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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.

11 November 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for winter grooming

During the summer months, the lack of mud and shorter summer coats make it easy to keep your horse looking his best…but add in a good dose of sticky mud and longer coats and it’s a completely different ball game. Here, we’ve put together some top tips to help your horse to look gorgeous and […]

09 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Top tips for respiratory health this winter

Respiratory Formula

There are lots of reasons why respiratory issues rear their ugly heads in the winter months. It could be because the horse is spending more time inside in a potentially dusty environment, or that his bedding irritates his respiratory system, or that he has an allergy to the dust or spores in hay…the list goes […]

09 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Mud products and mud fever

Just as the flies vanish for winter, most horse owners prepare themselves for the next attack…and this time it’s from the mud. If your horse suffers with mud fever, the winter can be a really challenging time…but don’t worry…we have a great range of products that can support your horse when his skin is challenged […]

09 October 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to make bonfire night better for your horse

Serenity Pre Event Paste

The loud bangs and cracks of bonfire night are hardly relaxing…especially for horses! Here, we’ve put together a few tips to help you and your horse cope this season…   Safety first – scared horses and safety don’t tend to go hand in hand, so be very aware of this when handling your horse on […]

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 […]

11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Top tips for the perfect clip

Clean Coat Bodywash

If your horse has started to get a little wooly or you’ve noticed he’s sweating up more than you’d like when worked, you might have to reach for the clippers and give your horse a new ‘do’ sooner rather than later. Here are our top tips to help you get the perfect clip for your […]

11 September 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is mud fever?

Mud Slide Lotion

At the time of the year, mud fever starts to become a worry for many people, and it’s easy to see why. Mud fever is more than just a bit of a sore area, or at least it can be if not treated quickly and efficiently using relevant products and correct management. In this blog, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Keeping flies away this summer

Fly Repellent Gel 3535

There are so many things to love about the summer- the lighter evenings, the warmer temperatures and a reduction in mud. However, this all comes at a cost, and this is flies, midges and biting insects. Although banishing flies is not something that we’re able to do, there are lots of ways to help keep […]

15 June 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is chaste tree berry?

Chaste Tree Berry

Chaste tree berry, also known as vitex agnus castus, is a herb that’s commonly associated with horses in need of hormonal support. For this reason, you’ll see it on the ingredients list of many hormonal or moody mare supplements, as well as supplements that support stallions and rigs with hormonal imbalance. That said, chaste tree […]

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 […]