Herbs for Horses

Fancy a nice walk in the country to enjoy the clean, fresh air? And would you like to collect a free treat for the animals at Remus at the same time?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then now is the time when nature’s harvest is ready; Rose Hips, Haw Hips, and Sloes are now ready to be picked. If you’re out enjoying a nice country walk, we would love you to pick some of these fruits for the Remus animals and bring them to the Sanctuary – they love fresh herbs and they are so good for them! They also enjoy Willow, think small branches with the leaves still attached, and although we appreciate this is perhaps not so easy to collect as the hips and berries!

This pony is one of a semi feral group helping with conservation in North Wales. He roams free and can help himself to all that nature can provide, including, as you see here, self-medicating on Rose Hips.

As you know, we at Remus love to provide our animals with herbs to help them to maintain themselves and help to lessen the effects of arthritis and skin problems to name just a few. They can’t go out into the country foraging as this lucky pony does, but you can!

If you think you would enjoy picking herbs for Remus please do make sure that you collect them only in a safe area, not on the roadside where you may be in danger from traffic. Also, and just as importantly, please don’t pick all of the available herbs. Although our animals like them, these fruits are the lifesaving winter food for many wild creatures, so please don’t strip the site, but perhaps only pick perhaps a few from each.

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