it is already July 4th - I cannot believe it! It brings back
memories of the beach, sun burns, Noxema,
family bar-b-ques, fireworks at the Del Mar
Fair, fire crackers from TJ we would sneak over to buy and them blow
them up in gords, and so much
more! So what are you all doing for this holiday that is
mid-week this year?
just pretty much staying home with the horses, cats and dogs, in the
evening, making sure everyone is safe, maybe clean out the tack room
in the late afternoon when it is cooler, staying off the roads with
the crazy drivers, getting this news letter out; there are local fireworks
I can probably see from a neighbor's house if I so choose to
go! May join up with a friend for breakfast, at our favorite Omlett House, 100 Omletts
they offer, and they do custom ones too! Yummmmmmm.
I am apologizIng to all of you who have recently had
trouble with the shopping cart on the web site, it has been well used
and is going to be retired this month, we are moving on to a new
shopping cart, one that hopefully will be easy to use, and will fill
all your carts more easily too!
or tomorrow, I need to go to Sports Authority and buy a yoga mat and
some yoga pants, who knows what else,
hopefully on sale too!
recently taken up Yoga again, my body is loving it, a friend
kept asking me to go, once I started my body remembered why I
don't want to stop again, I feel more limber, old injuries have been
showing up to work themselves out or strech
out and strengthen as the case may be.
great to get away for an hour for myself twice per week, and it is
also reminding me that I need balance in my life, balance in my body,
and in so many other ways. And that balance will eventually
also be making me a better rider in days to come because I will have
better balance! So thanks Bev for not giving up on me, and for
encouraging me to go to class with you! You are an inspiration
to me, even if I have to get out of bed extra early to get to feed
and muck so I can get to the 8 am class, it really does set the tone
for the day.....
BASICS IN EQUINE HOMEOPATHY -
am going to be taking this class, maybe you could too?????)
July 10 - August 2,
information and class times available at the Registration link below
Other series will be
scheduled through the year
Basics in Equine Homeopathy is a 12 hour series that will cover the
philosophy, theory, mechanics, and application of homeopathy with a
slant toward the unique needs of the equine patient. Health care will
be considered from the global to the local to the individual, from
external changes in hygiene to individualized therapeutics, from the
acute to the chronic.
will be given on using the repertory and materia
medica to select the remedy for the
patient, as well as techniques in assessing the response of the
patient to the remedy. A materia medica of common acute and emergency remedies
will be given. The course will end with case studies specific to
Participants will need to be prepared with a copy of Kent's
Repertory and Clarke's Dictionary of Practical Materia
Medica. These materials are available at
most sites that sell homeopathy materials. For selected sources,
check the Links page of this website.
First class July 10, 2012. Classes will be held each Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 Central time for 12 sessions.
Space limited to 45 participants. Other classes to be announced.
Dr Dupree's site Homeopathy for the Animals and go to his Webnairs for more info
all of you who live in the scorching areas of the country be sure to check
your horses for dehydration, if they do not seem to be drinking
enough you can add a teaspoon of salt to their bucket feed, or you
can soak a good handful or two of wheat bran and add that to the
bucket feed to draw more moisture in the intestinal tract and help
prevent weather related colics. I
hose my horses down a couple times per day when we are in our heat
wave times, especially Destinee, she loves
to lay in the sun and just sweat --- so she is prone to getting
disoriented if I do not catch her in time and a bit dehydrated, silly
summer farmer's markets are in full swing, and I can't say enough to
encourage you to go to them in your area, get local and organic
produce for yourself and for your animals too! Mix it up
and enjoy the bounty!
berries have been delightful, the summer squash from the local
farmer's market devine, lots of avocados,
the nectarines and peaches just starting to arrive!
cannot remember to have/eat watermelon for the 4th?
are all kinds of wonderful summer fruits in the health food stores,
some from local growers, and my horses
have their fruit salads on Sunday and they get their veges in there too, but veges
also during the week, especially organic dandelions and squash, they
are loving it a lot, the dogs love to eat some of the fresh raw veges as well, and the costs right now are low
--- come up with some creative fruit and chopped up vege combinations, your horses will love
horses are individuals and none of mine like bananas, but two do love
water melon, one likes the honey dew melons, one likes catnelope, all love berries, all of them love
apricots (without the pits please), apples, and carrots, so try
some new things out!
White Willow Bark
properties of the bark of the White Willow has
been fully understood for all of mankind's recorded history. Other
herbs commonly referred to in the herbal writings of the middle ages
(like Culpepper writing in Britain in the 1650's) were Burdock,
Guaiacum, and Devil's Claw all of which were recommended for the
relief of Rheumatism, Arthritis and Sciatica and all of which are
...used by herbalists for exactly the same complaints today.
modern Aspirin was "discovered" simply by analyzing the
white willow bark and separating out one of the many medicinal
ingredients. This ingredient was then synthesized, patented, and
promoted as the active ingredient and modern pharmaceutical companies
were born. Aspirin is now being rediscovered as a low dose preventative
maintenance medicine said to be useful in preventing heart disease
and improving circulation. .
