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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.

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. […]

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, […]

14 April 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Liz Smith

Liz emailed us about her lovely horse Matrix, what he eats and why he’s definitely an Equimins fan! Meet Matrix, he’s a Pure Bred Spanish (PRE) Gelding who came over to the UK as a 5 year old and who I’ve owned for the last 8 years. He’s truly my horse of a lifetime; very […]

16 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to cool a horse’s legs 

Horses involved in strenuous exercise are more susceptible to injury, and the way we care for our horses after exertion can help to prevent issues. Cooling legs after exercise is one part of this. Here, we look at why we cool legs and how to do it. When horses are working (and, by which we […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 March 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Show preparation tips

If you’re looking for ways to make your horse shine in the show ring, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we look at different ways to help your horse look his very best in the show ring using tips, tricks and terrific products designed for the job…   Enhance – considering using […]

14 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

5 reasons to feed Pro-Bio Supplement

If you’re looking for a general purpose or vitamin and mineral supplement for your horse, you have to read this blog! In this blog, we talk about Pro-Bio Supplement, a broad spectrum vitamin and mineral supplement that also includes high levels of probiotics that support a healthy gut. Wondering why you should buy Pro-Bio? Here […]

14 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Coughs and sneezes

Respiratory Formula

Coughs and sneezes are far from uncommon, especially in the winter time when horses tend to spend more time inside. In this blog, we’re looking at ways to help prevent coughs and sneezes and also how to support a horse that’s recovering from respiratory illness. Prevention is better than cure You can’t always prevent your […]

14 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to keep condition in the winter

Keeping condition over the winter months does have something to do with feed, but there are a lot of other factors that influence your horse and how he ‘winters’…   Fibre. Fibre in an essential part of the diet – not just from a nutrition point of view, but fibre also helps to keep the […]

08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

How to care for your veteran horse this winter

The winter can be challenging for all equines, but veteran horses seem to have the most to overcome. If they’re struggling to maintain condition, the colder weather makes them use their fat deposits to keep warm; if they struggle to chew due to lack of teeth, hay can be difficult to eat; if they suffer […]

08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

The joint supplement with the money back guarantee!

Our Flexijoint range of joint supplements for horses has lots of benefits. Not only do all three products come with a full money back warranty if you don’t notice a difference in your horse after feeding it (yes, we’re that confident), but they’re also very well priced. The range is made up of three products: […]

08 January 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Winter Leg Scrub and Mud Block Lotion put to the test!

Winter Leg Scrub

We were really thrilled to receive this great tried and tested report from Nikki Goldup from Black and White Eventing. Nikki tested our Winter Leg Scrub Concentrate and Mud Block Lotion on her horses. Nikki is a working mum with three children and owns five horses ranging from her children’s ponies to her event horse, […]

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 […]

08 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Looking after your leatherwork this winter

Bridles and saddles can cost a lot of money and, if not cared for correctly, can quickly deteriorate and become dangerous. It’s important to maintain your leather all year round, but the winter months do make it a little more challenging with the rain, mud and cold conditions it’ll be exposed to. Here are our […]

08 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Winter yard tips

Stable Fresh

If you hate everything about winter including the havoc it causes around the yard, then this blog with winter yard tips is a must read…enjoy! Super salt – salt isn’t just a feed supplement! Putting salt down on concrete areas to prevent freezing can really pay dividends and prevent a lot of accidents. Breaking the […]

08 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is echinacea?

Echinacea, whether it’s fed as a liquid or dried herb, can be added to the horse’s diet to help support the immune system. It can be fed when the immune system has been compromised, during times of stress, after veterinary treatment or to help maintain wellbeing and health. Research has also shown that echinacea can […]

07 December 2015 ~ 0 Comments

SOEquine update – getting back in the saddle and lots of groundwork

SOEquine is back! In this latest update, Sophie tells us what she’s been up to over the last few months… In my last blog we were full of the joys of spring, and now we are knee deep in winter mud! This year I planned to concentrate on training, and building the foundation for success. […]

11 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to help your horse thrive this winter

Keeping condition on your horse during the colder months can be challenging but, at Equimins, we’re not interested in merely surviving winter, we want your horse to THRIVE! In this blog, we’ve put together some top tips to help your horse this winter…   Forage – forage is an essential part of the horse’s diet. […]

11 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Do you feed probiotics?

A number of our products contain probiotics, and it’s easy to see why. These friendly bacteria help to support gut health, which not only helps to maintain digestive health, but can also support the immune system, general health and well being. The good news is that you can integrate probiotics into your horse’s diet each […]