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Apple Cider Vinegar


It isn't all sunshine and roses when you own horses. You spend countless hours grooming and caring for your horse. Here are five reasons why raw apple cider

vinegar is beneficial for your horse care program in order to keep them looking great and boosting performance.


Fungal Issues

There is no way to predict when a fungus will appear. During wet winters or summer sweat, your horse is more likely to pick up fungus. There is no reason to worry.

Due to its acidity, apple cider vinegar helps to break down fungus and bacteria on the skin. Apply it at full strength 2-3 times daily with a cotton ball.


Dander and Buildup

The horse's mane, tail head, and legs are prone to accumulating dander and buildup. You can break down grunge and waxy buildup with raw apple cider vinegar.

Mix one cup of raw apple cider vinegar with one gallon of warm water. Let your stans for five minutes, then scrub and rinse thoroughly.


Hoof Issues

Healthy hooves are an essential part of a strong, healthy horse. Thrush and white line disease can damage hoof structures, causing lameness. It is possible to

keep your horse's hooves healthy by applying raw apple cider vinegar diluted 50/50 to picked-out hooves. The enzymes present in raw apple cider vinegar promote

circulation and therefore hoof growth. It's a win-win situation!


Bye Bye Flies

You should avoid using oil-based fly spray on your horse as it can cause chemical and sunburns. We suggest using a homemade raw apple cider vinegar fly spray to keep

you and your horse safe. Mix 2 cups of raw apple cider vinegar with 2 cups of water and add 2-3 drops of either lavender or eucalyptus essential oils.


Feeding

It has been shown that raw apple cider vinegar reduces the risk of horse calcification and intestinal stones. Additionally, horses that already suffer from

calcification or intestinal stones may benefit from apple cider vinegar in their diet. As a result, we suggest gradually increasing the amount fed to your horse daily

to 1/4 cup for each 1000lbs of body weight. Add up to 4 cups per 50-gallon trough to help purify your horse's water. Remember that some horses may dislike the taste

of raw apple cider vinegar, so introduce it slowly.


Apple cider vinegar may be a useful addition to your horse's care program to keep them happy and healthy for years to come.

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