Why Choose a Fully Extruded Horse Feed

The extrusion process, which we use at Running Cool, increases the digestibility of grain more than any other method of processing. By choosing an extruded horse feed, your horse receives increased vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and amino acids in their diet. But, there are even more benefits to choosing a fully extruded horse feed, like Running Cool. Here’s six reasons to choose Running Cool… 1. Improved starch digestibility  During the extrusion process, heat and pressure cause the starch granules to be gelatinised. Gelatinisation has far-reaching benefits for your horse. Most important, it reduces the potential for digestive upsets, like laminitis and acidosis,…
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How to Store Bagged Horse Feed

Feeding spoiled horse feed can have devastating consequences. In this article, we share some useful tips for safe feed storage to ensure your horse receives the full benefits from fresh commercial horse feeds. 1. Keep horse feed out of the elements To ensure bagged horse feed remains fresh, safe and nutritious, store all horse feed in a shed, tack room or enclosed storage area, out of reach of horses and protected from direct sunlight, high temperatures and damp conditions. It’s also best to keep bagged horse feed off the ground. Using pallets or pest-proof containers, your horse feed will remain…
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How to Safely Change Your Horse’s Diet

Many horse owners understand that sudden changes in diet can lead to health problems, like colic. In this article, we share some helpful guidelines to ensure dietary changes are made correctly to prevent these issues. The horse has the most poorly designed digestive system out of any animal, making them highly susceptible to health problems linked to diet and dietary changes, including colic and laminitis. As such, when making any changes to your horse’s diet – grain, hay or pasture – it’s critical that you make these changes gradually to give the microbial population in your horse’s hindgut sufficient time…
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Horse Nutrition: Building Topline with Protein

A healthy topline of prime muscle is what many horse owners strive for. In order to build muscle for topline, you must first understand how correct nutrition plays a central role. In this article, we explain how protein helps to create that perfect topline. While regular exercise conditions muscles, correct nutrition that supplies your horse with amino acids, the building blocks of the body, actually builds muscles. As such, exercise alone will not produce the muscles for a healthy topline; nutrition is vital. Just like in humans, amino acids aren’t produced by the body and must be provided with correct…
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Caring for the Senior Horse

Proactive management of your senior horse can keep them thriving well into their golden years. In this article, we discuss how you can implement a complete management plan to support your senior horse’s health and wellbeing. Today, horses are living well into their 20’s and 30’s due to advancements in nutrition and veterinary care. While ageing is a natural process, a proactive approach to your horse’s management is vital to ensure serious problems are simply mistaken for ‘getting older’. Nutrition As the digestive system becomes less efficient, your senior horse feed requires a palatable dust-free feed that’s high in fibre,…
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