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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.

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…

1 week ago

How to Grow Your Own Hay

Most horse owners must purchase hay every year—a process that can be somewhat frustrating as it puts you in search…

4 weeks ago

CBD for Horses

Earlier this year, Olympian Steffen Peters become a spokesperson for Trove CBD, a brand of hemp-based cannabidiol products with targeted…

1 month ago

Horse Owners Should Check Their Winter Hay Supply

Many areas of the U.S. have already experienced the first effects of winter, including Kentucky. A University of Kentucky College…

1 month ago

Pumpkin for Horses: Yay or Nay?

Next time you clean out a pumpkin for a pumpkin pie or to make a jack-o'-lantern, don't throw anything out.…

2 months ago

November 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Help a Hard Keeper Horse During Winter

The term “hard keeper” refers to horses who struggle to maintain enough fat cover and/or healthy muscle tone. These horses…

3 months ago

Equine Allergies Can Trigger Horses’ Asthma and Impact Performance During the Fall

Just as many humans start to sneeze in the fall, horses can also be affected by seasonal allergies and also…

5 months ago

August 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Supporting the Horse’s GI Tract

Your horse’s gastrointestinal (GI) tract has a number of critical roles to play, including breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, and…

5 months ago

July 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: SmartSalt and SmartLytes for Salt and Electrolyte Loss

Salt (aka sodium chloride) and electrolytes play a key role in the health and well-being of your horse, so it’s…

6 months ago

June 2020 SmartPak SmartTip of the Month: Important Ingredients for Joint Support for Horses

The landscape for equine supplements is constantly evolving, and SmartPak is committed to staying on top of the latest trends…

6 months ago