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How to Rid Your Horse of Inflammation Using Leg Saver Equine Therapy

Posted on: July 17th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

The leading cause of lameness in performance horses is inflammation of the joints. Repetition in your horse’s exercise program or the discipline that they are performing in is the main reason to blame for this inflammation. If the inflammation isn’t removed from the joint, your horse will not be able to move properly and arthritis or OCD are severe, long-term effects if left untreated. It will manifest as an infection and spread to all of the other joints in the body over time. Anti-inflammatories will only succeed in masking the damage and not fully remove the issue. Read on to learn how to rid your horse of inflammation using Leg Saver equine therapy!

Why Anti-Inflammatories Won’t Help Inflammation of the Joints

Scientists at Stanford University under Dr. Bill Robinson, Associate Professor of Immunology and Rheumatology, have indicated that joint pain cannot be removed unless the source of the problem is found. Inflammation — heat — attacks and destroys the Synovial fluid and surrounding cartilage and membrane in the joint. Dr. Robinson concluded these findings as “a paradigm change” and that inflammation is in fact not caused by excessive wear and tear. If inflammation is present, there is five times the possibility of joint pain and lameness.

The use of drugs including Bute and other anti-inflammatories do not remove the inflammation and can actually cause more damage. Using a poultice or sweating the joint are similarly ineffective methods and can make the joint fluid less functional as well as open up the possibility to other infections like viruses, OCD and arthritis.

The Main Causes of Inflammation

The main causes of inflammation are: repetitive injury, surgery, injury from fall, excessive weight, and a blood sugar imbalance. Sugar imbalance is very common due to additional sugars in their diet. This unnecessary additive can also attack the brain and cause other long term health issues in your horse.

When a horse becomes injured through an accident or is over-worked, the cells start a process that lowers the normal bioelectric activity in a healthy horse. This in turn causes a reduction in oxygen and fresh blood supply to the compromised cells. Inflammation results in some or all of the following muscle groups: joints, tendons, ligaments or hooves.

How Can You Rid Your Horse of Inflammation Using Leg Saver Equine Therapy ?

The Leg Saver works at a cellular level in the horse’s body to reduce and eliminate inflammation. Its waveform polarizers and penetrates the cellular membranes and allows the increase of the flow of nutrients to, and toxins from, these damaged cells. This process quickly increases the oxygen and blood supply to the inflamed area. The Leg Saver is the only product on the market that will reduce or remove the inflammation in all injured horses. This is because blood flow is the only way to reduce and eliminate inflammation and Leg Saver stimulates blood flow to the injured area and kills the bacterial or viral infection, guaranteed.

You can treat the lungs, heart, large intestine (immune system), liver (hooves and muscles), kidneys (bones), bladder, stomach, spleen and other points with Ting Point Electro Therapy in an easy and efficient method for truly amazing results.   

You can increase the stamina of a race horse by 20 – 30% at the end of the race by treating their heart and lungs. However, you must reduce the amount of exercise you do the week before the race or event to reduce the stress and chance of injury to the joints, tendons, ligaments and more.

How Ting Point Electro Therapy Works

When treating your horse with Leg Saver, you are employing Ting Point Electro Therapy. This can really accelerate the healing process by treating the main organs through the Ting Points and Meridians. Ting Point Electro Therapy increases the oxygen supply in the blood, which strengthens any organ that is treated with this amazing therapy.  

Leg Saver has been utilizing this method for 15 years with tremendous success. Ting Point Electro Therapy can kill cancer, ebola, arthritic viruses, and many more — even in humans, and it’s 100% holistic.

Have you had any experience or success using magnet blankets and wraps to treat inflammation? Please contact us! We are conducting research and have yet to find conclusive results.

Five Simple Ways to Keep Your Horse Hydrated

Posted on: July 10th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

Ensuring your horse has clean water to drink goes beyond quenching their thirst, it’s a way to keep them healthy on a long-term basis. H20 contains vital nutrients that aid in your horse’s digestion, moderates their temperature, and lubricates their joints for optimal performance.

Here are a five simple ways to keep your horse hydrated and happy.

Location, Location, Location!

Providing your horse with unobstructed access to clean water includes ensuring your horse isn’t competing with its neighbours for a fresh drink. Several trough stations strategically placed at various locations in the barn and turn-out pastures will encourage your horse to sip more frequently.

Not All Water Is Created Equal

Your horse knows the difference between what they drink at home, and when they’re away. Think of it this way: we all gravitate towards a certain “brand” of bottled water when we don’t have access to our usual source at home. Usually, this is due to the taste that comes from the level of minerals in the water. If you’re stabling your horse elsewhere for a period of time or away at a competition, bring along a supply of H20 from home so your horse continues to get their fill as they may shy away from “strange” water.

