Feeding Your Horses Hooves

The natural horse that lives in the wild is a magnificent example of how nature truly takes care of its own. In this post we’re going to examine how the “natural” horse is hard-wired to stay healthy through diet …  Let’s take a close look at what kind of feed and nutrition is exampled by nature for Equus caballus –     Horses are designed to survive on forage.   What is forage? Grasses, seeds, roots, nuts, tree bark, leaves, cacti, flowers, herbs, weeds, and shrubs. Depending on where in t…    READ MORE

SPRINGTIME on the FARM!

oooooooo — Yum!  Until someone comes up with “Eau d’Equine”, this might be a great, chemical-free body fragrance to substitute!

MAKE YOUR OWN  “PassionFruit” in a rollerbottle wear it as a perfume. I love it! Equal parts of Passion/Grapefruit fill remainder of rollerbottle with fractionated coconut oil.

Great way to end up a hard day on the spring-time farm … relax in a soft, Epsom-salt bath then roll on your “Passionfruit” … Enjoy!

(Just be careful if you wear this out to the barn with the horses — they may want to lick you from head to toe!)  😉

The MOST Important …

 

“The rear of the hoof is possibly THE most important area for determining the health of the hoof. Bowker remarked that he kept trying to look elsewhere, but no matter what he did, it all kept coming back to the rear of the hoof! ”  —

READ MORE:  https://www.thehorseshoof.com/Art_Bowker.html

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About Us

 

PENZANCE is obsessive about offering EXCELLENCE in our HORSE COURSES while, at the same time, keeping them affordable and easily digestible for students of all levels. This means a student may be just getting into the equine world or may have lived most of his or her life with horses. There?s always something new to learn at every level!

 

WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT PENZANCE & GWENYTH SANTAGATE:

 

Jen Kalb
Therapist/Consultant at Intuitive Harmony
Gwen is a superb teacher who provides detailed and accurate educational information in a creative and user-friendly format that is a value for the price. I have recommended Gwen’s classes to several individuals and will continue to do so.
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Kim Wende
CEO | Passionate Horsemanship | Positive Reinforcement | Clicker Training Horses | Equine Iridology
Gwenyth’s classes are great and filled with very helpful information. Gwenyth is a wealth of knowledge and is very willing to help you out.
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Annamaria Paul
Manager at Bose
Gwen is a wonderful teacher. When I first got my horse Jigs, he was pushy and didn’t listen. After a few sessions with her, he became a barn favorite for his good manner and sunny personality.
Gwen trained me I think, not JIGS :). I highly reccomend her.
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Erin Celia
Sales Support at Guardian Life Insurance: Independent Natural Hoofcare Practitioner
I Was Lucky enough to find Gwenyth and her farm when I was seeking out education on hoof care and trimming.
I enjoyed the workshop , her farm, feel I learned a great deal about the equine hoof.
I would recommend taken any of the courses Gwen offers.
you can’t go wrong!
Erin Celia
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Claudia Garner
Helping horse owners to make healthy decisions for their equine friends
Gwen is an innovative horse professional with the capability of thinking outside the box. She has a broad perspective and knowledge of holistic equine health. We definitely need more people like her in this time and age.
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Brian Reid
Owner, Horses Know the Way Home
Gwen,
What impresses me about you is, you look not only at the hoof but the whole horse and the whole horse environment. Who is the owner and where does the horse live and how are they treated and fed.
You stay on top of the the latest research and you follow up with pertinent information in a very timely fashion.
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JOCELYNE, Quebec CAN
“… If it weren’t for you Gwen, my passion for horses would not have grown to what it is today.  I started my online lessons with Gwen in 2008 and have taken many lessons with her. She really knows her stuff. My horse is healthy. My other horse, Corado, died of cancer at 18. He may not have lived as long if it weren’t for Gwen. Both of my horses never colicked, their feet were absolutely amazing (with Gwen’s guidance), never lame.  … After 5 years of following Gwen’s method, I have proof that she knows her stuff (and if she doesn’t she’ll find the information).  Love you Gwen. From Québec Canada”
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RONN, New York :
Hi Gwen,
     I first came to you because of my need to get ‘ real “ answers  about natural hoof care.  Your original Penzance website led me to enroll in your class Natural Hoof Care 101. I knew absolutely nothing at that time and had a horse that had recently foundered.
     After working with you I working with you, I came away with the confidence that I had made the right decision to keep my horse as natural as possible, regardless of domestication.
     I feel that overall your reasoning has been solid throughout the years and that is why I still call upon you as one of my two ” go to ” mentors regarding anything hoof. The other is K C LaPierre.  Beyond the hoof, especially respecting nutrition, Gwen– u da girl !
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JOAN, FL : ”My life and the health and vitality of all my animals has been forever transformed for the better.  Thanks Gwen for all you give to all of us.  You are a gifted healer and teacher.”
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MA : Thank you Gwen, for your inspiring articles and ideas. Together with Mark Rashid, you are one of the greatest horsepersons of recent times.
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VANESSA, NH :
“I would entrust the care and well-being of any horse, sound or lame, healthy or sick, troubled or at peace, to Gwen Santagate. I give her my highest recommendation because she is one of the most honest, wisest,  and most circumspect people I have ever met. She goes the extra mile (or ten) for the horse’s sake and makes every animal’s total well-being her top priority. My horse recommends her, too -four hooves up! –  because, thanks to her, and her alone, he is alive and well.”
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Jen Kalb

