Think Before You Breed

Think Before You Breed

This horrendous drought should force a major re-think on horse breeding Selective breeding is essential to producing performance horses that are in demand. There is an old saying ‘Select the best to be mated to the best, and then hope for the best!’ The answer may not...
International Consultations

International Consultations

Victoria Ferguson’s equine herbal consultations are now available in Canada and USA, due to a partnership with Finlandia Natural Health Centre in Vancouver, who will dispense prescriptions. Finlandia announced the partnership today. “At Finlandia, we are honoured to...
Drought Feeding

Drought Feeding

Millet & Linseed Porridge Just one of the features of the VF Natural Diet is the Millet & Linseed Porridge. This should really be called Cossack Porridge and was taught me by the late Dorothy Hall, my highly esteemed herbal medicine guru, who also taught us...
Your Horses’ Waterworks

Your Horses’ Waterworks

Keeping a check on horses’ waterworks should become part of good management. A reliable way of doing this is to teach them to urinate prior to work. Start by whistling the horse either in the stable or in some long grass after work and after some consistent training...
Equine Herbs and Drugs

Equine Herbs and Drugs

Whilst the quick action of drugs is often necessary to relieve an acute condition symptomatically and in the short term, the negative side effects and contraindications for their use in the medium to long term are well known and documented. All horses with acute...