What to Feed Horses for a Healthy New Year

Happy New Year! If you’re making resolutions to ensure your horse enjoys a healthy 2020, we’ve got some suggestions for you to consider. Start with BCS A crucial first step is to assess your horses’ body condition. Body condition scoring gives you an overall picture of body fat, which can help you determine an appropriate […]

Preventing Impaction Colic

Water: Essential in the Winter Horse Diet For horses around much of the country, winter means a switch from fresh pasture to hay, as well as less daily work/exercise. This one-two punch can lead to impaction colic, which is a painful blockage in the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. However, a well-managed horse diet—along with an effort […]

Do Calming Feeds for Horses Work?

Do Calming Feeds for Horses Work? If your horse seems “high strung,” there could be a few factors at play. For example, if he’s getting less exercise now that it’s cold, he may have excess energy, and turning him out may help settle his behavior. However, it’s possible that diet can also play a role […]

Where to Buy Horse Feed, Even When You Travel

Where to Buy Horse Feed, Even When You Travel It’s the “off-season” for most sport horses here in Kentucky, which means many equine athletes and their trainers are moving south for winter competitions. As you work out the logistics of your new surroundings, you may wonder where to buy horse feed. Fortunately, you can likely […]

Why Cheap Horse Feeds Cost More

Cheap Horse Feed: Does It Really Save You Money? There’s no question: caring for horses can be expensive. The gear, the training, the grooming—it adds up quickly. While some horse owners may think choosing a cheap horse feed will help their budget, they often discover it ends up costing them more. Determine Nutritional Needs When […]

Finding the Best Senior Horse Feed for Your Horse

Finding the Best Senior Horse Feed for Your Horse A horse’s nutritional needs change throughout its life. By the time they turn 20, they’re generally considered a “senior”; it may be time to re-evaluate their diet and determine the best senior horse feed for their needs. Determine Body Condition Of course, not all senior horses […]

What’s the Best Horse Feed for Weight Gain?

What’s the Best Horse Feed for Weight Gain? The holiday season is upon us! For humans, that may mean putting on a few pounds as we indulge in rich foods. But for horses, the holidays (and winter in general) can be a time of weight loss. As the weather gets colder, a horse uses more […]

Fall Pasture Management

Fall Pasture Management for Lush Spring Results For a lush pasture next spring, start planning now. Fall pasture management is key. Fall is the prime time to prepare and plant, and doing so gives your field a head start on growth. Start with the Soil If you haven’t tested your soil in the past two […]

Moving to Florida for the Winter?

Are you relocating your horse to Florida? Are you moving your horse to Florida for the winter? You’re not alone. Florida’s mild winter weather, along with significant events in Wellington, Ocala, and Miami, make the Sunshine State a popular destination for equine enthusiasts this time of year. To help facilitate a smoother transition, we’d like […]

Using Nutrition to Improve the Body Condition Scoring of Horses

Improving the Body Condition Scoring of Horses Those involved in the horse industry, whether because of breeding, racing, or riding, all have a common goal: to ensure that our horses are in prime physical health. Determining the overall health of a horse can be accomplished in a variety of ways. The easiest—and often the most […]