to be my Equine Valentine?
What to give a Fire horse for Valentine's Day
Did you ever think different horses might like different types of
gifts? It is true that most any self respecting horse loves a
healthy food treat but above that you can offer different shows of
affection to different temperament types.
According the Traditional Chinese Medicine there are five major
temperament types, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water and Wood. Each of these
types has a unique set of characteristics and behavior patterns.
Ideally, we want to approach each type in a way that best meets
his/her physical and emotional needs.
For instance, the Fire horse loves attention, enjoys being admired
and craves quality time with their owner. A detailed grooming
session including a nice soap bath, mane and tail conditioner,
bridle path touch up and pedicure is one way to get to the heart of
a Fire horse.
A pleasant trail ride with lots of wide open trails and beautiful
sites is another Fire horse favorite. This personal time with you is
very special. The Fire horse loves to go fast and see new places but
leave the mountain climbing and trailblazing to a tougher Wood type.
If you want to go on an outing to a local show, the Fire horse loves
events such as English or Western Pleasure, hunter classes, dressage
or trail; anywhere the Fire horse can show off how pretty and
talented he is. Of course, he expects to be properly turned out in
well fitted, attractive tack.
To make you Valentine's gift to your Fire horse complete be sure and
include a few Belly Bites. Fire horses have very sensitive digestion
and they can be finicky eaters. They love Belly Bites and they are
really good for them.
This tip was brought to you by Dr. Madalyn Ward, DVM (www.holistichorsekeeping.com,
www.blog.horseharmony.com) and KAM Animal Services, home of
KAM’s “Equine Learning Circle” FREE webinars, which will take place
twice a month. Go to
www.kamanimalservices.com to sign up for their next
webinar (targeting balanced feed and supplements). These webinars
will conclude with a question and answer session, so be ready with
your nutrition questions.