How do you reward a dog without treats?

How do you reward a dog without treats?

Rewarding your dog is an extremely important part of the training cycle. It’s not just about using rewards to train a dog to sit or stay, but also to praise a dog for good behaviour such as duri..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Hawthorn

Wednesday Wisdom - Hawthorn

Hawthorn – Crataegus Oxyacantha   Common names: May, Haw, Whitehorn, Hagthorn Habitat: Common in Britain, Europe and USA. Part used: Berries, leaf tops and flowers. Actions o..

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How do you reward a dog for good behaviour?

How do you reward a dog for good behaviour?

One of the most gratifying experiences of owning a dog is being successful in training them. As intelligent animals, dogs enjoy learning and it can be a great way of building your relationship with yo..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Devil's Claw

Wednesday Wisdom - Devil's Claw

Devil’s Claw – Harpogophytum procumbens   Habitat: Particularly found in Namibia, but indigenous to South and Eastern Asia. Part used: Root Actions: Anti-inflammatory, ana..

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Why should I feed my horse salt?

Why should I feed my horse salt?

Why is salt important for my horse? Horses are great at regulating their salt intake based on genuine need. Salt is composed of two minerals - sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl). Table&nb..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Black Myrobalan

Wednesday Wisdom - Black Myrobalan

Black Myrobalan – Terminalia Chebula What is Black Myrobalan? Myrobalan is scientifically known as Terminalia Cebula is a typical Indian herb belonging to the plant family Combretaceae (In..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Calendula

Wednesday Wisdom - Calendula

Calendula - Calendula Officinalis   Common names: Marigold, Pot Marigold, Marybud, Gold-bloom. Habitat: Native to Egypt and the Mediterranean and a common garden. Part used: Petals an..

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Life in Lockdown

Life in Lockdown

Lockdown Life in Wales - news from Brand Ambassador, Julie Abbott. "As I write we are still fully locked down in Wales despite England easing theirs.  The horses are on their summer grazi..

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DOs & DON'Ts when removing a Tick

DOs & DON'Ts when removing a Tick

DOs & DON'Ts when removing a Tick   So you've found a tick on your horse, dog, cat or even on yourself, so how do you go about removing it safely? Read further to find out the..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Propolis

Wednesday Wisdom - Propolis

What is propolis? Did you know that honey is not the only thing that bees make? Propolis is a natural resinous substance collected by honeybees from buds and trees. Propolis contains tree resin, es..

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Nature - Nurture - Nourish

Nature - Nurture - Nourish

Nature & Nurture Well these are strange times indeed, which is why something as normal and everyday as taking a walk down our country lane or through our lovely woods has become so extra specia..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Garlic

Wednesday Wisdom - Garlic

Garlic - Allium Sativum Habitat: Cultivated throughout the world. Collection: Collect the bulbs when the leaves begin to yellow and droop. Actions of Garlic: Antiseptic, antibiotic, antimic..

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Treatments for Lyme Disease in the Equine

Treatments for Lyme Disease in the Equine

Treatments for Lyme Disease in the Equine By Dr Joyce Harman DVM, MRCVS There is no magic bullet in treating chronic LD cases. The best approach is a multi-systemic one, using a combination of..

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Wednesday Wisdom - Siberian Ginseng

Wednesday Wisdom - Siberian Ginseng

Common Name: Siberian Ginseng Latin Name: Eleutherococcus Senticosus Family: Araliaceae   Siberian Ginseng is a deciduous shrub with stout roots and dark green, palmately divided leav..

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New additions at Hilton Herbs

New additions at Hilton Herbs

At Downclose Farm, HIlton Herbs' HQ, we have welcomed 5 new Guineafowl! They are about 3 weeks old & still very small, look how cute they are:   ..

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Make your own natural fly spray!

Make your own natural fly spray!

Ingredients: 1 litre Rubbing Alchohol 70% 250ml of Aloe Vera (optional) 24ml Eucalyptus essential oil 12ml Lavender essential oil 12ml Lemon Balm essential oil 50ml Hilton herbs Ga..

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