Herbs for Your Horse’s Coat

The coat of a horse usually reflects the over-all health of a horse. Whilst massage and brushing will help stimulate the cost, true health comes from within. Making sure your horse is on a good natural diet with natural minerals and herbs will show in the coat.

The liver is a good place to start as it is the ‘detoxifier’ of the body, so feeding a liver herb such as Milk Thistle or Dandelion will help to detoxify the body. Other detoxifying herbs such as burdock, nettle, clivers and sarparilla root are known as blood cleansers and used for skin problems.

Rosehips are another herb that will enhance your horse’s coat. Calendula is also a useful herb for the coat. Natural minerals are a must.

Linseed (flaxseed), Chia or Hemp seeds can be added to the feed for the essential fatty acids.

A healthy horse's coat