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Nutrition

Horse nutrition is a big topic for horse ownership and horse care. Horses need to receive the best and most appropriate nutrients and types of feed in order to perform at their best. Topics include forage, water, pasture, concentrates and grains, treats, supplements, and more. Articles cover joint supplements, how to evaluate hay quality, healthy treats for the holidays, how nutrition can affect or cause disease, colic, nutritional management to prevent ulcers, what to feed during a hay shortage, feeding the senior horse, how to find the right horse feed, feeding across different seasons, how to make homemade horse treats, when to add supplements, and so much more.

Plan Ahead for Equine Feed Needs, But Not Too Far Ahead

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of overbuying of food, and this is not only at the grocery stores.…

2 weeks ago

March 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Horse Foregut vs. Hindgut Health

There can be a lot of confusion between your horse’s foregut health and hindgut health. While the entire process of…

2 months ago

Fall Forage for Horses

As you gaze out at your horse’s field, it’s evident that winter is coming. The once-green color of lush grass…

3 months ago

February 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Shopping for a Horse Joint Supplement

When it comes to horse joint supplements, there are many options to choose from. While this can seem overwhelming, it…

4 months ago

January 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Omega 3-Omega 6 Balance

Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are both essential to your horse’s diet because they support everything from individual cellular…

5 months ago

Video: How to Evaluate Hay Quality

Do you know how to evaluate hay quality to determine if the hay you are purchasing is really right for…

7 months ago

November 2019 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: With Changing Seasons, Should Supplements Change?

Thumbs Up: Evaluating Your Horse’s Supplement Program During Changing Seasons The weather is cooling down, and the leaves are turning…

7 months ago

Chia Seeds for Horses: Nature’s Tiny Miracle

It was back in 2010 at a conference in Denver, Colo., that I came across a booth where chia seeds…

7 months ago

Is Halloween candy safe for horses?

With Halloween happening this week, you've undoubtedly got some extra candy in your pantry, sitting in the break room at…

7 months ago

Your Horse Can Enjoy Healthy Horse Treats for the Holidays, in Moderation

During the holiday season, humans enjoy plenty of special treats, so why shouldn't favorite equine enjoy healthy horse treats? There…

7 months ago