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  • Herbs for horses

    Hello. Just recently have spent several months with two horses that came back from trainer ragged, underfed and mentally shut down. One was OTTB that I bought from local kids camp. Sweet and quiet but needed to be trained for standing tied and to load and basic ground manners. The other was QH that was always slightly nervous but super personality.

    After they came back it was three months of haying (on sand lot) and forage based diet and ulcer meds. When weight was back on they looked great, but the TB kept getting cinchy and pulling back when saddled

    I started sleuthing for remedies other than Rantidine and Ulcergard.

    I found that herbs worked well to let his belly heal. I used the Ulcer Repulser product and within a few days he was eating fantastic (not that he ever picked) but I noticed I could groom vigorously now and his flanks were touchable as well as putting pressure on his girthline. He’d always had a shine but he glows now

    he is a unique cribbed. He puts the back of his chin on a gate with rolled edge he doesn’t crib with his teeth. Which really is best way if he’s going to do it

    the cribbing seems to have decreased although I suspect he does it from boredom as he’s a weekend warrior trail horse who lives to eat up the miles on the trails!

    I also started adding bentonite clay daily which I’d used in the past on a different ulcers horse. The combination of the herbs and clay seemed to have worked!

    both horses are extremely well rounded and in good flesh.

    has anyone else used herbs for belly pain or other areas for their horse. I’d like to use them for joint and pain relief but not sure yet about which types to use


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    I would suggest you Google the many herbal horse products on the market. If the commercial products are out of your price range, look at the main ingredients and source them in bulk.

    I really like Canadian company Herbs For Horses!

    And fire your trainer

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      Without a doubt I was livid. He was out of state or he’d already have been hauled to court. Cried when my vet said TB lost 200 lbs. was afraid someone would call animal control or sheriff and report me for abuse.

      do you order the herbs separately? I did order from another company call wild horse products. The horses equally devour their herb formula for stomach as well.

      im super impressed with herbs so looking to branch out for herbs to control inflammation and pain after our long hard rides. The QH was just injected with first shot of Legend and the TB has joint issue in front right fetlock.

      It is quite daunting to wade in the herbal scene. The simple and purest form is what I’m looking for

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      • #4
        I use Hilton Herbs Digest Support.
        Lori T
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