About the HorseFoodie herb mix
Custom horse feeding
After your purchase on the website the herbal mix is individually measured and composed for the animal by means of the data you have provided. The selected minerals, vitamins, medications, supplements, oils and vinegar are measured on different types of HorseFoodie`s assortment. The contents of the herb mix are of course all herbs, but magnesium oxide, chlorella and spirulina powder can also be added, as well as a cure of strong-working herbs, as these can be essential for your animal in combination with the herb mix. The composition is defined on the packaging with instructions for use.
You will also receive advice on all other measured products when they emerge from the measurement. These products can then be purchased elsewhere, such as in an organic shop. Examples include rapeseed oil, apple cider vinegar, alpha lipoic acid and the like. If something alarming emerges from the measurement, you will be contacted.
Like humans, some horses, dogs and cats etc. can be susceptible to changes in the feed. In the beginning, give small amounts of the herbs and watch the animals react to them.
Herbs are an addition to the daily feed, such as roughage. In case of illness, consult a veterinarian and do not experiment with herbs (mixes). We cannot be held responsible for other uses of the herbs than advised by us. The information on our site is for informational purposes only and is not intended for advice or as a user manual.
In order to be able to use the products long after the purchase, it is important to keep the products dry and cool. The herb mix is definitely good for a yearlong use if stored correctly. All products are dried, but there may still be some residual moisture. If the products are kept warm (in the sun), condensation can occur in the bag. This can cause mold to develop in the bag. If you see moisture in the bag, leave it open so that the moisture can evaporate. It is also important to keep the products in the dark, in order to avoid degradation of important nutrients under the influence of light.
The cost and use of herbs
The use of herbs
The herbs are measured for a period of about 5 weeks, depending on the amount you give to your horse on a daily basis. Experience has shown that after 5 to 6 weeks the horse has sufficiently taken out all of the benefits of the herb mix. The combination of the herb mix has done its job, the horse does not need it anymore and will be ready for a new herb mix.
After 5 to 8 weeks certain herbs also lose their effect, or they can no longer be given because of side effects. Some herbs can be given more often or longer. Never give the same herbs to your horse for months or years.
Custom made herb mix
If we start to measure again after this period for a new herb mix, we see that the horse has new needs and now chooses a different composition of spices. In case of illness, stress and pain, we see certain herbs returning to the mix more often.
The regular use of our herb mix helps the horse to stay in good condition and helps to prevent colic and diseases. The nutrients in the herbs contribute to physical and mental balance and complement the daily needs of the horse. Most of our customers use the herb mix as basic maintenance for their horse, but the herb mix can also be used for a one-off period.
The cost of a herb mix
Horse owners find herb mixes expensive, but are they really? For an average horse you pay €47,-per herb mix per 5 weeks excluding shipping costs. Converted that is rounded €1.30 per day. If you include the herb mix in your feed management, you need 10 mixes per year. Concentrated pellets are cheaper, but where do you save? The health of your horse?
Benefits of Herbal Mixes
If you use herb mixes for your horse or pony and the animal becomes healthy and balanced again, you have the following benefits:
1. You consume much less strength feed or supplements, or none at all. This will save you a lot of money on expensive products.
2. Veterinary costs are reduced, because the horse is healthy and balanced and therefore much less prone to colic, gastric ulcers, bacteria, eczema, viruses and especially nutritional-related diseases (EMS).
3. The horse is easier to train, it does not have to physically process products that do not fit it, which can cause rigidity, stiffness and acidification.
4. The horse can be mentally stable, Partly due to too many sugars and stomach or abdominal pain, a horse can mentally change in a negative sense.
5. The horse is less prone to injury because joints and connective tissues are also provided with the right nutrients.
6. The horse often gets better quality hooves and a nicer coat.
7. Herbs work preventively and help with problems and the recovery of the horse.
A hand of herbs a day, keeps the vet away!
The action of Herbs
Herbs take their time
Herbs are not a drug with a rapid effect; they take some time to work. Medications often contain a specific constituent extracted from an herb by the pharmaceutical industry. This means that the constituent is very concentrated and can be used in certain doses to fix a problem, but often also has side effects due to the relatively 'aggressive' effect and synthetic substances added to the drug. The use of medication cannot always be avoided, but if you succeed in doing so is nicely taken!
Herbs have a much broader spectrum of action and can help in dealing with both physical and mental problems. All active ingredients in an herb also work together and complement each other. For example, peppermint leaf can support the digestive system, but also help in case of unrest. Because it goes through the natural way it needs a start-up time and that can take a few days to weeks, entirely depending on the condition of the horse and the nature of the problems. Changing the constitution of the whole horse can take even longer than a year in severe cases, the horse being in imbalance for a long time.