Therapist/Consultant at Intuitive Harmony

Gwen is a superb teacher who provides detailed and accurate educational information in a creative and user-friendly format that is a value for the price. I have recommended Gwen’s classes to several individuals and will continue to do so.

———————————————-

Kim Wende

CEO | Passionate Horsemanship | Positive Reinforcement | Clicker Training Horses | Equine Iridology

Gwenyth’s classes are great and filled with very helpful information. Gwenyth is a wealth of knowledge and is very willing to help you out.

———————————————-

Annamaria Paul

Manager at Bose

Gwen is a wonderful teacher. When I first got my horse Jigs, he was pushy and didn’t listen. After a few sessions with her, he became a barn favorite for his good manner and sunny personality. 

Gwen trained me I think, not JIGS :). I highly reccomend her.

——————————————–

Erin Celia

Sales Support at Guardian Life Insurance: Independent Natural Hoofcare Practitioner

I Was Lucky enough to find Gwenyth and her farm when I was seeking out education on hoof care and trimming. 

I enjoyed the workshop , her farm, feel I learned a great deal about the equine hoof. 

I would recommend taken any of the courses Gwen offers. 

you can’t go wrong! 

Erin Celia

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Claudia Garner

Helping horse owners to make healthy decisions for their equine friends

Gwen is an innovative horse professional with the capability of thinking outside the box. She has a broad perspective and knowledge of holistic equine health. We definitely need more people like her in this time and age.

——————————————-

Brian Reid

Owner, Horses Know the Way Home

Gwen, 

What impresses me about you is, you look not only at the hoof but the whole horse and the whole horse environment. Who is the owner and where does the horse live and how are they treated and fed. 

You stay on top of the the latest research and you follow up with pertinent information in a very timely fashion. 

——————————————–

JOCELYNE, Quebec CAN 

“… If it weren’t for you Gwen, my passion for horses would not have grown to what it is today.  I started my online lessons with Gwen in 2008 and have taken many lessons with her. She really knows her stuff. My horse is healthy. My other horse, Corado, died of cancer at 18. He may not have lived as long if it weren’t for Gwen. Both of my horses never colicked, their feet were absolutely amazing (with Gwen’s guidance), never lame.  … After 5 years of following Gwen’s method, I have proof that she knows her stuff (and if she doesn’t she’ll find the information).  Love you Gwen. From Québec Canada”

——————————————-

RONN, New York :

Hi Gwen,

     I first came to you because of my need to get ‘ real “ answers  about natural hoof care.  Your original Penzance website led me to enroll in your class Natural Hoof Care 101. I knew absolutely nothing at that time and had a horse that had recently foundered.

     After working with you I working with you, I came away with the confidence that I had made the right decision to keep my horse as natural as possible, regardless of domestication.

     I feel that overall your reasoning has been solid throughout the years and that is why I still call upon you as one of my two ” go to ” mentors regarding anything hoof. The other is K C LaPierre.  Beyond the hoof, especially respecting nutrition, Gwen– u da girl !

