Sea Crow Press Releases Nonfiction Equestrian Book by Author Fran McNicol.
Bare Hooves and Open Hearts: Tales From Nelipot Cottage is a book for riders and horse keepers interested in how to maintain healthy barefoot hoses with sustainable feeding practices. Pending release in March 2021, the book is already enjoying great reviews from readers and reviewers.
No foot, No Horse?
What if we could keep our beloved horses in a way that is governed by their needs rather than our convenience? Your horse needs shoes and pads...or does he? For strong healthy bodies and sound minds, horses need friends to socialise, freedom to roam, and a diverse, forage-based diet to meet their needs. Learn more about becoming your horse's ideal human in Bare Hooves and Open Hearts, original horse tales from rural England describing how the author, a horsewoman and surgeon, learned from her horses to help them flourish barefoot on holistic diets.
A fascinating read. McNicol's empathy for horses combines with her medical background to confidently eschew accepted dogma, increasing her horse's performance while deepening their sence of wellbeing. ~Paul Robinson, author of The 5 Levels of Formality
Bare Hooves and Open Hearts
Tales From Nelipot Cottage
by Fran McNicol
Publisher: Sea Crow Press
Published: February 16, 2021
Release Date: March 30, 2021
Distributor: Ingram Spark
Discount: 55% Returnable
Trade Paperback and Ebook available wherever good books are sold
Genre: Equestrian, Horses, Sports, Barefoot, Sustainable
About the Author:
Fran McNicol is an amateur equestrienne living in the UK. She is a full-time doctor, specialising in colorectal surgery. As a surgeon, she obviously knows a huge amount about the human animal, but the most useful product of medical training, from the horses’ post of view, is that she learned how to research, evaluate evidence and then apply theory to optimise the care of her horses. Her writing is therefore a mix of opinion and her current state of learning from 25 years of doctoring, time working around the world as a polo groom, and many years of keeping her own horses.
She loves training young horses and focuses on riding the sport horse both classically and holistically. She competes regularly for her local riding club, especially in One Day Eventing.
Nelipot Cottage started life as an educational blog, to share learning and best practise, to promote the benefits of a barefoot and holistic herd lifestyle for whole horse health, and to reflect on life lessons learned along the way. Fran believes that horses exist to bring out the very best in humans. It is her hope that sharing these tales will bring new friends, kindred spirits, exchange of knowledge and lots of positive energy into the lives of the Nelipot herd.
Friends, forage, and freedom! This may be a pivotal moment for me. I can't wait to put it into practice. Thank you, truly thank you. ~Patricia Bade vam Motman, President, HJE Holland BV and European Hunter-Jumper Equitation Foundation