What is an Equine Blue Zone?

We are smart enough to ask that question for humans.....why not horses? I bet the Venn diagram of the two species would show some remarkable similarities in principals..........

From Wikipedia: Blue Zone is a concept used to identify a demographic and/or geographic area of the world where people live measurably longer lives. The concept grew out of demographic work done by Gianni Pes and Michel Poulain,[1] who identified Sardinia's Nuoro province as the region with the highest concentration of male centenarians. As the two men zeroed in on the cluster of villages with the highest longevity, they drew concentric blue circles on the map and began referring to the area inside the circle as the Blue Zone. Dan Buettner identifies longevity hotspots in Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya (Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece);and among the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda, California, and offers an explanation, based on empirical data and first hand observations, as to why these populations live healthier and longer lives.

 How can we add a little "wild" to your horse's life to increase his fitness, longevity, happiness and health? The principals operating above can also be established in your own little slice of heaven, whether it is a small single family property or a large scale boarding facility. Creativty, joy, understanding.......it is all possible.

How can we add a little "wild" to your horse's life to increase his fitness, longevity, happiness and health? The principals operating above can also be established in your own little slice of heaven, whether it is a small single family property or a large scale boarding facility. Creativty, joy, understanding.......it is all possible.

People all over the world are exploring the concept of an equine blue zone all on their own! A big shout out to Jamie Jackson for his major effort on this front. Start here: paddock paradise at AANHCP and then search with the phrase 'paddock paradise' on google and see what you get! Fun stuff! For helpful hints and design consultation for your own property, feel free to contact me!