I've used ACV very successfully for arthritis with horses. Start with a small slop in a cup of water, add to feed. Gradually build up to about 1/2 cup a feed. The natural stuff, unpasteurised, is the one that works.
I have fed ACV to my horses for years. I get it by the gallon at a health food store. We bought a Baskir Curly horse who had VERY dry skin, Huge dandruff. I started him on ACV and now, he is shiny as he can be and no more of that dandruff. I feed 1/3 -1/2 cup a day in his feed. I was told by a old horseman years ago that ACV is great for loosening joints. Since horses can't talk, I can't say this for sure except I have a 32 year old horse that just keeps on going.
Hi, I have been thinking about using ACV for my 14 year old thoroughbred for some time. She has always had cracked hooves and nothing seems to work. She is generally in good condition in the summer but drops condition very quickly when winter sets in and has a dull coat. I am struggling to find ACV in liquid form but have found many suppliers of capsules - do you know if these would be a good substitute and if so how many to feed?
Winnsboro, Texas, Usa
Hi, Im a racehorse trainer and have fed my horses apple cider/garlic and honey for over 30 years about 20 mils in their feed every night.I have trained major stakes winners in both nz and australia, and at this time im the leading trainer in Oman [middle east] my horses are the healthiest here and i get so many comments on how they look.
I would not do without this secret and we do not give injectables. Stu
Acworth, Ga, Usa
Las Vegas, Nv, Usa
Alliston, Ontario, Canada
ACV for Miniature horses
Hello, I was reading all the Q&A about ACV & horses but couldn't figure out how to post my own question. I'm wondering how much ACV to give my minis. My equine dentist recommended it for the bad fly problem I'm having. Their coats are also dry, brittle and growing in very sparsely for the first time ever. Not sure what's going on but trying to figure it out.
My minis range between 140lbs-170 lbs. I've started mixing it, about 1/4 C per horse, with their pellets in the evening and covering the whole bowl with water, about 3 Gal for 5 bowls.
Can you help me?
Thank you in advance,
Ann & the minis
I have heard that some people feed ACV to insure getting a filly if so how much to feed & when? thanks
I have not tried this yet but intent to, When I do try it if my foal dont like ACV what should I do to make him take it or like it. I will mix it in his grain. I just need to no ahead of time what to do if he wont touch it? please let me know asap please and thanks
Masury, Oh, Usa
I am a fan of Pat Coleby and am trying very hard to figure out where i can purchase Seaweed meal and Dolomite, here in the United States. Pls, if you have any contact info for me, my horses and i would greatly apprecite it.
I have a Thoroughbred ex-racehorse whose joints would pop a lot when he moved. I started him up on 1/2 cup of ACV in his feed, twice a day, and within 3 days - no more popping! I also noticed that his attitude was brighter, he had more range of motion, his coat took on a darker richer tone, and his new hoof growth was smoother. I won't be changing his diet any time soon. Also used it as a spray for his coat with about a teaspoon of tea-tree oil. It really glossed up his coat.
I have been putting a cup of ACV in my horses water barrel since last spring. I noticed my gelding was drinking alot more water with ACV. A few weeks of ACV, my gelding peed out a calcium deposits the size of a walnut. It also helped with the biting flies. One of our mares would get terrible fly bites, but this year she was scab free.
I just read about apple cider vinegar for horses. It sounds great! But has anybody had experience with cribbers? My horse cribs on the door knob of the tack room and I'm tired of replacing it. He is not bored and has a pasturemate, is out 24/7, and gets played with plenty. I heard it was a digestive disorder. Would ACV help?
Greenbank, Qld Australia
Brisbane, QLD Australia
Salt Lake City, Ut
I have 9 horses in my barn and have used unfiltered ACV for the past two years with marvelous results. One TB gelding has even reduced ulcer problems with ACV and garlic. I go through so much of in the barn that I am now processing information as to how to make my own to keep costs down. Any ideas on how to make ACV that does not require fermenting Hard Cider?
EC: Here are a couple of recipes, but it appears that both recipes ferment Hard Cider: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/how_to_make_apple_cider_vinegar.html
i mix 40 ml of cider vinegar with 20 grams of copper sulphate into a one liter spray bottle..top with water and it makes the most effective wound spray i have ever used (been using on it on my horses for over 20 years) .. it works equally as well on skin conditions ..
copper sulphate prevents proud flesh and kills all skin fungus.
Greenbank, Qld Australia
My horse has just been diagnosed with Cushings disease... i amn thinking of putting him on ACV to help him as well. he is 32...
I used ACV on my horses for many years, along with dolomite, seaweed meal, sulphur, occasional garlic, occasional dose of copper sulphate as an additional worming, a little molasses, sometimes a few drops of cod liver oil for extra vitamin A when needed, mixed in with a small amount of slightly moist lucerne chaff. The horses loved it, it got them through a drought when there was not much to eat and not a lot of goodness in what there was. They never lost condition, always bright, shiny coats, healthy feet and when tested for worms - no worms and I did not give them anything commercial for worming accept what I have listed previous. When I bought an old horse home, wormy, in poor condition and a coat that was coming away in handfuls, I gave her a diluted apple cider wash and within days her coat stopped falling out and within weeks was growing a beautiful new coat.
Coffs Harbour, Australia
San Bernardino, Ca