""A first-rate book on horses...highly readable, advocating a common-sense approach to horse care."
About the Author
Mary Brennan runs an holistic veterinary practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She primarily works with horses and is herself a competitive dressage rider; this enables her to combine a veterinarian's perspective with a rider's point of view when diagnosing problems and deciding on courses of treatment. Norma Eckroate is a professional writer and co-author of several books on alternative living and healing animals.
This comprehensive volume addresses dozens of concerns for the horse owner, covering traditional and alternative health practices. The book is very complete in covering the health care options in two sections.The first part dealing with health care is an overview of traditional and holistic options. The final section of the volume is a comprehensive listing (with photos) of typical horse ailments with specific recommendations for each one. The entire book is written in a style easily understandable by the novice, but not too simplistic for the experienced horse owner. Photos and very complete appendices round out the coverage for this topic. Additionally, Brennan includes a comprehensive horse management section which is equally impressive in its scope, covering topics such as diet, grooming, tack and trailering.This book is truly a "must have" for the concerned horse owner.
As I am coming into more holistic approaches to life, I have found this book to be a Bible!! As it covers so many topics, giving guidance to directions for all of us, I can easily understand the value of this book!! Amust for all readers who want to keep their Equine healthy and sound --Naturally!!
What a dynamically different equine health care reference this book is! I have been fortunate enough to have Dr. Brennan care for my horses over the years so I have much faith in her knowledge and words. Her book explains alternative veterinary practices (which crosses over to help explain some of these practices for humans as well). She explains acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, Bach flower remedies, herbs, homeopathy, lasers, magnetic therapy, and massage. It also contains helpful sections on accupressure that the lay person can personally perform. My copy was worth a wait.
I am very happy about what this book teaches me. I've not finished it yet as it needs some parallel studies on my part for better understanding of technical explanations. My friend and companion of more than 20 years will be even better treated, as he so very well deserves!
It covers wonderful ways to safely take care of your horses. We feel that our horses need as much gentle care as our children and like to avoid any harsh chemicals that could hurt them or the environment. This book is a guide packed with natural remedies.