Newsletter, Daylight Savings Time, St Patty's Day,
Easter and Birthdays ~
Wow it is already March!!!! My bulbs are
coming up, the fruit trees are beginning to bud, I am getting
ready to plant a garden. This weekend I am planting three
fruit trees, and March is filled with birthday's around here,
Cheyanne, Echo, my son and mine...... so to celebrate we are having
three specials for the first half of the month and will have three
specials for the second half of the month as well!
EquineZyme, MareZyme and a Pre-Order Sale again for Herbal Wormer
for the first half!
Daylight Savings Time Begins Sunday March 10th ~ the
day before the New Moon --- just think only 9 more days to more
daylight hours and more time with our horses!
St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday this year, and
my son loves to go to Chicago
to celebrate his birthday which is on March 22nd and to drink green
Cheyanne's birthday is March 11th, and Echo and I
share March 27th for our birthday so will be celebrating Echo and
my Day along with Easter with my daughter and her
family! Easter is Sunday March 31st!
Seems as though everyone "scooped" me this
month on Tumeric -- I have been using Tumeric for Echo who will
turn 18 this month for the past month, I had planned on starting it
earlier but keep forgetting to order. What I can share with
you is there is a noticible difference in her, she is not as stiff
in the morning, and is moving out much better - I so recommend this
herb, and you can purchase it at Herbalcom.com at a reasonable
Start slowly, at maybe a teaspoon and add until you
reach a tablespoon per day to bucket feed, your horse will be
happy, it also has natural liver detoxifying benefits and can help
with other skin conditions as well!
As I shared a few months back, I have been taking
the on-line Equine Nutrition Course, offered through the University of Edinburgh. I had many
reasons for doing so, the main being that my family who lives in
the UK does not seem to have any of the health issues with their
horses that we do here in the USA, including metabolic, IR, or
My other reason was to make sure that I knew the
latest and the best ways to feed and it turns out I was already
feeding my horses that way - not the norm that seems to be what
people do, but in so doing in the long run it will be for their
best health and interest in older ages!
One of the things they feed is "Lucerne
Hay" which we know as alfalfa, not as the main course of
course, and they cannot grow it there the climate is too damp, so
in pellet form and in the form of Fiber Beet. They also do
feed some cereal grains, with whole recleaned barley having the
lower starch, but interestingly enough they do not feed, for the
most part concentrated bag feeds! Hmmmmmm.....
They also recommend a good all around vitamin and
mineral supplement for the kinds of hay that is the base diet and I
love Horse Tech High Point for
this reason, and we do sell it, and I do feed it to my horses, I
feed the one for pasture and grass hay diets as my horses do get
some alfalfa but they mainly get grass hay.
Please do not feed your horses corn or corn oil, or
soy containing product or soy oil, they are "inflamation"
causing to the horses, and many of the concentrated bag feeds
also have soy which are genetically modified - we really need to
pay attention to labels for the health of our horses and their
Oils and Fats in the Equine Diet ~
In the class I have been taking what I have also
learned is that horses with hoof and skin problems can benefit from
coconut oil - which is not an "oil" at all but a solid,
and a saturated fat, Dr Getty also recently had a class on
this but I have not had a chance to listen to it yet, and she went
in to some of the recent research on it for horses ---
Coconut oil is something I have begun to feed my horses, at a
Tablespoon per day, gradually increasing to 2 Tablespoons per day,
along with their nut and seed blend. I can already see
improvement in their skin; will let you know what I see in their
bare feet as the months go on, and also if it makes a difference in
skin health during the summer months with all of the insects, it
can also be applied topically as an insect repellent ~ I
have also been using it on my skin for a moisturizer and on my
hands, it soaks in well, and plan to start using it in cooking
It can be a bit pricey in the health food stores, but
there are on-line sources for it in bulk as well!
Dr Glen Dupree - My Friend and My Mentor
It is with a sad heart that I share with all of you
the untimely passing of a wonderful human~being and my
friend, Dr. Glen Dupree - DVM and homeopath.
