|Herbs on food before mixing|
|Grace's herb 'muesli'|
Grace is EPSM and prone to laminitis. So the poor love is on a very low sugar, low starch diet and it can get pretty bland at times. A long way from the 70+ species she has evolved to eat.
So we have a bit of fun with herbs - both for pure pleasure and also to add to her feed.
Grace's current favourite is a blend that makes her dinner smell like lemon meringue pie. I have to say I feel quite guilty when I feed her because as many humans as horses end up drooling at the smell and they don't get to have any!
Grace's herb list - we mix and match
St John’s Wort
Chaste Tree Berries
Devil's Claw Root
Remember this is Grace's own personal list and it may not be suitable for all horses. I tend to offer her things, find out what she likes and then research each item carefully before deciding if it is safe to feed and what sort of quantity. Some of these things can be gathered from the hedges in the UK, other bits I buy in dried.