—————————————–

JOAN, FL : ”My life and the health and vitality of all my animals has been forever transformed for the better.  Thanks Gwen for all you give to all of us.  You are a gifted healer and teacher.”

—————————————-

MA : Thank you Gwen, for your inspiring articles and ideas. Together with Mark Rashid, you are one of the greatest horsepersons of recent times.

—————————————-

VANESSA, NH :

“I would entrust the care and well-being of any horse, sound or lame, healthy or sick, troubled or at peace, to Gwen Santagate. I give her my highest recommendation because she is one of the most honest, wisest,  and most circumspect people I have ever met. She goes the extra mile (or ten) for the horse’s sake and makes every animal’s total well-being her top priority. My horse recommends her, too -four hooves up! –  because, thanks to her, and her alone, he is alive and well.”

 

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FREE “10 Secrets to Healthy Hooves” E-book AND 4 videos with REGISTRATION to our NHC101 LIVE course .. .Yep, LIVE online course is back again. Starting MARCH 15TH. Register HERE: http://integrativehorsecourses.com/online-classes.html

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Aroma Touch for Horses

doterra-aromatouch-technique-kit-w-coconut-oil-new-sealed-free-shipping-7099b0ff081190de896d42f32953107bWell, people rave about Aroma Touch … they LOVE getting a good massage using several different doTERRA oils.

Guess what?

HORSES love it too!

If you have a horse that you think would enjoy a great, relaxing, refreshing and restorative light massage with oils that have all sorts of effective qualities (from relaxation to circulation to resolving the occasional inflammation from workouts etc.) … take a look at the oils that are used.

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If you need help with the order in which to apply the oils or even someone to help you find the doTERRA OILS, talk to me!  I can help you get them at wholesale costs as well as help you find what YOUR horse might love the best!

Or, you can go directly to my online store and purchase the Aroma Therapy Kit or the singular oils and blends!

Just click here!  >> MY DOTERRA OILS

 

The Many Benefits of the “King of Oils”

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Often called the “king of oils, ” Frankincense is an amazing oil that should be in every farm and home.  Topical and internal uses provide modern health benefits while, aromatically, it promotes feelings of peace and overall wellness .

Some of the benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil are:

1. Aids with minor wounds from cuts, scrapes, and burns. For even greater benefit, apply Lavender essential oil first then layer Frankincense on top.

2. Neurological support. — Frankincense is probably the best oil I know of for neurological support. It helps with the function of the central nervous system in particular. Whether it’s helping with clarity of thinking, or balancing the emotions, frankincense has a lot of benefits to offer. Extremely soothing.

3. Helps to reduces and fade scars. Just combine 2-3 drops of frankincense oil with coconut oil, and directly apply it on your skin.

4. Fosters a strong immune system. Massage a few drops into the balls of your feet daily to boost your immune system. You can also diffuse it throughout your home or in your bedroom at night.

5. Reduces stress and anxious feelings. Diffuse with complimentary oils to promote peace in your home and stable.  One can also simply massage a drop or two in some carrier oil onto the back of the neck. For horses it can be applied to the poll.

6. Frankincense affects Hormones and Memory helping to balance them and improve the memory.

7.  Mix a few drops of the Frankincense with a carrier oil (like coconut) and apply to your skin. You can also add a drop of Frank to your daily moisturizer.

8. Head tension. Frankincense can be used to relieve conditions where pain and tension are present – apply behind the ears or to the temples or even on the back of the neck.

9. Congestion. Put up to six drops in a sink or bowl filled with very hot water then bend over the sink with a towel draped over your head to contain the steam. Breathe in the vapors for at least five minutes, adding more hot water as needed. Be careful not to scald yourself; the water should be hot, not boiling. One can add some melaleuca, peppermint and oregano to the mix, also. VERY STRONG … use with care.

Mutual or Fearful Respect?

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Mutual respect or fearful respect? Which is it for you; for your horse?

When teaching children we try to have patience and be clear in our instructions. We keep our voices soft, our eyes, soft and our hearts compassionate.

When teaching horses we see alot of bats, whips, flags, chasing round and round, angry faces, incongruent body languages … all in the name of ‘natural horsemanship’.