The Power of Salt to Hydrate a Horse

We’re not suggesting you dose your horse’s food with extra salt as that can actually increase fluid loss as a diuretic. However, if your horse isn’t consuming enough liquids, a little added salt in the diet can stimulate thirst. A salt lick or a little table salt in your horse’s feed might be all it takes.

Keep an eye on your horse’s electrolyte levels as well which are lost through sweating in the summer, or alternatively the urine if they’re drinking too much. These can be easily incorporated into feed or mixed with water.

Encourage Hydration Through Hay

By soaking your horse’s hay in water, you’ll increase his fluid intake naturally. Dry hay can absorb water from the gut, and thereby out of the circulatory system where it’s needed. This is especially important for stabled horses who don’t have regular access to moist grass.

Cool Down Time

Just like walking after an intense workout for humans, cooling down your horse after exercise is important. Sponge him down with cool water to return his temperature to normal at a faster rate, and you’ll reduce the amount of water your horse loses through sweating. Then, rehydrate!

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How to Deal With Your Horse’s Poor Eating Habits

Posted on: June 30th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

A horse’s poor eating habits may not have immediate life-threatening effects, but it can affect their long-term health and equal many vet bills. Good eating habits with balanced nutrition will mean a happier horse thanks to good health. It may take a while to figure out the right measures to keep your horse happy but we’ve found the following ways to deal with your horse’s poor eating habits!

The #1 Ingredient to Ban from Your Horse’s Diet: SUGAR

The negative effects of too much sugar in a horse’s diet are many and vast. Sugar can be toxic to a horse’s brain. Over time, as with humans, if you’re not feeling well, you don’t behave well, and that can lead to poor eating habits. Molasses are a byproduct of sugar, and the high levels of sulfur in them can wreak havoc on a horse’s digestive system as well. But your horse loves sweets? Try this:

Add Organic Apple Cider Vinegar to Your Horse’s Diet For Better Eating Habits

Horse’s actually love the taste of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar! Mostly because it tastes like, well, apples! Not only healthier for their digestion, it encourages eating feed because of the added “treat” flavour; and it’s low on (processed) sugar.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar also makes a great topical spray for rashes, scrapes, and open wounds to stimulate blood flow to the area and kill bacterial infections. Suffering from Gerd or reflux yourself? One tablespoon will usually rid you of the problem in an all-natural way. Every stable should keep a gallon of this healthy sidekick on hand in the tack room at all times.

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How To Remove Inflammation in Fetlocks

Posted on: June 16th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

The #1 cause for lameness in horses is inflammation of the fetlocks. These metacarpophalangeal and metatarsophalangeal joints, commonly referred to as the “ankle” area, are particularly susceptible to swellings known as “wind puffs”, “wind galls”, or “road puffs”. Critical to a horse’s movement, the dynamic fetlocks are also very sensitive. Leg Saver Therapy will restore balance to lame and compromised areas, and will also remove inflammation in fetlocks quickly.  Signs of Compromised Fetlocks.

When dealing with fetlock and ankle issues, generally the problem is in the rear; whether it be the hocks, whirl bone, sacroiliac, hamstrings or something else. However, when the horse changes its gait for any reason, it places tremendous stress on the front legs. This shifting of weight to the front legs is the cause for most front lameness including the tendon ligament and joint problems. Rear end problems must be addressed before you can achieve front end soundness.

Swelling: Wind Puffs

Wind Puffs are one of the most irritating problems as the horse is not lame, but the puffs are prevalent enough to cause an issue. Wind Puffs are a result of rear end pain issues. If not treated immediately, they will become much more problematic in the future.

How to Prevent Permanent Damage

If you want to avoid permanent damage to the joint, begin by applying poultice on the joint regularly. The Leg Saver will kill any arthritis in the fetlocks and thicken the synovial fluid for smoother functioning of the ankle area. If no chips or internal fractures are present, the Leg Saver will ensure positive results.

Check out our video on how to remove inflammation in fetlocks or read more about Leg Saver Therapy here, or contact us with any questions!

 

 

 

How To Treat Azoturia Holistically With The LegSaver!

Posted on: May 18th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

Equine exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER, also known as tying up, azoturia, or Monday morning disease) is a syndrome that damages the muscle tissue in horses. There is a new therapy of handling this major problem in performance horses.  We have developed a program with the LegSaver treating the major organs that control all of the muscle groups in horses and also in humans too! This program is a natural and holistic way to treat azoturia! 

Horses are given a lot of medications (drugs) in North America which results in extra work for the liver to clean the blood.  All drugs or toxins are removed from the blood by the Liver which sends all the residue to the Kidney.  If the Kidney is over worked and becomes plugged with all of these toxins the Liver cannot clean the blood properly.  Hence muscle cramping occurs everywhere in the horse’s body.

