Equine ointment self made

In every horse owners life there is the day when you have to deal with wounds. Horses are really prone to proud flesh. I experienced that myself many times over and have used different ways to control the developing of proud flesh including using copper sulphate.

However the one I loved best, was easiest to use and was not a health hazard to your horse (if they would lick and scratch on wounds which have copper sulphate on them) is the turmeric paste.

I found this tip on Facebook and thought it was worth writing it down:

So how can you check if your horse may have sand in its stomach? The easiest way we discovered is to get a long exam glove (the ones used for rectal examinations in horses - we were able to buy ours from a veterinary clinic).

Horse health indicators

For quick access I have put together a checklist to help determine the vital signs and health of the horse. I decided I will publish this here as it might be helpful for others as well. I intend to update this document as I find it necessary:

We all experience the moment when we have to use bute. If your horse is anything like George, it will smell it in anything. I did not even try to put it into his food anymore. His food should be sacro sanct to him, I will not sneak anything into it. Eating is a very sensual experience to a horse and they do it with great dedication and pleasure.

“Standing in front of a horse at liberty creates a space where you can meet yourself.” Petra Webstein


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