Holistic Approach to Allergies in Horse

Let's Tame Horse Allergies! Horses can have allergies the same as people can. An allergy is an abnormal reaction to allergens, or foreign substances, by an immune system that has become oversensitive.  There are various ways to tame your horse allergies.  Firstly, finding the cause is key in prevention and management. Horse allergies can show up in many different ways but the two most common is through the skin or respiratory system. Skin Allergies and issues The most common horse allergy are hives.  Hives can appear around the neck and shoulders and then move over the rest of the body. Hives aren't usually itchy but insect bites make for very itchy areas and you may notice your horse rubbing up Read More...

Deworming Horses Naturally with Herbs

Parasitic worms live in the intestines of horses and ponies.  Small numbers of worms can be tolerated, causing no effect on a horses well-being.  Larger worm populations can cause a range of issues including diarrhea, colic and even death.  Herbs can assist your horse's immune system in keeping the intestinal parasite population under control. What are the symptoms my horse may have parasites? Symptoms like diarrhea and constipation, colic, rough and dull looking coat, poor growth in foals, and respiratory issues such as cough and nasal discharge can indicate that your horse may have worms. Other indications may be a loss of hair around it's tail from rubbing. Having a lack of energy and acting sluggish. Sores on skin and Read More...

Nutrients in herbs – What are herbs made of?

Nutrients in herbs are plentiful! In fact, herbs are the purest form of vitamins and minerals and the easiest assimilated at the cellular level. Soil is full of vitamins and minerals. The plant grows and pulls those nutrients out of the soil, changing them into a more recognizable form, for your horse to enjoy them. All of our products for horse health contain various nutrient-filled herbs. Some examples are: Parsley contains vitamins and nutrients that include calcium, chlorophyll, cobalt, copper, iron, potassium, riboflavin, silicon, sodium, sulfur, thiamine, vitamins A, B, and C. Kelp is loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals. Aluminum, barium, bismuth, boron, calcium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper,  iodine, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, Read More...

What to do for Laminitis in Horses?

Laminitis or founder as it is often referred to, is the inflamed soft tissue of the foot that can separate from the hoof wall.  In severe cases laminitis can cause the coffin bone rotate to the point where it protrudes out of the sole or bottom of the horses hoof.  This rotation happens when the laminae separates from the hoof wall causing the deep digital flexor tendon that is connected to the underside of the coffin bone to rotate the coffin bone down. This inflammation of the laminae causes the horse much discomfort and lameness. What causes Laminitis in horses? Knowing the root cause can allow you to not chase symptoms, but support the body at the root of the Read More...

2021 Deworming Schedule

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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...