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28
Jun

Great natural horse products from Silver Lining Herbs

Often at DePaolo Equine Concepts we like to showcase like-minded companies to show our support in the holistic health movement especially when it pertains to horses.  Silver Lining Herbs is is a perfect example of a family-owned company, “with a passion for helping people take optimum care of their animals for both health and performance.”  The founder of SLH grew up on a ranch in close proximity to the Navajo Indians from who he learned about the medicinal power of herbs.  He has passed along his interest to his son and the now acting CEO of SLH, his granddaughter.

Silver Lining Herbs has a long list of symptoms ranging from Read more »

28
Jun

Lyme disease in horses: Part 2 – Removal and Prevention

Deer ticks often hide in shady, moist ground in leaves, but they can also climb up brush, shrubs and stone walls or fencing.  Ticks do not drop off trees onto potential hosts nor do they fly or jump.  They must come into direct contact by the human or horse brushing up against something the tick is on.  Once a tick latched on to a host, they look for a dark safe area to embed such as the nape of the neck, armpit, behind the ear or in hair.

To dramatically reduce your chances of getting Lyme disease you can follow these precautions especially when riding on the trails or working outside in a paddock or pasture: Read more »

28
Jun

Q&A with the owners of Longhorn Jean Company

Longhorn Jean Company (LJC) was created by Matt and Amanda Kimes in March 2009.  The husband and wife duo were unhappy with the current denim market and simply thought they could create a better jean.  LJC is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The jeans are proudly made in America. Meet the designers and learn what makes LJC so great! Read more »

23
Jun

Horse Supplement Closeout

We are offering 50% off all Free Choice Products in our online store while supplies last.  In their natural state, wild horses instinctively seek the food nutrients they need from a wide variety of natural sources.  Domesticated horses today are restricted to small pastures, lots, stalls and buildings.  The availability of natural sources for minerals and vitamins dwindle in relation to the degree of confinement.  Free Choice products are natural in composition and taste, with no additives. Read more »

22
Jun

FREE jeans from Longhorn Jean Company!

With DePaolo Equine Concepts moving to Texas next month we thought it would be a great time to offer our cherished fans and friends something FREE as a thank you for all the support!  And there is no better company to partner with than The Longhorn Jean Company!  LJC, The Longhorn Jean Company, began its journey in March 2009.  Its lead designers, husband and wife duo Matt and Amanda Kimes, have been the brains behind the entire operation since before this journey began.  For this couple, it was important to create a stylish and quality product, and not necessarily in that order. Read more »

21
Jun

Lyme disease in horses: Part 1 – Symptoms and Treatment

Today is the first day of summer and as the temperatures heat up across the country, so do the chances of being exposed to ticks.  Ticks transmit a host of diseases in the US such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Colorado tick fever, Powassan encephalitis, and Q fever.  The most well known disease nation-wide transmitted by ticks is Lyme disease which is caused by the spirochete B burgdorferi. Read more »

20
Jun

A moooooooving story

Sidekicks come in all shapes and sizes.  We recently came across this heart warming story out of Germany so we thought we would re-post the story in honor of those who choose for their animal companions to be of a different breed. Read more »

20
Jun

Hard at work in Idaho

GREAT start to Region 4 in Nampa, ID! Worked on 11 horses Saturday afternoon/evening and 28 horses Sunday! Read more »

20
Jun

How to find a holistic vet in your area

People often call our office asking for a recommendation of a holistic veterinarian in their area.  We direct them to the AHVMA (American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association) website. Read more »

14
Jun

Provide your horse with necessary vitamins and minerals

In their natural state, wild horses instinctively seek the food nutrients they need from a wide variety of natural sources.  Domesticated horses today are restricted to small pastures, lots, stalls and buildings.  The availability of natural sources for minerals and vitamins dwindle in relation to the degree of confinement.  Free Choice products are natural in composition and taste, with no additives. Read more »