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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.

13 May 2016 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use…Chloe Slater?

Chloe Slater got in touch to tell us why she uses Advance Concentrate Complete and Cooked Linseed. And also included a before and after Equimins image of her young horse. We’ve had the grey horse, who’s now 5, for a year. We struggled to get him to fill out so we looked into using Advance [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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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16 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What is linseed?

Cooked Linseed

Linseed, also called flaxseed, is the seed from the flax plant. It’s a crop that grows in cooler areas and has blue flowers during the growing season. The shiny seeds are quite small (around 5mm), but they can make a lot of difference to a horse’s condition and coat shine when handled and used correctly! [...]

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28 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Oil ‘em up!

Linseed Oil

Do you add oil to your horse’s feed? Or do you wonder why people do? There are many reasons why people add oil to their horse’s diet – it could be to help support their horse’s joints, to improve coat shine and condition, or to increase the calorie content of the horse’s bucket feed using [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Condition in the cold

If your horse could do with a little more condition this winter, don’t worry, we’re here to help! Horses can lose condition in the winter for many reasons. One can be if they become cold and use their ‘food’ to keep them warm rather than for weight. Another can be a reduction in food- as [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Powders, pellets or liquids? How do you choose?

Have you ever wondered why some supplements are available as a powder or a liquid and others as pellets? On the whole, this caters for the preferences of the horse and/or his owner, but there are some supplements that are available in different presentations for other reasons. Here’s a few examples from our range… Advance [...]

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27 October 2013 ~ 0 Comments

How Advance Concentrate Complete works WITH your horse…

We know that horses are ‘designed’ to live on a fibre diet, but with domestication, change in management and different demands on the horse, hard feed was introduced and is now fed by owners all over the world. We’re not saying that there’s never a need for hard feed. There are some horses that require [...]

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25 September 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Feeding fibre this winter

It’s a question that we hear a lot…can my ridden horse survive on fibre and nothing else this winter? In most cases, the answer is absolutely…but let’s explore why this is… First of all, let’s not forget what the horse is meant to eat. A horse’s digestive system is designed to process fibre and thrive [...]

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21 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use?

August can be a tricky time when it comes to feed with the growing grass often leading to reduced hard feed rations or, in some cases, no concentrated feed at all! Even though feed might be abundant thanks to the green stuff, supplements and topical products are still used to help promote health and more. [...]

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