Glen will be with all of us eternally in our
hearts.... we will listen for his whispers, call on his
wisdom when deciding on remedies and hearing his cheering us on
from the other side when we are choosing remedies, because in
our hearts he is not gone and will not be forgotten. He
passed on his soul purpose and his love of homeopathy to many of
us, as I will continue to pass it along with my love for
animals and humans as well as my belief in homeopathy. Now I
will have to rely on "what would Glen do" when I need a
remedy for one of my four leggeds...... as I will not be able to
email or call him for advice, and I will have to turn to my books
and my intuition to guide me.
Homeopathy has been a life long journey with me,
starting with my Mother, as I have shared in other
newsletters, she had us kids treated with that from the time I was
around 4 years old or so with Dr Viola Frymann, who at 90+ years
old still treats kids with Osteopathy and Homeopathy here in San
I furthered my studies with Dr. Dupree and was
blessed to take his webnair last summer on Equine Homeopathy.
Personally my greatest growth has come from my
greatest grief so now through the grief of loosing Dr Dupree I
will again have the opprotunity for more personal growth in
continuing to learn about homeopathy for the animals on my own in
Glen was richly blessed with a gift, and in the
sharing of that gift he was blessed with love in return from a
group of healers in all of us who are sending him off energetically
in love and gratitude. We will go on with his work
in so many differnt and unique ways! "The seeds of
wisdon and enlightenment are planted withing the wounds of
grief. What is lost can only come back to us again in higher
ways." Rachel Carson
Specials this Month ~
Equine Zyme - Equine-Zyme
is a prebiotic/probiotic digestive enzyme blend that was designed
for optimum digestive health and the wellbeing of your horse and
his/her digestive tract with over 36 billion cfu's per 10 gram
scoop. It can help prevent colic, also helps your horse to
digest and aborb more of the nutrients in their feeds stuffs and
hay. Take 15% off from March 1st to the 10th using coupon code EZ15. Click here to go directly to EquineZyme
Mare-Zyme ~ Spring is when our mare's begin to cycle, and
some have a harder time then others, and having three mares in my
barn I can tell you it can be a challenge when they are all cycling
together! I so recommend MareZyme for all of you who
love your mares! We are offering it at 15% off through March
14th - it so helps with their cycles, and eases them through - Use coupon code MZ15. Click this link to go directly to MareZyme
Herbal Wormer Pre Order --- From March 1st to
March 6th --- 10% off - Our
Equine Herbal Wormer is a feed additive to be mixed in bucket feed,
during the full moon which will be from March 25th through March
29th. It contains a blend of 12 specific herbs, which can
help to minimize parasitic infestation. Use coupon code HWMarch and be guaranteed to receive it before the
We tried this pre-order last month and it
worked well because we knew just how much we needed to
order in the way of herbs and guaranteed everyone to have the
Wormer as well on time! So click on this link to go directly
to the Herbal Wormer to make sure you are ready
for the full moon the end of the month!
For Us Humans ~
For us humans - we really need to eat more fresh and
raw foods, and avocados are on the top of my list of foods I try to
eat daily - salads full of raw veges including broccli, celery,
romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red and yellow peppers, radishes and
anything that is health-full and health giving is on the top of my
Fruits including banana's, apples, pears and oranges,
are the winter fruits of choice for the most part.
I also will add, on occasion some pineapple, mandarin
oranges, chopped walnuts and cabbage to salads! Then use
avocado oil and some lemon juice on top, maybe sprinkle some
parmesan cheese and add some hard boiled eggs!
Whole grain breads, eggs, real butter, and cheese,
organic dairy products, also with seeds and nuts are a more natural
diet. I eat yogurt every day and take a probiotic
supplement for my immune health!
Summer will soon bring us a bounty of local fresh
fruits and berries in season, and I share those with my horses as
well! My dogs will also eat fresh carrots, apples, and banana
along with steamed veges that I share with them!
Time to really eat healthy, look at our diets, remove
the processed foods, and the junk and live a healthier life
style! Make a difference on the planet and make a difference
in your health and the health of your family too, which includes
your fur family members!
Everyone! Happy Spring & Day-Light-Savings!