What you focus on grows! Choose to focus on Equine Health
Here at Equine Essential Wellness, we choose to focus on increasing equine health and wellness. Many of us have been taught and conditioned to place our attention on disease, symptoms, or concerns. It is up to us to educate and empower ourselves, regain and take back the control and responsibility of our horse’s health and get it aligned as close to nature as we can.
So how do you start to focus on equine health solutions vs equine health problems?
Equine nutrition is the foundation of health. Ensuring you are feeding a clean, organic diet is imperative for your horse’s health. Many of the processed commercial grains are laden with toxic chemicals and synthetic additives that your horse’s body cannot digest. This leads to build-up in the horse’s body which can cause concerns like inflammation and undue stress on organ systems.
Equine digestion goes hand in hand with equine nutrition because if the GI tract is off or in distress even the best nutritious diet will not be processed properly. Since over 70% of the horse’s immune system resides in the GI tract, proper equine digestion is crucial to the overall well being of your horse. For horses that don’t have access to live grass to graze on, supplementing what we call “The Three Amigos of Equine Digestive Health” is non-negotiable and must be done to support the proper digestion. Understanding the role we play in our horse’s health is important. We have altered their way of life to suit and accommodate our lifestyle and environment, we owe it to them to adjust where and how we can to bring their lifestyle as balanced as we can to the 8 Laws of Health.
Equine Health and Physical Indicators
Most equine health questions are often related to physical soreness, lameness, skin conditions, etc. By maintaining equine nutrition and equine proper digestion some of these problems can be avoided. But because of performance strain, saddle fit, hauling, and other stresses we put our horses through it takes extra effort to promote balance and health for their physical body. We recommend adding alternative therapy to your horse’s regular maintenance plan or schedule (ex. like your farrier, veterinarian, and equine dentist). There are many modalities to choose from. We like to help horse owners find the therapy their horse prefers. This can be anything from acupressure, acupuncture, massage, ortho-bionomy, essential oils, thermal imaging, etc.
By adding more focus on proper nutrition, digestion, and physical condition you will be on the path of increasing your horse’s overall well being. What we focus on grows and the health of your horse is no different. For more topics on boosting and improving equine digestion, nutrition, and overall fitness, check out the links below:
- Selecting More Natural Horse Nutrition
- The Three Amigos of Equine Digestive Health
- Understanding Alternative Therapy for Horses
Begin Naturally Promoting Horse Health
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’s not. So much time and attention is put on the problems and concerns instead of the solutions.
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