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“The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses”
Author Denise Bean

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equine massage book - Holistic Care for Horses - author Denise Bean

Ms. Bean is the author of the globally released book titled, “The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses.” Equine massage, equine acupressure, equine exercise, equine stretching and equine herbal remedies are among the topics that are included in this book. Chock full of photos, illustrations, charts and many techniques, this practical book is meant to be brought into the barn and used by those wishing to apply these therapies to their own horses.

This book has received EXCELLENT reviews from The Equine Journal, The Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar, The On-Line Radio Show Animal Talk Naturally, Equine Wellness Magazine and SOLD OUT at Equine Affaire. In a true honor, “The International Association of Animal Massage & Bodywork's” President, Jonathan Rudinger gave this book an outstanding review as well. In a noteworthy benchmark to the success of this publication, it has been adapted into the curriculum as part of the Holistic Animal Nutrition Certification Program at the Global College of Natural Medicine.


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Reader Reviews

Reviews from customers on BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon gave "The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses" 5 out of 5 stars in their reviews.
Here is what they had to say:

Posted December 21, 2018 5 star reader review Great book! a lot of really good information that's easy to understand. - by Verified Amazon Customer

Posted November 10, 2017 5 star reader review Five Stars awesome book - by Brandarose

Posted August 5, 2015 5 star reader review Five Stars Love this book! Has lots of good information & tips. ­- by Kori Delcambre

Posted January 12, 2015 5 star reader review FAVORITE BOOK IN MY LIBRARY!!!!! - by Kendra Staley

Posted January 20, 2014 5 star reader review This book was a gift to my daughter, who owns an equestrian facility and prefers holistic care for her 8 horses. She has found the book to be very informative and is looking forward to implementing more holistic care for better health in her animals. ­- by tasmart

Posted August 14, 2014 5 star reader review by Katherine Hladko

Posted May 7, 2014 5 star reader review Great book! - By CJ Preston
This review is from: The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses: An Owner's Manual (Spiral-bound) This book is very user friendly and easy to read and understand for novice readers and professionals alike. I feel this book is a great read for anyone wanting to help their horses live a pain free life.

Posted April 29, 2014 5 star reader review Great book - By Jennifer cristofaro
This review is from: The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses: An Owner's Manual (Spiral-bound) Love this book lots of great info great reference must have book for anyone's collection learning a lot from this book

Posted February 15, 2014 5 star reader review Great Resource - By Ryan
This review is from: The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses: An Owner's Manual (Spiral-bound) I am new to the equestrian community and learning what is the best possible care for these animals that truly become part of the family. As I have learned of alternative practices to care for our own bodies, this book sheds light on healthy alternatives for our four legged friends. If you believe your horse can be healthy and cared for without all of the drugs and chemicals, you should own this book!

Posted December 8, 2014 5 star reader review A must have book for anyone doing Equine Massage. - by Cindy

Posted March 29, 2013 5 star reader review Love a horse? Get this book
This is a terrific book. The author speaks to the "total horse" and gives clear, informative holistic approaches, exercises, and techniques to keep your horse happy and healthy. The book is full of helpful illustrations, charts and photos. There's also a great reference section. I've had the pleasure to see Denise Bean present a number of clinics. She knows her business and clearly cares deeply about horses. She's the real deal. There are always people lined up after her presentations to ask more questions and purchase her book. I've bought this book as a gift for several horse-owning friends. They have all found it very helpful. But don't take my word for it. Go to the author's website and see the equine publications and organizations who have heartily endorsed this book.

Posted March 27, 2013 5 star reader review Handy Dandy
I find this book very well rounded, covering a wide verity of holistic care from general horse management and nutrition to stretching and exercise to massage, acupressure, herbs and essential oils. Each subject the book touches on could easily be overwhelming, but the author breaks the information down into manageable portions while still delivering lots of detail. The book also has a bunch of quick reference charts and because of its hardy design I can bring the book out to the barn to reference.

Posted June 26, 2011 5 star reader review Very Helpful
This is a very helpful manual for horse owners! I loved it.

Posted May 15, 2011 5 star reader review Highly Recommended for all horse owners and lovers!
I recently attended a clinic by Denis Bean and purchased this book. I highly recommend it for all horse owners and lovers a like!

