Nutrition

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Fueling the Sporthorse

The art of feeding performance horses comes in finding the best combination of dietary energy sources to meet a horse’s individual nutrition needs.

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Expert Advice on Selecting Hay

Demystify that bale of hay to make sure your horse is getting the nutrition he needs.

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A Plan to Save a Curly Mustang...or Two

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

If your horse works hard enough that he loses more electrolytes through sweating than he can regain by eating, he may be a candidate for supplementation. © Stacey Wigmore/arnd.nl

Maintaining Essential Electrolytes

Determine how to keep your horse's electrolytes in balance to maintain his well-being and maximize his performance.

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Is it OK to feed beer to my horse?

A reader asks if it's safe for her horse to drink beer.

If a horse is on good quality pasture or receives a cool-season hay harvested at early to mid-maturity, an inexpensive corn oil can be used to add calories to his diet.

Which Oil is Best for Horses?

There are no "bad" oils for horses but some are definitely considered better than others.

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Is your hay too old to feed?

An expert explains the nutrients loss that can happen in hay over time.

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Safely Change Your Horses Feeds & Forage

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

Learning more about the ingredients in joint supplements is a important step in choosing the one most suitable for your horse.

Joint Supplement Ingredients Explained

Choosing a joint supplement for your horse? Start by checking out the label and learning more about the ingredients the supplement contains.

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Two Delicious Bran Mash Recipes for Horses

An occasional bran mash is a tasty treat for your horse. Here's how to make a sugar-free apple mash and sweet celery soup.

How Psyllium Can Help Reduce Equine Obesity

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.

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Save Money When You Buy Hay

Get the most for your dollar when when it comes time to restock the hay shed or loft.

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Feed to Free Up Motion

Arthritis is both overdiagnosed and underdiagnosed in horses today. It's overdiagnosed when a cause of pain other than joint disease is making your horse move stiffly or be sore.

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Magic Omegas

There's a reason omega fatty acides are called essential fatty acids, your horse needs them just as much as you do.

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Vitamin E Deficiency Causes Rare Neurological Disorder

Grazing is a great preventive, but horses on hay-only diets may be at risk of Equine Motor Neuron Disease, or EMND.