Horse Health Requires a Solid Foundation-
I often share how essential oils had a huge impact for my mare’s health six years ago when I was told to put her down.
Although they were, there is a crucial piece I had in place already to support the essential oils efforts…
At that point and time, Pokey’s situation was front and center of my attention. But so were the horses of my clients…
This breaking point increased my awareness of all the common conditions our horses are experiencing.
How many people do you know with horses that have any of the following: allergies, respiratory concerns, laminitis, founder, Cushings, gastric ulcers, insulin resistance, arthritis… I could go on and on!
What is the one thing all of these horses have in common?
The Difference That Made The Difference – More Natural Equine Nutrition-
Every horse I had worked with had very similar feeding regimens. Regardless of the various products on the market, they were all very alike.
So it made sense that even though I had switched Pokey’s diet many times with every latest and greatest, the results, were never long term.
When I peeled back the details on what I had been taught and sold at courses and seminars, I discovered almost all the classes were taught or paid for by the feed companies or professionals who worked for them.
Understand this is often the case for universities and colleges as well.
The biggest shift for me was when I realized without knowing it I had put my horse’s health in the hands of people who didn’t care for it as much as I thought they did…
They care more about making products cheaper, increasing shelf life, and creating long-term income from our horses’ alignments. Meanwhile, we sit in the dark and wonder why our horses are suffering.
I wasn’t sure if this simple and yet cornerstone piece was enough to change what Pokey was experiencing… but we had nothing to lose and the options I was now learning and researching were far more simple, cheaper, and heck I could read the label without needing Google search!
This perspective of equine nutrition made such an impact not just for Pokey and my other personal horses but also for many client horses over the years…
You can learn more about this approach to equine nutrition on a previous blog Selecting More Natural Horse Nutrition or get more in-depth information from our Strides to Simplicity Equine Nutrition Course. This new perspective on equine nutrition has made such a difference for my horses’ and those I have worked with that I feel compelled to share it with others.
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