animal & human wellness nutrition

Penny wise and pound foolish? Why I don’t skimp on supplements.

These are interesting times financially.  The prices of many items are going up, including feeds, hay and supplements.  I hear and observe people saving money by cutting back on grains and/or supplements, switching to bargain brands, feeding less than the recommended amounts, etc. I would offer the thought that this may be penny wise and …

Managing Dis-ease
animal & human wellness

Managing Dis-ease

dis·ease dəˈzēz/ noun a disorder of structure or function in a human, animal, or plant, especially one that produces specific signs or symptoms or that affects a specific location and is not simply a direct result of physical injury. “bacterial meningitis is a rare disease” synonyms: illness, sickness, ill health; Let’s talk a bit about disease management …

goats & sheep

Goats – The Great Horns versus No Horns Debate

Want to start a heated argument on social media?  Ask whether you should disbud/dehorn your goat or leave horns intact. Horns on goats are a very touchy subject that impacts everything from management practicalities to human safety to animal welfare.  Just as with my post on vaccines, I will not suggest what your approach should …

animal & human wellness horses nutrition

All about Iron

Iron is a hot topic these days in certain circles, especially in the horse community. www.albionnutritionalfacts.com  Image © 2013 Albion Laboratories, Inc. All rights reserved. Albion, Creatine MagnaPower and Ferrochel are trademarks of Albion Laboratories, Inc. Iron is an important ingredient in human prenatals as well as daily vitamins. Iron is a major mineral listed …

Book review – Energy Healing For Animals by Joan Ranquet
animal & human wellness

Book review – Energy Healing For Animals by Joan Ranquet

What a fantastic resource!  I just finished reading Joan Ranquet book Energy Healing For Animals. I normally speed-read my way through books.  Her book I made the time to savor and study.  Joan has made energy healing understandable for everyone, and at the same time offered enough depth and science to appeal to more experienced healers. Joan’s book …

Annual Wellness Calendar For My Horses, Dogs, Goats & Cats
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Annual Wellness Calendar For My Horses, Dogs, Goats & Cats

Here are the annual wellness programs for my own horses, dogs, cats and goats.  All items marked with an asterisk* are from Dynamite Specialty Products and can be found on the website www.dynamitemarketing.com/carrieeastman My horses Jan – March amino acid-chelated vitamin/mineral mix* topdressed daily free choice calcium phosphorus 1:1 mix* and 2:1 mix*, natural trace mineral …

dogs, cats & small animals horses

Joan Ranquet & animal communication

In the last few months, I have blogged about a new level of communication between myself and my horse herd. All my life I dreamed of having the kind of relationship with horses that is portrayed in the Walter Farley Black Stallion series, or in The Man From Snowy River movie.  Now I’m actually building that. …

barefoot trim horses

Farrier, equine podiatrists, barefoot trimmer resources

I’ve been asked by clients to put together a list of trimmers in the areas I serve, as well as post online resources and a discussion of how I trim my own horses. I have researched many different trimming methods over the past few years.  I have cherry picked from each method the techniques that …

A new riding lesson from Lucky – turning
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A new riding lesson from Lucky – turning

Lucky enjoying some TTouch on his back before we ride. You may remember that Lucky suggested that he should give me riding lessons.  Our first session set the groundrules (no tack at all) and also established that Lucky feels I have a lot to learn.  We covered staying balanced and centered while moving and stopping in …