Have you ever had the luck to meet a Curly horse? And no I'm not talking about the tell-tale coat of a horse with Cushing's disease. Rather Amercian Curly Horses are a distinct breed and are aptly named for their curly coat. They're a rare breed and even
Horses have evolved to handle a wide variety of vegetation in their diet, but with a few key differences between the feral horse and the domesticated horse. A horse ranging freely in search of food consumes nutrients such as carbohydrates and fats in a very diluted form because grasses and other plants are at least 75 percent water. Wild horses also get a lot more exercise than domesticated horses, which is important to good gut function. We don?t really know exactly why, but research bears this
Obese and insulin-resistant horses may benefit from the addition of psyllium to their diet. Made from the husk of seeds of the shrub-like herb called Plantago ovata, psyllium is a high-fiber dietary additive commonly fed to horses to help expel sand from the digestive system. Intrigued by studies that found psyllium lowered blood glucose in people, researchers at Montana State University set out to see if it could do the same for horses.
Grazing is a great preventive, but horses on hay-only diets may be at risk of Equine Motor Neuron Disease, or EMND.