3 Reasons to get rid of your automatic waterers

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

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The first and most important point to make in this post, is that water is a nutrient – the most important and vital nutrient that your horse requires. In my years of working with and around horses, I’ve found the regard for water amongst horse owners...

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3 Reasons to get rid of your automatic waterers

The Ins and Outs of Body Condition Scoring Your Horse

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

Body Condition Scoring is an important and often overlooked element of horse care. It is important to know and understand the condition that your horse is in, where it sits on a scale and what any potential changes might mean, either good or bad. Dra...

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The Ins and Outs of Body Condition Scoring Your Horse

Humble Nettle

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

Though generally considered a weed, Nettle (Urtica dioica) cannot be overlooked as one of the most wonderful and effective herbs for equine health. The benefits of nettle are varied and diverse, making it a sound herbal choice for almost any horse.

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Humble Nettle

Why & How to Provide Varied Roughage

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

Horses are natural grazers and foragers. They seek out a variety of plant species when grazing to satisfy their nutritional needs. Beyond that, access to multiple grazing species allows for more ‘interesting’ intake and increased palatability. When a...

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Why & How to Provide Varied Roughage

Extraordinary Echinacea

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

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Echinacea is a group of flowers in the daisy family and the flowers, when in bloom, look similar to daisies – only pink, as you can see above. The plants grow in North America, and have historically been used by many tribal communities for medicinal ...

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Extraordinary Echinacea

Gastric Ulcers – A Pain in the Gut!

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

Gastric ulcers are incredibly common amongst horses today, due largely to the way in which they are managed and kept. Between 60 and 90% of horses will suffer gastric ulcers at some point – the numbers vary so greatly because the prevalence of ulcers...

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The Beauty of Burdock

Alexandra Frazer3 years ago

Burdock Root (Arctium lappa) is a wonderfully fragrant herb with a wide range of health benefits. Burdock is a plant found in both Europe and Asia. It is easy to identify growing along fences and roads due to its prickly, harsh appearance (seen in th...

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