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forage


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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Your horse's 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 …

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The slow feeding movement

Slow feeding is rapidly gaining in popularity, and no wonder. These tips will get you started and help you select the best slow feeder method for your horses. The slow feeding …

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equine salt

Understanding and meeting your horse’s electrolyte needs. You know your horse needs salt. But what kinds of salts, and how much does he really need to maintain and promote his …

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By Narayan Khalsa This little piece is inspired by my friend and mentor Jill Willis and her recent article called Perception vs. Reality on the AANHCP website.     The …

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winter hoof care

Being knee deep in mud and snow can be a challenge to your horse. Here are some tips on proper hoof care for the season. Fall is here. Winter is near. …

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slow feeding

Slow feeding isn’t just for easy keepers. More and more people are looking into slow feeding as a way to offer their horses forage. But there’s a tendency to think …

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using wasps to control flies

Fly parasites are a natural non-invasive way to help manage pesky fly populations. Flies and horses (well, horse manure!) go hand-in-hand. Good management of your barn and pastures will go …

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winter colic

There tends to be a higher incidence of colic in the fall and winter – here’s how to keep your horse healthy. Colic can strike at any time, but fall …

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electrolyte supplements

Proper hydration is key to your horse’s health and wellness. Everyone looks forward to the warm weather as the ideal time to ride their horse. Most understand the dangers of …

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