Christopher Day MRCVS has been treating horses for more than forty years and has a special interest in their safe and natural feeding and nutrition. This eBook offers a simple-to-follow approach to providing your horse with a species-suitable, fresh and wholesome diet, which has brought health and welfare benefits to so many of his patients. In the author’s opinion, expensive and vigorously-marketed manufactured horse foods and supplements are not the best way to feed your horse for stamina, performance, musculo-skeletal health, immune resilience and a long, happy and active life. The horse is the archetypal vegan and thrives on fibrous foods. Christopher Day advocates feeding as close to Nature as one can, in this modern society. This eBook provides a simple guide to taking your horse’s health and well-being into your own hands. Your horse will be thankful for it, every day.
The horse is a magnificent and wild creature, yet serves mankind so well and so remarkably willingly. This is even more surprising when you think how many work with ill-fitting saddles, ill-fitted shoes, unsuitable diets and egotistical riders.
Thank heaven there are some humans who do their horses well.
Because of the amazing anomaly presented by the horse’s power and strength, bent to our will despite our treatment (some of it from ignorance, some from intent), a poem occurred to me . . .
Have you ever been made to feel guilty because your dog, horse, cat or child is not vaccinated, thus making ‘herd immunity’ more difficult to attain and putting other folks and animals at risk? Be heartened by this myth-exploding item, which makes important reading.
While we can usually reckon on mid-July to mid-August as being a reasonably quiet time for lush grass growth, this year anything could happen! We’ve had so much wet and now warm weather is forecast, so we may have an abnormal grass spurt.
Be on the lookout for stiffness, short stride, difficulty turning tightly or unwillingness to walk on hard surfaces.
Homeopathy is a wonderful stand-by treatment for laminitis. Acupuncture may also be useful. We advise feeding no cereals or sugars and, in some cases, even hay can also provoke laminitis or obstruct its resolution. We rely on herbs to supplement nutrition.