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nutrition


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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Equine leaky gut syndrome – part 1

A leaky gut allows undesirable molecules into your horse’s body, adversely affects her nutrient absorption, causes inflammation, and may seriously impair her bodily functions. Does your horse seem “off”? Perhaps …

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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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Equine nutritional supplements: how they’re regulated

While nutritional supplements bring many benefits to our horses, we also need to ensure we can trust the products we’re using. This article explores the regulatory process in the U.S. …

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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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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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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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