Medicine Tree has been supplying high quality nutritional health care products to horse owners and trainers since 2008. We are committed to providing high quality service and individualised results, with numerous options available to provide improvement in your horses' general level of health, and ability to give you his best.
Based in Queensland, Australia, Medicine Tree was established to fill a void in the availability of high performance nutrition and real solutions for racing horses, which work harmoniously with your horses' natural body systems, to not only deliver immediate short term benefit, but carry that benefit through to your horse's entire wellbeing, and long term viability as an athlete.
Medicine Tree manufactures a range of high quality, natural, nutritional blends for horses. From daily minerals for general health, to targeted blends for a healthy digestive tract, respiratory function, or optimal blood quality; the Medicine Tree range offers clean, effective supplements to keep your horses in a state of optimal health and wellness.
Only the highest quality, natural ingredients are used to make the Medicine Tree range of nutritional supplements.
Medicine Tree diligently sources premium quality, natural raw materials from around the world, and handcrafts them into targeted nutritional formulas, which are designed to make your equine health management as simple and effective as possible. Supporting organic farming practices, by choosing organic ingredients whenever possible, ensures that you are able to give your horses the most pure and effective natural supplements.
Of note are also the ingredients which are NOT included in Medicine Tree’s supplements, including:
- NO artificial colours or flavours
- NO cane sugar (including caramel) or artificial sweeteners
- NO synthetic preservatives
The absence of such liver, kidney and immuno -toxic additives, along with the stringent quality control measures taken to prepare every batch of product, from farm to finished product, make Medicine Tree supplements an ideal choice, for horse people who wish to keep their horses in peak condition, inside and out, now and into the future.
The Medicine Tree range of supplements is only available directly from Medicine Tree. This enables customers to enjoy 'buy direct' savings, as well as exceptional product freshness.
Your Medicine Order can be delivered to anywhere in Australia. You can process your order online, or get in touch if you would like it processed manually, or to discuss your horse's specific needs.
Proprietor - Paula Bykiw
My name is Paula, and I am the proprietor of Medicine Tree.
I have been an avid horse person for as log as I can remember, beginning my equestrian journey at Dalson Park in Brisbane, where I learned dressage and then showjumping. I was given my first horse when I was 12, and went through pony club, focusing on dressage, showjumping and eventing. After high school I dove into the horse industry, working with station horses, cutting horses, roping horses and thoroughbred racehorses. I also played cowboy polo on weekends on my retired eventer, and took my showjumping Andalusian across into the reining arena for twelve months, to gain a feel for the sport.
I had simultaneously developed a strong interest in natural medicine and natural health, however, at the time (a long time ago!), even with a qualification it was still illegal for anybody who was not a registered veterinarian to diagnose or treat animals, even though it was legal to do so for humans, within the natural health practices. I still enjoyed making such huge improvements in my own health and wellness, and applying the principles to my own horses, but could not see a pathway for doing so professionally.
While I loved what I was doing in the horse industry, I found that I began to develop a conscience around riding and working horses that I felt had issues, which should have been treated. Of course, as it would happen, I seemed to pay for trying to overcome my conscience, and it seemed to always be me who was riding the horse who was prone to tying up, on the day that they did so, ..on the track. ....I ate a lot of dirt....
I was lucky enough to gain a position in my early twenties within a company, which was doing exactly what I had hoped to - manufacturing all natural blends of herbs and other foods, and successfully treating and bettering the health of horses in the racing industry. My life was forever changed, seeing a way that I could live to my ideals; I learned mountains of things, through an apprenticeship-type arrangement with the companies' proprietor, and I gained a lifetime mentor and friend.
With my former employer's blessing I began on my own, with a handful of clients, and a few solid product recipes, and in 2008 began trading as Medicine Tree Health & Performance. Mainly through referrals from satisfied customers and good friends, I have been able to expand Medicine Tree, and the Medicine Tree product range, to what it is today.
There is still so much I hope to be able to do, so much unnecessary suffering and careers cut short, that I wish I could do more to prevent; but for now I hope that you can benefit from what I am able to offer, enjoy your horses to all the fullness possible, and really cram the 'quality' into the quality time that you spend with your companions.
With kindest thanks for your time, and interest in Medicine Tree,