Stories from the herb garden

Learn about keeping your horse in optimum health, naturally

Perfect Ponies

We all love our ponies, whatever size they come in, and want them to be healthy, happy and performing well. Here are some perfect ponies, in two very different sizes,  thriving on their VF Natural Diets. Young Lachlan Campbell from Warrenbyane, Vic. with his divine...

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Feeding Myths Exposed

If  I had a dollar for every time I was told by a horse owner that they made a decision about their horses’ health based on “someone said” I would be a millionaire. We live in the information age, and for many of us that means information overload, so perhaps that is...

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Arthritis Prevention in Horses

The fact is that horses are prone to leg and other injuries and any injury has the potential to become the site for osteo-arthritic degeneration at a later date. Preventive treatment should always be used at the time, as even supposedly innocuous injuries can be the...

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In Praise of Senior Horses

My dear old Harry (Gothic) had to go to God yesterday, at the age of 27 years. He deteriorated very suddenly in his last two days and he is buried under the trees in the back paddock. I had him for 21 years – here he is pictured in his prime at “Woodhurst”, Largs, via...

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Herbal Healing Scenarios

I am often asked what types of health problems can be treated with my equine herbal medicine. The answer is just about everything ! To illustrate – at present I am treating a wide range of injuries and illnesses in every State of Australia. As usual several cases of...

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