Top 10 Benefits of Natural and Holistic Pet Care

Written by Mariangie Gonzalez

There are a number of reasons for choosing natural pet foods, treats and supplies. First, use of natural products is consistent with a holistic view. A holistic approach considers all factors regarding your pet's health, not just individual symptoms. The top 10 benefits of choosing natural and holistic pet care are listed below.

1) Better nutrition- a natural diet reduces contact with unnecessary chemicals and preservatives while increasingrepparttar intake of quality nutrients and vitamins.

2) Less probability of developing disease- Quality natural foods can reducerepparttar 125737 onset of a variety of health problems, including allergies, digestive disorders and more.

3) Treats source of disease not just symptoms- Holistic care also looks at an animal's surroundings for ways to improve health. Lowering potential causes of stress, such as loneliness or territorial conflicts, can be helpful in improving overall health. Sufficient exercise and grooming are also elements of good holistic care.

4) Longer lifespan- natural pet care will help pets live a long life and give you many years of faithful companionship.

5) Enhanced quality of life- there's no use on living longer ifrepparttar 125738 quality of life is not good, holistic pet care, will provide a better quality of life for your pet.

Round Pen: The Great Equalizer

Written by Jeffrey Rolo

Although many horsemen and trainers extolrepparttar virtues ofrepparttar 125736 round pen, many horse owners still overlook just how powerful such a pen can be in developing or maintaining a relationship with a horse. This is a shame because it is truly what I callrepparttar 125737 Great Equalizer in a horse-human relationship. Perhaps that bears some clarification…

I've found many horse owners to be concerned about their physical strength as opposed to that of their horse. They fear they simply cannot firmly establish themselves asrepparttar 125738 alpha, or leader, ofrepparttar 125739 relationship becauserepparttar 125740 horse is so much stronger. Thus when their horse displays poor ground manners or commits an inappropriate action they are more prone to ignore it and hope it doesn't develop into worse behaviors. After all, what choice do they have? The horse is just too strong.

The reality is that, except forrepparttar 125741 youngest of foals, a horse will always possess more raw strength than a human. Any attempts to overpower a horse with sheer strength are doomed to fail. Techniques such as raising your voice towards or slapping a misbehaving horse do not rely on strength – they are psychological. The horse does not wantrepparttar 125742 conflict to escalate as it is uncertain exactly what your capabilities are, therefore it submits.

Of course there are exceptions, and truth be told such techniques are best used on already-trained horses or in situations where you cannot properly establish your authority due to lack of time or proper surroundings. The best way to instill respect and discipline into a naughty horse is by incorporatingrepparttar 125743 Great Equalizer:repparttar 125744 round pen.

Whereas many people view a round pen as a means for exercise (and it is true that it's a great exercise tool),repparttar 125745 true power behindrepparttar 125746 round pen is its ability to establish dominance in a completely non-forceful method. Inrepparttar 125747 round pen, physical strength means very little. It is a quick and easy (as opposed to other methods) technique to make your alpha status known.

Allow me to share an example that will better illustrate why a round pen will serve you better than strength.

I once owned a willful young colt raised by a first-time mother, so unfortunatelyrepparttar 125748 mare wasn't all that familiar withrepparttar 125749 need to discipline her colt. In fact althoughrepparttar 125750 colt was really quite a nice horse, he was unruly and tended to do whatever he wanted from day one. An experienced mare would not have permitted such antics, and had she "laid downrepparttar 125751 law" better fromrepparttar 125752 first dayrepparttar 125753 colt would likely have been a little less rambunctious.

Soon it came time to provide halter and lead training to this young upstart, and true to his form he made surerepparttar 125754 task was trying. Although more than willing to walk with you, he felt there was little need to do so in an orderly fashion. If he "accidentally" bumped into you, or strayed so far from your side that you had to cling torepparttar 125755 lead line with an iron grip, so be it. Snapping or jerkingrepparttar 125756 lead line didn't impress him much.

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