Let me tell you what happens when you’re trying to ‘train’ a horse using forceful equipment and language … (meaning mind body and heart language)

Horses are meant to remember every single flight or fight moment … that is, whatever cause them to feel as if they need to flee, jump away, startle away – they remember.

Always.

That’s just simply the way their survival system is formed.

We humans are much the same.

PTSD = Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This occurs from those momentary flight or fight events.

Every flight or fight event for the horse is woven into the tapestry of the brain … forever.

This response actually triggers a chain response in the brain and body.

It’s a ‘whole body’ response.

Never forgotten.

When a horse apparently ‘succumbs’ to a scary thing and ‘submits’ to the human causing the scary thing, the horse embeds a PTSD moment into his brain .. forever. And now, forever, he’ll try to avoid that PTSD moment, in some manner, out of fear.

Because the horse submits some say now the horse is ‘respectful’ or some say now the horse is ‘desensitized’.

But somewhere, sometime, somehow down the line, the horse will have a PTSD recurrance moment that is unconsciously connected directly to the initial ‘training’ moments that cause the PTSD in the first place.

This is not ‘respect’ when a horse responds to a harsh cue with, what seemingly appears to be, a ‘correct response’.

This is fear based reaction.
This becomes a classically conditioned response of fear.

A horse moves out of the human’s way as a response to being swatted on the face or neck with a hard, rubber bat. A horse swings its butt around to face the human to avoid being kicked in the hindquarters or whipped. The horse moves sideways to avoid the sting of a crop on its side. The horse goes into the trailer to avoid the ‘punishment’ of not going into the trailer.

The list goes on.

The horse is ‘obeying commands’ but not out of respect.

He’s “obeying” out of fear. He is AVOIDING pain, discomfort, fear.

PTSD is a funny thing .. for humans and for horses. It can rear its ugly head with a totally uncontrollable response and do so ‘out of nowhere’.

Not something anyone wants when riding or working around horses.

Horses that TRULY respect the human will try like crazy to avoid stepping on the human, running the human over … and will try like crazy to please the human; to get the ‘right’ answer. The horse will be bright and alert and happily engaged with the human as he is with a friend of his own kind. He will try to figure out what is being asked and willingly stay with the human to find out the answer.

Just like humans, horses want to feel ‘good’. They will repeat behaviors and try to recreate situations that made them feel good in the past.

Positive reinforcement goes a long, long way in teaching children AND horses …

Being *rewarded* for a “correct” response vs. being “punished” for the “wrong” response.

Is that how we teach our children?

Is that how you teach your horse?

If you’d like to learn more about positive reinforcement and how to create and develop a life-long lasting PARTNERSHIP with your horse, simply ask me.

I will help you. I will help your horse and together, as a team, we’ll make it happen.

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3564 Andalusia Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33909
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Are you facing challenges with your horse?
Would you like a stronger connection with your horse?

Do you have a horse that is balky, pushy, spooky, unfocused, or unable to perform at his highest standard?

Do you have a horse that suffers from PTSD from a former situation and you’re not sure how to handle it?

Do you have a phobic horse? i.e. claustrophobic, won’t load on trailer, scared of flags, whips, buggies, doesn’t want to be touched, won’t allow hooves to be handled, head shy, ear shy, what-have-you?

I’ve worked and studied with some of the best horsemanship masters and lived with horses of all ages, breeds, and disciplines for over 50 years. I can help you overcome these obstacles with your horse in a gentle, ‘natural’ and positive manner-one that is strongly effective and understood by the horse AND … you.

Serving the Lee, Charlotte and Collier, Glades and Hendry counties.

I will help you using PENZANCE horses on my farm in Cape Coral or will travel to your farm to teach you how to form an incredible bond and connection with your own horse and how to overcome the challenges you’re presently facing.

Now accepting appointments for 2016. Please contact me through email: gwen.santagate@gmail.com
or by phone: 239-573-9687.

Available for demos and workshops for your club or equine organization and offering Consultations, Natural Hoofcare, Homeopathy, Herbal, Essential Oils and Bodywork for rehabilitation and well-being. You can find me here:

(239) 573-9687 or through email: gwen.santagate@gmail.com

Horsemanship For the WHOLE Horse … naturally!

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