Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Better Than A Talking Horse Press Release

Better Than A Talking Horse
How Muscle Testing can relieve your horse of pain and suffering
“If my horse could just talk, then I’d know how to help him!” Maybe… but there’s an even better way to find out exactly what your horse needs says certified, holistic practitioner Lorrie Bracaloni. 
Using her simple method of muscle testing, it’s possible to quickly determine not only an area of the horse’s body that needs attention, but exactly what remedy will work best to restore optimum health to that area. With a quick adjustment here or there, blockages which were preventing proper flow of energy are removed and visible relief is noticeable in the animal’s posture and gait.
Horses that otherwise might be put down have bounced back to vibrant health on her regimen of high quality food and minerals. Horse owners are amazed at the transformation of their horse’s health after just a few weeks, and some say it’s nothing short of a miracle.
“Occasionally you'll come across a horse in pain that just seems unexplainable. Caring owners have come to me feeling frustrated that their horse is still ‘off,’ after trying every traditional and holistic health option they could think of.
There is always a reason that a horse is sore. Mainly it has to do with how his muscles support his skeletal system. Muscles contract and release. When muscles tighten and cannot achieve a full release, they will remain tense and will shorten over time. This puts strain on the surrounding areas.
Because tightening and spasms are an extension of the normal contraction process, these types of problems do not show up on x-rays or standard testing procedures. The horse's problem can be a muscle misalignment.
Every move the horse makes produces stress upon a specific point. All muscles pull, so all skeletal motion is performed in this manner, too. Tight muscles can lead to spasms, knots, muscle misalignment and blocked energy. When this happens you can start to see:

·                                 Choppy strides 
·                                 Loss of impulsion
·                                 Jump refusals 
·                                 Back soreness and hollowing 
·                                 Resistance to lateral flexion and bending
·                                 Girthing problems
·                                 Biting and other "bad behaviors"
·                                 The horse being off and on "for no reason"
·                                 Improper tracking forward, back, or laterally

Covering up minor problems most often ends up creating major ones.
Lorrie shares the information she’s gained in over 10 years of experience successfully healing horses on her website and offers books and DVD’s to anyone interested in learning her techniques. Don’t let your horse suffer one more minute. Visit http://www.happynaturalhorse.com/ now!
Contact information:
Lorrie Bracaloni
Animal B.E.S.T. Morter Institute
Healer Academy, Arkansas
Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

Maintaining Hydration in Horses: The Roles of Water and Salt

Always feed Redmond loose salt , free choice.

Salt and mineral blocks are a problem for horses too: they were originally designed for cattle with very rough tongues. A horse simply cannot get enough of what he needs by licking a hard salt block - his tongue is not rough enough for it. Not to mention the binders used to get that salt into a block form. Yuck!

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wet Nile Time for Horses Preventing it

Ok with more rain comes mosquitoes , nasty bugs that they are.

What to do to help your horse thru the summer months and preventing West Nile?

Protecting your horses immune system works best.

I use the Nosodes West nile only give 3 times per month per horse to prevent.

You may also put some garlic cloves into apple cider vineger one gallon then top dress on the Standlee Hay pellets or feed of choice.

Fly wipe recipies
Recipe from Mary Brennan, DVM, author of Complete Holistic Care and Healing for Horses: The Owner's Veterinary Guide to Alternative Methods and Remedies
1/2 teaspoon oil of myrrh
2 cups water
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon of citronella oil

Recipe from the Dressage Today staff
(Many of the ingredients can be found at natural food stores.)

2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups cold (prepared) tea, such as sage or chamomile tea
20 drops eucalyptus oil
20 drops citronella oil
10 drops lavender oil
10 drops tea tree oil
10 drops cedar oil
20 drops emulsifier, such as polysorbate 20

you could use olive oil too instead of polysorbate

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Parasities and your horse.

Hello , tons of rain is falling in many areas of the country, bringing up parasites.

Sometime not enough Big Sky can handle the over load. 

Chemical wormers are hard on the gut and frankly they also do not work I had a client that wormed 2 with ivermectin , still a not gaining weight , I told her if she was going to do chemical wormers use .



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I use this product during the summer months for 3 days. works real well.

Easy to feed.

Remember rain brings parasites , be aware your horse will benefit from it.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Is Beet Pulp Toxic to Horses

Is Beet Pulp Toxic to Horses

As a holistic practitioner for more than 12 years, I have assisted more than 100 horse owners with equine diets and nutrition. I have studied and gained quite a bit of experience with equine veterinarian, Dr. Lee Miller, for fifteen years. It is my intention to share my personal experiences, both educational and in the field, regarding what I have learned about feeding beet pulp.

Nutrition and digestive processes affect performance and overall condition. Different feeds break down differently based on the horse. Some of these effects include lameness, arthritis, colic, and other health-related illnesses.

