Thanks for your interest in a nutritional consult. After years of working with all types of horses-from performance horses to backyard ponies - who range in health from glowing to seriously ill, I have come to realize the important role nutrition plays in keeping our horses vibrant and healthy. Many acute and chronic conditions can be cured, not just palliated or suppressed, with a nutritional program tailored to the specific needs of each horse.
That’s why I am now offering one-on-one nutritional consults. These consults can help you uncover the reasons behind your horse’s health conditions as well as identify the optimum kind of nutritional program. Although with severe imbalances or deficiencies some inorganic minerals may be needed, I try to use whole food nutrition as much as possible in the nutritional program.
I take into consideration the horse’s Five-Element constitutional type which can influence his individual need and assimilation of nutrients.
Full Nutritional Consults are $200/hour per horse for the first hour and are conducted by phone (or by email if consultation by phone isn’t possible). To get started, please pre-pay for the first hour ($200), which includes a 1/2 hour detailed analysis I do before your phone consult and about 1/2 hour on the phone reviewing my analysis. We’ll keep track of the time and, should additional time be needed, additional payments can be made via credit card over the phone. I will also do shorter phone consults of 15 minutes or 30 minutes to address specific questions you may have.
These consults are very specific and to be successful I will need quite a bit of information from you about your horse and your feeding program. Once you sign up for a consult we will send you an intake form for you to provide the information and set up a time for the initial consult. You may need to go out and do a bit of research before you can complete the intake form. The more detailed and complete the information, the faster we can address your horse’s condition. I’ll need the the following information:
- Your horse’s health issues, weight, sex, breed, height, color, age, and level of work
- Feed: type(s) of feed, actual weight fed per day, frequency
- Hay: type, actual weight fed per day, frequency
- Hay analysis: actual nutritional content of hay including sugar content (especially non-structural carbohydrates), minerals, and trace minerals (see below for hay testing resources). If hay analysis is not possible, we’ll work with any information you do have about your hay.
- Supplements: type(s) used, ingredients list for each type, frequency and amount fed
Hay Testing Resources
If possible, please use these labs for your hay analysis. They provide all the information I need in their reports, including sugar content (especially non-structural carbohydrates), minerals, and trace minerals.
730 Warren Road
Ithica, NY 14850 USA
Have questions about nutritional consults or how to get the necessary information? Email Us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions!