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Learn about keeping your horse in optimum health, naturally
Brianna Duncan Showhorses!

Brianna Duncan Showhorses!

South Australian show horse rider Brianna Duncan has been a highly successful show rider for the past 10 years, currently with Deevie (Double TT De-Vita), and has recently started dressage competition with her Warmblood gelding Felix (Heathmont Formula One).  The...

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HOW TO HEAL HOOF ABSCESSES

HOW TO HEAL HOOF ABSCESSES

Hoof abscesses are a common problem for horses and their carers, so here’s how to heal them naturally. Sudden and extreme lameness in one leg,  is the usual symptom of a hoof abscess, together with a digital pulse. This is located in the artery running down the inside...

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The Facts About Garlic For Horses

The Facts About Garlic For Horses

Garlic has been used as a food and a medicine for humans for over six centuries and is now in widespread use as a feed supplement for horses all over the world. I have fed Garlic to my own horses for more than 15 years, and for the past 10 years have recommended it to...

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Good and Bad Weeds For Horses

Good and Bad Weeds For Horses

Three of my horses enjoying a feed of Thistles I picked for them. THISTLES Thistles, also known as Sow thistle, rejoices in the Latin name of Sonchus oleraceus and is widespread throughout the world.  According to Pat Collins well-known herbalist, teacher and author,...

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Modern Horse Keeping Problems

Modern Horse Keeping Problems

The health of the soil and the plants that grow in it and how it is managed or mismanaged by man is the baseline of horse health. And of course the health of all animals including humans. The major impacts are from Glyphosate: Super Phosphate: GMO’s:  and Artificial...

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