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NEW STALLION HAS ARRIVED "KELLSTORM" IRE
This horse is by one of the great sires in the world and has a terrific female line. He will be standing at stud. For a $4,400.00 including GSTsecond year offer, he now has some nice foals on the ground and has some very nice mares in foal, if you want a strong two year or three year old or maybe a Melbourne Cup Winner he has won some nice staying races, and also some good 1400 meters and up races. This could be the sire you want, he won just on $275,000.00 his purchase price was $1,470,000.00
A description by the renowned "Blood-Horse" Writer Glen Latham
Breeders looking to upgrade their mares with some substance will be pleasantly surprised with just how much speed and stamina there is close up in his fascinating pedigree. Of course, as a son of Galileo, there is the opportunity for mares carrying Fastnet Rock’s blood to tap into almost certainly the world’s premier nick at present. Kellstorm’s dam Another Storm is a daughter of Gone West, renown for producing fast, precocious types, and indeed the mare herself was a winner as a two-year-old. Every breeder dreams to have a mare of Another Storm’s caliber roaming their paddocks, as at stud she has produced ten winners from eleven foals to race. The Champion Order Of St George is the pick of the bunch, his victories including a Gr.1 Ascot Gold Cup and a pair of Gr.1 Irish St Ledger’s in a career that mirrored that of his full brother Kellstorm for its longevity, a sure sign of soundness in the family.
Aside from the outstanding full brothers, Another Storm also left Asperity, a War Chant winner at Newmarket as a two-year-old and winner of the Gr.3 Prix Paul de Moussac at Chantilly over 1600 metres the following season. Another Storm also dropped Angel Terrace to a mating with Ghostzapper, that filly showing great versatility to win on four occasions over trips varying from 1100 to 2100 metres including the Grade 3 Valley View Stakes at the picturesque Keeneland track. Other foals from the mare include the Listed winner Sehoy (Menifee) and the Listed-placed Earth Strike (Zoffany).
And if further evidence of class and speed is required then Kellstorm’s grandam Storm Song provides them both. Voted Champion 2YO Filly in the United States, the daughter of Summer Squall won the Grade 1 Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Fillies Stakes. Then, as an older filly, she won the Grade 1 Frizette Stakes at the demanding Belmont track in New York and finished runner up in the Kentucky Oaks, Matron Stakes and Ashland Stakes, all Grade 1 events. As a broodmare her progeny included the Grade 1 Wood Memorial runner up Trojan Nation (Street Cry), the multiple Stakes placed Balladry (Unbridled’s Song) and the dams of the Japanese Gr.2 winner Midsummer Fair (Tanino Gimlet), Turkish Champion The Last Romance (Tizway) and Better Life (Smarty Jones) whose successes in the Singapore Gold Cup, Kranji Mile, Singapore Derby, and Queen Elizabeth II Cup, all Listed pattern races, saw him crowned Champion Miler – Stayer on the island.
It is one of the great anomalies in the Australian industry that for all the riches available to horses with the genetic capability to get past 1600 metres, so few horses are bred for the task. Breeders will significantly increase their chances of having a Cup on the sideboard should they take the relatively inexpensive decision to trust their mare to Kellstorm, a horse with both speed and stamina in abundance. Breeders wishing to discuss sending a mare to Kellstorm can inquire through Trevor (0427 042797) .
"Kellstorm( IRE)" is by one of the great sires in the world, "Galileo (IRE)"" and has a terrific female line. He won approx $275,000.00 in various currencies, his purchase price as a yearling was $1,470,000.00. He will be standing at stud for the fee of $4,400.00, including GST if you want a try at the Melbourne Cup or get a top-class miler stayer or maybe put some strength in your milers this could be the sire you need.
