Achieving the Calm Healthy Horse
Learn exactly what it is about the pasture that impacts the health, movement and behaviour of the domestic horse, why it matters and the best solutions...
Click here (or on the picture below) for Grass & the Domestic Horse video
(50mins so grab a cup of coffee!)
Calm Healthy Horses addresses the issues affecting domestic horses as MANAGEMENT issues not HORSE issues.
Horses are adapted to, and thrive in, semi-arid (DRY) environments (as explained in the above video!); it is by removing them to more temperate climates and confining them to small areas, thereby subjecting them to unsuitable forage & feed, that causes the health, movement & behaviour issues that have become so rampant.
EMS, Pasture-Associated Laminitis, Head-Shaking/Flicking (HS), Sacro-Iliac, PSSM, Staggers, Explosive, Aggressive, Spooky Behaviour plus many more ‘symptoms’ listed on the Health Check ALL resolve when the horse’s environment and forage and feed are rectified.
Fluctuations in the weather, the seasons, application of fertilisers pasture management strategies all influence the nutrient composition of the pasture grass which ultimately affects the metabolism of the horse.
Understanding and acting on the information on this website will be a game changer for achieving your riding and breeding ambitions.
Dr Deb Bennett Ph.D.
Has written a magnificent 3 volume set of books:
PRINCIPLES OF FORM & FUNCTION
If you would like to know more, visit...www.equinestudies.org/printed-books
If your horse is having issues and you would like help, please fill out and submit the following form...
The answer is not about getting
the horse right
getting it right for the horse
Observe ~ Compare ~ Adjust ~ Review!
Help for Head Flicking/Shaking
Head flicking/shaking is a major issue for many horses. The good news is that they can be greatly helped with diet adjustments.
Help for Laminitis
Grass Laminitis is another major issue for horses out on grass - find out why this is happening, how to prevent it and how to rehabilitate a laminitic horse.
Help for Aggression Issues
Horses are not born aggressive, they can become aggressive due to many factors including pain, badly fitting tack, dental issues etc, however mineral imbalances are a major cause of aggression.
Help for Spooky Horses
It's normal for horses to shy at something they may be unsure about but it is not normal for a horse to leap out of his skin at a bird or a blade of grass bent the wrong way.
Help for Staggers
Mineral imbalances caused by rapid Autumn (or Spring) grass growth - especially after a drought-breaking rain is the most likely and most common cause of staggers.
Help for PSSM
Grass Affected or PSSM?
Is there are difference?
When you compare lists of symptoms there is very little difference, it is easy to see why people ask...
Just some of our Successes
It is amazing what a simple change in nutrition achieves for Grass Affected Horses.
Here are just a few of our success stories.