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The importance of carbohydrates in your horse’s diet

Understanding how carbohydrates affect overall health is significant when formulating a successful feeding program for your horse. Carbohydrates, both structural and soluble, are cornerstones of...

3 things to look for in a horse feed

Planning your horse’s diet isn’t easy! Here are three things to look for when shopping for a horse feed, along with some other important...

Feeding senior horses

There's no shortage of senior horse feeds on the market, but does every horse eventually need one? And if so, when? Articles from the 1980s...

6 fruits and veggies you can share with your horse

There are many fruits and vegetables you can safely share with your horse! In fact, they can even be beneficial. Offering the occasional fruit or...

Feeding the hard keeper

If your horse is a hard keeper, he’ll likely require special attention during the winter months. These tips will help keep him healthy. Hard keepers...

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...

The 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...

Digestive health and the performance horse

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...

Clicker training for the food-distracted horse

Turn your horse’s obsession with spring grass into a reinforcement opportunity by using clicker training and focusing on what you want from him. It’s spring,...

How to prevent your horse’s feed from spoiling

Can you tell when your horse’s feed is no longer suitable for him to eat? Recognizing the signs of spoilage, and taking steps to...