By a champion world sire Galileo
Raise a Native
By GALILEO (1998). European Champion, Classic winner of $2,245,373 USA in
England and Ireland, Budweiser Irish Derby [G1], etc. Leading sire 20 times
in Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, England, France, Ireland and Slovakia,
sire of 16 crops of racing age, 2901 foals, 2217 starters, 331 stakes
winners, 14 champions, 1504 winners of 3936 races and earning $270,940,039
USA, including Frankel (European horse of the year, $4,789,144 USA$, QIPCO
Two Thousand Guineas [G1], etc.), New Approach (European champion twice,
$3,885,308 USA$, Vodafone Epsom Derby [G1], etc.), Cape Blanco (IRE)
(champion in the U.S., $3,855,665 USA$, Dubai Duty-Free Irish Derby [G1], etc.),
Wells (champion in Australia, $1,093,211 USA$, 2nd Andrew Ramsden S. [L]).
ANOTHER STORM, by Gone West. Winner at 2, $27,960. Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race,
ORDER OF ST GEORGE (IRE) (c. by $Galileo (IRE)). 13 wins in 23 starts, 2 to 6
in England and Ireland, placed in 2 starts at 4 in France, $2,821,488
(USA$), hwt. at 3 on European Free Hand., 14 fur. & up, Hwt. at 3 on Irish
Free Hand., 14 fur. & up, hwt. older horse at 4 on European Free Hand., 14
fur. & up, hwt. older horse at 5 on European Free Hand., 14 fur. & up,
hwt. older horse at 4 on English Free Hand., 14 fur. & up, hwt. older
horse at 5 on English Free Hand., 14 fur. & up, hwt. older horse at 4 on
Irish Free Hand., 14 fur. & up, hwt. older horse at 5 on Irish Free Hand.,
11 - 14 fur., hwt. older horse at 5 on Irish Free Hand., 14 fur. & up,
Comer Group International Irish St. Leger [G1], Palmerstown House Estate
Irish St. Leger [G1], Gold Cup In Honour Of The Queens 90th Birthday [G1],
QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup [G2], Ballyogan Comer Group
International Irish St. Leger Trial [G3], Palmerstown House Estate
Ballycullen Irish St. Leger Trial [G3], Palmerstown House Estate Irish St.
Leger Trial [G3], Vintage Crop S. [G3], etc.
ANGEL TERRACE (f. by Ghostzapper). 4 wins at 3 and 5, $298,848(USA), Pin Oak
Valley View S. [G3] (KEE, $75,000), Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S. (KD,
$58,900), 2nd Robert G. Dick Memorial S. [L] (DEL, $40,000), 3rd Rood and
Riddle Dowager S. [L] (KEE, $12,500), Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon S.
(KD, $11,304), Northern Fling S.-R (PID, $8,250). Producer.
ASPERITY (c. by War Chant). 7 wins, 2 to 8 in England, NA and France,
$245,483 (USA$), Prix Paul de Moussac [G3], 3rd Betfredpoker Classic Trial
SEHOY (c. by Menifee). 9 wins, 3 to 5 in England and Sweden, $144,199 (USA$),
Skanska Faltrittklubbens Jubileumslopning [L], 2nd Songline Classic [L].
=Kellstorm (IRE) (c. by $Galileo (IRE)). Black type placed winner, see
Kitty Love (f. by Kitten's Joy). 2 wins at 3, $68,195. Producer.
=Shakour (IRE) (c. by Declaration of War). 3 wins at 3 and 5, 2020 in England
and Qatar, $40,305 (USA$).
=Earth Strike (IRE) (f. by Zoffany (IRE)). Winner at 2, 2020 in Ireland,
=Grenadier Guard (IRE) (g. by =Australia (GB)). Winner at 3 in England,
=Arwa (IRE) (f. by =Holy Roman Emperor (IRE)). Winner at 2 in England, $4,204
Stormy View (f. by Cozzene). Placed at 3 in England, $3,842 (USA$).
STORM SONG, by Summer Squall. 4 wins at 2, $1,020,050, champion 2-year-old filly
in U.S., Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1], Frizette S. [G1], Adirondack
S. [G2], 2nd Matron S. [G1], 3rd Kentucky Oaks [G1], Ashland S. [G1].
Half-sister to DIAMOND OMI ($160,740, Oak Leaf S. [G2] (OSA, $120,000)).
