Horse Care - Feeding

RULES OF FEEDING THE HORSE -

A building block to a healthy horseAll horse owners need to be aware of the rules of feeding and the reasons behind the rules. Here is an explanation....1. Feed little and oftenA horse is a grazing animal, picking or grazing…

THE IMPORTANCE OF FEEDING ROUGHAGE AND SUCCULENTS

GRASSThe most natural form of roughage is grass; providing the quantity and quality is good, it will provide your horse with all the nutrients he requires for maintenance.  If the work is increased beyond the energy obtained from the grass,…

KEEPING A HEALTHY DIGESTIVE SYSTEM IN YOUR HORSE

HEALTHY DIGESTION IN THE HORSE – The perfect balanceAuthors: Hilary Page Self Bsc MNIMH & Camilla Wishaw B of Health Sc (Naturopathy) A healthy digestive system is a big part of your horse’s overall well-being. Good equine digestion relies on…

HOW MUCH WATER DOES YOUR HORSE NEED? - It's essential for life!

Did you know that without water your horse would not be likely to survive for more than five to six days? So what exactly is water essential for?Well, every cellular activity in the horse's body requires water and water is…

MY HORSE BOLTS HIS FEED - HOW CAN I SLOW HIM DOWN?

If your horse tends to bolt his feed there are a number of bulk feeds you can add to his daily ration to slow down his eating.These are:Chaff was the original bulk addition to the horse's corn ration to help…

FEEDING THE ENDURANCE HORSE - Avoid loss of energy and dehydration!

   FEEDING THE ENDURANCE HORSE  The demands placed on an endurance horse is quite different from other performance disciplines within the equine sport. He requires feed which will allow him to draw heavily on his energy reserves; the water lost…

HEALTHY COAT AND FEET - Can herbs help?

We are all familiar with the expression “No foot no horse” and we all know that fundamental coat health and shine comes from within from a balanced diet.  However there are occasions when our horses and ponies need a little…

A WEIGHTY ISSUE! - Can herbs help? by Hilary Self Hilton Herbs

Insulin Resistance - A 'weighty' issue! By Hilary Self  Bsc MNIMH (Insu-Lite) Can herbs help?   Diagnosis of insulin resistance revolves around clinical signs such as abnormal body fat distribution, a 'cresty' neck, fatty shoulders, or geldings with swollen sheaths, in…
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