Stories from the herb garden

Learn about keeping your horse in optimum health, naturally

Modern Horse Keeping Problems

The health of the soil and the plants that grow in it and how it is managed or mismanaged by man is the baseline of horse health. And of course the health of all animals including humans. The major impacts are from Glyphosate: Super Phosphate: GMO’s:  and Artificial...

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Beating The Bute Habit

As a horse owner, you need to be aware of the disturbing side effects of medicating horses with “Bute”. Phenylbutazone a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug has been in common use for more than 70 years in equine veterinary medicine to relieve pain and inflammation....

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Colic – VF Herbal Remedies

Colic can be a life threatening condition and it is therefore imperative that all horse owners and carers should have a good knowledge of how to recognise, treat and prevent this relatively common complaint.  What is colic?  A horse is said to have colic...

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Useful Herbs For Horses & Their Humans

First In A Series – Calendula   I love the cheerful colors of Calendula flowers – it is popping up everywhere right now – it’s really easy to grow a beautiful addition to the home and stable garden. The medicinal parts are the flower heads and petals and they can...

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Feeding Horses Naturally

South Australian show horse rider Brianna Duncan and her mother Sue are proud of their magnificent Warmblood gelding Felix (Heathmont Forever After). The picture above was taken this week at 3 ½ years of age. Brianna writes “Felix arrived at our property in June 2017...

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Winter Is Coming

Older horses, especially those with arthritis, feel the cold and this may show up as general stiffness or stiffness in some joints. For those that are still in work, they most likely warm out of this quite quickly, a benefit of correct work. Appropriate feeding and...

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Now Is The Time For Self Reliance

At times like this, it’s a no brainer to have a first aid kit on hand, one you can use for horses and their humans. Victoria Ferguson’s Just-in-Case Equine Herbal First Aid Kit is made from 100% human medicinal quality herbal extracts and oils and comes with a really...

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