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February Hoof Beats- Spring into February with 15% off!

Updated: Apr 5, 2020


"Do you remember when antioxidants were all the rage as the latest and greatest thing in supplements? Other topics catch most of the headlines these days but antioxidant activity still underlies some of the effects of currently popular ingredients like curcumin and even cannabinoids."


HERB OF THE Month - Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) – Garlic is anti-fungal, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-viral, and immune-enhancing. It contains volatile oil compounds thought to be responsible for most of the herb’s properties. Garlic was used widely as an antiseptic before the discovery of modern antibiotics, and was the main course of treatment for preventing gangrene in the trenches during the two World Wars. Its antiseptic action was subsequently confirmed in modern clinical studies, which showed it will inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Bacillus, Brucella, coli, Salmonella, Klebsiella and Mycobacteria. Studies have also confirmed garlic’s antibacterial effects and have demonstrated that it can effectively inhibit the growth of some of the bacterial strains that have become resistant to one or more modern antibiotics! Garlic has also been shown to inhibit the growth of Candida albicans and to be more effective as an anti-fungal than orthodox anti-fungal preparations.


Bits have their uses, but for many horses, they’re nothing but a nuisance. Switching to bitless can improve your horse’s performance and overall well-being.

Trying to have a conversation with horsepeople about riding bitless versus bitted can bring out some very strong opinions on both sides. But as we all know, no two horses are the same. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained” could be a positive rule to follow when considering something new for you and your horse – and that includes going bitless!



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