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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.

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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16 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Supplementing horses that live out

Does your horse live out during the winter? Does he receive a bucket feed? Some horses live out all year round with additional quality forage in the winter and they do more than just survive…they thrive! There are lots of benefits associated with horses living out, but there are some drawbacks too. One of these [...]

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28 August 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Money, money, money! Which products carry our money back guarantee?

We know it can be really hard to pick the right supplement for your horse- you want a calmer…but how do you know it’ll help support your horse? You want a balancer to support great condition…but how do you know it’ll do what it says? You want a hoof supplement that supports quality hoof growth…but [...]

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28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

All about biotin

Equimins Biotin 15

Do you feed biotin to your horse? Why do you do it? Is it because it’s something you’ve always done or for a specific reason? In this blog, we ‘lift the lid’ on biotin- what is biotin? Why feed biotin? How to feed biotin? Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a water soluble vitamin [...]

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28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Why is Hoof Mender 75 so different?

Hoof Mender 75

We’re proud of all the products we make at Equimins, and Hoof Mender 75 is no exception. We’ve seen great results from this product over the years and received lots of testimonials from happy customers to support it. We think Hoof Mender 75 is a cut above the rest. Why? Well, here’s just five reasons [...]

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26 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Eco and easy!

Veteran Vits and Mins

We use ecopack packaging on a number of our lines- some completely and some as refills- because they have 95% less packaging than standard supplements tubs, can be resealed to maintain freshness and they’ll save you a few pounds too as we pass the packaging saving costs onto you! Here’s a list of our ecopack [...]

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25 February 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Wet weather worries

If you’re worried about your horse’s skin and hooves during this wet weather, this blog is just for you. We know that the winter can be a tough time. If your horse has got mud fever, it can be a tricky condition to treat and, if he hasn’t, you’re constantly checking to make sure that [...]

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20 December 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Give hooves a helping hand

Hoof Mender 75

Sometimes hooves can need a little extra help and, when it comes to supporting hoof growth, we believe in helping from the inside. If you look at our Hoof section, you’ll see a number of supplements designed to help, but for hooves in need of maximum support, we have Hoof Mender 75. This supplement is [...]

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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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