Here comes the heat …

Here comes the heat …  Summer time in Australia is when we all want to head for the outdoors, with the increase in temperature comes added stresses from the environment for our horses. To keep them comfortable we can add fly veils and sheets, or use fly sprays; and we can also build up their own immune system from within with herbs which may help your horse cope with any changes in Summer weather. Photosensitisation and sunburn, insect bites, itch, cracked hooves are just some of the issues your horse may be affected by as a result of too much … Continue reading Here comes the heat …

Herbs to feed hooves

Herbs can play a supportive role with any hoof issues. Working with your farrier or trimmer and your veterinarian, no matter your philosophy, herbs can help with most hoof issues. The herbs suggested in this article are also categorised as gentle in action easily added to feed dried or powdered.   These herbs can be used across a few hoof issues, so as you select which ones you think are best for your horse, keep your selection between three to five. If you are not sure, you can use the Spring Blend from Country Park, which supports hoof issues that come on … Continue reading Herbs to feed hooves

Herbs for Laminitis with IR/EMS/focus

The Spring Hoof I have been getting ‘many’ enquiries for laminitis support this last week – it must be that time of the year again. This article has been sitting in the draft folder and worth sharing now. Originally published Horse Deals September 2017 Laminitis is one issue many horse and pony owners have to be alert for with Spring. Nutritional support for a horse who suffers laminitis is vital. For the horse that is prone to laminitis, clivers is a useful daily supplement to improve the integrity of the hoof as it is one of the most nutritional herbs … Continue reading Herbs for Laminitis with IR/EMS/focus