Achieving the Calm Healthy Horse

Horses are intelligent, sociable and physically robust by nature.

They readily adapt to life as a working or recreational companion providing the human has an approach that is acceptable to the horse.

 

In the unrestricted semi-arid environments where they thrive, ample exercise is coupled with foraging for food which is scarce by comparison with pastures of modern day horses who do not have to expend any energy at all to find it.

 

It is by removing them to more temperate climates where we put up fences and subject them to unsuitable forage and feed that things go pear-shaped.

 

Instead of the amenable, trainable, pleasure to own horse they dreamed of, the reality for many horse owners is a series of stresses and frustrations, knocks to their confidence and considerable unforeseen expense. All because their horse has gone down with laminitis, become a head-shaker, developed ‘sacro-iliac’, respiratory or reproductive troubles or any of the vast array of health, movement and ‘behavioural’ issues.

​More and more ‘labels’ are being assigned to horses - EMS, IR, PSSM, HS and SIJ to name a few. Consequently people are thinking that their horse is ‘flawed’ and that all these are 'separate' issues, when actually they all have the same underlying cause: principally that of grazing unsuitable grass or consuming other inappropriate forage and feed in an environment which does not promote movement.

The answer is not about

getting the ‘horse right’,

but about ‘getting it right for the horse’

​Fortunately, it is possible to transform almost any horse, regardless of his issues, into a Calm Healthy Horse by making simple MANAGEMENT adjustments around his diet and environment. 

When you understand the information on this website you will feel like someone gave you a new pair of glasses! Having ‘been out there doin’ it’ for the last 15 years we have paved the way. We sincerely hope you make the most of the information on the website and achieve a ‘Calm Healthy Horse’.

Jenny Paterson B.Sc

Calm Healthy Horses (NZ) Ltd

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Pine Nut Wild Horses photographed by John T Humphrey www.akaJT.com

This website is here to help you because while there are some excellent text-books on equine nutrition the information is very limited in its scope by not targeting the current issues that have become so common.
 

Calm Healthy Horses leads the way in understanding the interaction between grass physiology and horse physiology which causes the vast array of problems plaguing modern day horse owners.
 

Just like riding, nutrition is both a science and an art! Learning how to manage your horse(s) on your grass is a process - but think of it like learning to ride – you don’t learn in one lesson.
 

Observe ~ Compare ~ Adjust ~ Review!

This website is here to help you because while there are some excellent text-books on equine nutrition the information is very limited in its scope by not targeting the current issues that have become so common.
 

Calm Healthy Horses leads the way in understanding the interaction between grass physiology and horse physiology which causes the vast array of problems plaguing modern day horse owners.
 

Just like riding, nutrition is both a science and an art! Learning how to manage your horse(s) on your grass is a process - but think of it like learning to ride – you don’t learn in one lesson.
 

Observe ~ Compare ~ Adjust ~ Review!

This website is here to help you because while there are some excellent text-books on equine nutrition the information is very limited in its scope by not targeting the current issues that have become so common.
 

Calm Healthy Horses leads the way in understanding the interaction between grass physiology and horse physiology which causes the vast array of problems plaguing modern day horse owners.
 

Just like riding, nutrition is both a science and an art! Learning how to manage your horse(s) on your grass is a process - but think of it like learning to ride – you don’t learn in one lesson.
 

Observe ~ Compare ~ Adjust ~ Review!

"Getting on a 'Grass Affected' Horse'
is like getting into a car driven by someone on 'P'"

Jenny Paterson BSc
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DISCLAIMER

*The information and material on the Calm Healthy Horses website is of a general educational nature only.


It is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice as it is not necessarily complete, up to date or applicable to you personally.


Calm, Healthy Horses (including Jenny Paterson, B.Sc  CalmHealthyHorses Ltd NZ & Australia, Vicky Hansen Calm Healthy Horses Australia) & Sue Dawson, Calm Healthy Horses UK does not accept liability for any injury, loss, damage or expenses incurred by use of any of the Calm Healthy Horses Product range or from reliance on any information either given verbally or derived from this website.

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