Closed for training

We are closed for for business from Saturday 8th to Wednesday 12th of September due to Advanced Level II Podiatry training with the Institute of Applied Equine Podiatry.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause during this period.  You may locate an alternative DAEP by visiting

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Summer Holidays and Training Days

We will be closed for our summer break from 5pm Friday 17th August until 9am Tuesday 28th August.  For enquiries during this time please send an email and we will endevour to get back to you upon our return.  For urgent AEP related enquiries please locate your local DAEP by vising

As always, please contact your vet if you have concerns about your horses health and well being.

We will also be closed for second (advanced) level AEP training with the IAEP from 5pm Thursday 6th September until 12noon Thursday 13th September.

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Laminitis and first aid protocol

Click on the title of our latest article about laminitis:

Introduction to Laminitis and First Aid Protocol

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January Level 2 AEP course

Beccy is unavailable from Friday 20th January to Thursday 25th January as she is attending a Level II Applied Equine Podiatry course.  As always, any urgent enquiries please call on 07766 772245, leave a voicemail with brief nature of your call and ALSO a text marked URGENT.  Please note, emails may not be read or answered during this time.

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Lecture Evening 31st March

Holistic Equine would like to invite you to our Spring Lecture Evening on Saturday 31 st March, 7to 9.30pm at Gilberdyke War Memorial Hall, Clementhorpe Rd, Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire, HU15 2UG

Topics are equine hoof care and equine nutrition:

‘The Evolution of Hoof Care: exploring the rationale of current hoof care methods and practices’ with guest speaker Siobhan Dillon DAEP (MIAEP)

‘The Fast Food Horse: Can we really feed our horses the way nature intended?  Let’s learn about the key ingredients of processed horse feeds and forages, and explode some common feeding myths’ by guest speaker Dr Deborah Carley from Thunderbrook Equestrian.

Holistic Equine information and products available throughout the evening.

Tickets on the door: £2 or £1 for children, OAP’s and concessions.

Free refreshments are available in the break and there is plenty of off road parking on site.

For more information please contact Beccy.

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Neill Saunders Clinic for horses and humans March 16th, 17th and 18th

Neill Saunders ofers an Integrated Therapy approach and uses Mc Timoney-Corley Chiropractor, Equine Touch and Cranio-Sacral Therapist and Visceral, Neural, Vascular Manipulation Therapy. For more information please visit Recommended Therapists and Vets category

This clinic is for horses/humans and is based in and around Fenland Lodge, Fenland Lane, Broomfleet, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1RE.  Neill may be able to visit you and your horse at your own yard.

Spaces are filling up quickly so to guarantee your place, please send a non-returnable deposit of £15 please to Beccy Smith at the above address, with a preferred date after contacting Beccy.

£60 per session (approx. 60 mins).

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Structural and Movement Integration Therapy Clinic February 17th-19th

Structural and Movement Integration Therapy Clinic for horses/humans with Fiona Varian

February 17th-19th at Fenland Lodge, Fenland Lane, Broomfleet, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1RE.

Bookings taken on a first come, first served basis.

For details of this therapy visit our Recommended Therapist and Vets Category under Fiona Varian

£90/3-4 hr session.  Contact Beccy to book a place..


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3 day AEP hoof care course

Holistic Equine will be hosting 2 x 3 day Applied Equine Podiatry Hoof Care courses for horse owners, farriers, barefoot trimmers, vets and other equine professionals in 2012.  Both will be at Fenland Lodge, Broomfleet, Brough, East Yorkshire, HU15 1RE.  The first course is April 27th-29th.

To sign up and confirm your attendance, please visit:

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Chiro/Cranio-sacral/Equine Touch

Neill Saunders Animal and Human Therapist

Neill has become qualified in a number of specialist therapy areas and is the only animal and human therapist to incorporate such a range of therapies which complement not only one another but conventional medicine or veterinary treatment.

Neill is qualified and specialises in the following areas in the treatment of both animals and humans :

Mc Timoney-Corley Spinal Therapy

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Equine Touch Therapy (was also an Instructor)

Visceral Manipulation Therapy (organs)

Neural Manipulation Therapy (nerves)

Vascular Manipulation Therapy (blood vessels)

Using his unique skills, Neill aims to take pressure off the brain and spinal cord.  By addressing imbalances in these delicate structures (and related tissues), restrictions are released within the body and this enables it to work closer to maximum efficiency required for health and performance.  Tension in an organ or peripheral nerve can have an effect on the mobility of the spine and by using his skills, Neill works to free tension and thus resolve symptoms and disease which manifest as a result of tissues not working correctly as a whole unit.

As an example, Neill worked on our 9 year old complicated Thoroughbred mare ‘Sun’ with a history of laminitis and metabolic dysfunction.  Amongst other imbalances, he found and worked on a spasm in the colon which he has recognised as being associated with an initial attack of laminitis and may be responsible for recurrent bouts.  He also found a problem in her guttural pouch which was challenging the function of her vagus nerve and in turn was causing problems with the spine and a resulting loss of performance and balance.  He corrected this quickly and without discomfort to the horse.  There were immediate and obvious postural changes and her overall health has since improved after her treatment in December 2011.  In fact, in January 2012, previously unsuccessful sarcoid treatment was this time successful and we believe this was due in part to Neill’s therapy.

Fenland Lodge host clinics with Neill approximately every 3 months.  Neill may also be able to visit you and your horse at your home or yard.  Treatment takes around 60 minutes and costs around £60 (although additional travelling from Fenland Lodge (HU15 1RE) may incur additional charge.

For more information about Neill’s therapy contact Neill directly on mobile number 07770 408767.  To find the next clinic date or to book a place contact Beccy Smith at Holistic Equine, mobile number 07766 772245 or email:

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