the age of the active ingredient came the age of the side effect That
is to say, while white willow bark extract even in quite high dose
levels and prolonged use has almost no effect on the
gastro-intestinal tract. Aspirin, on the other hand, in even moderate
doses and for relatively short periods, can cause ulceration and
worse in the stomach and the gut. Even in the low doses (100mg)
currently being prescribed in preventative medicine there are
emerging signs, particularly in many elderly people, that even these
tiny doses are still too strong and cause digestive system irritation
and blood vessel fragility. The iron tablets prescribed by your
Doctor often cause quite severe constipation while the high iron
natural supplements prescribed by your Herbalist are all laxative in
their action. (consider Liquorice,
Molasses, Prunes, Rosehips Syrup or Nettle Soup for example)
fact that Aspirin use carries serious risks from side effects and
that White Willow Bark does not, is simply because the package of
complex chemical substances (dozens of them) which are included
within the whole plant extract and excluded from the drug, mesh in a
balanced and harmonious way with the complex chemistry of our bodily
processes. The principal of the active ingredient is the problem. All
ingredients in plant substances are active, and our bodies, which
evolved on this earth with the plants, relate well to the packages
and mostly not very well with the separate ingredients. -Robert
“If ever there is
tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must
always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you
seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is,
even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.” ―
you still using chemical wormers on your horses? It is time
to start looking at other options as we are now in the middle of
summer heading to fall when we need to make sure our horses are
parasite free, especially from Stronglyes
which can cause colic in horses. Earth Song Ranch
offers an Herbal Wormer and if you couple that with Paratox you have a winning combination! Paratox is given in their water from the new
moon to the full moon, and Herbal Wormer is given for 5 days of the
sure you get your fecal tests done so you know what you may be
dealing with and keep your horses guts healthy with Equine Zyme which helps to prevent parasitic
infestations in the first place --- parasites love to live in
"unhealthy" intestinal tracts!
not only your horses immune system with
Equine Zyme but also help to prevent
parasitic infestations as well!
Specials For July!
we are in the dog days of summer I decided that it was time to run
a special on the Stop the Itch Dog Shampoo from Zephyr's Garden
that we carry, also Stop the Itch Spray for Dogs, Stop the Itch
Salve for Dogs, they are awsome, and
my dogs love their baths, they smell wonderful, and the itching
seems to stop almost instantly (itching can be from allergies,
fleas, or just the summer itch from the heat), kind of like using
the Stop the Itch Spray on our horses, I can time that to 10-15
minutes and Cheyanne stops her itching!
coupon code " DOG" for 10%
off the dog products And while we are at it, also take
10% off K-9Zyme using the same coupon code, and Joint Juice for
dogs as well, a pure joint support product, your dogs will thank
the first two weeks of July, if you are not interested in the dog
products above, let's take 10% off your entire order of $50 or more
no matter what you purchase! That way you get to pick from
any of the great products you use most or want to try! Use
coupon code "July"
(sorry cannot be combined with the dog products above)!
be sending out another newsletter mid July with more specials for
the last two weeks of July. E3Live will also be on
special the end of the month so be looking for more details about
all my efforts to make the newsletter interesting, from my
heart, full of interesting topics and forward-worthy - it
never seems to occur to me to JUST ASK you all to send it on and or
to share it on FB! If you have liked Earth Song Ranch on FB
then you get the news letter in a way that you can just click on
the Icontact "share" - it is
we are continuing to grow, build and expand our business
this year, we need your help in order to do that, word of
mouth is so important and part of that is by you sharing our FB
page, sharing our Newsletters on FB, on Twitter and LinkedIn, as
well as Google+!
Song Ranch is doing more advertising in more areas and in more
media including in Natural Horse, Equine Wellness and the Horses
Hoof to name a few.
also are supporting a few more rescues this year as so many of them
are overburdened with horses and are struggling along trying to
care for them while they try to rehome
are also trying to offer up more products that we use and believe
in and that will help you and your horse grow in health and
maintain health as well, and a few fun things throw in too!
thank you in advance for helping us continue to grow so
we can help more people with their animals, share more of the
wonderful natural products we manufacturer, sell, and use daily, so
that other people can live a more natural life.
also share our network of holistic and homeopathic vets, naturpaths, equine nutritionists, our great
products, and many more people who we support and believe in as
well as use!
7 Myths of Equine Nutrition - Continued
supplements are only for old or injured horses- False
have shown that Glucosamine, Chondroitin
sulfate and some forms of Hyaloronic Acid
may stimulate cartilage production and inhibit cartliage
breakdown. Research also shows that MSM protects tissues against
inflammations, and Vitamin C also helps build collagen.
Song Ranch carries dog and horse Joint Juice, Joint Juice is
not just for horses, it is also for dogs in need of a little
extra support be they young competition or older dogs and
horses. It is a pure product with Glucosamine, Chondrointin, MSM, Vitamin C and
a moment and thank God for the beauty of the day and night during
this full moon tonight.
upon all the stars and dream of all your tomorrows as the moon
lights your pathways.
From the Ranch -
far this summer has been very quiet, and
restful here on the ranch, and things are moving along and
well. Earth Song Ranch will soon be moving in to a new
shopping cart which should make your purchases easier to do and
faster as well. The old shopping cart served us well for
years but it is just time to retire it now, and move forward.
next edition of Natural Horse Magazine will have my article about
summer herbs and herbs for horses so be
looking for that in the next edition!
horsey girls are doing great, and everyone is improving on all
is coming through a laminitic episode
after eating oak leaves and pollen this time, so she is permanentely away from any oak trees of any
kind, for some reason she has an obsession on this! When we
move in the not too distant future no more oak trees!
Destinee's hoof health has markedly
improved in the past couple months, and
a specific nutritional program designed by Dr Denice Moffat, a
veterinarian, naturpath, and medical
intuitive; as well as follow up constitutional
homeopathy by Dr Glen Dupree more natural healing from the
inside out has occurred and is continuing.
Cheyanne is just Cheyanne, and we are on our journey of
partnership together being students of Parelli!
I have learned so much from my Parelli
instructor and neighbor Margit Deerman!