Horses are majestic creatures with enviable features. After all, there’s a reason why women wear ‘ponytails’! But a horse’s healthy hair doesn’t happen by accident. It requires daily attention and maintenance. Continue reading “5 Steps to a Horse Show-Quality Coat, Mane and Tail”
Your horse’s performance and overall health are largely contingent on one system functioning well: the digestive tract. It’s the site where nutrients are absorbed and converted into energy. It’s also responsible for killing off any harmful microorganisms that could cause illness or infection. Continue reading “Horse Feed: Why Quality Fiber is Essential for Health”
Although it’s often thought of as a condition on its own, “Colic” is actually blanket term that covers several different types of gastrointestinal upset in equines. While colic is sometimes just a small issue (comparable to “tummy trouble” or indigestion in humans), there are times when colic is a sign of a serious, life-threatening medical issue. Read on for more information on this common threat to your horse’s health! Continue reading “Important Warning Signs That Indicate Your Horse is Having a Life-Threatening Colic Episode”
In the small brown layer of a rice seed contains a bran that, when stabilized and fed in a balanced diet fortified with vitamins, minerals and amino acids, can provide a great many benefits to your horse. Continue reading “Featured Horse Food Ingredient of the Month: Rice Bran”
In cool northern climates, like Montana and Canada, grows a special teardrop-shaped seed known as flax. For centuries it has been helping horses supplement their essential fatty acids.
Some in the equestrian world refer to Alfalfa as the filet mignon of horse feed. Not only is it super protein rich, equine can’t get enough of the taste, making it an ideal ingredient for picky eaters and “hard keepers”.
This nutritious leafy legume forage is also loaded with calcium and rich in B vitamins, Vitamin K, as well as Beta Carotene. Alfalfa also boasts 16 different Amino Acids, including essential amino acids Methionine and Lysine that help provide a very bioavailable source of nutrients.