Dam of 5 winners--
Trojan Nation (c. by Street Cry (IRE)). Winner at 3, $252,125, 2nd Wood
Memorial S. [G1] (AQU, $190,000).
Balladry (c. by Unbridled's Song). 3 wins at 3 and 4 in NA, $177,438 (USA$),
2nd San Fernando S. [G2] (SA, $30,000), 3rd Cougar II H. [G3] (DMR,
$12,000), Prove It S. (BHP, $8,598).
Another Storm (f. by Gone West). See above.
Desert Chill (f. by Red Ransom). 2 wins at 3 in England, $30,309 (USA$). Dam
=Ice Storm (JPN) (c. by Storming Home (GB)). 5 wins, 3 to 5, 2020 in
Japan, $879,764 (USA$), 3rd Chunichi Shimbun Hai [G3].
Winged Foot Willie (c. by Coronado's Quest). Winner at 3, $35,870. Sire.
=Strawberry Fair (GB) (f. by Kingmambo). Placed at 2 in England. Dam of--
=MIDSUMMER FAIR (JPN) (f. by =Tanino Gimlet (JPN)). 3 wins at 3 in Japan,
$1,182,998 (USA$), Sankei Sports Sho Flora S. [G2], 3rd Hokkaido
Shimbun Hai Queen S. [G3], Kochi S. [L], Turquoise S. [L]. Producer.
Piano Concerto (c. by Red Ransom). Placed at 4 and 6 in England, $3,187
Quiet Life (f. by Sunday Silence). Unraced. Dam of--
=BETTER LIFE (AUS) (f. by Smarty Jones). 8 wins in 14 starts, 3 to 5 in
Singapore, $1,660,660 (USA$), champion 4-year-old in Singapore,
Champion miler in Singapore, champion stayer twice in Singapore,
Longines Singapore Gold Cup [L], Emirates Singapore Derby [L], Kranji
Mile [L], Queen Elizabeth II Cup [L], 3rd JBBA Moonbeam Vase [L].
Wild Idle (f. by Seeking the Gold). Unraced. Dam of--
Roadrunner's Honor (f. by Honor Code). Winner at 2, placed at 3, 2020,
$68,328, 3rd Sweet Life S. [G3] (SA, $12,000).
Cumulus (GB) (f. by Kingmambo). Unplaced in France. Broodmare of the year in
2019. Dam of--
=THE LAST ROMANCE (TUR) (f. by Tizway). 8 wins at 2 and 3, placed at 4,
2020 in Turkey, $651,658 (USA$), horse of the year in Turkey, Champion
2-year-old filly in Turkey, champion 3-year-old filly in Turkey,
champion grass mare in Turkey, champion stayer in Turkey, Gazi Derby
[L], Kisrak Turkish Oaks [L], International Trakya Trophy [L], Siay Ve
Sah Der S. [L], Inonu I S. [L], etc.
RACE RECORD for =Kellstorm (IRE): In Ireland. At 2, unplaced in 1 start. In
England. At 3, unplaced in 1 start. In Ireland. At 3, one win, once 2nd,
once 3rd. Earned 10,965 Euro ($12,423 USA). In Australia. At 3, two wins,
once 3rd; at 4, two wins, once 3rd (Bart Cummings [G3]); at 5, one win,
twice 2nd; at 6, twice 2nd; at 7, 2020, unplaced in 1 start. Earned 256,990
AUS$ ($191,485 USA). Grand Totals: 6 wins, 5 times 2nd, 3 times 3rd. Earned
Kellstorm's first foal ever 2021 = what a beauty
Here are few Classic Names that will be appearing in my Thoroughbred Names, Anecdotes, and Odd Stories Book. This book will also include some history of some of our most famous sales outlets and auctions being Magic Millions, Inglis and Sons, Gavel House, Brisbane Bloodstock, and Aus Horse. All the names are genuine registered names in the Australian Stud Book. There are some really clever names and on research, they are very interesting if you think you have a name to appear in the book please let me know.
