Apple Cider Vinegar for Horses


Hi! My name is Casie Bazay. I'm a mom, a freelance writer, and a certified equine acupressure practitioner.

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14 Responses

  1. Robynne Catheron says:

    I’mgglad to read this, thanks! I’ve been adding ACV to my horses’ feed fora year or s. I add it to my chicken waterer. I clean the water trough with it. I spray the bottoms of their hooves with ACV mixed with a bit of tea tree essential oil. My horses only get an ounce in their dinner, I didn’t realizeiI could give them 1/4 cup!
    I talked to our local health food store owner about the cost of organic ACV and she told me I could mix it 50/50 with the cheap grocery store kind and not lose any of the benefits, because the mother is still in there. Yay, what a savings!

    • Casie says:

      I love ACV too, Robynne–so many uses! I just found the Sprouts brand which is also unpasteurized and couple dollars cheaper than Braggs.

  2. In researching ACV for horses I found your post. Are you still feeding the ACV to your horses? Did you notice benefits? I am going to start with using some in a fly spray recipe I found: 2 cups ACV, 1 cup distilled water, and doTerra essential oils TerraShield and Cedarwood.

    • Casie says:

      Hi Susan, I stopped with the ACV for a while because I learned that it wasn’t recommended to feed with the mineral supplement that I was feeding. I’ve since changed to a free-choice mineral, so I am gradually adding it back to their diets. I also use it to make my fly spray.

  3. Lisa says:

    Wow thank you so much

  4. Cory Chambers says:

    I have a horse with a bump on his right side of his nose plus nose drain on that side. He cough sometime when riding. Will apple cider vinegar help his nose

    • Casie says:

      Hi Cory, It sounds like there might be an infected tooth or something else going on. I would have a vet check this.

  5. Claire says:

    How long can you give acv for??
    I have a mare who Is a bit inflamed in hock joint
    She is 17
    What you think??? Claire

  6. cindy says:

    can you give acv with magnesium ( emag 500 )

  7. Lisa says:

    I’m wondering if the horses generally like it? I’m looking for something to get them to drink more water, or would just adding apple juice be better? We just had a mild bout with colic. What else can I do to prevent it? Seems to be a bigger issue in cold weather. I’ve been lucky and have only had one issue over 20 years ago with a differ- ent horse.

    • Casie says:

      Hi Lisa, I wouldn’t put the ACV in the water to encourage drinking because they might not like it and therefore wouldn’t drink as much. I would add a bit of loose salt into their feed to encourage drinking instead. You can also soak hay cubes or beet pulp to get extra water in them during cold weather.

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