Book Reviews 

Equine Wellness - magazine cover - a book review on the Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses was published in Equine Wellness Equine Wellness, the national resource magazine, has reviewed Denise's book in their May 2009 issue. Here is what they had to say: “Taking a holistic approach to horse care has a lot of benefits. It looks at the whole animal, not just the symptoms, and works to get to the root of problems rather than simply masking them. With nearly 30 years of experience with horses, as well as training in sports massage and equine acupressure, author and licensed riding instructor Denise Bean presents The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses - An Owner's Manual.

This easy-to-use volume is packed with everything you need to know to keep your horse happy and healthy in a natural way. You'll find chapters on equine nutrition, exercise, massage therapy, stretching and acupressure as well as herbs and essential oils, and how each of these modalities and techniques can help enhance your horse's wellness and performance. Illustrated with gorgeous photos, this book also includes tips on grooming, dental care, hoof care, mental health and much more. It's a must for any horse guardian with an interest in alternative health.”

The Horsemens Yankee Pedlar - magazine cover - a book review on the Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses was published in The Horsemens Yankee Pedlar The Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar also reviewed the book in their May 2009 issue. Here is what they had to say: “Denise Bean, a veteran equine sports massage and acupressure therapist and a licensed riding instructor, brings us an all-encompassing guide to integrating complementary and alternative methods of health care into our horse's lives. These 224 pages are packed with useful information about nutrition, exercise, massage and much more. And the price tag, at just shy of $25, should make any savvy shopper salivate.

Bean expertly shows how holistic practices such as stretching, acupressure, or the use of herbs and essential oils can be used to improve a horse's physical, mental, and emotional health. The author lays out the information step-by-step, using straightforward, familiar language so as not to scare anyone off. The first few chapters actually reflect a traditional horse care book, with only a slight spin on things to incorporate holistic principles or alternative therapies. But once Bean gets into the chapters about complimentary and alternative medicine, readers will find themselves getting out the highlighter and the notepad. For massage, acupressure, and to a lesser degree, herbs and essential oils, the explanations and guidelines are extremely detailed and include a number of useful photos, diagrams and charts. This book is truly one of a kind! BOTTOM LINE: Educate yourself about holistic health care, for your horse's sake.”

IAAMB - logo - a book review on the Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses was published in IAAMB Newsletter The president of the International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork, Jonathan Rudinger, reviewed the book in the July 2009 Newsletter. Here is what he had to say: It is an honor and a joy to be able to say a few kind words about the newly published book by IAAMB member, Denise Bean, The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses, An Owners Manual. Denise offers her extensive expertise and experience about everything horse and wellness, creating a real treasure for our community. I recall in the 1970's -1990's, there were few credible sources for information about the care and treatment of horses. There were only a few books in the library about horses, old ones about the Spanish Riding School and a hard to find one by Jack Meagher.

The way I had to learn about horses was by taking riding lessons, watching and talking to other riders, vets, and stable hands. I'd ravenously devour every word that might shed some direction and understanding about horses. Like most new riders, I ate, drank and breathed Equus, and Horse and Rider. Where was this book when I was so immersed in horse-world? The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses, An Owners Manual is well written, thoughtfully organized, and infused with the love, passion, appreciation, and understanding that can only come from a true horseperson. It offers great introductions and provides a source to beginning equine massage, TCM, nutrition, herbs and essential oils. Holistic Care for Horses explains how these traditional modalities can be integrated with modern veterinary care and training methods. I am so impressed with the quality of publishing and printing. Holistic Care for Horses is a beautiful book and easy to use. The sensitive photography by Glenn Scott, clear illustrations by Gayle Isabelle Ford, and book design by Judy Morgan all combine to create not only a magnificent coffee table book; it is an important working manual for every stable. I absolutley recommend this book to all equine enthusiasts. - Jonathan Rudinger, President IAAMB

Equine Journal Article photo of Denise’s book The Equine Journal reviewed Denise's book in their April 2010 issue. Here is what they had to say: "The Illustrated Guide to Holistic Care for Horses" explores the physical, mental and emotional health, well being and maintenance of horses from a complimentary and alternative perspective. This comprehensive resource guide will help those intrigued by, but unfamiliar with, nontraditional methods of maintaining equine health, preventing and treating equine illness, and alleviating pain. Using the techniques featured in this book, in conjunction with veterinary care, can promote continued wellness in a healthy horse, give comfort to an elderly horse, speed healing in a horse recuperating from illness or injury, and help a horse with a chronic or acute condition.

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