Champions Revenge = Champions Gallery out of Chloes Revenge, This is his son to get revenge on all who have beaten him
Commanding Force = Court Command out of Classic Over, hope he is a commanding force and gets results like a court order.
Ford's Theatre = by Regal Shot out of Theatrette. This name refers to the President Lincoln Assination he was Regal he was Shot and he was shot in Ford's Theatre
Seesawing = Easy Rocking out of Playground explains its self
Silver Mountain = Monashee Mountain out of Miss Freeze refers to an Ice top Mountain.
Swiss Rose = Thornpark out of Finishing School who was by Royal Academy. This is a very famous Swiss finishing school.
Every Man's Dream = Charge Forward out of Shes Game explains its self.
Faultlion = Felix The Cat out of Structural Fault reveals is self.
Very Superstitious = Playing Hours out of Kadaitcha Girl name revolves around Kadaitcha a Native Witch Doctor
Sayaprayforme = Fubu out of Rosary Beads explains its self
Zakynthos Imprintz = Footstepsinthesand out of Zakynthos = Zakynthos is a holiday isle in Greece
Bradburys Luck = Redoubts Choice out of Skating refers to the Olympics speed skating race won by Bradbury
Court the Cat = Court Command out of Catnipped explains its self.
Exaulted Filly = Barley A Moment out of Exaulted Madam explains itself
Happy time = Foreplay out of Fabled, hum !
Liquid Nitrogen = Freeze out of Licenced to Chill, a cool one.
Rip Rip Woodchip = Easy Rocking out of Miss Forest, this is shady one
Agent Ness = Untouchable out of Ondeeki, no bribes here
Wicket Keeper = Hat Trick out of Radiant Charm, you need a charm for a hat trick
Tinsley Green = More Than Ready out of Devils Marble,Tinsley Green is where they play the world Championship for marbles
Treasury Notes = Special Bond out of Finanical Rescue, hope its good value
Weekend Getaway = Church Hill Downs out of Weekend Surprise, sounds like a nice break.
So.La.Ti = Oratorio out of Scale of Heights, true sounds for the musician
Weekend Passion = Any Given Saturday out of Tempting Beauty, interesting hmm
Handzoff = Untouchable out of How Sweet She Is, now behave please
Cream of Oz = Aussie Rules out of Milk 'n' Cookies, morning tea yum.
Russian Maestro = Oratorio out of Russian Flair, conduct the players
Coffee. = Coats Choice out of Milk and Honey yes please just feel like a cuppa
Money Trail = Red Ransom out of Trail of Gold. all the way to the bank hopefully
Nordic Girl = Viking Ruler out of Country Girl just what he wanted a nice country lass
Royal Butler = Scandal Keeper out of Deyarra he would know all this fellow.
Devi Jam = Duke of Marmalade out of Miss Mahal great on toast
Commands the Stage = Commands out of Toast of Broadway will put on a great show I am sure
Glenrowan Prince = Bushranger out of Blue Magic. watch out for this fellow he may rob you
El Galco = Estambul out of Greyhound should be very fast but will be looking for a bunny.
Aerial Ping Pong = Aussie Rules out of Magical Profit Australian bred for sure.
Back Stage Pass = Tickets our of Sutton Smile going in the back door with this one
Pokies Grin = Casino Prince out of Cheeky Grin, that's after a win
Billions = Mail Train out of Trillions, hope this one is as good as his name indicates
Important to note depression is a big thing with horses. When they are racing they get primary care and lots of TLC the same as competition horses but if they get hurt many of them are pushed aside and fulltime and proper care is withdrawn. Not all suffer this but many do the horses are not stupid and they wonder what have they done where is my mate (strapper) etc what is ahead for me they feel the abandonment simular to a human after a death in the family. Please take more care with retired horses and remember what they have done for you.
