Child doing Equine Breathing

How to do it

Start Equine Breathing now, using the free instructions and video for 1N (one nostril). Its easy and requires no equipment.

Once you are sure that 1N is beneficial, you may wish to conider buying one of the various types of Breather. These are more powerful and efficient and come with full training DVD.

1N (one nostril)

Almost anyone can do 1N Equine Breathing on any horse (including foals).

  • Safe and simple
  • Easy to learn
  • No equipment needed
  • Its free!
  • Horses enjoy it
  • Encourages healing at a gentle rate
  • Easy to do and yet can have significant benefits
  • Relaxing and calming

To be sure that Equine Breathing is effective for your horse, do daily sessions of 1N for a week and assess the results. You can then decide whether to continue with 1N or whether you would like to go on to using a Breather.

Please note that even if the symptoms have disappeared within a week its important to continue doing Equine Breathing until the horse has regained normal breathing which may take much longer.

Free Instructions
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Introduction to 1N video
View Demo Introduction to 1N video

Use the free instructions and introduction video to get started.
For further details on using 1N in an effective Equine Breathing program, there is the complete 30m training video, and the Starter Guide booklet

Any queries - just ask

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Using a Breather

If you find that 1N helps but can't do it for as long you and your horse would like, you can buy a Breather, which is more powerful.

There are three types of Breather to suit all kinds of horse care so that Equine Breathing fits easily into your daily routine.

All come with full training on DVD to provide an efficient, effective and safe Equine Breathing program.

The All Weather is the easiest Breather to use. It has the mildest effect and can be used over long periods in any weather conditions which makes it very useful in the relief of hay fever, headshaking, sweet itch, COPD etc.  details...

The Grazing Breather is more powerful and can also be used over long periods but only if conditions are dry.  details...

The Equine Breather is the most powerful Breather and is used in designated 'Breather sessions' of an hour or so, which is useful if you only see your horse once a day. details...

More details on each type of Breather are on the Products page.

See also issues 31 and 44 of Horse Breather to help you decide which Breather is most suitable for you.

Using a Nose Net

The Equine Breathing Nose Net works in the same way as ordinary nose nets re headshaking but in addition has a mild Equine Breathing effect. It can be used on its own, or for best effect as part of an Equine Breathing program using 1N or a Breather.

A Nose Net can be helpful in the first days or weeks of Equine Breathing until headshaking and hay fever symptoms disappear.

More on using a Nose Net...

More options

The various Equine Breathing courses provide a fast way of learning how to run an optimal Equine Breathing program. Courses range from 2 hour tutorials to 5 day courses and are specifically tailored to the group or individual’s needs and interests.

See Products for details.

If you have a flair for observation you may be interested in participating in an Equine Breathing trial. You record progress as your horse recovers, and benefit from detailed support and advice to run an optimal Equine Breathing program.

See Trials and case studies for details.

Using your management system to help your horse

More natural living conditions best supplement the recovery of normal breathing and health using Equine Breathing. Some aspects of your care regime may be unalterable, but if you are able to make some changes the following are helpful;

  • Full turn out in a herd and with continuous grazing
  • Barefoot
  • Good hoof trimming
  • Use of horse's own coat only for good thermoregulation
  • Unrefined salt freely available
  • Natural horsemanship handling (increases trust which helps reduce breathing)
  • Plenty of exercise in balance with horse's inclination

On the other hand, factors that encourage over breathing, counteract the healing effect of Equine Breathing. It’s impossible to say how much of a detraction this will be. You may wish to discuss the options with your professional advisors such as your vet, but if at all possible avoid the following;

  • Stabling, box rest or box weaning
  • Restriction of activity and movement
  • Time alone with no socialising through physical contact
  • Incorrect hoof management
  • Feeding of concentrates with long gaps in between meals
  • Rugging and clipping
  • Stressful situations
  • Unnecessary drugs and chemical treatments.