Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is helpful for horses that are prone to or recovering from colic.
One of gingers most valuable effects is its ability to reduce inflammation by neutralizing free radicals which contribute to inflammation. Its antiseptic properties also make it beneficial for gastrointestinal infections.
For the older, arthritic horse ginger has a warming effect and is a useful maintenance herb. It stimulates, circulates and helps blood flow to the surface Garlic is rich in sulphur which is essential for healthy skin and hair. A helpful preventative if a horse is prone to skin problems, respiratory disorders, allergies, arthritis and can minimise intestinal worms.
Because Garlic is rich in sulphur, this excreted through the porse and can help to deter biting flies.