5 Things Your Horse Will Always Remember!
Horses have an exceptional level of awareness meaning that they can understand situations much more deeply than other animals. They are so attentive that they can pick on other people's emotions through body language, voice, or just the general vibe you give off. This type of awareness can lead to much more intense experiences for horses. Here are some experiences your horse will remember forever!
Horses have quasi photographic memory, meaning that they can remember places very clearly. It can be positive or negative, depending on the experience they had in a particular place. Imagine your horse witnessed a very traumatic event. Most likely he will never forget the place or event and move away from that area. If your horse seems hesitating to go somewhere, listen to him, comfort him and trust him, he knows what he's doing!
As horses have an almost photographic memory, it’s no surprise that they remember people by their faces. Show them the picture of someone they know and they will probably react. Horses can even recognize people after years of being apart! But their memory goes far beyond our general appearance. Horses can read our facial expressions and remember them for later, too.
As part of the study, horses were shown pictures of people with happy or sad expressions. After meeting these people in person (with neutral expressions), the horses reacted based on the original expression they had memorized in the photos. If you meet a horse for the first time, then you have to make a very good impression on him!
Besides places and people, horses have an innate ability to recognize human emotions. Horses have a tendency to perceive body language, even the most subtle, which helps them determine a person's feelings. If we are feeling stressed, sad or angry, our physical appearance tends to reflect this. Same goes when we feel happy or excited! Horses don't just read emotions, they also remember a person based on the last emotion they felt from their last interaction. This is a useful strategy for horses to avoid any possible aggressive encounters.
4. The other horses
Humans aren't the only ones who can leave an indelible imprint on a horse! Horses can remember and recognise other horses from their social network. Whether it takes a few years or decades, one horse will never forget its relationship with another. This doesn't mean as much they will pair up with each other if they ever get together. One horse will only react to another if the bond they had was particularly strong. If he knows a horse from a previous encounter, he may treat it differently than others.
Other important bonds between horses, like the one that unites a mare and her foal, are known to last a lifetime. As horses also remember smells, this can help a mare recognize her baby, even years after separation.
5. The words
Horses are able to understand words much deeper than we thought, but not in the traditional sense we give words. They understand the words by tone, height and length of the voice. Words with fewer syllables tend to stick better to horses. They can tell when someone is insulting them and when someone is complimenting them. Don't underestimate their intelligence, because there's a good chance they're listening very attentively to every word you utter.
Horses are incredibly gifted animals, and should be treated as such! Having an idea of the memories horses hold with them forever will allow you to understand and communicate with them even more deeply. Whatever the experience, good or bad, you can be sure your horse has felt it fully. Do your best to give them a good memory, and they will surely do the same.·
Worming Pregnant Mares
Should I worm my pregnant mare?
Deworming pregnant mares is one protocol that most horse owners consider carefully before administering. In general, many are uncertain of the appropriate horse worming procedure to follow for expectant mares with safety usually a primary concern.
One of the most important things to remember when worming your pregnant mare is product selection. Most horse wormers available in Australia are safe to use on a pregnant mare throughout their pregnancy. However, you should check the label or product information prior to use as it will say whether it has been tested as safe for use in pregnant mares. No wormer should be given that hasn’t been tested and approved as safe during pregnancy. Read the label carefully and consult your veterinarian if you’re unsure.
What product to use:
Wormers that are available in Australia and advised by the manufacturer to be as safe for use in pregnant mares include (but not limited to):
- Equimax Elevation
- Equest Plus Tape Gel
- Imax Gold
- Promectin Plus
- Ammo and Strategy T
Ivermectin is a popular active ingredient in wormers used for different types of equine parasites and is also known to be a safe choice for pregnant mares. There are also other options considered to be safe for the expectant mares like fenbendazole. It is generally recommended to rotate wormers during pregnancy. For instance, a pregnant mare should be given fenbendazole during its third month of pregnancy, provided that your property has not developed any resistance to the drug. Followed with Ivermectin during the sixth to seventh month.
