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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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Feeding for hormonal balance

What and how you feed your horse can either increase or decrease his stress levels, and affect his hormonal balance. What exactly does “metabolism” mean? By definition, it encompasses a …

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nutrients from grass

You can’t balance his diet perfectly all of the time. Ensuring he absorbs as many nutrients as possible will help make sure he gets what he needs. I recently listened …

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chia seeds

Chia seeds bring healing and balance to your horse. For years, chia has been famous for its ability to sprout out of ceramic containers shaped like pets or farm animals. …

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horse with beautiful coat

Help keep dark coats from fading this summer with these nutrition tips. Summer is here, and the rich dark coat your horse sported during the winter is getting faded and …

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oil

Many people add oil as a top dress to their hard keepers’ rations – but do you really understand the differences between oils, and what to look for? There are …

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rider nutrition

Competitive riders always ensure their horses are looked after at shows, but often neglect their own nutrition and hydration during the day. Here’s how to make some positive personal changes. …

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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 …

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We hear so much these days about overweight horses and their health problems, that those of us with an underweight horse feel almost fortunate! But don’t be too complacent. Any time …

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thyroid

Dr. Heather Mack talks thyroid problems, healing and respiratory issues with EW readers to help shed some light on some common equine concerns. Q: My young mare is in full …

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