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Where does your horse’s health begin?

What determines if your horse is experiencing health or is experiencing disease?

Your horse is made up of trillions of cells and how those cells function, how they regenerate, how they communicate together, the terrain of the cell itself, the balance or lack there of, all play a huge role in your horse's health. Groups of cells form tissues, groups of tissues form organs and of course within the organs we have organ systems. If your horse is experiencing a health concern your mission is to start isolating and separating where the problem starts and what you will find is the answer will be discovered all the way down in the microscopic cells.

The 3 Pillars of Cell Health

To give you simple focus points to take action on to support your horse's cell function, I have broken it down into 3 main pillars in which to assess. So the three areas that are important for cellular health are going to be frequency, pH, and reducing oxidative stress.

  1. Oxidative Stress – You can learn additional details about oxidative stress in our recent blog post The Missing Link to Your Horse's Health. What is important to understand is that you need to find options that naturally support the bodies ability to ward off and keep cell damaging free radicals under control. Natural options like essential oils, herbs, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E are great! But what studies are revealing and the raising horse health concerns are an indicator of, is that dietary antioxidants are not always enough. I have experienced success and know many others who have seen results utilizing a natural Nrf2 activation product. Contact us if you would like to learn more.
  2. Frequency – All living things have frequency… Research shared and discovered by Bruce Tainio of Tainio Technology, an independent division of Eastern State University in Cheny, Washington showed that the average healthy (human) body frequency is between 62-72 Hz. Utilizing natural options such as homeopathic remedies, flower essences, essential oils, and herbs can serve you well and help you to increase your horse's overall frequency. Because just as health has a frequency range so does disease and illness.
  3. pH- One of my favorite books on the topic of natural health is The Battle For Health Is Over pH by Gary Tunsky. In his book Gary shares, “All life begins in the cell, is maintained by the cell, and ceases by the cell.” This powerful statement just continues to solidify the importance of placing dedicated focus and intention to the health of your horse's cell terrain and environment! Clean nutrition, reducing and eliminating toxic products and chemicals in your horse's care, essential oils, and herbs can all support your efforts to balance or alkalize the body.

Essential Oils Quote

If you begin to raise your understanding and awareness to cell health, and you take action to maintain a stable balanced internal environment for your horse utilizing these 3 pillars of health, you can often see dramatic positive results and benefits. Whether it happens quickly or takes some time, will be individualized to each horse and situation.

These 3 factors are what made such a difference for my mare, when I was told euthanasia was my mare's only option back in 2011. My success in her health transformation starts right here with what I just shared with you! As you can see from the suggestions on how to best support the 3 pillars of cell health… natural options are the most effective way to move forward. To ensure you experience the results you desire it is imperative that you assess and review that your horse's care and lifestyle are aligned with Nature's plan and design. You can get started on supporting your horse to vibrant health right now, by downloading your copy of our FREE PDF guide, The Secrets of Equine Naturopathy, click here or the image below to get this guide sent to your inbox today!

How to Naturally Improve the Health of Your Horse

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The Missing Link to Your Horse’s Health

It is the little things that make a huge difference-

Your horse's body is made up of trillions of cells. Whether your horse is experiencing health or disease is determined by how their cells are functioning and communicating with one another. Through utilizing the 8 Laws of Health, feeding a species appropriate, clean nutrition, and supporting the digestive system you can establish a great foundation and terrain to foster optimal cell health.

I am curious though… Have you ever felt like you are taking action to balance your horse's lifestyle, your feeding awesome nutrition, supporting the digestive system, and yet there are still health concerns present?

If so, you're not alone! I have a few of my horses that I still feel short of providing them with the tools they need for them to experience their best health.  How can that be?

Combating Oxidative Stress-

What I have discovered is although I am doing everything within my control to manage and reduce the health stressors that my horses come in contact with there are many things within even the “clean feeds”, the irrigation water, the air, the hay, etc. that are still putting their health at risk. There are also times where horses come to my path later in their life, I often spend a lot of time and effort trying to erase the years of cell damage that have resulted from unnatural or more traditional care.

What we are struggling with is damaged cells and often they are damaged due to free radicals – oxidative stress. When there is an imbalance of free radicals and they overwhelm the cells antioxidant capacity, the cell is at risk of malfunction and concern.

