Today, Jec interviews Jane Myers. Jane runs the educational website Equiculture with her husband, Stuart. The couple, based in England but also having spent many years in Australia, offer advice on everything from riding to getting along with your horse to horse keeping practices. As for the latter, we’re happy to report that Jane aligns quite well with Alayne Blickle, the Best Horse Practices Summit presenter and owner of Horses for Clean Water. At the last Summit, Alayne presented on horse keeping and climate change.
In this interview, Jane talks about how change in horse keeping can have an enormously beneficial impact on horse welfare and behavior. So, here in Colorado, most of us keep horses on acreage and with buddies. There aren’t a lot of isolated or stalled horses. In much of the world, though, that’s not the case. Whether it’s a cultural thing or an urban or suburban space limitation thing, it’s a problem that has behavioral, physical, digestive, physiological and other fallouts. What’s to be done? Well, if you didn’t know already, you’re gonna learn.
We thank Pharm Aloe Equine and Lucerne Farms for their continued support. . Pharm Aloe offers aloe pellets and gel and other products to support horses’ GI health, immune system, and other processes.
Lucerne Farms is a forage company based in Northern Maine. Lucerne has an array of products, with timothy or alfalfa or timothy and alfalfa, with a touch of molasses, or not, for feeding your horses. Feeding forage is wwaayy better than feeding grain. That’s research based. But, of course, your horses will tell you, too. Also, check out Koop Clean for your chickens.
Also, we thank Redmond Equine, Kate’s Real Food and Patagonia WorkWear for their continuing support. Please follow these brands and buy their stuff as they support us and what we’re doing.
Don’t forget to check out details on the Yeti/Nomadix giveaways.
Thanks for listening y’all!