Many times feed companies and veterinarians will recommend beet pulp for COPD horses for added fiber, or as an alternate hay and grass source. Although beet pulp may present no problems in the short-term, there are no significant studies on the long-term effects. Please note that alot of horse owners feed beet pulp with no apparent problems, while other horse owners will have exhausted all treatment protocols and still not know why their horse has loose stools, stifles issues, hip problems.

Not looking at what they are feeding: so let's see what the expert vet in his field says and clear up the beet pulp issue once and for all:

Lon Leiws DVM-Feeding and Nutrition care of the Horse 1982 states quoted :

Excess amounts of oxalates ( form of salt) may be present in these plants-halogeteon, greasewood, BEETS, dock , rhubarb-(Beets =product beet pulp) - If the horse consistently eats theses plants over a LONG extendend period of time, calcium deficency will result. Insoulble oxalate crystals will deposit in the kidneys resulting in kidney damage - Could be the reason for the water molecules trying to flush the kidneys?

Beet pulp originates from sugar industry. It is an insoluble fiber, meaning that it does not interact with the body. It rushes through the intestines taking with it whatever supplements have been given. Simply put, it cannot be digested. It takes four molecules of water for the body to process beet pulp-adding water weight, and making the horse appear heavier. Once beet pulp is removed from the diet, the horse loses weight quickly, leading the owner to believe that the horse needs the beet pulp.

Dr. Joyce Harman of the Harmany Equine Clinic www.harmanyequine.com states that not all sugar can be eliminated from soaking the beets, therefore some remains in the pulp. Sugar contributes to insulin-resistance, and a condition known as Cushing's syndrome.

Like many other crops, sugar beets are treated with an extensive array of herbicides to limit weeds and grasses in the fields. The herbicides are absorbed by the beets. Nothing removes the chemicals from the pulp. In addition, growers top the beet plants with a chemical defoliant to kill back the tops before harvest. These chemicals also end up by-product beet pulp.

Dr. Eleanor Kellon, DMV, says that beet pulp is safe; it is washed with water to remove the solvents. However, the water only removes what is on the outside. The soaking process removes the sugar from the outside, but not the chemicals. Toxins are stored in the pulp not the juice.

Often, if the horse is unable to digest the beet pulp. Their hind-ends "shut down" and become weak. The common complaint being, "my horse has a weak hind-end."

Case in Kentucky - A lady emailed me about her paint that had been seen by vets, chiropractors, etc. to no avail her paint was weak from behind, bad stifles? He was 4yrs old they said arthritis, I said what are you feeding? Turns out she was feeding a product that was mostly beet pulp and rice bran. She took the paint off the feed, then sent a email stating her horse was moving much better and was able to ride him again.

A reputable event trainer, Katie Worley from Rock Solid Training Center, asked me to check her horses. I found was they were all weak in the hind-end, and Katie agreed. After looking at a tag from her feed, we found beet pulp listed as the third ingredient. After Katie took her horses off the beet pulp feed, she called to say they were using their hind-ends, and were much stronger.

Another owner, M.D. Kerns, wrote in to tell me about his horse which had been on beet pulp for nine months. "Although I was very skeptical at the onset, I am now prepared to admit that Bodhi is looking much different and much fit than he did when he was on the other feed. His coat looks good as ever and his waist (loss of all the water trapped in the hind-gut by the beet pulp fiber) is nearly back to its former Thoroughbred elegance and slimness, he is without a doubt the most handsome horse at the farm."

What does this all mean? Ask yourself these questions:

o Does my horse feel weak in the hind end?

o Are his hooves brittle?

o Does it seem like his stifles are weak?

o Does my horse appear to be lacking energy?

o What about the coat? Is it dull?

o Does my horse have loose stools? Are his stools loose or hard?

If you horse has any of these symptoms then:

Try the following for three months. Take your horse off beet pulp, and use good quality hay pellets, or grass hay, remembering to soak in water., for COPD horses- Make sure that your horse has access to free-choice minerals. In addition, read your feed labels. Most of them list "roughage by-products" which can actually contain beet pulp. Take a before and after picture, and really look at the hind-end. Notice how your horse moves after three months. I don't intend to offend anyone with this article if your horse is fine on beet pulp great, but if you are having any of theses symptoms you may take a look at what you are feeding.

Wouldn't you agree that prevention is far cheaper than the cost of treating health problems? We are our horse's caregivers. We owe it to them to be as knowledgeable and informed about what we put into them.

Lorrie Bracaloni is a certified holistic practitioner helping horse owners. Lorrie has received certifications in the following areas of equine health and preventative care: equine lameness and nutrition, acupressure massage and herbology, homeopathics, essential oils, and nutritional reflexology, energy body balancing, equine chiropractic techniques, and muscle injuries and trigger point stress relief therapy. She is currently the holistic consultant for Horsenet Rescue in Mt. Airy, Maryland, helping neglected and abused horses recover to optimal health.

For more information, contact her at  lbraca1956@aol.com Her web site is http://www.happynaturalhorse.com