Red Raspberry Leaf for Horses

Is the herb red raspberry leaf good for horses? Yes it is. Red Raspberry leaf is one of the many herbs we use at Silver Lining Herbs for our horse products. The raspberry leaf is said to increase the fertility of a female. It may also help in regulating and decreasing cramps in the menstrual cycle. Given this, it is no wonder why you will find this herb in our #14 Mare Fertility and #31 Mare Moods herbal product for horses. Now let's dive into this herb and see what is so special about it. Raspberry Leaves May Help With a Mares Fertility It is thought that the red raspberry leaf helps in fertility. Not just for horses, but for Read More...

What do Professional Barrel Racers Feed their Horses?

Do you ever wonder what professional barrel racers feed their horses to keep the competitive edge, especially while competing all the time? Barrel racers need every advantage they can get, especially with event getting so competitive.  Having your barrel horse completely healthy is so important! Here are some of the best NFR barrel racers doing for their horses and their favorite products to feed their horses... Jessica Routier Jessica Routier is a NFR barrel racer qualifier that knows fast, and hardworking horses.  Not only does Jessica barrel race for a living, her family has a black angus and quarter horse ranch in South Dakota. Jessica has counted on Silver Lining Herbs since 2017.  Her main products that she counts on are Read More...

Prevent Colic in Your Horse

What can you give a horse to prevent colic? Whether you are trying to prevent colic in your horse or help your horse recover after colic, it is important to provide them with what they need to have a healthy digestive system.  Here are 4 quick tips to always keep in mind that will make a big difference in their digestive health Helpful Herbs for Horses to Prevent Colic So many herbs are helpful for horse’s digestive tracts.  Psyllium, cascara, chamomile, corn silk, slippery elm, and ginger are all great herbs to support better digestive function for horses.  The blend of these herbs can be found in Silver Lining Herbs’ 30 Digestive Support.  This blend is known to support normal Read More...

Slippery Elm for Horses

The bark from a slippery elm tree may be beneficial in helping to maintain a healthy digestive tract in horses. Slippery elm bark may help sooth and ease the pain caused gastric ulcers. It may also help in preventing gastric ulcers in horses altogether! You might be wondering, at what age are ulcers common in a horse? Gastric ulcers can affect a horse at all age of life. Even a fold that is just two days old may be affected by ulcers. Luckily there are things you can do to help protect your horse from getting ulcers. Here at Silver Lining Herbs, we are big believers that the best way to help out a horse is the natural way, through Read More...

Why Whole Oats for Most Horses?

Whole oats have gotten a bad reputation for a couple reasons, one being that they are said to make horses “hot” and the other is that horses don’t digest oats very well, they go right through them. On the subject of making a horse “hot”, it is all about moderation. Most horses do not need a gallon of oats, a quart or two will suffice. As for horses not digesting oats, that is a farce as well. The ratio of oats going into the horse compared to out of the horse is far less. Besides, those few oats that come out whole in the manure did a great service for that horse. They just tossed and turned throughout that entire Read More...

How to Help and Prevent a Lame Horse

When a horse becomes, or is acting in a lame manner, the result can be heart wrenching. This lameness is an abnormality of gait that is caused by abnormal movement and pain. This discomfort can be caused by hoof angle, coffin bone, navicular bone, ligament and neurological issues in the horse. This can happen the same way an athlete gets hurt, either competing, training, or living a normal day. Because of the commonality of this horse issue, it is important to know what to do if lameness does happen and what you should do to prevent this lameness in your horse. So what can you do for a lame horse? So many things can cause lameness in a horse. Poor Read More...

4 Herb Ingredients for Aches and Pains

Knees, hips, ankles, elbows, neck... We have all sprained, tweaked or had some stiffness in these areas causing aches and pains. Some of us have tried our own home remedies for this, but what really is the best approach for the persistent aches and pains we face?? Here are 4 herb ingredients that we suggest trying to help you out. CBD – CBD comes from the hemp plant and has become very popular because of its benefits in supporting the body’s natural response to pain and inflammation.  It works by impacting our natural endocannabinoid receptor activity, which reduces inflammation and interaction of neurotransmitters. Boswellia – Boswellia has been used for centuries to help with joint and back pain.  Boswellia contains Read More...

Why use a probiotic for horses?

By feeding our Probiotic on a regular basis, you are providing a constant supply of beneficial bacteria and enzymes. This effectively aids in the creation of a more consistently balanced digestive environment.We encorporated six species of micro encapsulated probiotics. Our probiotics stimulate a steady appetite, promoting energy and stamina. Encapsulation protects the beneficial probiotics by creating a physical barrier which dissolves at its target point, the gut. Our probiotics are proven to survive the acid in the stomach and flourish in the hind gut. This creation of a positively flourishing gut will suppress multiple harmful pathogens (E. Coli, Salmonella).This custom blend of six digestive enzymes assist in breaking down fats and proteins so that they are easier for the body Read More...

Whole Oats for Horses, are they Good for Them?

If you have ever spoken to Mickey, Josi or Chance you may have heard them recommend whole oats for your horse. Why do we make this suggestion?-Whole oats have gotten a bad reputation for a couple reasons, one being that they are said to make horses “hot” and they other is that they don’t digest very well, they go right through them. On the subject of making a horse “hot”, it is all about moderation. Most horses do not need a gallon of oats, a quart or two will suffice. As for horses not digesting oats, that is a farce as well. The ratio of oats going into the horse compared to out of the horse is far less. Besides, Read More...

The CBD Boom

The rise and craze of CBD oil in the horse and pet industries has erupted! For all of you that have not yet familiarized yourself with CBD and what it is, then let me tell you in short. CBD stands for Cannabidiol, which is derived from the hemp plant, not to be confused with the marijuana plant. The CBD compound is one of more than 100 other compounds called phyto cannabinoids found within the hemp plant. Another compound that is closely related is tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This is the compound the creates the 'high' effect. While the other compounds have some great effects, these are the two that I want to talk a little about. The CBD compound has been Read More...