We actually developed the program from human treatments. We always used herbal cleanses to clean out our kidneys first and then the liver second.  We have added the Spleen to dump all of the oxygenated blood stored there to flush all toxins out of the cells.

This therapy is so successful we have not failed yet!  It is so easy and the process takes approx. 3 hours to complete.  

-We treat the Kidney Ting Point first for 1 hour.

-The Liver Ting Point is the next one hour treatment.

-The Spleen Ting Point is the last treatment for 1 hour.

Dietary Changes

We also suggest you try to remove all of the added sugar from the diet like molasses and any other complex carbs.  Do not feed you horse candies or sugar treats!

-Sugar damages the digestion system of horses (and humans).

-Sugar (Molasses) kills brain cells.  Use ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.  Horses love the taste.

-Sugar in the diet delivers a glucose spike directly to the brain & blood sugar levels become unmanageable.  Long term sugar intake reduces brain function.

-Sugar interferes with the delicately-balanced hormonal and reproductive systems in both mares and stallions.  These hormonal interferences reduce the quality of the offspring or the ability to reproduce.

Molasses also contains a lot of Sulphur which is also toxic for horses.

The LegSaver guarantees the results of this treatment! If you would like to learn more on how to treat azoturia or the LegSaver in general, get in touch! We love to hear from you! Contact us here.

 

How To Tempt a Fussy Feeder

Posted on: May 12th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

A fussy feeder can be frustrating. Not only do you worry, it can affect their performance and overall health. Finding out the cause can be a lot of trial and error, Your first step should always be to contact your vet. Has your horse had his teeth checked lately? Is his worming up-to-date? Do they suggest a probiotic to help with digestion? If everything is all clear, we suggest trying the following horse diet tips to tempt your fussy feeder.

Trial by Fire

Try switching out their food or the way you you feed it. There might be one little ingredient or where he’s actually eating it, that just doesn’t sit well with your horse. Consider feeding small meals to avoid overloading your horse’s digestive system.

Fibre First

Your horse needs to have constant access to good quality forage to maintain a healthy digestive system. A horse weighing 500kg should have a fibre intake of no less than 5kg/11lbs of fibre a day. Is your horse avoiding his hay? Check it for mold and dust; no one likes unnecessary seasoning like that.

Mix it Up

Mixing up the flavours and textures can make a difference as well. Grate some carrots or apples over his feed bucket, dried spearmint or his favourite horse treats could be added another day. Does your horse prefer wet or dry feed? If it’s currently dry, try soaking it. Especially in winter, warm, wet food can be tempting; as it is to older horses with compromised teeth, as well.

Reduce Stress Levels

Is your horse getting plenty of exercise and turnout time? Is his schedule regular? Does he have a good stable mate? Maybe he just needs to know his friends are eating, too; place his haynet near a window or door so he can see out, and them. And keep his feeder shallow, deep buckets can be scary!

Things to Avoid

It might be enticing to add sugar to your horse’s diet to encourage feeding, but excessive sugar is bad for anyone’s diet, especially a horse. Other foods to avoid: molasses, pellets, alfalfa cubes. Molasses contain large amounts of sugar and sulphur which can harm a horse’s mental state and liver health while pellets and alfalfa cubes contain high levels of mold through manufacturing. Check out our blog on why you should avoid sugar in a horse’s diet here! 

If your horse isn’t getting his essential nutrients, he won’t be living up to his potential. Have you picked up any helpful tricks and horse diet tips to handle your fussy feeder? Share with us!

 

Why You Should Avoid Sugar in a Horse’s Diet

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

Many people give their horses treats in the form of candy (mints) or other sugars.  This is very harmful for performance horses (race horses, dressage, grand prix jumpers, barrel racers and all other performance horses).  Sugar including Molasses can be harmful to horses (and humans) on many levels.  If you need to add something to the food to make it more palatable to the horse try adding ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. Below are some of the main reasons why you should avoid sugar in a horse’s diet:

– Sugar damages the digestion system of horses (and humans).

– Sugar (Molasses) kills brain cells.  Use ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.  Horses love the taste.

– Sugar in the diet delivers a glucose spike directly to the brain & blood sugar levels become unmanageable.  Long term sugar intake reduces brain function.

– Sugar interferes with the delicately-balanced hormonal and reproductive systems in both mares and stallions.  These hormonal interferences reduce the quality of the offspring or the ability to reproduce.

Long Term Effects

Long-term sugar consumption causes major health and performance issues for horses.  Remove all sugar from your horse’s diet and the results will be notable (increased stamina and performance, improved temperament, higher resistance to disease, faster recovery from injury).  In our experience, eliminating all sugar from a horse’s diet has dramatically improved the above-noted compromises to a horse’s health, stamina and reproductive capacities.  

We have tested 6 major manufactured feeds including pellets with the company that tested the athletes of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.  There was too much mould in all of the feeds tested.  There was no consistency in the amount of mould in any of them.  Some were so loaded with mould it would have really compromised the digestion of any horse.  

