list philosophy is Diagnosis, Diet, Trim, and Exercise.
is by blood tests: blood should be pulled from a non-fasting horse (or
pony) in a quiet barn; blood spun, separated, and frozen or chilled asap,
then sent to the lab at Cornell on ice. Ask for insulin, glucose,
leptin and ACTH (ACTH is to check for Cushings or PPID - please ask for it
if your horse is 9 years or older)
More information here:
You have already had the run-down on diet, so I won't repeat that here - I will just leave the link in.
This is a trim physiologically balanced to the internal shape of the
coffin bone, with short toe and low heels. Trim is often a neglected
or mis-understood piece of the puzzle.
Exercise: This is the best
EMS buster there is, but only if the pony/horse is comfortable and
non-laminitic. A horse that has suffered laminitis needs a good 6 to
9 months of correct hoof re-growth before any kind of serious exercise can
is also a ton of good information on the ecirhorse.org website.
Ask any and all questions, and again, welcome!