When should you worm:
When it comes to worming pregnant mares, they should be treated as normal throughout their pregnancy. They should be kept on a regular worming rotation (every 6-8 weeks or as per the recommendations on the wormer being used). You should try to worm them about 2 weeks prior to foaling and try to limit the stress involved during the process.
Deworming with Ivermectin can also be performed 24 hours after foaling to help prevent parasites from being passed on to the foal through its mother’s milk. You should then worm both the mare and foal again when the foal is about 6-8 weeks old.
Other tips to remember:
It is important to remember, no worming program is complete without proper pasture management and good husbandry. The strategies below can drastically reduce the number of parasites on your property and help safeguard your mare and foal from intestinal parasites:
- Remove manure from pasture at least twice per week
- Rest paddocks during hot, dry temperatures
- Avoid over-crowding pastures
- Ensure all horses are wormed correctly
- Integrate faecal egg counts into your worming. A faecal egg count prior to worming, followed by a faecal egg count after worming, can be integral in ensuring your worming program is efficient and effective.
Written by Michael-j Goddard
Top Tonic Herbal Advice & Lists
There are 137 English Herbs that are very beneficial to horses. There are herbs that help maintain blood and blood flow, for tying up, for stomach ulcers, for stamina, to strengthen the immune system, to reduce excessive mucous, for the coat and feet, for the heart, for bleeding in competition, for horses that don't eat well, for tendons and bones, for general health and well being, for colds and viruses and many other uses that are too many to mention.
If you need some assistance please feel free to contact us for further advice. We have all these herbs available, we do not supply herbs that are known to swab. We supply many galloper and harness horse trainers with our products. We are a customer friendly business and really like to contribute to the health of horses. A little note here, we recommend you always use powdered herbs from a top quality supplier. Powders are easier to feed, they are much cleaner and purer, as they are normaly made by powdering the root of the herb. This makes them stronger than leaf or granules. When buying herbs quality is important as some suppliers put cheap fillers in, so when you are buying cheaper you may well be buying an inferior product. Which does not work as well.
Main Herbs to use:
Raspberry Powder = This is the perfect herb to help mares get pregnant if they have trouble conceiving but once pregnant do not feed it to the mare again until their final trimester this will condition the Uterus and encourage milk production dosage last three months
White Willow Powder = Used for thousands of years to relieve joint pain and manage fevers An excellent remedy for arthritic and rheumatic pain affecting joints. Powerful anti-inflammatory properties. May assist in improving circulation. Recognised as an antiseptic, analgesic, tonic and astringent Pain reliever, known as a natural alternative for 'bute' Relieves inflammation and swelling and works to improve mobility in aching, painful joints The balance of ingredients found in white willow bark poses almost no ill-effects on the gastro-intestinal tract. Aspirin, even in tiny doses, can cause ulcers, blood-vessel fragility and irritation to the digestive system. White Willow Bark Powder may be used safely for long periods.
White willow bark can be used in an external hoof-oil preparation for general healing and hoof health. Simply mix with linseed (flaxseed) oil and apply as needed. Use as a hoof-problem preventative, or to improve circulation of the hoof.
May be used if your horse has sore joints, swollen legs, sore back, suffered from an injury, has onset arthritis or is sore from competition.
10-30g per day/500kg horse
10g = 1 tablespoon approximately
Do not feed to pregnant mares.
Organic Rosehips Powder = The perfect herb for General Good Health and to improve the Immune System is also an Anti-inflammatory helping Bones and Joints, good all the time but great at change of seasons supplying large amounts of Vitamin C along with small amounts of Vitamin A and B
. Licorice Powder = This has nothing to do with shop bought licorice, it is from the root of the Licorice herb plant. It is ideal for treating Stomach Ulcers in horses. It is a good additive for poor eaters as horses love it. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and also helps with allergic respiratory problems. It also helps Infertile Mares with a better joining result, but do not feed to pregnant mares.
