Welcome to Natural Horse Supplies

We have been selling top quality herbs, herbal blends, supplements and homeopathic remedies for horses for over 17 years. We feel our wide range of products help support your horse whether it is as a calmer, mobility support or many other issues. We have recently introduced our Pick 'n' Mix option so you can have a blend tailor-made for your horse.

We offer FREE POSTAGE for all orders over £49 to mainland UK so please explore our store and enjoy your shopping!

NEWS AND UPDATES

May 6th

We are experiencing some issues with our website contact page. In the meantime, please email us directly at barefoothorse@hotmail.co.uk.

April 29th

Back in Stock and Price Reduction!

Chamomile, Agnus castus powder and finecut rosehips back in stock, along with the associated calmer blends such as Herbal Mare, Herbal Rig and Herbal Calm. We will continue to use rosehips powder in our blends as this seems to be more available than the finecut rosehips. We will update the stock photos to reflect this change shortly.

Even better, we have been able to source a new herbal supplier and the price of chamomile is such that we have been able to reduce our prices on chamomile and associated blends. If your personalised blend contains chamomile, please contact me to ask for a price review.

April 22nd

BACK IN STOCK!

So pleased to be able to say we are now almost fully stocked. Deliveries of rosehips powder, echinacea, spearmint, neem leaf, marshmallow and glucosamine this week have meant a lot of blends are now back in stock including:

GBM extra

Gluco Extra

Herbal Repel and Soothe

Herbal Detox

Herbal Easi-gut

Herbal Hoof

Herbal Total

Herbal Slim

Herbal Shine

We have also secured a new supplier that will hopefully meanstock shortages in the future will be less likely. We are still waiting for chamomile flowers, which is due in 2-3 weeks, but also have finecut rosehips on its way so will be able to stock rosehips to purchase seperately soon.

Thank you for bearing with us, we have never experienced stock shortages like this and I can assure you we do not enjoy the virtual 'empty shelves'. Looking forward to being able to announce we are FULLY STOCKED very soon!

April 7th

We are still battling the knock-on affect of Brexit, stockpiling and the pandemic. We are currently out of stock of the following:

rosehips powder - expected next week

milk thistle seed powder - expected next week

spearmint - available in May

chamomile - expected late May

vervain - expected this week

neem leaf - no expected delivery date yet

I'm very sorry for the inconvenience this causes and so many blends being out of stock due to this. Please also be aware that personalised blends that have already been listed may not be available if they contain these herbs. If you purchases these, we will be in touch to discuss alternatives or refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

March 25th

ROYAL MAIL DELAYS

As always, we aim to dispatch orders the next working day, and have managed to do so for almost all of our orders throughout the last year, despite a large increase in orders.

However, during the current lockdown, we are still aware of delays with Royal Mail services, some orders taking 1-2 weeks to arrive. We can only ask customers to be patient, we are dealing with a high number of emails chasing orders, only for the orders to arrive with the next couple of days. These delays are due to the non essential shops being shut, and a massive increase in online shopping and therefore delivery services. Royal Mail are also having to deal with staff shortages due to illnesses and isolating due to covid. Please also be aware that just because you received another Royal Mail parcel within a few days, it doesn't mean others won't take longer, as it depends what sorting offices they pass through. We have been working 6 days a week for a year now, and we are just a frustrated as our customers about these delivery days, but please bear with us and we hope things will improve next month when online shopping demand lessens.

Thank you for your patience and ongoing custom.

March 11th

We are currently out of stock of rosehips powder, and therefore the blends containing it. Our supplier is expecting their delivery next week so will hopefully be back in stock soon.

SLIPPERY ELM: Update from our supplier: Slippery Elm has now arrived with us but is very expensive. Its becoming very difficult to get hold of now and although it is not endangered yet, there are big concerns about its sustainability. 

As an ethical company, we do not feel it is appropriate to stock a product that is affecting the sustainability of a species of plant. We therefore will not be stocking slippery elm powder in the future unless this situation changes. Our marshmallow root powder is widely available and a very effective alternative.

MARSHMALLOW ROOT POWDER PRICE REDUCTION: We are very pleased to say that our normal stock is now back with us, so we have been able to reduce our prices of marshmallow and associated blends such as Herbal Easi-gut. We always strives for competitive and fair prices, and are constantly reviewing our prices to ensure this.

February 15th 2021

SLIPPERY ELM UPDATE

We are currently out of stock of slippery elm powder. Unfortunately, it does seem that we will not be able to source slippery elm for a while, as their is a global availability issue.

(from our supplier) "With regards to the Slippery Elm, there is a Global shortage currently, this originates from the USA, and the crop has been extremely poor which has really endangered the products availability."

February 2nd 2021

PRICE INCREASE AND STOCK AVAILABILITY

The affects of Brexit and the pandemic have really hit trade imports hard, particularly in the last month. We are seeing many delays on the import of herbal products by our main supplier, not helped by larger companies stock piling last year, when we saw stock levels affected. As a small family-run company, we are limited to how much we can store of the 40 herbs and supplements be stock.

We are in regular contact with our supplier and getting the products as soon as we can. Unfortunately, some products are not expected until March, with some not having an expected arrival date yet. We have managed to find some products with other suppliers, but at increased costs. We are also generally finding wholesale prices of herbs are increasing due to the pandemic and Brexit.

I'm afraid we will have to increase the prices of some of our products, in relation to the increases in wholesale prices. We always review our prices and hope that as the situation settles, prices will come down again and our prices can reflect this. We continue to strive to offer high quality supplements for your horses and competitive prices.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, we look forward to the day we are finally fully stocked again!

UPDATE re. sales to non UK customers
After much thought and investigation into the processes required, we are very sad to announce our decision to no longer sell products to customers abroad.
As our products are mainly natural plant based products, changes in the EU export rules require extensive changes to labelling, licenses, inspections etc. This may be something we can look into further at a later date, but currently with our sales levels as they are, and the pressure of the pandemic, it is not something we are able to do.
We are very sorry to our EU customers, this is not something we do lightly. We stopped selling to non-EU countries many years ago, as our herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies were regularly being confiscated by customs without us being informed and certainly not reimbursed. We fear a similar thing could now happen with EU countries.
Until we can guarantee the delivery of goods abroad within the new Brexit legislation, we are now only selling to United Kingdom addresses.