FAQs

Delivery and Shipping

How much is my shipping?

All orders over £50 will have free next day tracked shipping, for all orders under £50 there will be a £4.95 delivery charge, and these will also be sent via Next day tracked.

Please Note: Free delivery is for Mainland UK Post Codes Only, this is dictated to us by our FEDEX Courier, any postcodes listed below will be subject to additional charges, please contact us before paying, failure to do this will result in us requesting extra delivery charges prior to dispatching your order

 

Areas that will incur an additional charge:

Scottish Highlands - AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-26, PH30-41, PH49-50

Scottish Islands - HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27028, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3

 

Destination

Days in Transit

Extra Price per 25kg Parcel

Republic & Northern Ireland

2

£8

Channel Islands

2-5

£9

Isle of Man

2-5

£9

Scottish Highlands & Islands

2-5

£8

Scilly Isles

2-5

£9

 

How long will it take to receive my order?

All orders are usually processed next working day and are shipped via Fedex next working day service (unless stated otherwise) so you should receive your order in around 2-3 Working Days. During busy periods our dispatch time can change to 2 working days so if your order is urgent please contact us before purchase.

Please note: The tracking information you receive will say the shipper is Natures Grub Ltd

Do you ship outside of the UK?

Currently we are unable to ship outside of the UK.

 

 

Supplement and Horse FAQs 

Why do horses need natural supplements?

Supplements are fed for a few main reasons: To make sure your horse is getting a complete diet, to help aid and combat specific health concerns or to enhance performance.

Complete Diet - Wild horses would graze 1000s of acres of land, eating a host of different grasses, herbs & soil types. This massive variation in diet ensured they ate everything they needed. For your horse, grazing will be less diverse and can lack some of the vitamins & minerals needed to keep your horse healthy. Feeding supplements can help to bridge this gap and provide your horse with a great balanced diet.

Specific Health conditions – Supplements are often used to help address specific health conditions, for example Itchy Skin, Stiff Joints or Laminitis. There is a wide selection of natural horse supplements available which can help to provide targeted relief for these specific issues. Many of our natural horse supplements contain herbs that wild horses would naturally seek out whilst grazing.

Performance – Horses that undertake strenuous exercise may also benefit from natural supplements to help replenish all the nutrients lost whilst exercising. These include things such as stamina boosting supplements, muscle and joint recovery supplements & supplements that provide electrolytes and minerals.

Can I give herbs to my pregnant mare? 

Generally we recommend you do not give your pregnant mare any herbs during the first three months of her gestation period, as this is the period that the major organs and skeleton are formed.

How long will it take for the herbs to take effect?

This varies according to each individual horse. Generally though you will need to give 2-3 weeks for dried herbs, however many of our customers have reported a beneficial effect after just a few days.

Can natural herbs be used with prescription only medicines?

As all of our products are natural they can be used in conjunction with most prescription only medicines. We do always recommend double checking with a health professional first. 

What is Laminitis?

Simply put, Laminitis is an inflammation of the Laminae Tissue in the hoof. The Laminae tissue acts like Velcro to form a strong bond to hold the pedal bone in the correct position. Laminitis causes the Laminae to stretch, weaken and become damaged which can cause the pedal bone to move within the hoof, this can cause a lot of pain and make walking very uncomfortable. Unfortunately, any horse can be affected by Laminitis, but certain circumstances can contribute to the likelihood of your horse developing this condition. Overweight horses or those that have previously suffered with Laminitis are much more susceptible. Our Laminitis Relief contains natural herbs that can help to boost & support hoof health as well as metabolic & circulatory systems, which helps to make sure there is adequate blood supply to the laminae tissue.

What is Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID)?

Equine Cushing’s Disease (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction) is a disease that involves the Pituitary gland, which is a gland located at the base of the brain that produces hormones in response to brain signals. With Cushing’s this normal hormone production is damaged, resulting in an excessive amount of hormones being produced. These hormones then enter your horse’s circulation and can affect the whole body. This disease primarily affects those over 10, with 19 being the average age at diagnosis. The usual symptoms of this disease are:

  • Increased coat length & delayed shedding of winter coat
  • Laminitis
  • Noticeable lack of energy (consistently)
  • Increased sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive drinking & urinating