Why Herbs?

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WE ALSO PROVIDE ORGANIC HERBS & SOLUTIONS FOR DOGS AND CATS - PLEASE SEE OUR PRODUCT PAGES
 
IF THERE IS A SIZE THAT YOU REQUIRE THAT IS NOT SHOWN ON THE SITE PLEASE CONTACT US AS WE ARE USUALLY ABLE TO HELP
 
 
WE ARE ALSO ABLE TO MAKE UP BESPOKE HERBS FOR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS - PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS ANY REQUIREMENTS
 
As herbivores, horses have evolved to roam and graze on a wide range of natural forage in order to obtain all the fibre, nutrients, minerals and vitamins they need to stay healthy. All species have evolved to forage / hunt to obtain the secondary compounds that they need to maintain health. Have you noticed how dogs and cats will select only certain grasses to eat or chew, and how both species (especially cats) often roll in herbs to release thier essentail oils? Next time you put your guinea pigs or rabbits out to graze watch how they select different grass types (if available), and try introducing some appropraite herbs for them to select from. 
  
Wild pastures contain hundreds of species, including wild grasses, herbs, hedgerows, trees etc - all of which combine to provide the range of herbs and  plants required to keep the horses (and other aniamls) healthy.
 
Today's modern pastures are often sewn with only a few grass types. Even a horse kept at pasture 24 hours a day in todays man-made grazing are unable to select from the range of plants that they require. In addition many of the soils no longer contain the range of essential minerals necessary for the maintenance of good health. As such today's horses rely on their owners to provide the range of minerals, vitamins and fibre that they need. By offering organic herbs we can nutritionally supplement their existing forage to fill the gaps that they would naturally fill themselves if in the wild. Many grazing environments are without adequate tress and hedgerows, woody matter provides an essential componet for all herbivores diets, and if this is not available in their environment they will be forced to chew on fences / stables - which can be dangerous to the animal and costly for the owner!
 
Organic herbs provide a wealth of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients needed to replace some of the missing ingredients from their diet, to support their physical and mental well-being. Many people forget that most of today's pharmaceutical drugs are derived from plant extracts. However, many of these drugs can have severe side effects. Nature contains its own natural products, and by selecting the right herbs to suit your horse's needs and allowing your animal to self-select, you can nutritionally support its health and well-being. Herbs can also nutritionally support all the major organs, bone structure and nerve supply. When used correctly, organic herbs are natural, gentle and extremely effective. However, it is possible to over-dose on herbs, so correct useage is required - it is always better to allow your animal to select their own dose as only they innately know what is appropriate for their bodies needs, and this can change on a daily basis. 
 
Please see our on-line shop for a selection of the most commonly required herbs, plus the best quality tried and tested herbal tonics.
 
Wherever possible this should be undertaken by self selection to allow the animal to guide it's own healing and support as it would in the wild. We are happy to provide an Applied Zoopharmacognosy session (self selection using a wide range of essential oils, algae, clays, vitamins, minerals and organic herbs).
 
PLEASE NOTE WE ALSO PROVIDE HERBAL SOLUTIONS (PRODUCTS & THERAPIES) FOR CATS AND DOGS AND ALL OTHER SPECIES- PLEASE SEE OUR PRODUCTS PAGES!
 
THE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. NONE OF THE THERAPIES, PRODUCTS OR ADVICE GIVEN IS A SUBSTITUTE FOR APPROPRAITE VETERINARY CARE.