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

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Dance of the Bits

In the good ol’ days we took our snaffle bit and put it in our horse’s mouth and went for a ride. If our horse complained but did not run off we often never noticed that anything was wrong. And if this horse was controllable without resorting to anything like a pelham, we would say […]



Hemp for Horses

One of the most interesting new herbal supplements to come on the market is medicinal hemp with a high Cannabinoid (CBD) content. Hemp is one of the most useful plants in the world, since over 7000 products can be made from it– everything from fuel oil to paper to food, clothing and medicine. The nutritional […]


Treating Skin Disease Holistically

Horses are itchy this time of year. From biting flies and swarming gnats to allergies, some horses try to scratch themselves raw! Equine skin diseases are a significant problem in many parts of the country. Because of the humidity, the southern United States sees many forms of skin disease continue through the winter, while the […]


Keep Your Horses Safe While Grazing

This time of year, grazing conditions vary greatly across the country. In some places, it’s been summer for a month! Other parts of the country are still dealing with the temperature swings and rain common in the spring. Regardless of where you live, all horse owners have one thing in common this time of year— […]


Lyme disease in the Equine

    Lyme disease (LD) has been recognized for about 40-50 years. It is now the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the US and Europe and is found in Asia and Australia. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed more than 35,000 reported human cases in 2015. Most cases are concentrated in […]


Natural Treatment For Laminitis

Summary Chronic laminitis can be a very difficult disease to treat, however, by using natural treatments, the success rate increases significantly. Treating these horses involves a combination of many alternative and complementary modalities including acupuncture, herbs, homeopathy and, the most important o f all, nutrition. This article will cover some of the basic treatments used […]


Hands-on Saddle Fitting

Veterinarians are often called to examine horses with a variety of subtle lamensses and performance problems. As part of a complete examination, the saddle should be checked. If the horse shows any of the signs listed below, a poorly fitting saddle may be the cause.   Physical signs of saddle fitting problems Obvious sores White […]


Vaccinations Rethought

Article summary The vaccine issue is a complex one. There is not one perfect answer as to whether to vaccinate or not, or what to use. It is clear that annual vaccines can have negative effects on our animals, yet many people board their horses in barns where they are required to vaccinate. This lengthy […]


Holistic Equine Nutrition

Introduction The topic of feeding horses is often surrounded by tradition, mystique and much hype. Each group of horse owners (trail riders, race horses, western pleasure riders or any other) has their own personal gospel as to which feeds can be fed and how. Amazingly enough, each group is still feeding the same equine species, […]


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