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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 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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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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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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27 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What do you use?

This month’s ‘what do you use?’ comes from Vanessa Robertson. Vanessa lives in Perthshire and works full time for her local council as an e-Procurement Officer. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her horse, Excellaya (Shabana Excellaya), a horse she bought as a weanling and produced, backed and schooled herself. Excellaya [...]

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26 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Performance supplements for horses

Our Performance range is jam-packed full of great products to help your horse perform to the best of his ability. They’re designed for the job and complement correct management, training and fitness work…consider performance supplements as a member of your ‘team’. Here’s a whistle-stop tour of a few of our super supplements…see the full range [...]

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26 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Post competition must haves!

Lavender Fresh Wash

At Equimins, we’re dedicated to the care of your equine friend, whether he’s old or young, competes or spends his time ‘mowing’ the field. Lots of people focus on what they need before a competition- and preparation is really, really important…but so is the horse’s post competition care. That’s the reason we have an exceptional [...]

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19 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What are electrolytes and why do horses need them?

Electrolytes are minerals that form salts in the horse’s body, salts that help with a number of body processes, from fluid regulation to muscle function and a lot in between. Many people associate the feeding of electrolytes with competition horses and, as electrolytes are lost through sweat (as well as urine and faeces), it seems [...]

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15 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Keep your horse cool!

We love the sunshine and most of what comes with it (barbeques, ice creams, beaches…the list goes on!) but we know that it’s not ideal for horses. With the flies and heat, horses can find summer pretty hard going…and that’s why we asked our lovely Facebook fans for their tips when it comes to keeping [...]

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16 May 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What a performance! Top tips for performance horses

Serenity Pre Event Paste

As spring marches on, events become more frequent, whatever kind of sport you participate in. With this in mind, we thought we’d do a blog about performance horses, including a few of our top tips. As you’d expect, we have some great products designed for hardworking horses… Be prepared- yes, make sure you put in [...]

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