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woman feeding hay

Assessing hay types and how they fit his needs. Hay is a major part of a horse’s feed intake. This means particular attention needs to be paid to its selection and feeding. Hay does not come in a fancy bag with lots of marketing (though this is changing a bit with the advent of prepackaged hay …

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hay analysis

Why a hay analysis should form the basis for developing your horse’s nutrition program. Properly cured hay is unquestionably valuable if pasture is not available. But most of us assess hay quality by looking for a light green color and a sweet fresh smell. If it fits these criteria, and the hay is free of …

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Ayurvedic herbs Cathy Alinovi

Dr. Cathy Alinovi – veterinarian, animal lover, and nationally celebrated author – knew she wanted to be an animal doctor since she was nine years old. Her mission then was simple: to make the world safe for animals. Relentlessly committed to her patients’ care, Dr. Cathy is quickly gaining national recognition for her integrative approach …

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mare and foal

It should come as no surprise that a healthy mare has a better chance of maintaining condition throughout her pregnancy, avoiding complications, and producing a healthy foal. Pregnancy is a time of change. Day by day, the growing fetus will quietly pull nutrients away from your mare’s blood, muscles and bones at an ever increasing …

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feeding program

Is your feeding program really doing what you think it is? You need to know what certain time-honored feeding practices might be out of date. What to feed? What not to feed? That is indeed the question in the horse world – and in the human world as well. Many of us remember when nutritionists …

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manage your horse's weight

Ironically, restricting your easy keeper’s feed can actually lead to weight gain! To manage his weight and prevent health problems, follow these seven rules instead. It’s not your horse’s fault if he’s an “easy keeper”. Like a person, a horse has his own metabolic rate and genetic tendencies. Add in lack of exercise, too many …

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barefoot jumper

If you think switching your horse to going shoeless is difficult or even impossible, think again. Follow one show horse’s successful journey from being shod to barefoot. For the price I paid for my horse to be shod every four weeks, I could have bought myself a new pair of Jimmy Choo shoes once a …

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