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Understanding the Various Ways to Administer Homeopathic Remedies
By: Cheyanne West
Editors Note: If you would like more information on how you can incorporate homeopathic remedies with veterinary care, contact Cheyanne West by e-mailing her at: AskCheyanne@TodaysHorse.com
One of the most frequently asked questions about homeopathy is how it can be administered. Those of you who have been associated with a veterinarian who uses homeopathy my have been told to “just place a few pellets under the tongue.” This can be difficult to say the least, not to mention dangerous in some …

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Arnica – The Homeopathic Bute
By: Cheyanne West
Arnica Montana (Leopard’s Bane) is probably one of the most commonly used remedy in the homeopathic materia medica. Historically, Arnica has been used for physical pain and trauma and has been known in the horse world as a homeopathic Bute. It is indicated for the effects of physical pain, trauma, injuries and trauma from falls, blows, contusions, and bruising and has its greatest affinity to pain due to a “blow” to an area. This means a blow to any part of the physical body. …

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Staying in Tune with Your Horse
By: Susan Travis
During the decades that I have been doing readings for humans and animals, I have been constantly amazed and touched by the love that so many people have felt for their horses and by their desire to communicate at a deeper and more loving level that is not limited to a small vocabulary of instructions and physical cues. I have been asked countless times to teach others to do what I do. I’m not sure that what I do will bring the …

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The Healing Power of Calendula
By: Cheyanne West
Homeopathic Calendula is probably the best remedy for healing ANY kind of cut, wound, ulcer, abrasion etc. Don’t believe me? Next time you get a paper cut, take a dose and see what happens! The healing power of this remedy is equally matched by it’s power to kill pain related to surgery, cuts, wounds, etc..
This remedy is for healing wounds of all kinds both internally and externally. It can be given internally to aid in healing from the inside out and topically to flush …

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Tai Chi For Equestrians With James Shaw
By: Cynthia McFarland, Courtesy of Natural Horse Magazine
“Head up!” “Heels down!” “Shoulders back!” “Drop your hands!” “Don’t look down!” “Relax!” Your trainer’s words ring in your head as you strive to perfect your form. Yet somehow the harder you try, the more tense you feel. Make no mistake, your horse feels the tension, too, and it hinders his freedom of movement.
If this is how you typically feel when riding, particularly when working towards a specific training goal, you are not alone. Many riders “ride …

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Skin Problems and Treatments
by Cheyanne West, Courtesy of Natural Horse Magazine
Listed here are some of the alternatives I have found to be effective in relieving various skin conditions. Read through them and keep them in mind or in your medicine chest.
Note also that proper nutrition is especially important for the body to heal, and a good herbal liver cleanse should be given as well; these alone have often proven to be effective in taking care of the problem.

Aloe Vera This wonderful plant offers a variety of uses both topically and …

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The Healing Horse
By Kate Hestler, Courtesy of Natural Horse Magazine
The modern medical establishment has come to recognize and embrace something that horse people have appreciated for centuries – the healing power of the horse. The therapeutic benefits of riding were recognized as early as 400 BC, but the general acceptance of riding as therapy is relatively recent.
In 1952, Liz Hartel of Denmark won the silver medal for Grand Prix Dressage at the Helsinki Olympics – an achievement all the more remarkable because Ms. Hartel was a polio victim, who rehabilitated …

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Australian Tea Tree Oil – First Aid for Horses
by Cheyanne West, C-Hom
Ever heard of Tea Tree Oil? This is a natural anti-septic oil harvested from the Melaleuca tree in Australia and it is a wonderful topical first aid oil that can be used on most all animals for healing cuts and wounds. Tea Tree oil will dissolve pus within a wound, without damaging the surrounding tissue, thereby allowing the wound to heal with minimal scaring.
Tea Tree Oil is a natural anti-fungal and is used in many over the counter shampoo’s …

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Valerian Root – the Ultimate Calming Herb!
By: Patti Duffy-Salmon, Courtesy of
Natural Horse Magazine
Valeriana officinalis, or valerian root as it is most commonly called, is now well known among horse owners as an excellent calming herb. But few really know all that much about valerian, so let’s get started, from the beginning.
Valeriana officinalis, also commonly known as Vandal root, All-heal, or Capon’s Tail, has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties. There are actually three species of valerian: valeriana officinalis, v. dioica, and v. pyrenaica. But valeriana officinalis is …

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Herbal DeWormers and Your Horse
By: Patti Duffy-Salmon
There has been a lot of discussion lately about herbal dewormers and your horse. I would like to start this article by first saying that I feel there is still a place for chemical dewormers and your horse. I just don’t feel that chemically deworming your horse every 8 weeks, or worse yet, giving your horse a daily dewormer is the best route to take at this time. I know that MANY of you out there will probably disagree with statement, but being of …