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Horse 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.

Winter Horse Care FAQs

It’s finally getting cold outside and you’re bundled up, possibly with a hot cup of cocoa or coffee in hand.…

3 weeks ago

Understanding Equine Impaction Colic

Many horse owners understand the term colic to mean abdominal pain in horses. Although there are several causes of colic,…

5 months ago

Equine Microbiome: Helpers in your Horse’s Gut

Many of the mysteries of the equine gastrointestinal (GI) tract have yet to be solved. Still, we can say with…

8 months ago

Munching Through the Snow: A Vet Talks Winter Nutrition for Your Horse

As winter months creep up on us, shorter days and cooler temperatures signal plants to slow and eventually stop their…

12 months ago

Voice Recognition: How Horses Respond to Voice

Does your horse eagerly whinny when you call to him, or is he silently holding a grudge from last week’s…

1 year ago

The Retiree’s Workout Regimen: How to Exercise Your Senior Horse

The day may come when it’s time to retire your senior horse from riding, perhaps due to arthritis or an…

1 year ago

Hay Accessories for Horses: Make Feeding Your Horses Easier

Forage is the main component of a healthy equine diet. Here are hay accessories for horses to make feeding it…

1 year ago

DIY Horse Sugar Cubes

Horses love sugar cubes, but did you know you can make your own? These sweet DIY horse sugar cubes are…

2 years ago

Spring Conditioning: Get Your Horse Fit

There are many reasons for a horse to have some time off, such as resting up after a strenuous competition…

2 years ago

Rules to Feed a Horse By

Just like you, your horse needs a balanced diet for good overall health. But your horse’s feed needs are quite…

2 years ago