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Archive | Hoof

05 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Why do hooves smell?

Hoof Disinfectant

If there is a strong, foul smelling odour coming from your horse’s feet, particularly from the sole and frog area, your horse may have thrush. Thrush is a degenerative infection of the grooves within the frog. It is usually caused by standing in wet, dirty bedding or for lengths of time in a wet field. [...]

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22 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Why do hooves crack?

Hooves can crack for many reasons, in both the summer and winter. If you notice your horse does have cracked hooves, trying to prevent these splits and cracks from getting bigger is a good idea. With hooves growing between 7mm and 10mm a month, it can take a while to get ‘rid’ of cracked hooves, [...]

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16 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use Maria Rochfort-Hyde?

Maria got it touch with us to tell us all about her lovely horse TB… “I use your Hoof Mender 75 pellets and Serenity Liquid calmer on my TB. The farrier said, when I took his shoes off, he would never go barefoot and he is a rock cruncher now! I put this down to [...]

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09 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Dawn Cox

This month’s what do you use comes from Dawn Cox from Angel Horse who has been feeding Bonnie, a rescue case, Advance Concentrate Complete since she came into Dawn’s care. Here, Dawn tells us about Bonnie, her hopes for the future and her progress…please note that some of these pictures do show malnourished horses (but [...]

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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

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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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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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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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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17 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Buying a ‘baby’ horse – an introduction to Wilma

We’ve excited to say that we’re going to track the progress of Wilma, an 18 month old skewbald filly over the next few months. Wilma has poor quality hooves and has just started on our Hoof Mender 75 supplement. In this first blog from Wilma’s owner Nikki Goldup, Nikki gives us a bit of background [...]

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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 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Supplementing horses that live out

Does your horse live out during the winter? Does he receive a bucket feed? Some horses live out all year round with additional quality forage in the winter and they do more than just survive…they thrive! There are lots of benefits associated with horses living out, but there are some drawbacks too. One of these [...]

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28 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Money, money, money! Which products carry our money back guarantee?

We know it can be really hard to pick the right supplement for your horse- you want a calmer…but how do you know it’ll help support your horse? You want a balancer to support great condition…but how do you know it’ll do what it says? You want a hoof supplement that supports quality hoof growth…but [...]

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28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Hoof moisturising products

Great hoof health comes from the inside, but we know that the environment- things like hot summers, wet winter ground and bedding that dries the hoof, can have a big impact on the way a hoof looks and its condition. To nourish the hoof from the inside, we have a great range of hoof supplements. [...]

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28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

All about biotin

Equimins Biotin 15

Do you feed biotin to your horse? Why do you do it? Is it because it’s something you’ve always done or for a specific reason? In this blog, we ‘lift the lid’ on biotin- what is biotin? Why feed biotin? How to feed biotin? Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a water soluble vitamin [...]

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28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why is Hoof Mender 75 so different?

Hoof Mender 75

We’re proud of all the products we make at Equimins, and Hoof Mender 75 is no exception. We’ve seen great results from this product over the years and received lots of testimonials from happy customers to support it. We think Hoof Mender 75 is a cut above the rest. Why? Well, here’s just five reasons [...]

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27 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Vanessa Robertson. Vanessa lives in Perthshire and works full time for her local council as an e-Procurement Officer. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her horse, Excellaya (Shabana Excellaya), a horse she bought as a weanling and produced, backed and schooled herself. Excellaya [...]

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