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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.

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 […]

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 […]

18 May 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for perfect quarter marks

If you’re looking to get perfect quarter marks this season, follow our top tips…   Use Quarter Marker – this liquid has been designed to set and hold quarter marks all day long – just spray onto the area, mark and that’s it! If you’re not using Quarter Marker, you’ll need to wet the area […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What causes laminitis?

Laminator Powder

The spring grass is coming through, and that means that we as horse owners should be vigilant when it comes to laminitis and obesity in our horses. For horses and ponies that have previously had an episode of laminitis or are at risk of laminitis, this is more important than ever. Although the condition is […]

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 […]

15 April 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Tips for horses with sweet itch

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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 […]

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 […]

17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

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

Laminator Powder

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 […]

17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

What is azoturia?

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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 […]

17 March 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Products to make competing a little easier


With competition season here, we thought we’d put together a little blog to highlight some of our time saving and can’t-live-without products that have been created to make your life a little bit easier…   Serenity Calm Down Paste – if you horse finds competitions a bit too exciting, our Serenity Calm Down Paste could […]

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 […]

18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to help respiratory issues in horses

Respiratory Formula

If you’ve noticed that your horse is coughing, sneezing or showing signs that could suggest his respiratory system is in need of a little help, this is the blog for you. Here, we’ll look at ways to help support the horse’s respiratory system.   Assess the situation. The horse’s respiratory system is pretty sensitive and […]

18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to feed garlic


Garlic is a very popular equine feed supplement, whether it’s added to the diet to help support respiratory health, for general health or even to help repel flies and biting insects in the warmer months. At Equimins, we have a variety of garlic supplements, to suit your feeding style and the kind of product you […]

18 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

It’s all about liquorice  

Liquorice Root

Have you ever fed your horse liquorice root? The word liquorice might be associated with the black sweet treat, but in its herb form, liquorice can be fed to horses for a number of reasons, including supporting the respiratory tract, liver and body systems. If you’re looking at liquorice, then why not consider the products […]

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 […]

04 February 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Haynet Blog – Mud Fever

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We’re delighted to be able to share with you a blog from Sam Hobden at Haynet. Haynet is a blogging site for the equestrian and country world, and shares many great blogs from horseaholics. We were excited when Sam got in touch with us about a blog she’d like to write for Haynet, all about […]

15 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

How to reduce ammonia in the stable

Stable Fresh

If you’re experiencing eye watering ammonia in your horse’s stable, it’s time to act to reduce the issue. Ammonia might be unpleasant for you, but for your horse, who spends more time in his stable than you do, it can actually irritate his mucous membranes and contribute towards respiratory issues. Here are our top tips […]