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nutrition


The facts on flax – the value of flaxseed in your horse’s diet

Flaxseed is healthy for humans, but did you know it offers the same benefits to your horse?  Flax is a versatile plant that humans have been using since ancient times. …

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Alternatives and additions to your horse’s forage

Forage is a staple in every horse’s diet and the best sources are natural grasses and hay.  You can turn to several alternatives if natural forage is in short supply, …

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Equine nutritional supplements: how they’re regulated

While nutritional supplements bring many benefits to our horses, we also need to ensure we can trust the products we’re using. This article explores the regulatory process in the U.S. …

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pros and cons of extruded feed

Though it’s not for every horse, extruded feed offers important benefits in some circumstances.  My first experience with extruded feed occurred in the early 1990s. I had an aged Thoroughbred mare who maintained her weight very well …

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failing pastures

Your horse’s pasture is important to him, and its quality can greatly affect his health and happiness. Help your pastures thrive with these maintenance tips. Good quality pastures are key …

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If you’re moving your horse to a different facility, or purchasing a place of your own, you need to make sure his new pasture is going to measure up by …

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equine diet

Managing the equine athlete from the inside out, and why probiotics are so important to digestive health. Most performance and competition horses are bred along specific lines for the sports …

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feeding your horse based on his temperament

Your horse’s temperament as defined by Five Element theory could be the key to determining his dietary needs. Have you ever wondered why your favorite snack is salty chips but …

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horse treats

There are hundreds of horse treats out there to choose from, but many commercial products just aren’t good for him. Here are some tips to keep in mind when searching …

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Holiday treats for your horse

These apple butter crunch bars are healthy, delicious, and easy to bake – and they make the perfect holiday treats for your horse! Everybody loves special holiday treats, but they’re not always …

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