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Equine Health Benefits of Spirulina

Equine Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a dense, green powder derived from freshwater, blue-green algae. It is a potent functional food documented as having anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory and immune modulating effects. Spirulina supports respiratory and skin health and was recently recognized for its ability to support ...
Chia Seeds: Nature's Tiny Miracle

Chia Seeds: Nature's Tiny Miracle

Back in 2010 I came across a booth where chia seeds were being sold as a dietary supplement for horses. I had never heard of chia seeds! Did you know about them 10 years ago? Since that time, chia seeds have become a booming crop for horses.
Kindness is Fulfillment

Kindness is Fulfillment

One of the most amazing horsemen I have ever seen is a man named Harry Whitney. I think what makes Mr. Whitney incredible is his ability to be "in the moment". When Mr. Whitney is with a horse, he is present with that horse; he is aware of his surroundings, but his focus is on the horse.
Equine Health Benefits of Blueberries

Equine Health Benefits of Blueberries

When I heard that blueberries were a "SUPER FOOD", it struck me as little more than hyperbole: an exaggerated claim. I was wrong. Blueberries ARE little antioxidant wonders.  Blueberries have higher antioxidant capacity than blackberries and strawberries. 
Equine Health Benefits of Prickly Pear

Equine Health Benefits of Prickly Pear

When I look for foods to incorporate into a biscuit, it is typically because I meet a horse who has a particular problem. I want to know if there is a natural way to improve their life. One such horse, a gorgeous and incredibly sweet gelding, put me on the path to my Prickly Pear Chia.
Appreciating the Moment

Appreciating the Moment

I love being at the barn. I love everything about it. I love driving up the drive and seeing pastures full of horses peacefully grazing. The scent of cedar shavings, hay, and horses is like getting a whiff of heaven.
Explorations in Mindfulness

Explorations in Mindfulness

Are we mindful when we spend time with our horse? Are we deliberate with our body language when we approach them? When we touch them? When we feed them?