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 Sage By Nature


musings on horses and becoming sage...


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"Maybe because having a horse meant your life had been touched by a beautiful mystery." - Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse


Welcome to Sage By Nature, a site inspired by my journey with a special horse named Sage. On this journey we have learned a lot, especially when it comes to ulcers, hooves, and PSSM/EPSM (polysaccharide storage myopathy).

NEW! The book, "Becoming Sage", the memoir of our journey together, is finished and waiting to complete the publishing process which is long but not as long as Sage's journey with me...I will keep you posted on progress and availability of the book on this site as well as over at where you can sign up for updates.

Sage: 1: wise through reflection and experience; one distinguished for wisdom
2 : proceeding from or characterized by wisdom, prudence, and good judgment <sage advice>
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French sauge, from Latin salvia, from salvus healthy; from its use as a medicinal herb; Latin salvere means to heal or save.

A Word On Experts

I am not an expert. I am far from that; I leave that job to the horses. Watch, listen to, and know your horse well; there are no better teachers.

I maintain a healthy respect for, and healthy wariness of, those people who call themselves experts. I have learned to be guided by my horse, my instincts, and a quest for knowledge.

Furthermore, I have come to view this knowledge as kind of an evolutionary process. This means that I add things to my knowledge base when I learn them instead of staying stuck with ideas that may no longer be working for me or the animals in my care.

Lastly, I know a little bit about a lot of things, but I know a lot about my own particular horse - and that is what has seemed to matter the most.


"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" ~ Tagore



See an inspiring video about another human who didn't give up on their horse. 

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Disclaimer: I am not a veterinarian, and I am not suggesting that this site be used to replace veterinary care. I have provided links to other organizations and suppliers of products that I think may be of value to those of you on your quest for information and healthy horses; this does not mean that I recommend every product they sell or agree with all of their views. As with everything else, please use your instincts and best judgement.