Improve Your Horse's Joint Health With This One Thing
Remembering Tex...
A few years ago when I started The Hearts of Horses, Empowering Through Holistic Care  community, a new friend reached out looking for suggestions to help her horse.  Tex was experiencing falling down, to the point that his legs were getting bloodied and bruised.  The first thing I thought was that there was an issue with hoof angles and the stay apparatus.  Horses have a stay apparatus which allows their legs to lock so that they can nap while standing.  It's possible for hoof angles to be such that this apparatus does not work properly.  As it turns out, this was NOT Tex's problem!  He was actually SLEEP DEPRIVED from his inability to lay down comfortably!  A major health concern for aging horses... sore joints.

Once we realized that Tex was sleep deprived, due to not being comfortable lowering himself to the ground, I suggested to his caregiver to try Sulfurzyme to support his joints.  From my own personal experience, with animals and myself, I know how well it works and was sure it would help Tex.   Happily, Tex felt improvement on 4 capsules of Sulfurzyme per day in the first few days of using it.  I was so pleased to get this great news from his "Mom" and a photo of him  laying down peacefully and napping.

Why Sulfur? What does it do for the body?
Sulfur plays an important role for a variety of functions in the body.  Most noticeably, when sulfur levels are supplemented, you'll see an improvement in skin health, hair growth, hoof growth and comfort increases in tendons and ligaments.  Sulfur helps to metabolize food and protects cells from damage that leads to disease (think cancer).  From a hoof care provider perspective, sulfur contains 2 amino acids that are necessary for healthy hoof growth, methionine an cysteine.

How does Sulfur deficiency show up?
* arthritis                                   
* brittle hair/ nails/ hooves   
* depression                             
* skin problems                       
* gastrointestinal issues
* slow wound healing
* memory loss
* migraines/ headaches
* convulsions

Sulfur-rich foods...
* allium vegetables- garlic, onions, scallions
* cruciferous vegetables- broccoli, cabbage, arugula
* eggs
* legumes- chick peas, kidney beans, peas, lentils

While you many not want to feed your horse all of these foods, some are helpful.  Garlic is beneficial for its sulfur content as well as the other health benefits it offers.  Read more in this blog about the benefits of garlic.  Incorporating these sulfur rich foods in our own diet helps to provide us with necessary amounts of sulfur. 

For our horses, I have found it very easy to make positive changes in joint and overall health just by adding the Sulfurzyme capsules.  The number of capsules will vary for each horse but I have found starting with 4 per day and adjusting from there is helpful.  I have three horses on 2 capsules per day while my oldest gelding does better ( no cracking and popping of joints) on 10 -12 per day. There is also the Sulfurzyme powder, which contains a prebiotic, that may be even more beneficial in some cases.

If you're like me and have an aging herd (or you're aging yourself!) get some sulfur into them!  You'll be amazed at the results.   

If you'd like to read more stories/testimonials about the benefits of using Sulfurzyme, use the search bar in The Hearts of Horses, Empowering Through Holistic Care.  Also, check out the Guides in this group for a variety of holistic care topics.

All the best,


  1. Thank you for sharing this helpful information, Marta! As a horse owner, I know how important joint health is for our equine friends. I had never thought about how sulfur can play a role in supporting healthy joints, but it makes sense given its various functions in the body. I'm glad to hear that Sulfurzyme has made a positive difference for Tex and that he is now able to lay down comfortably. It's amazing how one small change can have such a big impact on a horse's well-being. I will definitely look into incorporating sulfur-rich foods and supplements into my own horse's diet to help support his joint health. Thank you again for sharing your knowledge and experience with us!

    On a side note, I have also struggled with a <a href="">hot horse</a> in the past, and it's reassuring to know that there are holistic solutions available to support our equine companions. Your Hearts of Horses community sounds like a great resource for anyone interested in holistic care for their horses. Keep up the great work!
  2. GREAT info Marta. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.

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