Horse Care - Feeding

DO YOU FEED HAY OR HAYLAGE? - Understand the pros and cons of both

For many people the long winters and extended cold spells can bring with it an increase in hay and haylage costs. If you're wondering whether to swap from hay to haylage or maybe thinking of mixing the two, follow our…

WHY ELECTROLYTES ARE VITAL FOR HORSES DURING EXERCISE

Did you know that horses lose electrolytes on a daily basis?During exercise the main loss is via sweating and the harder and longer your horse works the more electrolytes he will lose… so feeding electrolytes according to your horses work…

KEEP YOUR HORSES GUT HEALTHY - HEALTHY TUMMY FROM DENGIE

DENGIEDevoted to feeding naturally At a recent seminar hosted by Dengie, leading veterinary expertProfessor Celia Marr from the world famous Rossdales Equine Hospital and Diagnostic Centrein Newmarket, gave an update on Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS).Recent research suggests that once…

CEREALS PROVIDE ENERGY BUT MUST BE FED WITH CAUTION

       Cereals provide energy but must be fed with caution!CEREALSCereals are high in starch and phosphorus and low in calcium; to ensure a balanced diet an additive may need to be fed. They provide energy for the horse;…

HORSE FEEDING ADVICE - Is it a science or an art?

FEEDING ADVICE AND TIPS Feeding is necessary for one very basic purpose - to sustain life.  Here we look at the hows and whys of feeding so that you can meet your horses' and ponies' needs. Primarily we feed to sustain…

FORAGED FOODS - The good and the toxic to your horse

Horse’s particular foraged favourites include everything from thistles and oak leaves to willow rosehip and wild garlic.FORAGED FOODS - The good and the toxic to your horse While some foraged foods can be good for your horse, other plants lurking…

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,…
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