Laminitis – Herbal Treatment & Prevention

Laminitis – Herbal Treatment & Prevention

“No foot – no horse.” This old saying is as true today as it ever was. Laminitis is a potentially life threatening condition. The  symptoms are inflammation of the sensitive laminae of the hoof resulting in  extreme pain and reluctance to move, and frequently...
Healing Equine Skin Problems Herbally

Healing Equine Skin Problems Herbally

The efficient functioning of the skin, which is part of the immune system, is essential to good health. The skin and hair protects the body from trauma, temperature fluctuations and microbe invasion. The skin is also the largest organ of elimination being responsible...
Herbs For Horses – Feed & Medicine

Herbs For Horses – Feed & Medicine

WHY I USE LIQUID HERBS FOR MEDICINE The Greek Physician Hippocrates (370 – 440 BC) known as the father of medicine famously said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”. In this day and age this is not so easy, and when it comes to herbs for horses, owners...
Drought Feeding Tips

Drought Feeding Tips

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...
Equine Wellness Workshop with Victoria Ferguson

Equine Wellness Workshop with Victoria Ferguson

EQUINE WELLNESS WORKSHOP with VICTORIA FERGUSON – EQUINE HERBALIST SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER At “Montserrat” 41 Waters Road Mt George near Hahndorf, S A . PROGRAM 9 am – THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF VF NATURAL FEEDING Preventive Nutrition using Raw Feeds explained Feeding...
Colic – VF Herbal Remedies

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 if it is...
Are Your Horses Well Enough?

Are Your Horses Well Enough?

The best way to ensure optimum health for your performance or pleasure horses is to prevent problems occurring in the first place. From a holistic point of view this means looking after the whole horse, all the time… The three points of the triangle affect the overall...
Flower Essence Therapy for Horses

Flower Essence Therapy for Horses

The history of flower essence therapy dates back to the 16th century and spans many cultures. It started with the great healer and mystic Paracelsus who collected the dew from flowers to treat his patients’ emotional imbalances. The culture was also known to the...