Hair In A Bucket


Hair in a Bucket is formulated with a specific range of nutrients to promote rapid, healthy & strong hair & hoof growth. Hair in a Bucket is ideal for horses requiring nutritional support for healthy, strong hair & hoof growth including growing out hoof injuries or hoof disease. Great for show preparation too.


There are several important nutrients necessary for healthy hair and hoof growth.


Organic Zinc: Like the skin, the hair has considerable need for the mineral nutrient zinc. Zinc is involved in the building of keratin, which is one of the main components of hair, skin and hooves. A horse needs zinc for the formation of collagen which helps anchor the hair in the skin. Zinc also facilitates the necessary cell division which makes the growth of hair possible. Hair loss may be the first sign of zinc deficiency. In an chelated organic form zinc is able to be absorbed and utilised more efficiently.

Organic Copper: This element is essential in various enzyme systems including those involved in melanin synthesis, keratin synthesis, and disulphide bond linkage. Copper deficiency results in fibre de-pigmentation and loss of hair tensile strength and elasticity leading to breakage.

Biotin – Biotin has long been associated with equine hoof care and hair growth. A horse fed Biotin can expect a shinier healthier coat with improved overall skin condition. Biotin is best fed in conjunction with Manganese for optimum function.

Organic Manganese: Deficiencies of this important mineral may result in impaired hair growth, poor wound healing and other skin issues as well as loss of hair colour. Without Manganese biotin cannot be used efficiently.

Organic Selenium: The antioxidants of selenium help the body absorb Vitamin E. Selenium also aids the body in processing and using proteins that are consumed. Hair is primarily composed of proteins so when the body is able to better process the proteins, hair growth will follow. Deficiencies in selenium (and zinc) often lead to hair loss. Organic Selenium has been found to have higher digestibility than inorganic selenium.

Methionine: Methionine is an essential amino acid that helps against premature hair loss. It also improves hair texture, quality and growth. Methionine is a powerful anti-oxidant and a good source of sulphur, a necessary nutrient that helps prevent hair disorders. Methionine increases blood flow to the skin surface thereby increasing nutrient supply to hair follicles and aiding hair production.


Frequently asked questions

Horses 100kg to 200kg   25g/30ml

Horses 200kg to 900kg   50g/60ml

Horses 900kg & over   65g/70ml

Dogs     8g/1 flat tsp

A guide: Fill enclosed scoop to approximately 60ml to supply 50g in weight.  The 8g for dogs is approx 1 flat tsp.

Please use dose rate images/recommendations as a guide only. We recommend weighing all minerals as once packed minerals can settle more densely in the packaging. This ensures correct dosage requirements and no wastage.  

 Yes, it compliments Flowers Gold and is able to be combined with any of our other feed supplements. 

NOTE: Flowers Gold is our recommended complete daily mineral and vitamin supplement.  All our other Feed Supplements are considered ‘add ons’ as deemed necessary for specific circumstances.

Yes, in fact the additional nutrients will be very beneficial.  Also safe for young foals to nibble.

A 2kg bag will last 40 days.

A 3kg bag will last 60 days.

10kg Bucket will last 200 days.

* Based on one horse.

No!   Hair In A Bucket supports healthy hair growth only in a way a horse would naturally grow it subject to season and genetics.

Add HIB to almost any hard feed (pellets, grains, chaff etc). Please be aware not to feed alongside other feed supplements containing high ratios of  Zinc, Copper & Selenium.  Flowers Gold as a daily balanced mineral and vitamin feed supplement is perfect.

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