Nettle Powder = This herb is very good in the treatment of the blood, it helps cleanse and revitalise the Blood and addresses Blood Disorders such as Anaemia, it improves cirulation and helps with old injuries to the muscles and joints. Good also for arthritis and laminitis if used as a poltice.
Parsley Powder = This herb is very good for the treatment of the Stomach as it is a Digestive Tonic. It helps to Tone the Intestines, Minimise Gas and helps prevent the onset of Colic if included in the feed at all times. Parsley is also very good for the Kidneys and Urinary System, it also helps cleanse the blood supply to the body. It will help with discoloration and flaking skin as well as removing bad toxins that cause pain in the joints Parsley powder is very good for horses in heavy work. Do not feed parsley to pregnant mares
Passion Flower Powder = This is a five star herb for the treatment of Nervous Horses, Relaxing them in times of Stress and helping with taking a stallion in the season.
Cleavers Powder = Great for horses that are subject to Tying Up Syndrome. It helps get rid of the Toxins that cause this. It Stimulates the Lymphatic System and helps with horses that are Over Loaded with Fluid or Congestion it helps relieve Swollen Legs. It has a High Silica content and it can be fed freely to your horse if it has a foot abscess or used as a tonic for to improve a Dull Coat or to promote regrowth of the Mane and Tail.
Siberian Ginseng = Ginseng is a great energy additive. It also Balances the Immune System and helps horses recovering from, and helps resist, Viral or Bacterial infections It also supports horses after long periods of Racing and or Illness. It can be good for the Cardovascular System and the Lungs .
Dong Quai = This is a very good herb to use for mares in the Season. It regulates the Oestrus Cycle not due to any hormonal action and helps them conceive better. It assists Smooth Muscles and aids with Contractions of the Uterus. It also assists horses with Muscle and Joint pains . It will also help all horses recovering from Physical or Mental Trauma. Do not use this herb on a mare once she has been served and thought to be in foal.
Yucca Powder = Best used for horses beginning a spell. It is a natural pain killer and is excellent for Tired Muscles, Joints, Sore Feet and Laminitis. After a hard season it is a very good pick me up.
A beloved medicinal plant, Yucca schidigera is indigenous to the deserts of southwestern America and Mexico. Also known as Mojave yucca, this flowering evergreen succulent is a hardy plant that thrives in sun and requires little water. Historically, Native Americans found many uses for this versatile plant, including fabric dyes, soap, shampoos and diet. Yucca’s herbal extract has been trusted for centuries thanks to its many compelling health benefits, and it can also offer a lot to your horse.
How can your horse benefit from yucca?
One of the richest sources of steroidal saponins (among nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories), yucca can reduce inflammation and pain in horses as effectively as conventional medicines – without gastric side effects or organ toxicity. This plant serves to cleanse the liver, kidneys, blood and lymphatic system. It increases circulation, encourages tissue repair and restores cartilage, making it an excellent healer of internal and external wounds.
Yucca’s resveratrol content acts as an antioxidant that gently detoxes the body, expels free radicals, reduces oxidative stress, protects against organ degeneration and helps prevent cancer. As if that isn’t exciting enough, the plant also detoxifies the intestinal track, reduces IBS and colitis, and aids in repairing perforations of the gut wall, popularly known as leaky gut. In turn, this helps the equine body absorb nutrients more efficiently and become less susceptible to allergies.
The succulent also helps prevent colic, and works as a digestive aid, with beneficial effects on intestinal flora and pH. It is commonly used to treat arthritis, ulcers and skin conditions. It also helps balance blood sugar, provide cardiovascular support, reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol, and more. Additionally, the plant is antimicrobial and contains vitamins and minerals that help reduce stress and anxiety, balance blood pressure and boost the immune system. Dosage rate 10 grams per day.
Pomegranate Powder = Terrific for the Heart, if you have a horse with suspected Heart Problems this is the herb to use.
