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Archive | 2014

17 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Feeding fibre this festive season

Advance Concentrate Complete

Feeding fibre isn’t just for Christmas, it’s something that should be done all year round – in fact – it’s one of the 10 rules of feeding that every horse owner should abide by! The rules of feeding are there to help us keep our horses as happy and healthy as we can when it [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What is milk thistle?

Have you ever wondered what milk thistle is? Well, if you’re curious about this herb, this is the blog for you. Milk thistle, also known as silybum marianum, looks a lot like a ‘normal’ thistle, complete with purple flowers but, beneath its spiky exterior, there’s something pretty special. The milk thistle’s seeds are the part [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Keeping stabled horses in high spirits

If your horse has to spend more time in his stable over the winter months, this is the blog for you! Stabled horses need to be kept occupied in their stable, to help prevent them becoming bored and even anxious. The stable environment is not that closely aligned with the horse’s natural environment, but there [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jay Ward?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Equimins customer Jay Ward. Jay’s based in Devon and regularly posts great pictures and tips on our Facebook page…here’s a bit more about her… “I run a small yard offering show production and schooling near Kingsbridge in South Devon. My association with Equimins started in the early [...]

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16 December 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Adding calories without hard feed

Are you looking to add extra calories to your horse’s diet but don’t want to change feed? Don’t worry, we have the answer. The colder weather can cause horses to lose a little condition, but there are plenty of ways to add calories to your horse’s bucket feed without changing your entire feed! Here are [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Linda Graham?

This month, our ‘what do you use?’ blog comes from Linda Graham. Here, she tells us all about what she uses with her Highland pony Dalesman of Combebank. “I have had Dalesman of Combebank (Dabs) for four years.  He is a Highland pony who was lightly handled when I got him.  I initially showed him [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

SOEquine – Without the lows there can be no highs…

…And this last three months we have certainly had our fair share of lows; an abscess, tendon injury, Cushing’s diagnosis, gastric ulcers, and injuries resulting from firework disasters, so I am really looking forward to the highs that we are now due! In August I resumed training with Hannah Esberger, I couldn’t believe it had [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Do the maths!

If you’re looking at winter supplements to help support your horse this year, then the chances are you’ll be pricing up the options to find out which is the better value…and we’re here to help! There are a few things to look out for… How much do you need to feed each day? What are [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

How to clean and assess a wound

Finding out that your horse has injured himself is awful, especially if it’s a more serious injury. The best thing that you, his owner, can do, is to quickly assess the situation and take the correct action to maximise the chances of a speedy recovery. First of all, assess the wound. Some wounds need immediate [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Festive treats for those with four feet!

As we approach Christmas, we wanted to highlight some products that we’re sure your horse would like to find in his Christmas stocking! Here are our favourites… All that glitters…our Glitter Gel is the perfect product to add to your horse’s Christmas ensemble! Available in three great colours, Glitter Gel can be used all over [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Be first for first aid

Wound Powder

No one likes to think of their horse getting injured, but it’s a sad fact that sometimes horses do hurt themselves. The only thing that horse owners can do is to make sure they’re prepared for such occasions and ensure the horse’s field and stable environment is as safe as possible. Wrapping horses in cotton [...]

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18 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Herbal help

Ever wondered which herbs help to support specific areas of the body? Here’s our quick guide to herbal help for horses. If you’re interested in feeding herbs and you’re not sure which to choose, you can always call or email us and we’ll do our best to help you. Don’t forget that all the herbs [...]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Hollie Jones?

Hollie Jones emailed us about her horses Skyllar and Rooney, and told us a bit about them…and what she uses from our range and why… The horses… I have Skylla – he is an Irish sports horse around 7ish. Unfortunately he is just a very expensive field ornament as he can’t be ridden due to osteoarthritis [...]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Horse grooming products for winter weather

If you’re dreading the challenge of getting your horse shiny and clean when the weather’s at its worst, don’t panic, we’re here to help. Here are our five top grooming products for the autumn and winter season….   Dry Clean. Giving your horse a full shampoo when it’s throwing it down and blowing a gale [...]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The ‘general purpose’ supplement that’s far from average! Equimins Pro-Bio

If you’re looking for a general purpose or broad spectrum supplement for your horse, you’ve come to the right place. Not only does our Pro-Bio supply the horse with a broad spectrum of high specification vitamins and minerals, but it also contains probiotics, prebiotics and Saccharomyces Cerivisae yeast! Here are five facts about Pro-Bio… It’s [...]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Remember, remember…tips to keep horses happy this bonfire night

Serenity Pre Event Paste

Bonfire night and the evenings around 5th November aren’t usually greeted with joy for anyone who owns a horse. The loud crashes and bangs can spook even the calmest of horses, but there are things that you can do to help ease your horse’s anxiety. Here are our top tips. Find out when the displays [...]

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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What is linseed?

Cooked Linseed

Linseed, also called flaxseed, is the seed from the flax plant. It’s a crop that grows in cooler areas and has blue flowers during the growing season. The shiny seeds are quite small (around 5mm), but they can make a lot of difference to a horse’s condition and coat shine when handled and used correctly! [...]

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09 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Read about natural feeding for horses…

We’ve recently produced a four page brochure (available from Equimins retailers) about Advance Concentrate Complete and natural feeding. For those of you who order online, we thought we’d pop the brochure up on our blog, so you can have a read too!  

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17 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Michelle Ridgwell?

This month’s ‘What do you use?’ comes from Facebook, from Michelle Ridgwell. Michelle sent us a lovely picture (below) of her pony, Chicco, and told us a little but more about him and the supplement she uses…   I’d like to share a picture of my little boy and his pony at a show this [...]

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17 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

5 reasons to feed Advance Concentrate Complete this winter

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