There are so many different types of hay and it can get confusing when you start to try figuring out which hay to use and why. Or which hay to avoid and why.
It's true. Not only are they in better condition, shinier, calmer, with better hooves, after putting my horses on Digestive EQ and Digestive VM supplements, I'm feeding them LESS and will save almost $2.5K every year.
Overweight horses are more prone to serious health issues, including potentially life-threatening problems such as laminitis. Excess weight also places increased pressure on your horse’s bones and joints. And if your horse is too fat, they are much more likely to suffer from heat stress in hot weather. So what can you do if your horse is getting a little rotund?
There are so many things that I wish I could have learnt early on in my horse career that I have now learned as a practicing vet.
There is a truism that feeding horses is as much an art as it is a science. It is our failure to remember this that sometimes gets us into trouble...
As horse owners we only want the best for our horses, yet we all know that owning and caring for a horse can be expensive. Now more than ever, many people are looking for a way to feed their horse that meets all their nutritional needs but is also economical. There are areas of your horse's diet where you may be able to reduce your feed bill, without compromising gut health or optimal nutrition.
Part of the challenge with recognising gut health as a problem for your horse is that symptoms of poor gut health in horses can be very subtle, even when issues are severe, and horses may show different signs for the same issue.
Taking a look at the change in grass with the change in seasons, and what effect this can have on your horses behaviour.