It is common practice to give a horse internal Green Clay treatment whilst healing an external injury with the clay. By giving the horse some clay internally whilst applying external poultices to a wound or infected flesh, you are supporting, boosting and speeding up the healing process.
Adding Green Healing Clay to horse feed
A horse should be fed approximately one tablespoon of Green Clay twice daily for a duration of 2 to 3 weeks. The clay can be mixed into the horses feed. After this period of time stop adding the clay to the horses feed. This detox program can be repeated several times a year to cleanse the horse’s digestive tract or it can be used to directly target a problem that you are trying to heal. If this is the case add clay to the horse’s drinking water too. It is advisable to mix the clay into the feed with your hand and to feed the horse from a plastic container instead of a metal one.
Before mixing the Green Clay into your horses’ drinking water, remember that it must not come into contact with metal so as to not lose its ionic charge – the very science that makes this clay such an effective healing agent. So, it is advisable to have a large drinking trough made from plastic for the clay water and to also always have another drinking trough available for the horse containing water without clay. The horse will know when to drink from the clay water and how much to drink. It will also know when to hydrate its system with ordinary water. Never underestimate the natural instinct of your animal and allow it the choice of the two.
A cleansing or detox program of 2 to 3 weeks is advisable for a horse. One can use the clay in the water and in its feed at the same time, but do not exceed a duration of 2 to 3 weeks. Once this detox period is over wait an few months before doing another. Several detox programs to cleanse your horse internally can be done annually.
Fill your plastic drinking through with rain or natural spring water (tap water often has contaminants and when we use it the clay ends up cleaning the water instead of the horses system.) The amount of clay you add to the drinking water depends on the size of the trough, but here is an idea of the ratio: taking a standard 20 litre trough, add 150 grams of Green Clay. Stir the clay into the water with your hand and leave it. A residue of clay will settle on the bottom of the trough. Do not worry about this – the water will be sufficiently charged with a suspension of clay containing all the essential trace elements, minerals, and detoxifying drawing properties you want to give your horse with your first stir.
Replace the clay every second day by cleaning out the trough thoroughly and refilling it with the prescribed amount of rain/spring water and Green Healing Clay.
Remember that animals know instinctively what is best for them – allow them to drink from a clay water trough as well as a normal water trough.
Preparing a poultice to heal a wound
Preparing the clay paste:
Put the desired quantity of Green Healing Clay into a ceramic, glass, wooden or plastic recipient. Slowly add rain water or mineral water to the clay. This is usually a one to one ratio – one tablespoon of clay to one tablespoon of water – a little more or less here or there is fine, as long as the result is a lovely smooth paste. Once you have added the water wait a few minutes for the clay to absorb it. You can use a wooden spoon to mix it into a smooth paste if you wish, but do not ever use a metal spoon or recipient to mix your clay. The clay carries an ionic charge, which is the very science behind why it is such an effective healer. Metal disrupts this charge and renders the clay ineffective.
Applying the poultice:
Once you have gained the trust from your horse that you are approaching his wound in order to help heal it, it is all quite simple. Spread a thick layer onto the wound. The thicker the amount of clay you apply, the more effective it becomes. Once you have applied the clay to the wound, dip a bandage into water and then wrap it, whilst moist, over the affected area that is covered in clay. You can even dip the bandage into water that contains some clay. Once the wound is sealed in the bandage you can wrap it in a layer of cling-film or cling-wrap plastic – but not tight at all – just to keep the moisture of the clay bandage locked in for longer. Once the clay is dry it is no longer active. For this reason it is best to keep it in place and moist for as long as possible. You will notice however that once the clay begins to dry out and has done its work of drawing the toxins and impurities out of the wound, it naturally detaches itself form the wound and falls off easily. This is a good indication to know when the treatment with the clay is finished doing its magic.
Another poultice can be applied to the wound a few hours later and the treatment can be continued for days, weeks or months at a time. The duration and frequency of treatment with clay poultices will depend on the wound. Some severe cases can take months to heal, but the results are most rewarding.
So many case studies of wounds that would ordinarily have warranted a sad decision of euthanasia have been healed by Green Healing Clay. Those horse owners who decided to go the route of healing their horses with clay – often as a leap of faith into the unknown – have been overjoyed to have their friends alive and well thanks to the clay treatments – however long they took to heal and with virtually none or very little scarring left to tell the tale.
Once you remove a clay poultice from a wound site, throw the clay away that contains the infected tissue and then gently rinse the site with running water – from a hose pipe placed just above the wound (but not touching it) is best. Do not worry if a small residue of clay remains on the wound – it will do no harm, and it will most likely fall off by itself.
Do not use any other anti-septic products in conjunction with the clay treatments. Green Clay is a very strong natural anti-septic. It cleans the wound by drawing the bacteria, pathogens and toxins out of the wound and locking them inside the microscopic chambers of itself. So the nastiness of a wound will be removed with the clay. Do not use any other soaps or alcohol between applications of clay – this will only aggravate the problem.
Sometimes people worry because they see the wound getting slightly worse before it starts looking better. This is because the clay is drawing all the toxins and infected flesh out, which can often look unsightly. Have some patience and keep applying the clay poultices. With time the wound will be free of infection and begin healing – closing up, regenerating tissue cells and looking better with each passing day.
Green Clay does not hurt the horse in any way. When it is applied it feels good – as it does to humans. It has a beautiful cooling effect on hot inflamed infected tissue. The clay is also a natural analgesic so it alleviates a lot of pain. You will see that if a horse is scared of you going near its wound, it is because it is sore, traumatised and scared. Show the horse the clay you want to use to heal its wound. Let your horse smell the clay – gain his trust and then once you have applied the first poultice, every other thereafter will be welcomed by your injured friend.
A USEFUL NOTE: Flies are never a problem when using Green Clay as a treatment.