Witch Hazel- Skin Magic September 21 2018, 0 Comments

This local drugstore staple is famous for being a wonderful skin treatment for humans, but did you know this great, affordable treatment has many uses around the barn? 

Calming Flower- Ylang Ylang July 22 2018, 0 Comments

The lovely star shaped yellow Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) flower grows on the Cananga tree. Known for its use in aromatherapy as a perfume and a relaxant, this delightful-smelling flower is typically administered as an essential oil and offers calming and healing benefits to your horse.

Rosemary for the Win May 17 2018, 0 Comments

Rosemary for equines is most commonly administered as an ingredient in insect repellant, as well as an ingredient in natural anti-viral and anti-fungal salves and sprays. Rosemary is especially effective against mosquitoes. 

Thuja: Sarcoid Relief Tree March 23 2018, 0 Comments

A coniferous tree in the Cypress family, native to Canada, and Central and Northeastern United States, the branches and leaves of the Thuja are known for its potent anti-viral, immunity boosting effects for horses and humans alike. Most popularly used as a sarcoid treatment, consider this plant as your go-to natural remedy next time a virus is at-play.

Nutrition for White Line and Thrush February 13 2018, 1 Comment

t the root of many equine health issues are nutritional deficiencies and imbalances, and often the only way to truly heal your horse is by addressing the root problem. This article looks at the root causes of some of the most common infections threatening our horse’s hooves: thrush and White Line Disease (WLD).

Slippery Elm: Ulcer Guard February 07 2018, 0 Comments

Much of horses’ immune systems and hence overall well-being is regulated in the large intestine or hindgut, which, although endlessly important to your horse’s health, also is one of our horses most vulnerable organs. Enter Slippery Elm (Ulmus fulva/rubra), one of nature’s wonder herbs, excellent at soothing and healing equine ulcers and encouraging overall gut health for horses.

Prebiotics or Probiotics? January 26 2018, 0 Comments

Prebiotics?  Probiotics?  What's the difference, and why would I choose one over the other?

This is one of the most common questions I get from customers, and given the prevalence of gut health issues in winter, I thought this would be a good time to air my answers for everyone to read.

Holiday Herbs for Horses November 15 2017, 0 Comments

Cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves make many people think of eggnog, pumpkin bread and ginger cookies. Beyond giving your baked treats a holiday zing, did you know these aromatic spices can benefit your horse as well? Consider putting them in your home-baked horse cookies, use them to top-dress his feed, or add the essential oils to salves and tinctures for topical applications. 

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) - Nature's Anxiety Relief September 17 2017, 0 Comments

This delicious, lemony member of the mint family is a hardy perennial and a gem of an herb for our equine partners. Easy to grow, easy to prepare, and highly palatable to horses, lemon balm is a top herb to add to your horse’s diet.

Pest Be Gone Herb Garden- Plant Your Own Insect-Free Haven July 10 2017, 0 Comments

At some point every equestrian has used fly masks, fly sheets, fly sprays, and maybe even fly predators in order to mitigate the summertime insect infestation. Even so, most people just accept that with horses come flies and other annoying pests. However, what about a different tactic? What about planting herbs around the barn to repel those pesky insects?