.** Success .**

To Laugh Often and much, to Win Respect of Intelligent people & the Affection of Children. Success is to Earn the Appreciation of Honest Critics and the be able to Endure the Betrayal of False Friends, to Appreciate Beauty, to Find the Best In Others. Success Is to Leave the World a Better Place, whether by a Healthier Child, a Garden Patch, or a Social Condition; To Know that Even ONE LIFE Has BREATHED EASIER Because YOU HAVE LIVED. THIS IS to Have SUCCEEDED

                                                  .** Success .**

by Unknown and Wise Person...


Thoughts Become Things


Each week day morning I receive an email from "The Universe", and have for years, I belong to the "TUT Club" and it is something to remind me that thoughts become things, so if we only think negative thoughts then that is what we mostly seem to attract!  Kind of a la the Secret in ways, giving gratitude even for the smallest thing when life seems like it is all upside down can turn things around.  I have a group of friends and we have a "Grats Group", each day as we are inspired, we send each other our gratitudes for the day... can be as simple as seeing the sunrise, to maybe something great at work, a new client, or a flower blooming.  Try it with some of your friends, and see if it doesn't in fact make you think about all you are grateful for in this world big and small!



Love is the best medicine,

and there is more than enough to go around

once you open your heart.
~ Julie Marie





Over the years Earth Song Ranch has  developed some awsome products as you all know, from EquineZyme, to MareZyme, SeniorZyme  TummyZyme, Herbal Wormer, herbal blends, joint support and so much more. 


I have listened to all of you, over this past year, and I know how much you love what all the products do for your horses,  with the high potency probiotics, and how they have improved health and immune systems. 


For 2012 I have been redesigining Equine Zyme and Equine Zyme +, making it even better, adding some new prebiotics and eliminating a couple things that some people just do not want, or cannot use due to rules of competition, one being Ginseng.


By taking a couple things away, it will not change the quality of the products at all, and by  adding more of the prebiotics it will keep the good bacteria fed and healthy that already exist in your horses intestinal tract!


What I hear most, is that you do not want the added Vitamin/Mineral Complex because many people are already trying to balance hay.  Mid February we will be offering a new product to balance your grass/pasture or alfalfa based hays; some customers did not want colostrum added, so we are eliminating both. 


Colostrum will still be available for purchase separately for those who want to use it.


So the really great news is Earth Song Ranch will soon have new formulations, and a brand new product - which will be at a lower cost, similar to many of those already out there and should make everyone happy as it will give everyone three choices! 


This new addition is a simple yeast/yeast culture product for those who only want to "feed" the good bacteria already in your horses guts, not add more beneficial bacteria, and that will be at a super low price for 2#'s and 5#'s!  It will be called Equine Yeast +.


I have written a new artilce for Natural Horse Magazine, the  next edition, explaining the differences of prebiotics, probiotics, yeast and yeast cultures, so be looking for that in the next issue!


Since almost all of the products offered by Earth Song Ranch are mostly supplements I have also decided it was time to branch out, sell some other products on my web site, other then supplements.  These products are of the high quality that I insist on, not only for my horses but for you, my customers, to use on your animals too! 


The new products include a line of topical salves and sprays, we will also add a new line of supplements including stabalized flax, electrolytes, vitamin/mineral balancer, and more. There are so many products on the market for horses, cats and dogs, and during the year many people ask for advice and want a product they can trust, or trusted advice in this area, now Earth Song Ranch can supply some of the most asked for products in one place, 


So to tell you a little more, first out the shoots as they say, on February 15th, are some of the most wonderful sprays and salves, all natural, I have found in years!  They are all made by Zephyr's Garden.  We will be selling several of the salves and the Fungus/Thrush Hoof spray to start out with mid February.  Mid March will begin selling my favorites in their line which are the all natural fly spray, Stop the Itch Spray & Salve, and the Hoof Growth Salve.  For those of you that have horses tormented by summer itch, midges and no-see-ums - the Stop the Itch spray and salve is a must and it is awsome.  So Check Back on the Earth Song Ranch Web site on February 15th for these new products!


Next - I will be carrying products from Horse Tech that I use for my horses including Buggzo which is powdered apple cider vinegar, garlic, DE and some B comlex; will also offer their mineral balancer for alfalfa or grass/pasture based diets as many of you have wanted a vitamin/mineral blend; will also have Nutra Flax and Ultra Flax for amazing hooves!  In that line up with be an electrolyte blend called Quench, with no sugar added because many of you have contacted me about wanting electrolytes!  Horse Tech is a member of the National Animal Supplement Council, a respected association of manufacturers who voluntarily adhere to higher standards set by NASC


Mid February I will also be selling Nibble Nets and for those of you who know about them you know just how wonderful they are, they slow down horses who eat too fast, make them work for their hay, and also with metabolically challenged horses it helps them to spread out their hay ration all day. 


