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Valentine’s Gift Basket

Whether you want to pamper yourself or someone you care about, Ferrell Hollow Farm has brand NEW body products for people that are sure to delight!

Ferrell Hollow Farm is excited to release NEW Rose and Chocolate body care products for Valentine’s Day!

For your favorite rider we are excited to offer The Valentine’s Gift Basket for $51.50 with lots of extras!  (Retail Value of $77.00)

Gift Wrapped – Basket & Bow – ready for giving…

2 oz Rose Hand Cream-thick and moisturizing

4 oz Rosewater Spray-very hydrating facial spray

2 oz Cocoa Cream– creamy with a light chocolate scent

8 oz Chocolate Sugar Scrub-decadent exfoliating scrub

Included for FREE:

  • Rose Sachet-dried roses from our gardens
  • The first 10 orders include a FREE 8 oz Chocolate Bath Salt with every purchase!
  • Order Now and Save!

With only 2 weeks left until Valentine's Day, place your order SOON.  Local (Murfreesboro, TN) deliveries available thru February 14th, 2011.  Gift Basket and individual product items can be purchased.

Valentine 
Contact: Cindy Daigre: cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com 615-409-6071

Web Orders: www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html 

Ulcers in Horses

Do you know how to tell the difference between ulcers and colic in your horse?  They symptoms can be exactly the same: refusing to eat, lying down, looking or kicking at stomach, elevated heart rate, heavy breathing.  It is important to be aware of these and your horses' habits and history so that the correct treatment can be administered.  Traditional treatment of colic includes banamine, however that can be detrimental to an ulcer.  Always consult your veterinarian if your horse experiences these symptoms!

Willie 1-12-11 
Willie-30 year old with a history of ulcers.

Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. In addition, she provides Equine Nutritional Consultations, has developed a specialized line of Natural Horse & Body Care Products and has written several articles for Natural Horse Magazine. For more information, visit her website at www.ferrellhollowfarm.net or email her at cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com.

Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses

Beet pulp is the residue from sugar beets which has been cleaned and extracted in the process of manufacturing sugar. Many commercial feeds now have beet pulp as one of their top ingredients.  It provides a source of easily digestible fiber, promotes weight gain if fed in large amounts, is a good choice for senior horses, is generally palatable and is low in sugar and starch once rinsed from any added molasses.  It also provides a good source of calcium, so if feeding in large quantities, make sure that it does not cause an imbalance of the proper calcium/phosphorus ratio in your horse’s diet.

Beet pulp can be fed as a replacement in quantities up to 30% of the horse’s daily ration.  It can cause gas and loose stools in some horses, so start slow and feed smaller amounts initially, taking 5 to 7 days to transition your horse. 

Place 1 cup of beet pulp in a strainer and run hot water thru it until the water rinses clear.  This removes any surface dirt and added molasses.  Pour the rinsed beet pulp in a bucket and add enough hot water so that it is covered.  Place a towel over the bucket and let it soak for 20-30 minutes until the beet pulp becomes soft and most of the water has been absorbed.  Drain off any excess water and it is ready to feed.  Adding herbs makes for an extra tasty meal!

Beet pulp 
 
Cindy Daigre is the founder and director of Ferrell Hollow Farm, an Equine Retirement facility in Tennessee focusing on the unique concerns of Senior and Special Needs horses. In addition, she provides Equine Nutritional Consultations, has developed a specialized line of Natural Horse & Body Care Products and has several published articles in Natural Horse Magazine. For more information, visit her website at www.ferrellhollowfarm.net or email her at cindy@ferrellhollowfarm.com.

Herbal Hay Treats for Winter

Ferrell Hollow Farm has combined low sugar/starch timothy hay pellets with Meadowsweet, Rosemary and Apple Fiber Powder to make an excellent, tasty winter treat for your horse!  Just sprinkle over meals or hay. Good for encouraging the picky eater with a wonderful aroma!

Winter treats 

Find these Herbal Hay Treats and other Herbal Blends at http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

Winter Herbal Blend for Horses

Ferrell Hollow Farm has chosen four amazing herbs to blend together for our Winter Herbal Blend.  It can help your horse ease into the seasonal transition of winter as the temperatures began to fall.

 Burdock helps relieve dry, scurfy skin conditions and recurrent sores by cleansing the liver and kidneys.

Meadowsweet has been hailed as the “herbal aspirin” due to its salicylic acid content, which has anti-inflammatory properties and is useful for joint and muscle pain. It also protects the digestive tract and reduces excess acid, making it an excellent choice for ulcers and diarrhea.

Parsley is considered a digestive tonic that reduces flatulence, supports the kidneys and removes toxins that cause joint pain.

Rosemary has a wonderful fragrance, stimulates circulation and also contains antibacterial and antifungal properties.

The Winter Herbal Blend can be purchased at http://www.ferrellhollowfarm.net/Store.html

 Winter blend

Winter Feeding for Senior Horses

Here is Cindy's latest article published in the Jan-Mar 2011 issue of Natural Horse Magazine!  Enjoy 🙂

Download NHMV13I1daigreJan11

 

Ferrell Hollow Farm December 2010 Slideshow

Click the link to enjoy!

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All orders between January 1-6, 2011 will receive a FREE sample of Ferrell Hollow Farm's NEW horse care product!