Much like inflammation, oxidative stress is linked too most disease and health concerns. This is why we are often told by experts and nutritionists to increase the amount of antioxidants that we feed our horses. By increasing things like Vitamin E and Vitamin C to help fight against free radicals.

It is not a surprise that an increasing amount of studies are revealing that supporting antioxidants nutritionally is just not enough. I know from my personal experience and that expressed by some of my clients, we are witnessing this fact first hand…

It is still imperative that we focus on lifestyle, nutrition, and digestion. But is there more we can do? My drive and determination has led me to a breakthrough option that has me hopeful that the answer is YES! I found a way that has been proven to reduce oxidation stress in people, with an increasing amount of people seeing results and benefits in horses as well (best thing is that it is naturally derived too).

If you are looking to support cellular health and function, and you are open to reducing your horse's oxidative stress by stimulating the body to produce higher levels of free radical devouring enzymes like catalyze and SOD, then Contact Me for more information and see if this option is the next step for your horse.

Understanding Health & Naturopathy-

To be successful in improving your horse's health it is crucial to put your focus on fostering health, not fighting disease. This may sound simple and common but in this day and age it is not. So much time and attention is put on the problems and concerns instead of the solutions.

Get started on supporting your horse to vibrant health right now, by downloading your copy of our FREE PDF guide, The Secrets of Equine Naturopathy, click here or the image below to get this series sent to your inbox today!

How to Naturally Improve the Health of Your Horse

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Understanding Horse Health Problems

Equine Wellness Begins at the Cellular Level

We want to help you see horse health problems in a new way. It is common when an injury or illness arises to look for the immediate cause (example bacteria, virus, etc.). This is not necessarily inaccurate but can be a delayed way of thinking in some cases. You must understand where horse health and wellness begins to get a clear picture of when horse health problems actually start to occur.

Where does equine wellness “live”? Cells.

Cells are the fundamental building blocks of life and where health and wellness can be measured or better understood. Groups of cells form tissue, and groups of tissue forms organs, and groups of organs form organ systems. So it is easy to see that if there is a lack of cellular health there is dis-ease and concern for the body as a whole.

Horse Health Problems Begin in the Cells

Here at Equine Essential Wellness we look at equine wellness from this viewpoint, and try to decrease horse health problems by promoting proper cellular function. Cells are best supported through adequate nutrition, proper hydration, and other supportive measures. In this post we would like to share how essential oils can be one of the supportive measures used for maintaining cellular health.

Horse Health with Essential Oils

Within the chemistry of therapeutic grade essential oils you will find phenylproaniods, sequiterpenes, and monoterpenes. These chemical compounds can support the following cellular functions:

  • Clean receptor sites allowing the proper transfer and communication of neurotransmitters, hormones, etc.
  • Clear incorrect information from cellular memory stored within the DNA
  • Reset or reprogram the cell with the correct information and restore proper cell function.

You can find more detailed information on this process from David Stewart Ph.D., R.A. from his article titled THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER or his book The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s Love Manifest in Molecules.

Combining essential oils with the proper equine nutrition is a great way to decrease horse health problems and support cellular life and function. Focus on health and repair of cells through nutrition, hydration, and immune support and your horse will be on a path to better health and wellness.

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8 Tips for Troubleshooting Topline

Here are 8 Things to Check if Your Horse is Struggling with Developing a Strong Topline-

Topline is crucial to overall horse health and longevity. We complied a quick list of things to review and assess when your horse is struggling with their topline development:

  1. Possible pain or health concerns – Palpate the horse and look for signs of concern. Think of having an equine bodywork practitioner and veterinarian look for signs of concern.
  2. Adequate and clean (organic, free of synthetics) nutrition –  Nutrition must be in balance for a horse to maintain strength and vitality throughout the body.
  3. Balanced and appropriate equine fitness program –  As we shared in our post Well Rounded Equine Fitness, the topline is a result of overall equine fitness.
  4. Improper tack fit, particularly the saddle – If the saddle is too narrow or even too wide it could be blocking the horse from being able to engage and move with proper bio-mechanics.
  5. Rider bio-mechanics and balance – if the rider is imbalanced or using improper bio-mechanics in the saddle this could cause a mirrored effect in the horse.
  6. Resting posture and self carriage – if the horse stands with poor posture in the pasture or corral it will have a negative impact on the topline and even other aspects of horse health.
  7. Tension patterns – Watch for both tension and relaxation patterns in the horse. Once you become aware of the patterns and causes, try to increase the relaxation patterns and reduce tension and brace.
  8. Emotional and Mental Fitness – Sometimes horses have been progressed too quickly for their mental and emotional fitness. Physical equine fitness is not the only fitness to gauge and monitor in a horse's fitness plan.

