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...Read full article
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...Read full article
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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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...Read full article
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 ...Read full article
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...Read full article
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...Read full article