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Equimins Ltd Blog | Natural Horse Supplements, Supplies & Products Equimins specialises in producing natural horse supplies, products and supplements for the major areas associated with caring for a horse. All products are proudly made in the UK and excellent specification quality products are of paramount importance. Using this blog we want to share some of the knowledge we have gained through nearly 30 years of experience.

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11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Melissa Palfreyman?

For this month’s ‘what do you use?’ blog, we speak to Melissa Palfreyman… “My name is Melissa Palfreyman, I’m from Warrington and have two horses – a 15.2hh Connemara cross, 20 year old mare, called Marble and a two year old thoroughbred cross called Spyro. I went from having one horse on part loan to [...]

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18 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A quick guide to our Flexijoint joint supplements

Want to feed your horse Flexijoint but not sure which one to pick? Here’s our quick guide to Flexijoint joint supplements! Don’t forget that we’re at the end of the phone or can be contacted by email if you need help – don’t hesitate to get in touch! Flexijoint Supplement  High specification joint supplement that [...]

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18 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Update on Wilma and Hoof Mender 75

Wilma has been taking part in a long term test on our Hoof Mender 75. Her owner, Nikki Goldup, has been keeping a diary of the mare’s progress and how her hooves have improved since she started using the supplement. Here’s the latest instalment: ‘Several months have now passed with Wilma still lapping up her daily [...]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use? Itchless, Biting Midge Cream and Fly Repellent

This month’s ‘What do you use?’ is slightly different and it comes from two four legged Equimins fans, Amber and Mouse… “It’s that time of the year again when the pesky midges try to feast on us and suffering with Sweet Itch can make us very miserable!!! “Our names are Amber and Mouse and with [...]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Pick the right shampoo for your horse

Lavender Shampoo

If you’re keen to give your horse a thorough clean now the weather’s a little warmer, but you’re a bit overwhelmed by the range of shampoos on the market, read on! In this feature we have a look at the shampoos we have available in our range and give you some top tips on how [...]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Hoof care problems – thrush

Hoof Disinfectant

Thrush is an unpleasant condition that is far from uncommon. The good news is that prompt treatment can quickly resolve the issue, and correct management can help to prevent the condition altogether. So, what is it? Thrush is a bacterial infection around the horse’s frog. It’s easy to identify because it creates a black discharge [...]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Summer hoof care tips

If you’re worried about the condition of your horse’s hooves, have a look at our top tips below. All have been put together to help your horse’s hooves to maintain condition over the summer and beyond… Nutrition. Quality hoof growth comes from within, so before you spend your money on lotions and potions, make sure [...]

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17 July 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Better hoof health

At Equimins, we’re passionate about nutrition to support health, and hoof health is an excellent example of why. There are lots of topical hoof products out there, and we do sell a number that help to maintain moisture in the hoof, or improve their appearance, and we also sell a hoof hardener. All these products [...]

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15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jessica Hatcher?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Jessica Hatcher, who tells us when she feeds her 23 year old gelding, Woody, Flexijoint… “I’ve had Woody for five years and he’s recently turned 23 years old. We spend a lot of time hacking but also do a little bit of everything including local dressage, showing [...]

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15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Why we love lavender

Lavender Shampoo

We have to admit to being lavender fans at Equimins. Not only does lavender have a lovely smell, but it also has natural antiseptic properties, can help to repel flies and insects and can help to calm and relax! The lavender plant is a common sight in many gardens across the UK. It’s easy to [...]

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18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

SOEquine – Good riddance winter, hello Spring!

Here’s the latest blog from guest blogger Sophie Ostler… It has been a very long winter for us; riding has taken a back seat as usual, but not for want of trying. Our lack of facilities makes it almost impossible but somehow I managed to keep things just ticking over, despite the snow that interrupted [...]

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18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Products for shine in the show ring

We know what it’s like, you have an important show fast approaching and instead of being clean and shiny, your horse has decided that getting dirty is the way to go. Don’t panic! We have some great products to help your horse shine in the show ring…despite his best efforts… Giving your horse a good [...]

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18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Hoof lotions and potions

Hoof Disinfectant

With a lot of hoof products out there, we thought we’d give you a quick guide to our hoof care products that can be applied to the horse’s feet to help keep them healthy all year round. With hoof oils, hoof gels, hoof moisturisers and more, we wanted to give you the top points about [...]

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18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to treat rubs and grazes

Wound Gel

Most horses will, at one time or another, cause themselves a rub or graze type injury. Although these injuries are not usually serious, it pays to treat and clean them quickly and ensure that the wound is regularly checked during recovery. So, if you notice that your horse has a rub or a graze, here’s [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Futurity and Feet – Trials and Tribulations

A few months ago, I wrote a blog about my yearling that I had purchased with a view to eventually producing her as a competition horse. Wilma is now rising two and has been trialling Equimins Hoof Mender 75 Supplement Powder. Wilma is a very mixed bred horse being half thoroughbred, then a quarter each [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…James Mann?

In this month’s ‘What do you use?’ we speak to James Mann about his 17.3hh Irish Draught gelding, Tom. “I’ve owned Tom since October 2012.  My parents bought him for me to help with my studies as I had just enrolled onto an equine course at Salford College.  I am now coming to the end [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Keep flies away this spring and summer

Extra Strength Fly Repellent

If your horse is bothered by flies every year, make this year different and invest in quality fly repellent products from Equimins. We have a range of four different fly repellents as well as Biting Midge Cream to help keep your horse fly free and happy all summer long. Here’s a quick guide to our [...]

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15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for horses with sweet itch

If your horse has sweet itch, there’s no doubt that you’ll be doing all you can to help keep him comfortable over the spring and summer months. Sweet itch is an unpleasant condition that needs careful management year on year as it cannot be cured. Here, we share our top tips on managing horses with [...]

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17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jen Evans?

Jen Evans sent us an email about her lovely ex-racehorse and why she uses Advance Concentrate Complete… “My 7year old ex race horse, who was successfully retraining, competing and winning in the show ring over the summer of 2014 as a Retrained Racehorse and Riding Horse. He started to struggle tracking up and was consistently sore [...]

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17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to work out the cost per day of your supplements?

At Equimins, we’re all about quality products and value for money…two attributes that our customers really value. With this is mind, we wanted to share with you a tip that will allow you to fairly compare the cost of the supplements on the shelves…and that’s by working out the cost per day. So, how do [...]

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