Blackberries can be found almost everywhere in the Dutch landscape. It is a very strong plant that cannot simply be eradicated and those properties are reflected in the effectiveness of blackberry leaves. It helps the horse with the following:

  • increase resistance (because of vitamin C)
  • improving intestinal flora
  • diarrhea or irregular droppings
  • inflamed airways
  • cleansing and detoxifying the blood

How much and for how long?
Pick a handful of blackberry leaves for a few days or weeks or let your horse eat them himself, after all, a horse is a collector. The gathering of food by horses themselves is also called "browsing".

If the horse does not eat it, then it apparently does not need or like a blackberry leaf. This applies to all herbs that you want to give yourself.

Did you know?

  • Bramble leaf can also help with nutrition-related diseases in horses, such as insulin resistance, laminitis, muscle finitis and Monday disease? Of course, you must first improve the rest of the ration, otherwise it won't work.
  • Blackberries are also extremely healthy for people ? They contain a high amount of fiber and nutrients. They are also packed with vitamins and minerals. Because they are available both fresh and frozen, you can enjoy them all year round.
  • Is the largest the sweetest and tastiest?
  • They taste best when they are almost black?
  • You can pick the blackberries in the months of August, September and October? But you often see the first fruits in July.
  • Are they collectible stone fruits and not berries? This is because they are actually all berries stuck together, instead of 1 berry, the blackberry is a collection of berries.

Feel free to pick a few ripe blackberries for yourself and some blackberry leaves for the horses and enjoy!

  • Do you leave the flowers and unripe blackberries hanging, so that insects, our animals and other visitors can still enjoy them?
  • Take a beautiful photo of the buzzing bees near the blossom or the tastiest blackberry from De Avonturentuin and share it on social media.
  • And mark the herb board at the herb buffet, so everyone will know that you have picked delicious blackberry leaves for the horses.

This way you can share your happiness!

Back to blog