Archive for Horses

“Share a rare intimate narrative and an extraordinary book.”

By Helen Underwood Miller

“This is an extraordinary book. Every horse will be ever grateful to Joe Camp for writing it. Buy it for your daughters, sons, friends, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, vets, farriers, neighbors, hay dealers, feed merchants, the local breeders, the people who muck out at their stables, the people who rent trailers, the people who have horse rescue centers. Buy paper copies and leave them accidentally on purpose at the racetracks, at the show jumping events, horse auctions and at clinics you attend. Buy the kindle version for everyone you know who likes horses. And those that would if they had the chance. And maybe include those that don’t know anything about horses much at all but you know like stories. Joe Camp has written a book that will change the way you think about horses forever. Kathleen Camp has photographed her husband Joe and their horses and her work invites us to share a rare, intimate narrative. Millions of horses around the world desperately need us to change and this important book can make that happen.”

“Joe Camp is a master storyteller.” – The New York Times

The bestselling sequel to the National Best Seller
The Soul of a Horse – Life Lessons from the Herd

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Take Charge of Your Health!

First human on this mustang – Joe at 77

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I’m now 78 and had two painfully arthritic knees, one of them bone-on-bone and begging for surgery; and I have rotator cuff tears in both shoulders. Kathleen and I began this program in April of 2015 and after four months I was pain free in both knees and both shoulders. I went off all cholesterol meds. No more statins. Yay! And I feel better, healthier than I have in years. I have more energy. A much more positive attitude. I sleep better. I sing to the horses (who are hopefully tone deaf). Dr. Joel Wallach, founder of the program, says, “I love folks with arthritis because it’s so easy to fix. And we regularly take people off Type 2 Diabetes medication, blood pressure medication, reflux and digestive meds, and all sorts of other once-considered chronic or genetic illnesses. Give your body what it is genetically designed to have and it can do amazing things.” Click the links above and take charge of your health. Discover how awesome it can be.


First day home. So frail and tiny.

First day home. So frail and tiny.

Not anymore! She's big... strong...

Three years later – Big and Strong!

Mouse Today

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at Three – Two-and-a-half Years After Rescue

Below is an excerpt chapter from the book The Soul of a Horse about the adoption of Mouse from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The League rescued her and 13 other horses from extremely grotesque circumstances. She’s an American Saddlebred and was approximately seven months old when adopted, skinny and undernourished, and came to Monty Roberts’ Flag is Up Farms completely untouchable with hooves that looked to be out of a horror movie.
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On the Hay Trail

Horses need free-choice grass or grass hay 24/7. And they need movement around the clock. It’s in their genetics. So we make sure our guy and gals have fresh grass and/or Bermuda grass hay (quantities of each dependent upon the time of year) around the calendar and around the clock. After every feeding, morning and evening, the hay goes into the Gator and gets distributed in what we call a hay trail, small piles strung out across the pasture, where the horses can play musical hay piles to their hearts’ content. During the winter, Read More→

10 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Barefoot Trimmer

Taking your horse barefoot is more than just pulling his or her shoes. If your horse doesn’t move 8-20 miles a day on the hard dirt and rocks of the American west where the horse evolved for millions of years, your task becomes: to replicate what the horse would be doing for himself if he did live in the wild of the American west.

When we lived in the high desert of southern California and our horses were moving at least 8-10 miles a day they were almost taking care of their own feet. Not quite, but almost. They were trimmed every eight weeks and it was generally just a “maintenance” trim. Especially during the winter when most of their protein was going to their winter coats.

Mother Nature is growing that hoof to be able to deal with the wear and tear of 8-20 miles a day on that American western terrain, so if the horses are living in middle Tennessee, where we are now (or anywhere other than the American west actually) they need assistance (trimming) to reach that level of wear and tear they would be getting in the American west. Because Mother Nature doesn’t know they’re living in middle Tennessee. She prepared them genetically for the American west. Read More→

Happy, Happy Y’all!


From Miss Mouse, the Herd, Kathleen and Moi