The book natural care advocates have been waiting for. Full color photos, 26 chapters, and an extensive resource guide. Deemed by noted authorities to be the ultimate reference book about natural horse care, Down-to-Earth Natural Horse Care is an all-inclusive guide with easy-to-implement natural suggestions for the horse’s healthy body and mind. Lisa Ross-Williams, one of the horse industry’s leaders in natural horse care, provides the reader with an easy-to-follow road map for creating a natural approach toward everything we do for our horses. The first topic in the book, A Natural Way of Living, includes chapters on the horse’s environment, how to adapt to seasonal changes, why hydration is so critical to a horse’s overall health, and which plants are poisonous to horses. From there the reader ventures to Equine Nutrition and Feeding. This section sweeps away all the mystery of feeding our domestic horses, including how to assess feed labels. Equine Health is the next heading. Lisa offers solutions to natural parasite control, equine dentistry, and traveling issues, in addition to the serious topic of colic and how to prevent it. Raising a naturally-balanced foal, basics for senior health, and iridology are covered in this section of the book, along with complementary therapies and alternatives to chemical use. The reader is then guided to Natural Hoof Care. What a natural, healthy hoof truly is and how to maintain it is covered here, along with what to expect from a natural trimmer.
Over the years Lisa and her husband Kenny have rehabbed a significant number of horses with laminitis, and the laminitis chapter contains their experiences and advice about this debilitating condition. Natural Horsemanship is the next subject matter. Topics include just what is natural horsemanship, and how does it fit into the natural horse care program. This section of the book talks about playing with your horse with balls, cones, obstacles, etc., and how that playtime helps develop them mentally and physically, as well as building a solid relationship with them. The final section, Myths and Facts, is a fun read, with logical advice about what to believe and what not to believe! A question and answer segment follows, allowing the reader to tidy-up any last pieces to the puzzle. Detailed info www.Down-To-Earthnhc.com WINNER OF THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS 2011
"We believe very strongly in the importance of play in a horse’s emotional and physical well being," says Equi-Spirit™ creator, Lisa Ross-Williams and Kenny Williams. "But our horses were literally going through various balls in a matter of a few minutes. Our horse Riley seemed on mission to pop whatever inflated toy he could, either by biting them or laying on them,” says Lisa. "We became committed to finding a horse play ball that could hold up, but there were none on the market that could offer any durability. So we located reliable manufacturers, and created Equi-spirit. We found other people were having the same durability issues, so it was a hit!"
Lisa, We have been so impressed with your Equi-Spirit balls and the horses, especially our two year old, absolutely love them! Not only is it perfect for exercise, agility, and muscle building, but even more importantly, it is fun and stimulating. Our horses are often in training for years and we always try to find ways to keep them interested so they are enjoying what they learn. We wish we had thought of incorporating these balls into their daily routine long ago, especially when they are young and still growing. Also, we cannot say enough great things about how wonderful you have been with your customer service and attention, so we feel it is the least we can do.
Equi-Spirit Toys & Tools came to be all because of a 2 week old orphan foal we saved from auction in 2000. After nursing him back to healthy, Riley showed the highest play drive we had ever seen in a horse. However, he literally would destroy every toy, often within 10 minutes. Add Elvis, a rescue Percheron/Paint colt in 2001 and we really were spending a lot of money to keep our horses amused.
Being educators for a Natural horse Care approach, we believe strongly in the importance of play in a horse's emotional and physical well-being. Realizing there were not any durable horse play balls on the market, we found reliable manufacturers and created Equi-Spirit.
Although we sell our horse play toys all over the world, we still run all operations ourselves out of our ranch in Prescott, Arizona. We focus on great customer service and quality horse play products.