Don't Miss Tell Tale Signs of Concern-

In my content, I share the story of supporting my mare through health concerns, naturally, after traditional methods had failed and euthanasia became the only recommendation veterinarians had for her. Part of our mission has to do with the success I had in helping her, and wanting that for your horse…

The reality is Pokey had been “telling” me for years that there was a concern, but sadly the vets and other equine professionals and mentors I had at the time told me the things I noticed were no big deal! So I created a free pdf guide that shares 10 Tell Tale Signs Your Horse May Be Suffering From Dangerous Digestive Problems. Click Here to download your copy today.

Pokey struggled with #3 on this list for years and yet I was told she was just lazy and it was a training/behavioral problem. Don't let others misguide you or silence what your horse wants you to know. Click Here and download the guide now.

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Focus on a Well Rounded Horse – Equine Fitness and Balance

Creating Overall Strength & Balance in Your Horse Takes Time and Consistency –

Optimal equine fitness requires time, consistency, appropriate nutrition, proper rider and equine bio-mechanics. As a Certified Equine Sports Trainer, I have gained an understanding to the advanced or technical side of equine bio-mechanics and fitness. As I began working with horse owners one on one I did not feel like they were interested in learning these advanced details. My clients often wanted me to design an equine fitness plan for them to execute, without them learning additional information. What is important to note is that the proper execution of an exercise is really what determines if it is beneficial for your horse's strength and balance. Any exercise improperly practiced can be detrimental to the horse's fitness and body.

Topline Equine Bio-Mechanics

Equine Fitness – Posture and Topline

There are many outlooks on what optimal equine fitness is. It will vary greatly depending on your equine sport or discipline. One thing most people agree about is that a well developed topline is crucial to a horse's overall posture and fitness.

“When we speak of strengthening a horse so that he moves better and lasts longer, we're talking about his ring of muscles. This ring of muscles determines, in large measure, whether the horse will advance in his training or plateau indefinitely. In any discipline, this ring of muscles is the alpha and omega. When he is in movement, these muscles should be engaged and supple, regardless of whether he is pulling a carriage, covering ground, on a trail, or working cattle.” ~JEC Aristotle Ballou, Equine Fitness A Conditioning Program of Exercises & Routines for Your Horse

Equine Fitness – Adjust to Fit the Situation

This topic was in response to a horse owner that reached out with a question via Facebook about building a topline. The horse is described as being thin upon arrival and in her 20's, but sound and able to be ridden. For that description I would recommend starting with:

  • A clean, natural, and supportive diet would be first and foremost. We will go into more detail on natural supplements in this week's, Weekly Feed Post.
  • Slow and right will beat fast and wrong here. This horse is up there in age and will need time and consistency of exercises to properly build strength. Supporting this horse with additional therapy during this would be beneficial – bodywork, Back on Track therapy products, and adding a natural effective liniment to support the muscle, connective tissue, and bone as they strengthen.

Exercises you can begin with are things like slow uphill work (slight gradient for a senior horse that is not conditioned), repeated transitions, serpentines, and general overall conditioning. Proper collected work is beneficial but it is very important that the horse is engaging properly and equine bio-mechanics are being utilized and are understood by the owner. Simply asking a horse to carry with a low head carriage or improper use of draw reins or other “tools” for head carriage will not prove productive if the horse is not truly engaging and is carrying tension and brace.

Mission of Equine Wellness-

We are here to help support horse owners and empower them with the information they need to maintain or restore horse health and wellness! After ensuring your horse is on the path to well rounded fitness, you can continue supporting your horse to vibrant health by downloading your copy of our FREE PDF guide, The Secrets of Equine Naturopathy, click here or the image below to get this series sent to your inbox today!

How to Naturally Improve the Health of Your Horse

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