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grass


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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Overseeding pastures

The thought of seeding pastures may seem preposterous – after all, grass just grows! But for stressed or overgrazed pastures, overseeding may be just what the doctor ordered. Bare pastures …

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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, and the grass is growing. …

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Building your “green” farm – land management

Creating a truly sustainable horse farm means considering more than just the barn. It also takes a look at site planning for best management practices. When I design a barn, …

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Slow feeding: a more natural way to feed hay

The slow feeding movement has gained great momentum over the past few years as more and more people (and horses!) discover its benefits. Feeding hay with a slow feeder causes …

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Does your horse need grain?

We seem to automatically assume that all horses have to eat grain. Let’s look at what your horse really needs to stay healthy! Many people believe that horses and grain …

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Heiro

Chronic sore feet? Laminitis? Elevated insulin levels? Easy keeper staying large on little food? Discover veterinarian-developed, farrier-approved HEIRO and get your horse back to grass pasture faster. It’s a safe, …

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There are many types of colic, but it seems the main one we often face is impaction colic. To save time and pasture space, we have placed horses in stalls, …

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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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Omega-3s

Fish oil supplements can provide your horse with the essential Omega-3s he needs. Horses need Omega-3 fatty acids. Cell membranes contain these important nutrients, including EPA and DHA, which are …

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