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Feed Wisely: 5 Rules

Feeding for good health doesn’t have to be complicated. Just follow these simple rules.

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Horse Health: Vitamins and Minerals

Learn how to make the most of what little we really know about vitamin and mineral needs for your horse.

Memphis, Horse & Rider managing editor Alana Harrison's Thoroughbred gelding, is definitely in the holiday spirit. We suspect it has something to do with the associated holiday goodies! Photo by Alana Harrison

Tasty Holiday Treat Recipes for Your Horse By the Editors of Horse & Rider magazine

In the December '09 issue of Horse & Rider magazine we shared several holiday gift and party ideas for you, your barn pals and your horse. If you're looking for an inexpensive gift for your horse, try one of these fab holiday horse treat recipes!

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Overcoming the Hay Shortage

Safeguard horse health by ensuring proper nutrition, even during a drought.

Putting Weight on Your Horse for Winter

A skinny horse won't do well in winter weather. Here's how to add weight to your horse before the temperatures drop.

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Benefits from Floor Level Feeding

You can reduce your horse's risk of choke, colic and respiratory disorders and increase the amount of nutrients he gets from his ration by doing nothing more than eliminating chest- or head-high feed tubs and hay racks.


Five Ways To Stretch Your Hay Supply

With severe drought being reported across the majority of the country and an extreme shortage of the 2012 hay crop, many horse owners are unable to find hay for the winter. Horse Cent$ Magazine editor Laurie Cerny has suggestions.

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Turnout and Colic in Horses

Emulating a horse's natural environment could prevent colic.

Round-bale feeders tend to work best if you have a half-dozen or more horses that consume hay fairly rapidly. ? Dan Aadland

The Good and the Bad About Round Bale Feeders

There is an upside and a downside to every story, and the same goes for round bales. Round hay bales can be work easier if you have multiple horses on the property, but can cause problems with over-eaters.

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Understanding the Lingo when Buying Horse Hay

Learn the essential hay terms to help you shop smarter when purchasing hay.

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Horse Feed: What's in It?

A look at some of the raw ingredients that go into the making of modern commercial feeds.

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Care and Feeding of Aging Horses

It takes special care and proper nutrition to maintain optimal health of your aging horse. A well thought-out senior horse management program is essential to keeping your senior companion more comfortable and active. By Katie Young, Ph.D.

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How to Improve Your Pastures

With quality pastures, horses are likely to meet their daily exercise and nutritional requirements, reducing feed, bedding and labor costs. Dr. Judy Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc., explains how to improve your pastures.

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The Senior Horse Dilemma

Dr. Judy Reynolds discusses how working horses in their 20s and retired geriatric horses in their 30s can benefit from special care and feeds formulated to meet their unique needs. From ADM Alliance Nutrition.

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Choosing Hays for Horses

Most people now use hay as the main source of forage for their horses. Dr. Judy Reynolds explains how hay compares to pasture for nutritional purposes.

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Electrolytes for Horses

Dr. Judy Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. demystifies electrolytes, some of the most necessary--but misunderstood--horse nutrients.

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Cold Weather Feeding

Because a long winter coat can mask obvious signs of a deficiency in body fat reserves, your horse could effectively be malnourished without your knowing it.

Are you Feeding Your Horse Like a Horse?

Research on equine nutrition has shown that traditional feeding programs can result in health-related problems in horses. Dr. Judy Reynolds of ADM Alliance Nutrition shows how to be more savvy about what you feed your horse.

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Winter Hay Storage

Here are some helpful hints on how to store hay for the winter. From Horse & Rider magazine

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Webcast: Winter Care and Feeding for Your Horse

November 2011--Winter can be tough for some horses depending on age or the climate that they have been adapted to. This webinar will cover some key points about the care and feeding management of horses to help them have a happy and healthy winter.

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Winter Care and Feeding

As days get shorter and the weather becomes cold and wet, there are many things to consider in order to maintain horse health and well-being throughout the long winter months.