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Managing hidden sugars in your horse’s diet

Pasture grazing is often considered one of the most natural sources of nutrition for a horse. While this is largely true, both lush pastures...

Checking your horse’s hay and haylage

Hay and haylage are a vital part of your horse’s diet, so it is important to provide optimal quality.  Learn how to evaluate your...

Growing a high-impact pasture – what to plant

Achieving highly nutritious pasture is no small task – it takes year-round planning, cultivating and maintenance. This expert guide will get you started. A herd...

Equine Leaky Gut Syndrome – how stress puts your horse at...

Take a look at how exercise, diet and other stressors can affect the health of your horse’s gut permeability. Leaky gut syndrome refers to a range of...

Spring weather and thrush

Here’s what you need to know about thrush prevention this season, and how to treat it before it gets worse. During the winter months, hoof...

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...

Equine leaky gut syndrome – the role of the intestinal microbiome

Here we examine the role of the intestinal microbiome and how probiotics and prebiotics help maintain barrier function and improve your horse’s health. The...

The facts on flax – the value of flaxseed in your...

Flaxseed is healthy for humans, but did you know it offers the same benefits to your horse?  Flax is a versatile plant that humans...

Equine leaky gut syndrome

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....

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...