Lokkene herb farm.
Production of herbs, raising horses, giving courses in horsemanship.
The farm is located 60 km North-west of Oslo, in the northern end of lake Steinsfjorden. Directly out from the farm, numerous hiking and riding trails take us to magnificent forest areas, presenting a bautiful view of the surrounding Ringerike area.
Courses in basic horsemanship are offered, also regular riding lessons as well as sessions in how to communicate with and take care of your horse.
Herbs and horses
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
The common yarrow is a most useful herb. It is an astringent and digestive stimulant. It encourages appetite and supports circulation to peripheral blood vessels. It also supports a healthy urinary system and has antiseptic properties. In our natural pastures, yarrow is abundant and the horses readily graze this herb, especially the young plants with juicy, green leaves .
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
In organic farming, dandelion is a well-known phenomena. This herb is a strong competitor to grass and clover and is usually regarded as a weed not wanted in the meadows. However, as part of the horses’ diet, it is most welcome. The dandelion is a storehouse of minerals; especially iron, copper and potash. Dandelion also contains more vitamin A and C than most other vegetables and fruit. Encourage the dandelion to flourish in your pastures; it is non-poisonous and entirely beneficial.
Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
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