Hawthorn Berry Powder = This Berry powder is very good for the heart and stimulating Blood Flow. It is ideal for treating horses when they retire from racing to eliminate any drugs left in their system. Also it is a very good aid in supplying blood to the legs and hoofs. This berry powder is ideal for horses recovering from Laminitis. Mares they have a history of Slipping Foals will benefit greatly form a course of this herb during their pregnancy. Great for foals when weaning, give foals half the adult dose. Horses normaly enjoy the taste of this Hawthorn Berry Powder and it would be helpful for poor eaters.
Dandelion Powder = This powder is very useful for Flushing out Toxins during the change of season winter to summer. It is a great herb for Racehorses or Performance horses returning from a Long Spell, it gets the body working again. The herb helps control Flatulent Colic and aids in the treatment of Laminitis, cleansing the blood and Rebalancing the Metabolism by acting on the Liver. Do not be confused with the wild growing variety which should not be used as it can cause Stringhalt
Ainiseed Powder = This powder fed on a regular bases is a great deterent to prevent your horse from getting colic . It also tastes good and horses like it once they get the taste it is an Anti-parasitic, it helps to relieve congestion and upset stomach, This spice is very strong and fresh!
Garlic powder or flakes =
There is debate as to how much garlic should be fed as a feed supplement to horses, although it has many claimed benefits such as having anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects, reducing blood pressure, improving respiratory problems in horses and acting as a fly repellent - recent research has shown that feeding large amounts of garlic to horses may have dangers as it can cause anaemia.
Garlic is used by many horse and pony owners as a regular equine feed supplement. It contains substances with benefits of pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory and reduce swelling.
It is believed that garlic is one of the most effective natural healing substance in the world. It is popularly used, in conjunction with anti-biotics to treat equine respiratory diseases and infections in the horse's lungs.
Garlic is rich in Selenium and Sulphur. Sulphur is recognised as having blood cleansing properties that are useful in treating and preventing equine disease. It is also believed to contain over 25 germ-killing compounds.
Many horse owners feed an equine garlic supplement for its insect repelling qualities - the sweat produced by a horse fed on garlic gives out an odour that keeps flies, ticks and midges away - making it a natural fly repellant.
Horse owners also find feeding garlic useful as part of their equine worming program. Regular feeding of Garlic is effective in deterring tapeworms, pinworms and roundworms - but this should not exclude the use of regular wormers.
Garlic can be used used to give relief from the symptons of coughs - it contains a substance that helps to clear mucus in the airways. This cleansing action, together with its ability to reduce inflammation, also benefits the urinary tract.
The recommended amount to feed is half an ounce to 2 ounces per day depending on the horse or pony's size. It comes in several forms for equine use - powder, freeze dried granules and some herbalists claim freshly grown garlic is the best way to feed it.
However feed with care as it is being discovered that there are dangers in feeding too much garlic as it can can cause anemia in horses.
There is a toxic element in Garlic called N-propyl disulfide which can change an enzyme within a horse's red blood cells, it depletes the cell of a chemical known as phosphate dehydrogenase - whose task is to protect the blood cells from damage caused by oxidation
When the level of phosphate dehydrogenase gets too low the hemoglobin in the blood cell oxidizes and forms a bubble. This is seen as being deformed as it passes through the spleen and is removed from the bloodstream. If the blood is consistently poisoned by N-propyl disulfide contained in a garlic supplement more red blood cells are removed and the horse may slowly become anaemic.
Researchers fed a healthy horse 1 lb of onion tops, which also contain N-propyl disulfide, over an 11 day period. By the 11th day the horse had lost almost 60% of his red blood cells and was severely anaemic!
Some vets claim that the toxic effects of garlic are gradual - a low dose fed on a regular basis can result in mild anemia.
However it may be that commercially prepared equine garlic supplements are not dangerous as the active ingredient -allicin - is often destroyed during the manufacturing process when heat dried.
The benefits of garlic are many and if you do decide to feed a garlic supplement just be careful not to overdo it.
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