The Role of Nutrition on Horse Behaviour: Part 3

  Creating a diet for your horse begins by assessing their age, breed, workload and overall health. But, what about when your horse’s feed ration is unbalanced, leading to unexpected and unwanted behaviours? In our new series on the role of nutrition on horse behaviour, we explore this further… Every horse is an individual and your horse’s diet should be specifically formulated for them. It’s important you continue to pay attention to their nutrition throughout life as their caloric needs may change — at different times of year, when their workload increases and as they age. Encountering unexpected — and…
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The Role of Nutrition on Horse Behaviour: Part 2

Creating a diet for your horse begins by assessing their age, breed, workload and overall health. But, what about when your horse’s feed ration is unbalanced, leading to unexpected and unwanted behaviours? In our new series on the role of nutrition on horse behaviour, we explore this further… Every horse is an individual and your horse’s diet should be specifically formulated for them. It’s important you continue to pay attention to their nutrition throughout life as their caloric needs may change — at different times of year, when their workload increases and as they age. Encountering unexpected — and certainly…
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The Role of Nutrition on Horse Behaviour: Part 1

Creating a diet for your horse begins by assessing their age, breed, workload and overall health. But, what about when your horse’s feed ration is unbalanced, leading to unexpected and unwanted behaviours?  In our new series on the role of nutrition on horse behaviour, we explore this further… Every horse is an individual and your horse’s diet should be specifically formulated for them. It’s important you continue to pay attention to their nutrition throughout life as their caloric needs may change – at different times of year, when their workload increases and as they age. Encountering unexpected – and certainly…
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How to Keep Your Horse Warm in Winter

For every degree below seven degrees celsius, the horse requires an additional 1% digestible energy in their diet to remain warm. In this article, we share several ways you can use nutrition to keep your horse warm this Winter. The first question many horse owners ask is “What is the best source of digestible energy for warmth in Winter?” Unfortunately, some horse owners immediately assume concentrates are the solution considering their energy density. However, this is just not true. Fibre, provided in roughage sources, like hay and pasture, remains the best dietary ingredient to promote warmth in cold weather. It…
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2 Steps for Feeding the Performance Horse

The goal of any nutritional program is to provide a performance horse with a well-balanced diet that protects their health and supports them to reach their full athletic potential. In this article, we share the two steps for feeding your performance horse.  It’s important to remember that nutrition doesn’t have to be complex. There are seven fundamental ingredients that every horse needs in their diet, regardless of their workload. These include: Vitamins Minerals Fibre Fats Protein Carbohydrates Water Step 1: A Well-Balanced Diet For the performance horse — just like the pleasure horse — a diet is only truly well-balanced…
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