When you’re looking after someone, it is only natural to want to provide them with the best care possible. This need is further magnified when you are charged with the well being of something as sensitive as a horse.
Despite their large bulk, horses are particularly sensitive to the chemicals and other ingredients in manufactured products that can bring about ill effects in them, often resulting in devastating deaths which could have been easily avoided.
With increasing awareness towards the needs of animals, everyone has started going back to their original roots and utilizing nature to get the perfect products for their four hoofed friends. If you’re also in search of the natural products for your horse, you should definitely try the following four products.
All Natural Horse Hoof Sprays and Salves
Oftentimes, horses are subjected to conditions where they might have to spend some time standing in mud or dirty bedding. Prolonged exposure to such conditions can cause a fungal hoof infection to develop. However, in some rare cases, hoof conditions can occur even in the most pristine of living conditions. In such scenarios, natural made horse hoof sprays and salves are your best friends.
Using sprays with manufactured or synthetic ingredients can often backfire and cause deterioration in the hoof by also eating away healthy tissue. Instead of permanently laming the horse, try to opt for something which is made from all natural ingredients like White Willow, Oregano Oil, Calendula and other herbs. These herbs are effective in controlling and eliminating the problem without causing the horse to suffer from any other side effects.
All Natural Horse Manes and Hair Shampoos
Everyone needs baths to stay clean and the same is true for horses, particularly when said horse is being groomed and prepped for a horse show. Unfortunately, it is possible for a horse to get an allergic reaction of some kind to the ingredients used in shampoos and coast manufactured with synthetic ingredients.
In severe cases, this can even result in the horse going bald in some areas of their coat or experience such severe irritation that it could cause them to rub off most of their manes or tails. Investing in a shampoo that has tea tree, aloe vera, rosemary, lavender, and other soothing herbal oils and essences can ensure that your horse’s coat remains shiny, glossy, and healthy.
All Natural Pest Sprays
Pests such as flies, fleas, and ticks are extremely troublesome for horses since being stabled turns the horses into perfect targets for them. Flies in particular are known to annoy horses and sting them occasionally too. Although most owners prefer to spray heir horses coats or surroundings, it can also make the horse suffer from an allergic reaction, get a skin irritation, or require more than one dose for it to be effective.
With the help of products that have natural extracts like Comfrey, Calendula, Plantain and other soothing extracts, you’ll find that your four-hoofed friend not only stays safe from the flies but also stays safe of any skin irritations and allergic reactions.
If you have any suggestions regarding all natural products that are horse friendly, feel free to share your opinion about them in the comments section below.