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Hoof Feature - Thrush

Hoof Feature - Thrush

Thrush is a condition that occurs when the frogs of your horses feet become infected and the clefts either side of the frog accumulate a black, foul smelling material. Thrush can be a nightmare for some horse owners, who no matter what they do, seem to have a year round problem battling the condition. 

Essential Winter Hoof Care Tips!

Essential Winter Hoof Care Tips!
After what seemed the most gloriously warm summer, many people are approaching winter with concern about their horse’s hoof health. Hooves in autum...

What's in your Hoof Oil?

What's in your Hoof Oil?

f you were asked, what's in your hoof oil? Would you know?

A few equestrian brands have released hoof oil products which claim to benefit horses feet, but are fundamentally, jars of animal fat mixed with oils. There is little evidence to show that Animal Fat would have any beneficial factors for your horses hooves. 

Review - Alanna Clarke Equestrian!

Review - Alanna Clarke Equestrian!
We received this lovely review from Alanna Clarke of our Neem based Fly Spray!Her horse Halen suffers with some sweet itch, and she has been using ...

Why do we use Neem Oil?

Why do we use Neem Oil?
Why do we use Neem oil?

Why we use... Lavender!

Why we use... Lavender!
The Latin name of lavender is Lavare, which means “to wash”, due to its beautiful aroma. There isn't much to dislike about Lavender, its beautiful,...

Why we use: Aloe Vera!

Why we use: Aloe Vera!
Here at The Alchemist's Garden, we are passionate about utilising the amazing benefits that mother nature provides us. Horses are natural creatures...

How to naturally combat Sweet Itch

How to naturally combat Sweet Itch
Sweet Itch in horses is more prevalent in the spring and occurs due to the horses hyposensitivity to flies. There is no 'cure' for sweet itch, but there are a number of lifestyle and dietary changes you can make and also natural products which will help alleviate the symptoms and make the horse or pony more comfortable.