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quality forage


woman feeding 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 feeding. Hay does not come in a fancy bag with lots of marketing (though this is changing a bit with the advent of prepackaged hay …

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toxic plants and your horse

Do you know what’s what when it comes to toxic plants and your horse? In the last warm days before the colder weather sets in, many people prefer yard work to house or barn work. What you plant in or around your barn and pastures, and how you dispose of yard waste, could negatively affect …

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forage for horses

Understanding what is in your horse’s forage is the key to developing a good feed program. Pastures and/or forage crops are the major components of a horse’s diet. Yet most horse owners still focus on grain or supplements in an attempt to maximize health, growth or productivity. A horse’s forage intake should be anywhere from 1% …

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horse with beautiful coat

Help keep dark coats from fading this summer with these nutrition tips. Summer is here, and the rich dark coat your horse sported during the winter is getting faded and bleached in the sun. In order to prevent this fading, some riders will cover their horses with rugs and neck covers. Other will even keep …

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pony nutrition

They may be small, but ponies are tough and hardy and their nutritional requirements differ from a horse’s. Here’s how to feed your pony like a pony. A pony is not a horse. That means they can’t be fed the same way you would feed your horses. The obvious difference is in their smaller size, …

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The stress of transportation, especially during hot, humid weather conditions, can negatively impact horses’ health. Decreased water intake, heat stress, increased respiratory complications and other health difficulties can arise when horses are transported. Hydration Hay™ blocks are designed to soak up to 5L of water and conveniently provide quality forage along with hydration. This patented product can …

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