Oh no. Now what do I do?

Your heart is in your throat. Your horse has cut himself.

Washing a wound before applying natural therapies.
Wash the wound thoroughly before using yarrow to stop the blood flow, followed by other natural remedies.

Herbs and natural therapies to the rescue!

Grab a tablespoon of fresh or dried yarrow and put it in a jug. Pour boiling hot water over it. Let it sit for a few minutes like a cup of tea.  Strain the liquid away from the herbs. Make sure the liquid is cool enough to apply to your horse. This liquid is great for sponging over your horses leg after you have washed the wound. You could add a little sea salt, which is very healing, but stings a little.

Yarrow is known as a styptic herb. Styptics stop blood flowing. I keep a herbal extract of yarrow for just these sorts of emergencies.

After the wound has stopped bleeding you can follow up with all sorts of natural treatments. Calendula and lavender beeswax ointment is great to help wound healing. A good quality honey is also useful, although sticky. Of course herbs aren’t to be used in place of veterinary advice. This particular horse went to the vet after the initial accident and then the owner continue to treat her with natural remedies until she fully recovered.

If you are concerned about scarring, the use rosehip oil after the wound has closed and healed.

If you want to know how to make calendula ointments or how to make or use any other herbal remedies have a look at Secret Herbal Recipes for Horses on Amazon.com or click on the link on the side.