cinnamon cowgirl magazine

Cinnamon is beneficial to not only people, but also horses. This spice can be found in a few different forms, including powder, sticks, and chips. It is derived from the bark of several different trees. Cinnamaldehyde is a powerful agent in cinnamon that gives it a pleasant scent and incredible health benefits.

Cinnamon For Horses

  • This spice is very rich in antioxidants. Their function is to eliminate free radicals in the body. This can reduce or eliminate cancer, inflammatory joint diseases, and autoimmune disorders in horses.
  • It has antibacterial properties, which means it fights bacterial and fungal infections.
  • Metabolic horses can benefit from cinnamon’s anti-diabetic effect. It controls blood sugar levels naturally.
  • Promotes overall digestive health.

More research is still necessary to accurately treat horses with this spice. Some have suggested 4 tsp daily for a 1,000-pound horse. Speak with your veterinarian and equine nutritionist for more information!

It can be found in powder form at various holistic horse stores.

While you’re at it, make sure to check out these top 5 herbs for horses.