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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fall Herbal Blend for Horses

Fall Herbal Blend

 

Ferrell Hollow Farm has chosen five amazing herbs to blend together for its Fall Herbal Blend.  It can help your horse ease into the seasonal transition time as the temperatures change.

 

Echinacea is a potent immune booster which is often given to horses with chronic infections and illnesses.

 

Fenugreek is often used to stimulate the appetite and for overall body condition.

 

Meadowsweet contains the same pain relieving properties as Aspirin.

 

Peppermint has a wonderful aroma and is beneficial to the digestive system for use in ulcers, colic or gas.

 

Rosehips are a rich source of Vitamin C and flavonoids and can help strengthen the hoof wall.

 

 Fall

 

The Fall Herbal Blend can be purchased at

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Reiki work for horses (Mary loves it!)

Today Amanda came over to run energy on both Mary and Francis.  She focused specifically on Francis's right eye since he had whacked it on something and it was swollen since this morning.  She splits her time between both horses, as each of them have varying needs.  Usually it's Mary's left hip and Francis's right hind leg.

Tonight something pretty amazing happened.  I had a halter on Francis and was holding him for the targeted eye work, and Mary kept inching her way over to me on the opposite side of Francis. I was basically standing right in between both of their heads as both were very close to me.  Mary reached her head up and nuzzled the top of my head and then brought her head down to rest it on my hip.  Then she reached her head around my back and hugged me.  She did this several times.  Mary is a very sweet mare, big, bold and intelligent, but in the year I've had her, she has never displayed this sort of affection towards me.  It was an awesome feeling! 🙂

Mary 9-20-10

Lavender Horse Care Set Special

Two of Ferrell Hollow Farm's newest Lavender Wound Care products have been bundled together for a special savings!  These are some of Francis's favorite products–he LOVES Lavender!  The set contains a Lavender Wound Balm and a Lavender Wound Spray for $2.00 off of purchasing them individually.

The Lavender Wound Balm was developed specifically for the healing of wounds.  It speeds the healing process by encouraging cell growth.  The Lavender Spray is great for cleaning wounds, stopping bleeding, delight the senses with it's wonderful aroma or calming a frazzled horse or rider!

Shop at our webstore:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

 

Horse Set of 2

My Retired Carriage Horses

One year ago today, two very special horses came into my life: Francis and Mary!  I adopted them from a no kill sanctuary in NY called Pets Alive.  Both of these horses had careers on the streets of New York City as carriage horses and had been lucky enough to be retired to Pets Alive when their careers ended.  And then I was lucky enough to find them and bring them to live with me on my retirement farm in TN.  They are such special sweet older horses that have brought much joy into my life.  And I must say that I have overheard them telling each other how much they love it here!  Well, I could not imagine my days without either one of them 🙂

Francis 4 9-11-10 Francis, age 27, Percheron gelding

Mary 9-1-10 Mary, age 25, Standardbred mare

 

Lavender Horse Care Products

Inspired by the beauty of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s gardens, two new lavender products have been specially formulated, approved by our senior residents and are ready for market!

Lavender is a favorite for the herbal first aid kit and is excellent for cleaning wounds, stopping bleeding or for a relaxing massage. It speeds the healing process of wounds by encouraging cell growth. While Lavender has a very calm and soothing aroma which can benefit both the horse and owner when inhaling its fragrance, it’s typically used for topical purposes only and not given internally.

 

Lavender Wound Balm 2 oz jar

This balm was developed specifically for the healing of wounds.  It contains essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree oil as well as lavender flowers from our gardens.  The rich, creamy base of Shea and Cocoa Butter is very moisturizing and feels silky on the skin.

 

Lavender Spray 8 oz spray

A simple yet effective blend, containing both the essential oil and flowers of lavender, as well as distilled water and witch hazel.  Use to clean any wound, delight the senses or calm a frazzled horse or owner.

 

Find all of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s specialized natural products at:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

 

Lav Wound Balm

Francis loves Lavender!

Today as I was soaking Mary's front feet in my thrush solution, Francis told me he also wanted some attention.  He often has an itchy tail and likes to back up and rub his big 'ol rear end on the most inappropriate places, namely the fence!  His favorite product that I make is the Coat Spray.  It contains coat softening ingredients and essential oils that smell lovely, especially the lavender.  He generally does not like to be sprayed, but never, ever flinches when I spray him with this.  He absolutely loves the smell!  So I detangled and combed his long, thick mane and tail and rubbed some on the dry parts of his tailbone.  He was so happy 🙂

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Francis 9-9-10

Charitable Giving

Ferrell Hollow Farm continues to support grass roots equine rescues and sanctuary's by making charitable donations.  Money, gift certificates for products or the actual horse care products that we make.  One such organization is Traveller's Rest Equine Elders Sanctuary (TREES) in Virginia www.equineelders.org. Take a look at their site and see if there is anything on their wish list that you may be able to help them with!  We like to keep them stocked with whatever products they might need to keep their senior horses comfortable whether it be Natural Fly Spray, Natural Fly Balm or our new Lavender Wound Balm!

I never want to loose site of the many blessings in my life–the horses, my family & friends and support networks.  This is just one way I can make a contribution to others in need.

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Wound Balm

FHF August 2010

Slideshow August 2010 Ferrell Hollow Farm:

http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d5467334f4463354f446b3d0d0a&blogview=true

New Lavender Products by Ferrell Hollow Farm!

Inspired by the beauty of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s gardens, two new lavender products have been specially formulated, approved by our senior residents and are ready for market!

Lavender is a favorite for the herbal first aid kit and is excellent for cleaning wounds, stopping bleeding or for a relaxing massage. It speeds the healing process of wounds by encouraging cell growth. While Lavender has a very calm and soothing aroma which can benefit both the horse and owner when inhaling its fragrance, it’s typically used for topical purposes only and not given internally.

 

Lavender Wound Balm 2 oz

This balm was developed specifically for the healing of wounds.  It contains essential oils of Lavender, Rosemary and Tea Tree oil as well as lavender flowers from our gardens.  The rich, creamy base is very moisturizing and feels silky on the skin.

 

Lavender Spray 8 oz

A simple, yet effective blend containing lavender oil and flowers.  Use to clean any wound, delight the senses or calm a frazzled horse or owner.

 

Find all of Ferrell Hollow Farm’s specialized natural products at:

http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

 

Lavender 5-24-10