Remember: Sugar has never been in the horse’s natural diet—ever. Their digestion system simply cannot handle it without causing a complexity of health problems.  Did you know that horses do not have a gallbladder?  This would certainly impair their ability to successfully assimilate sugar.  

The harmful effects of sugar on human beings is well documented in medical and scientific studies.  While there are very few studies for horses on this topic, logic should certainly caution us on the potential compromises of sugar to your horse’s health.  

Have you got any top nutritional tips to keep your horse in tip top shape? If so, let us know in the comments below or contact us on our Facebook page!

Counting Down The 6 Most Common Mistakes Horse Owner’s Make

Posted on: April 10th, 2017 by Liddleworks Indie Media No Comments

Not all horses are the same. Some you can get on and easily ride. Some are so green that you could be easily injured if you have little or no riding experience. The ones easy to ride are typically older horses. They have been ridden the most and will be the most forgiving of a beginning rider’s mistakes. The younger horses will be the hardest to ride unless they have been thoroughly broke. There are many common mistakes horse owners make and we are counting down the most frequent here! 

Mistake #6 – Assuming A Horse Trainer’s Technique Is The Only Way To Train A Horse

When novice horse owners begin to experience problems with their horse, they go looking for answers. The first place they look is in books. When the author of the book explains a training technique, the reader assumes that’s how it’s done by everyone. But when they can’t train their horse with that technique, they assume a difficult or untrainable horse. What novice horse owners need to know is that there are typically lots of ways to train a horse to do one thing. If you try something and it doesn’t work, try something else.

Mistake #5 – Not Riding A Horse Enough

New horse owners may experience problems, not because the horse suddenly goes sour, but because they don’t ride their horses enough. About the best thing you can do to have a good horse is to ride it, ride it and ride it some more. Don’t ride him just once every couple weeks. Horses need to ridden a lot to make them a good riding horse.

Mistake #4 – Thinking A Problem With The Horse Is The Horse’s Fault

Although a horse may have some problems, they are typically a result of the horse’s owner. There are rarely problem horses, it’s more likely there are problem riders. For instance, if you can’t get your horse to ride away from home (this is called “Barn Sour”) it’s likely because you don’t have control over him. You can establish control with various techniques such as Doubling.

Mistake #3 – Not Understanding How Horses Think

Horses do not think like dogs or cats. Horses are a prey animal which means they run from scary things. They have thousands of years of the “flight instinct” built in their brains. To successfully train them takes patience and understanding that they are naturally fearful and cynical.

Mistake #2 – Not Knowing That Every Interaction With A Horse Is A Training Exercise

Every time you interact with your horse you are training him. Even if your horse is well trained with the lead rope, you are training him every time you use the lead rope. Even when you pet your horse, you are training him. Novice horse owners must think through what they do when working with their horse because they can easily and unknowingly affect a horse’s behaviour.

Mistake #1 – Riding A Horse With Little Or No Understanding Of Horsemanship

A typical novice horse owner will ride their new horse not knowing horse-riding skills. It is important to have an understanding of riding techniques because horses react to leg pressure, how you sit in the saddle, whether or not the rider is tense, and a whole host of other things.

Let’s face it. Horses need to be understood for a horse owner to be successful with their horse. The best thing novice horse owners can do is learn how to ride, learn how horses think, learn what works good to shape horse’s behaviour, and understand that constantly riding a horse is just about the best thing you can do to have a good horse.

Sugar and Horses

Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by legsaver 13 Comments

Many people give their horses treats in the form of candy (mints) or other sugars. This is very harmful for performance horses [race horses, dressage, grand prix jumpers, barrel racers and all other performance horses]. Sugar is very harmful to horses (and humans) on many levels.

1. It damages the digestion system of horses (and humans).

2. Kills brain cells.

3. Spikes the animal’s blood sugar—blood sugar levels become unmanageable.

4. Interferes with the delicately-balanced hormonal and reproductive systems in both mares and stallions. These hormonal interferences reduce the quality of the offspring.

Its long-term consumption causes major health and performance issues for horses. Remove all sugar from your horse’s diet and the results will be notable [increased stamina and performance, improved temperament, higher resistance to disease, faster recovery from injury].

In our experience, eliminating this from a horse’s diet has dramatically improved the above-noted compromises to a horse’s health, stamina and reproductive capacities.

Remember: Sugar has never been in the horse’s natural diet—ever. Their digestion system simply cannot handle it without causing a complexity of health problems. Did you know that horses do not have a gallbladder? This would certainly impair their ability to successfully assimilate sugar.

The harmful effects on human beings are well documented in medical and scientific studies. While there are very few studies for horses on this topic, logic should certainly caution us on the potential compromises of sugar to your horse’s health.