Harmany Equine Clinic
Phone: (540) 229-1855
1214 North Poes Rd
Flint Hill, VA 22627


The American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine Needs YOUR Help!

I am on the board of the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine.  (see: www.acvbm.org). Our mission is to assist in training veterinarians more comprehensively in veterinary herbal medicine, to expand their herbal knowledge and experience, and to help them evolve through a process that would lead to an advanced degree (similar to a “Master’s” degree) […]


ALL Harmany Muzzles Now Come Pre-Molded!

You asked, we listened! All Harmany Muzzles now come pre-molded. Now you can get the only breathable, customizable grazing muzzle pre-molded for your horse. All you have to do is make spot adjustments to customize it to your horse’s head shape. Roman nose? Big chin? Wide cheeks? No problem! Just use hot water or a […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Holistic treatment for ulcers

Q. What complementary medicine/modality do you recommend for gastric ulcers? A. There are many possible treatments for ulcers, however, it is important to try to prevent a recurrence, not just treat what is there. If the horse came from a stressful environment, and is now in a good place, treatment with some natural compounds may […]


Feeding Hay

Hay is one of the most important sources of roughage for horses during the winter months and in some places all year long depending on the availability of fresh grass. The digestion of roughage keeps horses warm and you may notice that they eat significantly more on a cold night than they do on a […]


What is homeopathy, can it benefit my horse?

Homeopathic medicine has been practiced around the world for about two hundred years; it is presently receiving more recognition because of its non-invasive but effective powers of healing. Veterinarians are becoming interested in homeopathy as an alternative to conventional drugs, especially in some of the chronic problems horses have. Horse owners are interested because homeopathy […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Clipping whiskers, yes or no?

Q: My 5-year-old gelding, who I compete in hunters, won’t let me clip his whiskers or under his jaw even when twitched or sedated. (He rears up and strikes out when I try.) I don’t think he’s afraid of the horse clippers themselves because I can clip other parts of his body, and having the clippers […]


Ask Dr. Harman: Are Treeless Saddles the Same as Bareback?

Question: “I really like the contact and feel of riding bareback, and I think it helps me stay in rhythm with my horse. However, my balance isn’t quite there above the walk so it can be difficult to relax. Are treeless saddles a good alternative to bareback riding?” Dr. Harman: “If you’re not comfortable enough […]


How do you handle a lonely horse?

Question: My horse is alone right now and is walking along the fence line with the neighbors frequently, since there are two horses on their side. My neighbors are complaining that the area where she walks is getting to be just dirt, and when it rains it will wash away the fence. I highly doubt this […]


Healers on Healing

In place of my blog on fly control that i spent last weekend working on, only to have the computer eat it :(, here is a quick book review of one of my all-time favorites. I promise the fly control blog this week sometime. You can get this book on Amazon or from your favorite […]


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Mind That Gut

Dr. Joyce Harman offers tips on gut health during the change of seasons As horse owners, we know that this time of year isn’t just about roasting chestnuts and sipping cocoa. Cold weather equals more work for us, from throwing extra hay in the evening to busting frozen water buckets in the morning. But the […]


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