Red Horse Products
If you haven’t already heard mention of Red Horse Products you must have been trekking your horse across Outer Mongolia. This small UK based company develops original and effective natural based hoof and horse care products and unlike many mass produced products out there that often contain diluted concentrations to be more cost effective, Red Horse Products are generally formulated with maximum strength healthy ingredients.
While larger companies may rely on marketing driven sales Red Horse believes in the power of the horse owner recommendation focusing their energy on developing more effective healthier products at the same price or less that what’s out there on the market. This rather special way of doing business means they are far more customer-focused. Not only do they take on board feedback from customer’s experience using RedHorse products with their horses but they listen closely enough to their customers to develop products that meet customer’s needs.
You’ll find goodness in every jar and bottle, from zinc and natural clays to bio-active honey and essential oils. Their hoof care products offer a more natural, chemical-free and more environmentally friendly solution to existing tars, oils, copper salts and harsh chemicals commonly used for treating hooves issues. Due to the high quality ingredients and concentrations and the unique and innovative action of these products they work fast and longer.
Their RedZone all natural fly control range contains no DEET or citronella and use minimal to no alcohol combined with human grade quality ingredients in better concentrations than the majority of repellents on the market. This means not only is the RedZone range skin kind for your horse (young and old) and bee and butterfly friendly but safe and effective for you to use as well.
For us choosing to stock RedHorse was easy, these are products we keep to hand for trimming and day-to-day horse care. The range is without harsh chemicals and focuses on using the goodness of natural and science to help us keep horses and hooves healthier.
The Zinc Sulphate and Eucalyptus based thrush buster spray; Sole Cleanse has remarkable effectiveness, without any of the necrotising effects of traditional treatments such as Borax, Bleaches, Peroxide and Stockholm Tar. Sole Cleanse not only helps to destroy the microbes producing the thrush but also helps promote the re-growth of healthy tissue, rather than producing more dead tissue for the thrush to re-grow on.
Sole Cleanse Spray is for more regular treatment of the foot. Once weekly for thrush prone horses or daily until symptoms abate for established thrush is often sufficient and will often stop thrush in just a few treatments. Yet it is so gentle that many owners use it daily as a “Just in case!” It has also been found useful in the treatments of white line disease and other crevices in the horse’s foot.
Sole Cleanse is supplied in a convenient 500 ml spray bottle.
Field Paste is a brilliant antimicrobial anti-thrush paste for horses which are mainly field kept or that have to be turned out on wet or muddy pasture. It has a thick putty-like consistency which offers great ‘staying power’. It remains in contact with the affected areas longer than other thrush treatments and is designed to remain in the collateral grooves, central sulcus and on the sole for the longest possible of time enabling it to have continued effect against microbes. Another great benefit is that this staying power helps prevent mud, faeces and other contaminants coming in contact with the hoof.
Originally developed for use with brood stock that very rarely had their feet picked out, field paste makes an ideal post trim treatment, protecting the newly exposed hoof material with impacting the natural “breathing” process of the hoof. While it has a slightly lower concentration of antimicrobial substances in it than Sole Paint its great staying power means it has a far longer lasting residual effect. All the natural ingredients in Field Paste are present either for their antimicrobial effect or to improve the consistency and longevity of its effect.
Field pasted is supplied in 500lm screw top jar.
Companion product to Hoof-Stuff Artimud is a natural clay-based antimicrobial hoof putty. RedHorse trials showed that although Hoof-Stuff was brilliant in deeper cracks and crevices in the hoof it was unable to stay in shallower cracks and on the surface of the hoof. Working from the concept that the only thing which consistently sticks to the areas of the foot needing to be treated was in fact mud RedHorse sort to create a product with similar properties that had a beneficial rather than detrimental effect – thus Artimud was born.
Artimud can be smoothed, rolled, squashed, spread and moulded to stay in the area it was put so its active antimicrobial and healing agents can sort out the problem. It is useful in the treatment of all the same problems as Hoof Stuff (although not as effective in deeper, anaerobic cracks) but is excellent mainly in shallower white line separations, frog clefts, external cracks, thrush etc.
Artimud does not contain tea tree oil as in very rare occasions horses can have an allergic reaction to it and in anaerobic situations the use of tea tree oil can also detrimentally effect the action of beneficial bacterium!
Artimud is supplied in a 190ml screw top jar.
Hoof-Stuff is an antimicrobial hoof pack for plugging deeper holes and cracks in equine hooves. It contains only naturally occurring ingredients, is non-toxic, safe and easy to use. Its ability to stay in crevices due to its fibrous content allows it to act for longer than other treatments both is treating the concern addition helping keep dirt and debris out and providing additional support to the hoof structure to aid healing.
Hoof-Stuff has been useful for seedy toe, white line disease, deep central sulcus separation, abscess cavities, grass cracks among other issues. It’s active ingredients act not only to eliminate bacteria and fungus but also promote healing and restoration of healthy tissue. Natural unpasteurised honey is the base of this product increasing its healing and antimicrobial powers and aiding adhesion into the hole! Hoof-Stuff does not contain anything to bulk the product out or make it cheaper/ easier to produce. Every ingredient in this product has a job – to work to solve the problem that it is there to deal with.
Hoof-Stuff is supplied in a 190ml screw top jar.