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    Equine New Year’s Resolutions

    It's that time of year when everyone seems to be resolving to do things differently. Whatever that means to you, we are putting a horsey spin on resolutions as they relate to what we do with our equin...

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    Addressing the Hollow Area

    When it comes to saddle fit, there are multiple factors, but presuming tree size & quality are taken care of, we’ll focus on those factors that nutrition can address. Often times phrases like “he...

  • Why are Trace Minerals Good for Horses?

    Trace minerals have a significantly large impact on the overall health of your horse. Feeding them in proper amounts AND ratios is key to helping your horse be as happy and healthy as possible! What A...

  • Performance Horses and Muscle Recovery

    In various disciplines speed, strength, collection and stamina all play into the difference between earning a big paycheck and awards or going home empty handed. Performance horses need to be able to ...

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    Nutrena Nutrition Tips: Feeding Horses During Reduced Work

    Learn our top tips for feeding your horse during reduced work. Tiffany Pattison, a consultant for Nutrena, shares valuable insights and recommendations....

  • Ask the Expert: How Many Horses Can Your Pasture Support?

    We are often asked “how many acres of pasture do I need for my horses?”. In today’s blog we are using one owner’s experience to review how to determine the carrying capacity of...

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    Hydration In Horses: Drink Up! Keeping Your Horse Well Hydrated

    Many regions of the country have been experiencing high heat and humidity this summer, so naturally, the concern of proper hydration comes to mind. Reduced water consumption in horses may impair perfo...

  • Amino Acid Requirements for Horses

    In order to fuel, repair, and recover muscle, equine diets must optimally contain a superior amino acid profile, including all 10 of the essential amino acids. Most horse owners can quickly name the c...

  • How Horse Muscles are Built and Maintained

    Q: What are the Building Blocks of topline muscles? A) Vitamins and MineralsB) Fresh Air and WaterC) Amino AcidsD) Exercise If you answered C (amino acids) you are correct! One of the most common misp...

  • Body Condition Scoring vs. Topline Evaluation System

    Body Condition Scoring (BCS) and Topline Evaluation System (TES) are two methods of evaluating the overall health and nutritional status of a horse. Body condition scoring is a system where a horse is...

  • Identifying & Evaluating Your Horse’s Topline

    A horse’s topline – the muscles that support the spine, from neck to hindquarters – plays an important role in how a horse performs, looks and feels. Awareness about this topic, howe...

  • Draft Horse Nutrition – Feeding the Gentle Giants

    The Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron, Shire and Suffolk breeds are the primary draft horse breeds in the U.S.  The breeds are named for their country or area of origin.  The Belgians originate...

  • Tracing the Effect of Trace Minerals in Horse Diets

    Trace minerals have a large impact on the overall health and condition of your horse. Feeding them in proper amounts AND ratios is key to helping your horse be as happy and healthy as possible!...

  • Group Feeding Tips for Small Facilities

    We are a far cry from a fancy operation with four horses on my property to manage.  The horses in our herd live outside in one of two paddocks with fulltime access to a run-in shed which is divid...

  • Six Ways to Slow Horse Feed Intake

    There has been a recent trend to manage horses in a more “natural” manner, especially when it comes to feeding. Extending the length of time horses spend foraging has been linked to improv...

  • Unusual Eating Behavior – Culprit Could be Salt Deficiency

    Unusual eating behavior (sometimes referred to as pica) can be caused by a number of factors and may cause the horse to eat manure, eat dirt, eat bark off trees, chew on board fences, chew on stable m...