Resource Library - Stress Prevention
For a horse to feel safe, he needs companionship, freedom to flee at a moment's notice from threats, and the knowledge that food is always available. Without these, his body produces stress hormones that can lead to a vast variety of health issues. Inflammation becomes elevated and the microbiome can suffer, potentially leading to Obesity, Digestive disorders, Cushing's disease, Immunity issues, and more. Changes in behavior can also be seen as a result of stress.
The articles below, as well as the highlighted Resources above, can offer greater insight into how stress impacts horses and how it can be avoided.
- Restricting Forage is Incredibly Stressful
- Empty Fields Everywhere - Why Movement is So Important
- The Correct Way to Use Slow Feeders
- Dr. Getty's Four Favorite Calming Ingredients
- Don't Let Your Horse Develop an Ulcer
- Free Choice Forage Feeding - Beyond the Basics
- Three Not-So-Common Myths
- Respect the Power of the Horse's Instincts
- The Secret to Healthy Horses? Keep it Simple!
- Gas Colic - Common, but Preventable!
- Winter Freedom!
- CBD for Horses - What You Can Expect
Research Reflections (Free)
- Music Helps Horses Better Respond to Performance Demands
- Social Stress Plays a role in the Development of Fecal Liquid
- Eye Blink Rate and Eyelid Twitches Can Measure Stress in Horses
Recorded Seminars ($9.95 each)
Interview Podcasts (Free)
Listen to Dr. Juliet Getty, special guest on Jim Swanner's, "All About Horses" radio program or Monty Roberts' Horsemanship radio as she discusses the following topic(s). Recordings are each 30 minutes in length.
- "Slow Feeders - Their Benefits and Correct Usage" – Interview with Jim Swanner
- "Why Free-Choice Forage Feeding Should be the ONLY Choice for your Horse" - Interview with Jim Swanner
- Relieving Stress - Both Mental and Physical - Monty Roberts' Horsemanship Radio
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