The Nibble Nets in the long run also save you money as hay is not wasted by them tossing it about then peeing and pooing on it so you have to throw it out!  For my horses what I noticed once I got them is that they drink more water, am not sure why that is but it is great!


In Mid March Earth Song Ranch will begin to sell Whinny Warmers and Summer Whinny's which are sock for horses, since we are going in to Spring / Summer you will want to take a look at the Summer Whinny's for your horse, they are light weight, repel flies, and your horses will be cooler then with the heavy mesh fly leg wraps!

Lastly but not leastly I will be carrying fetlock bands made by EquistraSafe, which are reflective and embroidered bands you can safely velcro on that can be used when you are out trail riding in the event your horse and you were to be separated,  he would have identification on him, your phone number or contact info is embroidered on the band and for all of us who live in areas which have natural and un-natural disasters, as the case may be, if your horse has to be evacuated without you he will have identification safely one him/her!



News from the Ranch

Life is often changing around the ranch and in my life, as one door closes another always opens for me.  My current consulting job with Caltrans is coming to an end on February 10th, which will give me the time to focus on making all the changes to my web site, complete the design of the new products, and much more. 


More importantly it will allow me the time I have been craving to work with my horses, to get back on track with a lot of things and catch up with friends and family over long lunches at Paneras, which I have missed over the last 6+ months especially with being on standard time. 


There are two other companies who would like me to do consulting for them now, so will be entertaining those offers, which will be in mid to later Spring or early summer, but for now, Earth Song Ranch, my horsey girls, the puppy pals and kitty kids will have be around a lot more!




May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced give you the strength to walk through life facing each new situation with courage and optimism. Always know that there are those whose love and understanding will always be there, even when you feel most alone.  May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace.  May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may your give these gifts as well as receive them.  Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending. feel most alone. May you discover enough goodness in others to believe in a world of peace. May a kind word, a reassuring touch, and a warm smile be yours every day of your life, and may you give these gifts as well as receive them. Remember the sunshine when the storm seems unending. Unknown.



Great Quotes


There are no mistakes.

The events we bring upon ourselves,

no matter how unpleasant,

are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn;

whatever steps we take,

they're necessary to reach
the places we've chosen to go.

~Richard Bach,

The Bridge Across Forever



Dance.... As though no one is watching you.....

Love as though you have never been hurt before......

Sing as though no one can hear you.....

Live as though heaven is here on earth........


Author William Watson Purkey




The secret of health

for both mind and body

is not to mourn for the past,

worry about the future,

or anticipate troubles,

but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly. 







Specials This Month:


For the first two weeks of February (February 1 - 13th!) I am offering 5% off on your total order!  How about that! 


So buy whatever you like and take 5% off by using the code Feb5!


I will also be sending out a Valentine's Day Coupon so be looking for that one for the second half of the month specials!




Be watching on Valentine's Day

for my next specials for February!






And speaking of Valentines Day,

what are you planning for your favorite horse, dog or cat? 


My horses will get a mash with carrotts, apples, and some special leafy herbs, rose petals, and yarrow flowers sprinkled on top, the puppy pals will get one of their favorite biscuits from the gourmet pet store, and the kitty kids will get their

favorite Tuna!




A Note About the Girls


The girls, Cheyanne Rose, Echo and Destinee are all doing great!  We have had a mild and so far fairly dry winter. I have been able to keep ahead of the acorns and kept Echo in with Destinee for the most part so we have avoided acorn poisoning and laminitis thus far --- her feet are doing much better, she has recovered from last years events!


Cheyanne is coming along wonderfully, she is doing awsome on ground work, jumping barrels, and if I can ever figure it out, the Falling Leaf Pattern!


Destinee's feet are continuing to heal, and her left front is awsome with the right front catching up, I keep a slipper on the right front as she needs it for keeping junk out of it till it is all healed up -- and it is a bit tender so this helps her as she is up and about.  Am thinking about getting her some Hoof Wings, has anyone used them?


The girls have huge pens and move about during the day when I am at work and we have a large arena to work in as well as a "race track" around the perimeter which Echo and Cheyanne love to race one another on! 


I just bought some small barrels to go with my bigger blue barrels to mix it up for Cheyanne, and have gotten my Cavaletties out as well.  So looking forward to more time with the girls!  Also a little time for me to regroup and see where life is taking us next!

Earth Song Ranch is dedicated to improving the health of your horses, cats and dogs, by offereing products that not only are chemical and additive free, but also help to maintain a healthy immune system.  We are branching out in February and are very excited that we will be selling all natural salves, fly sprays, anti-itch products for the summer fly and knat problems from Zypher's Garden,  will also be adding to our list of great supplements a line of the Horse Tech products and to our new line up will be adding Nibble Nets and Emergency ID fetlock bracletts for your horses!