Nancy Zidonis & Amy Snow, founders of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute, is filled with how-to narrative, charts, and photographs and serves as the Tallgrass’ text book for all of the Institute’s equine acupressure courses. Chapter Nine: Assessing Your Horse Horses can be tricksters. Hardwired not to exhibit any weakness, […]

Most Back Pain in Horses Not Detected by Caregivers


Is your horse’s back doing OK? You might want to check again. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Guelph in Canada and the University of Rennes in France found that only a small number of cases of back pain in horses are discovered by owners and caregivers. Below are select portions from the research […]

Excerpt from ACU-HORSE: A Guide to Equine Acupressure

Horse and friend

INTRODUCTION – ANCIENT HEALING AND EQUINE HEALTH Since the beginning of human history, the horse has been our constant companion in farming, war, travel, and sport. These powerful animals have played an important role in human survival worldwide. Because of the horse’s athleticism, intelligence, and adaptability, humans have forged a bond between our two species […]

‘Dem Bones ‘Dem Bones: The Equine Skeleton

Equine skeleton

I have been thinking a great deal about bones lately. They seem to keep coming up for a number of reasons. For one thing, my own have been complaining as of late when I get up in the morning, a not so subtle reminder of my advancing age and my tendency to overdo…well…just about everything. […]

Free Online Equine Nutrition Course

Jo-Anne Murray

I just became aware of this online equine nutrition course, taught by The University of Edinburgh. It is a five-week course that runs every now and then, and it’s totally free! The course covers the anatomy and physiology of the equine alimentary canal, nutrient sources for horses, with emphasis placed on the health and welfare […]

Applied Zoopharmacognosy – Helping Domestic Animals Self-Medicate


Zoopharmacognosy is the scientific term for the fascinating way that animals self-medicate with the help of plants. The term was coined by biochemist Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, Professor at Cornell University, and anthropologist Richard Wrangham of Harvard, and comes from the Greek “zoo” (meaning animal), “pharmaco” (remedy) and “gnosy” (knowing). Animals in the wild have been […]

Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF)


Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy, or PEMF, is not a new thing. People started experimenting with using electrical currents on various conditions as far back as the 1700s, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that scientists seriously started researching electricity’s bone-healing properties. PEMF treatment on fractures in people begun in the 1970s – today, it is […]

Equine Craniosacral Therapy


Today’s post is about craniosacral therapy, a modality that I have been curious about for a long time, and just recently tried for myself. I grind my teeth in my sleep (pretty badly, I have cracked several) and wanted to see if craniosacral therapy could help. At the time I’m writing this, I have been […]