We are very lucky at E-venting to have some great supporters. We really believe in their products and what they offer. Without their support we could not cover the costs that running a website incurs and for that we are really grateful.
is one of our supporters and they do have a fantastic range of products which offer great value for money. I have listed below a few products which I have used and in many cases still use.
Please look on Equimins website to see their whole range. http://www.equimins-online.com/
Feeding is an absolute minefield. I tend to follow a very basic feeding regime and then tend to add extras depending on how the horse is feeling or looking. I tend to stick with a fibre based feed which is usually a chaff, a grass nut of some sort and sugar beet. These basics never change but the quantities will change along with what I add.
As a base I add Equimins Super Plus Competition Supplement. I feed this instead of having to add a balancer as it works out cheaper and it lasts for months. I find a tub lasts me for about 3 months for one horse being fed daily.
If I think the horse needs more weight, I tend to add an oil based extra. Linseed is my preferred choice as they absolutely bloom on it without any stupid behaviour. Its an old fashioned ingredient and being able to buy it in an oil means no nasty boiling up of Linseed overnight on the hob!
If I feel the horse is lacking a bit of energy then I find Soya Oil works really well as a slow release energy. I find the behaviour tends to stay the same but they have a bit more energy if they are really lacking. I most often tend to add Soya Oil if the summer is hot (must have been a while ago as heat seems to have gone missing in the summer!) because I find they can often lack some sparkle in the heat but do not need additional calories.
I love Cider Vinegar. There are lots of things written where its supposed to help joints etc but ultimately, horses seem to really like it and they tend to look pretty good on it especially in their coats. If it does aid joints then for me that is an additional benefit!
I cannot go eventing without Lavender Wash – there are lots of choices on the market and many are far more expensive than Equimins very well priced version. You add it to water and sponge off the horse. It gets rid of annoying sweat marks and does not need rinsing off. My horse suffers from sweat lumps so this stuff is a godsend.
I have put hours of practice into my quarter marks. I have absolutely perfected them but for some reason I cannot get my sharks teeth to stay in place. I have tried water and oil, water, coat shine etc so Equimins Quarter Mark spray will be on my list in order to keep my quarter marks looking pristine throughout the day.
Finally a product I use throughout the winter is Mud Slide Lotion – if you have never tried it before you will wonder how you lived without it. You liberally apply to the horses legs. Turnout as normal and they come in with cleaner legs. They are also easier to groom. My mother covers her horse in it for hunting in order to make the end of day slightly less unpleasant when cleaning off. We live on clay and have had no mud fever despite the swamps they have been out in daily.
I am very proud of my horse, I want him to look amazing in both his health, vitality and his turn him out. I find Equimins offer me a great choice of products, great ingredients and at reasonable prices. If you have never looked before, please have a look at their website.