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Archive | Performance

18 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

When and how to feed electrolytes

Electrolytes are most commonly associated with performance horses. This is simply because competition horses lose a lot of sweat and, therefore, electrolytes when they compete. However, any horse that sustains heavy sweat loss many benefit from an electrolyte supplement. Although electrolytes are lost when the horse sweats, they are also expelled through urine and faeces. [...]

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11 July 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to boost energy levels

Health, nutrition and fitness are essential when it comes to your horse’s performance. An unfit or off colour horse, much like an unfit person, will not be able to perform to the best of their ability. This is why fitness regimes are so important, and why tailoring your plan to the work your horse is [...]

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23 June 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What is azoturia?

If you’ve heard the terms azoturia, Monday morning disease, tying up, or equine rhabdomylosis and never been quite sure what it is, then this is the blog for you! Any horse can suffer with azoturia, although it is more common in female horses, whether mares of fillies. Sometimes the cause is fairly obvious, but in [...]

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16 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Muscle supplements

If you have a competition horse or a horse that’s suffered with muscle issues, such as azoturia, you’re probably very aware of the array of supplements available to help support this important area. We have a number of carefully formulated muscle supplements that contain high levels of important ingredients to really deliver. Here’s a quick [...]

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08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Jax Hopkinson?

Jax and Willow

Equimins customer Jax Hopkinson got in touch with us about her horse, Willow, and why she uses Advance Concentrate Complete… Willow is 9, Welsh X Irish Sports Horse. I bought her August 1st last year knowing she had some health issues. She had been coughing and lethargic, and had the odd bout of colic. Her [...]

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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

What is azoturia?

Azoturia is an unpleasant condition that compromises the horse’s muscles and usually happens during exercise. It’s a condition that should be treated seriously and should be confirmed by a vet as it’s more than just a little uncomfortable. The pain caused can increase the horse’s pulse rate and can make the horse appear to seize [...]

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17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to feed electrolytes

There’s more than one way to add electrolytes to your horse’s diet, which can be very useful if he’s a fussy feeder… Add electrolytes to water. This is probably the most obvious way of giving your horse electrolytes. It’s easy to do as you just need to dissolve the suggested amount into the correct amount [...]

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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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15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Take the Before and After Advance Challenge!

Advance Concentrate Complete

Are you concerned about your horse’s condition? Are you looking for a new balancer? Have you been using Advance Concentrate Complete and are delighted with the results? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, this competition is for you. We’re asking Equimins customers to send us before and after pictures of their horses [...]

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15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Black and White Eventing prepares for the new Event Season with Equimins

Over the winter period I have been letting my horses have a slightly laid back time, making sure their health and wellbeing is all in check. I keep my horses at home on the family farm and as well as caring for my yearling and children’s four ponies I compete on Wanda, a 10 year [...]

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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

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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17 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

5 reasons to feed Advance Concentrate Complete this winter

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16 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

All about probiotics

Probiotics are everywhere at the moment, in human nutrition as well as equine. Often referred to as friendly bacteria, probiotics are live bacteria or yeast that can be used to help rebalance the bacteria in the gut, if it becomes unbalanced for any reason. Sometimes, there’s an obvious reason for an imbalance, such as a [...]

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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

What do you use? Kate Davey tells us what she uses for her horses…

Equimins customer, Kate Davey, has two horses who use our products. In this blog, she tells us what Jiosco and Geo use… For Jiosco (16hh selle francais, 17yo) I use: Flexijoint – he has navicular and since his diagnosis which was about 2 year ago he has been on this. I also use it to [...]

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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 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Get to know your joint supplements!

Flexijoint

Joint supplements are popular with owners of different types of horses and can be fed for a variety of different reasons. To cater for everyone, we have an impressive range of joint supplements and, to help you find the best one for your horse, we’ve put together a quick ‘cheat’s guide’ to help you navigate [...]

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