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Supporting our animals with Nature

Posted by Jack Lander on

Supporting our animals with Nature

This past winter I decided to remove the feed I had been giving to the herd each winter - simple systems- not because I don't think it is excellent feed but because I wanted to see how 'natural' I could go with them. Of course, with the view that if they were not thriving then I would reintroduce the food.  So with some of the money I would normally spend on feed, I brought a wider variety of herbs than I usually do. Aside from some rubbing (which was better this winter than last) they did brilliantly, held their winter...

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Nimrod's Arrival and Mix

Posted by NICOLA CORBETT on

Nimrod arrived shortly after George. He had just been picked up from the New forest sales by a friend and she needed somewhere for him to stay for a few days. We had plenty of grass at that point (too much it turned out) so I said 'of course.' Night two and Nimrod went down with terrible colic. I remember it so clearly as it was a full moon and I sat out with him, George, Connie and Lightening for most of the night. George pushed me to the fence when I first found him rolling around as if to...

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Introducing George and new additions to our herb offering

Posted by NICOLA CORBETT on

Introducing George and  new additions to our herb offering

  George came to us after Lightening and the beautiful late Connie. I came across George whilst my daughter was riding at a friends house. It was love at first site. Both as green as each other in bringing on a young pony we have learnt all sorts along the journey and he continues to teach me many wise lessons on a daily basis! He was incredibly nervous on arrival and would not let anyone come near his head. It took much patience and many hours in the field (once he had gained my trust) of dancing around him, swaying...

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Lightening's story

Posted by NICOLA CORBETT on

Lightening's story

I thought over the next few months I would introduce our herd one at a time, seeing that they are the reason that we came into owning Naturally Animals! I was introduced to NA by James French over 10 years ago when I was attending one of his Animal Communication courses. I remember Rosehip Shells being a huge hit with one of the horses he was working with and being totally blown away that a horse new exactly how much he needed and what to select. I was intrigued and I was hooked to learn more.  The moment we got...

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Using Coconut oil and green clay to help with mud fever, rain scold and sores

Posted by Jack Lander on

I mentioned in another piece that I love to use coconut oil and  green clay to help when our ponies are suffering from winter issues such as mud fever or rain scold along the spine. I was asked how I use them. I do literally place the coconut oil over the sore areas so that it acts as a barrier. If it is scabby I use coconut oil. If it looks a little more raw I use the green clay. This has been hugely beneficial for our herd.  I will add though I have explored this in my own way...

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