Choosing a Senior Horse Feed
Many senior horses tend to put on weight over the summer when easy-to-chew grass is readily available; they then lose weight once the grass stops growing. This is fine—it generally won’t harm your horse’s overall health—but we have some suggestions to ensure your older horse gets the nutrition he needs year-round. Senior Horse Feed Nutrition […]
Vitamin E: A Key to Horse Health
As we navigate our way back to normal, your horse may be exercising more or working harder. This causes oxidative stress, which produces free radicals, which in turn weakens cells and tissues. Antioxidants, like vitamin E, help fight against these free radicals, making vitamin E an essential nutrient in your horse’s diet. Vitamin E for […]
Countdown to Keeneland!
As a Lexington-based business, we feel a special kinship with Keeneland, the famed racetrack just around the circle from our feed mill. So we’re thrilled that Keeneland’s plans for a Summer Meet have been approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC). Racing at the Summer Meet The five-day event is scheduled for July 8-12, […]
Nutrition: The Ultimate Conditioner
Condition Through Nutrition Whether you have a horse on the thin side who needs to put on weight, are prepping a horse for sale, or have an athletic or show horse who needs optimal muscle tone and topline development, you may be in search of the best conditioning horse feed out there. While there are […]
Do Summer Pastures Mean You Need to Change to a Low-Calorie Horse Feed?
All About Low-Calorie Horse Feeds Is access to plenty of pasture affecting your horse’s weight? From low-calorie horse feed options to dry lot turnout, we have some advice to help your horse maintain a healthy body condition through the summer. Strive For a Healthy Condition Although the general recommendation for a horse’s body condition is […]
Racing is Back in Kentucky!
Hooray for Race Day! After an uncertain spring, news about the Kentucky Derby being pushed back to September, and the postponement (or possibly cancellation) of both the Preakness and Belmont, we are excited to learn that Thoroughbreds are set to start racing in Kentucky again. A Return to Racing While this year’s season will look […]
Weight Gain, Muscle Development, Horse Feed, and Sales Prep
The Brass Tacks of Sales Prep Even though recent events have changed the upcoming summer and fall sale schedules, it won’t be long before your yearlings pass through the sales ring. If you have questions on how to prepare your yearling, we’d like to share some information and recommendations, including whether or not you need […]
Choosing a Feed for Weanlings
As we inch toward summer, it’s getting to be time to wean some of the foals born in January or February. We want to share some strategies and equine feeds that can help achieve healthy, sustainable growth while minimizing the risk of developmental orthopedic disease (DOD). When to Wean Generally, foals are weaned somewhere between […]
What to Feed Horses When Training is Halted
Has Your Training Stopped? This has been a spring unlike any other. While many racehorses and other professional horse operations continue to train, other trainers and horses have had to pump the brakes on their regimens. This has many owners wondering what to feed their horses. What to Feed Horses: The Basics When people ask […]
What Ingredients Go into the Best Senior Horse Feed?
The Best Senior Horse Feed: What’s (in) the Scoop? The grass is greening up, which is good news for senior horses. Fresh grass is more comfortable to chew and digest than hay, so if your older horse lost weight over the winter, he might be on his way to gaining it back. To ensure he […]