How do herbs work?
Herbs are not a quick fix or wonder cure for your horse's well-being. What herbs can do is assist in allowing the natural bodily functions to operate more efficiently. Wendals Herbs mixes are not categorized as veterinary products but as complimentary supplements. However many veterinarians recommend herbal blends as a natural alternative to the many artificial products on the market.
 
How long does it take for herbs to work?
This varies with the individual horse, but many people report good results within seven - 13 days, sometimes even less. You should allow up to three weeks for the herbs to get into the horse's system.
 
When do I give herbs to my horses and dogs? How much do I give them?
Wendals Herbs are supplemented with the normal daily diet, either once or twice a day. A supplement rate is recommended on every product and all herbal blends are packaged with a measuring scoop.
 
Can I supplement multiple Wendals Herbs blends to my horse?
Yes! Just reduce the amount of each blend until the total equals 1-1/2 oz for a 1,000 lb horse or 1/2 scoop per 220 lbs body weight. For example, if you want to use Calmer and Stop Itch together, give 3/4 oz of each blend for a 1,000 lb horse or 1/4 scoop of each blend per 220 lbs body weight.
 
Will my horse eat it?
Herbs are actually appealing to most animals and they readily eat them. Even the fussy-eaters usually accept them when mixed with their normal feed.
 
How long will a tub last?
A kilo, or 2.2 lb pail, will last a full-size horse about a month. The benefits of most products are normally apparent within the duration of the first tub and sometimes no more is required.
 
Why should I give Moody Mare to my horses?
Moody Mare helps horses relieve tension and overcome PMT (PMS) blues.
 
Why should I give Mare Care to my horses?
Mare Care prepares the mare for foaling and repairs the mare after foaling. Helps ease birth, reduces birth time and cleanses quicker.
 
How are Garlic Granules different from other garlic products on the market?
Wendals Herbs' Garlic Granules are 100% pure, freeze-dried garlic, not a powder or oil. Will not irritate nasal passage as powder and oil can.
 
Why should I give Garlic Granules to my horses?
Garlic is the most commonly used herb for horses. It benefits the overall health of the horse and helps deter biting insects, too. Learn the many ways garlic can help your horse or dog.
 
Can I give Garlic Granules to my dogs?
Yes, Garlic Granules are safe for dogs, too.
 
Why should I use Herbal/Salt Licks?
Herbal/Salt Licks provide the highest quality herbs to stabled horses and help prevent boredom.
 
Why should I give Stop Itch to my horses?
Stop Itch helps relieve skin irritations.
 
Why should I give Calmer to my horses?
Calmer contains relaxing herbs to help reduce horse's nervous energy.
 
Why should I give Respiration to my horses?
Respiration soothes and assists in managing the respiratory system of the horse; 100% natural alternative to other products on the market.
 
What herbs can I use to help my horses stop chewing?
Calmer and Herbal/Salt Licks work well in helping prevent horses from chewing.
 
Moody Mare and Garlic Granules
were honored as award winning blends at the Equitana World Show; they were recognized as significant, noteworthy new products to the market.
 
How do I know which herb to give to my horse?
If your veterinarian has made a diagnosis, you can choose an herb that assists with that concern, or contact the Wendals Herbs Email Hotline at info@wendals.com or call 800-321-0235. You can also refer to the Equine Concerns Chart or the Canine Concerns Chart.
 
What if my horse won't accept the herbal blends?
On the rare occasion this happens, or you have a very picky horse, we recommend giving less in the beginning, gradually introducing it to the horse over time. Gradual introduction of the herbal blends most always works. If you have any additional questions, please call 800-321-0235. Remember, your complete satisfaction is our goal and all Wendals Herbs are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Try Wendals Herbs for 30 days and if you aren't completely satisfied with the results, simply return it for a refund, credit or exchange. Shipping charges are not refundable.
 
Frequently Asked Questions in the Winter
 
My horse is showing signs of stiffness. He is only 14 years old, and he is particularly stiff after he has stood in overnight. When I am schooling him, he is finding small circles more difficult than he used to. Is there anything I can give him now to help him as he gets older?
Easy Mover is the product to help him. It is formulated to optimize blood circulation and the lymphatic system. With key herbs such as burdock, dandelion and nettles in the blend, these allow the body to flush out retained fluid and help to stimulate the flow of blood around the body. Providing them in the diet with help maintain healthy joints.
 
My horse lives out during the summer, but I have just started to stable her overnight. She has now started to cough and a lot of mucous is coming out of her nostrils. During exercise she coughs more and her breathing is heavy. She is on straw bedding and gets ad-lib hay.
Since she already has a build-up of mucous, start with Special Respiration as this will help to loosen this fluid. It contains finely powdered liquorice root which, when inhaled as well as induced, will help drain the fluid in the nasal passages. This blend also contains herbs to help soothe the respiratory tract, and allow the lungs to inflate properly and get plenty of oxygen. For maintenance, supplement with Respiration to help continue to keep the airways clear.
 
Is there a supplement I could give to my elderly horse? He is retired and in fairly good health but I don't want to give him too many different supplements.
We have a product called Old Timer that provides a wide range of benefits to the older horse. It contains a good number of herbs optimizing mobility, respiration and digestion, including marshmallow which is used for urinary complaints and intestinal disorders of which older horses can suffer.
 
Frequently Asked Questions in the Summer
 
My pony gets sweet itch. He looks very uncomfortable and scratches his mane and tail. Is there something I can give him along with a fly repellent?
It certainly sounds like he would benefit from Stop Itch. This can help reduce his sensitivity so he will be less irritated by fly and midge bites. Cleavers, garlic and nettles are known herbs that have deep cleansing, antiseptic and purifying qualities which make this product very effective in soothing and calming the "itch," and supporting healthy skin from the inside. By using Stop Itch early enough, you will be taking preventative action and help prevent sweet itch from getting started.
 
My mare had hot, very painful hooves. She would lean way back off the toe of her foot to take the weight off her hooves. The vet came out to look at her and discovered swelling and inflammation in the laminae, then recommended Bute for the pain. Is there anything else I can give her? She is now stabled and on a restricted diet of hay and chaff.
Research is ongoing with this condition to find out why so many horses and ponies are prone to it. We do know that the result is a build-up of toxins in the blood stream which restricts the flow of blood to the feet, thus damaging the sensitive laminae that support the pedal bone. Laminix is a blend of herbs which will help flush out the toxins and maintain the blood circulation. Devil's Claw can be used along with Laminix, for extra comfort and support.
 
At the start of the spring my mare becomes very irritable, and throughout the summer she can be difficult to handle and torments other horses, especially geldings. Her seasons have been irregular, and lately seems in season continually. Help!
Your mare is showing classic signs of hormonal imbalance. Moody Mare helps with these symptoms. It is designed to help optimize her natural hormone balance more effectively and therefore her behavior too. During this time mares may suffer from cramps and fluid retention. Useful herbs such as marigold, chamomile and rosemary are well-known to soothe, calm and relax.