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diet


Keeping the equine microbiome healthy involves feeding an appropriate diet, and when necessary, adding a supplement that offers a variety of active prebiotic ingredients. Unlike us, horses can thrive on …

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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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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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Living in a Paddock Paradise

The Paddock Paradise system provides horses with a more natural lifestyle. We all would like our horses to lead happy, healthy lives. To achieve this, more and more people are …

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Nutraceuticals and the aging horse

While we can’t prevent aging, you can help support your elderly horse through the senior years with these natural strategies. Horses, like people are living longer as a result of …

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slow feeding

The slow feeding movement has been quick to catch on, thanks to pioneers like Monique Warren. The concept of slow feeding has quickly moved from “out there” to commonplace over …

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supplement with oils

A closer look at the effects of feeding oils to horses. Horse diets have always contained small amounts of oil. But plenty of research and anecdotal evidence suggests horses can …

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A balanced performance horse

Is your performance horse lacking in the show ring, or in his training? Here are the top three reasons your well- bred and well-trained horse may not be living up …

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Should you invest in a grazing muzzle?

If your horse is an easy keeper, he may benefit from a grazing muzzle while on pasture. When your vet, farrier or best friend looks at your horse and says, …

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