Articles - nutrition


Feeding for Racing Energy

How much forage, sugars, and starches are required to provide your horse with the racing energy he needs? This article explains these answers.

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Feeding Young Horses

Find out how to feed young horses that are about to enter into work.


Ask Us – Horses Eating Straw

In this article equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., discusses why horses are sometimes eating straw and whether or not it's good for them.


Nutrition Notes – Hay

Learn how eating hay helps keep horses warm, and why you may need to feed more during the winter.


Equine Metabolic Syndrome: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Equine Metabolic Syndrome is triggered by the over-feeding of sugars and starches, usually combined with a lack of exercise and/or stress.


Body Condition Scoring

There are several ways to keep track of your horse's weight, but the most comprehensive and accessible method is to practice body condition scoring.


Feeding for Hoof Health

After ensuring all basic nutrients are met, if your horse still has bad feet, there are a few things that an owner can feed to improve hoof quality.


Feeding for Colic Prevention

Colic is a term used to describe digestive upset which can be caused by several conditions associated with the gastrointestinal tract.


Hay 101

Hay is the staple of many horses' diets, particularly when pasture is not available due to season or housing limitations. Learn more about the choices.


Cut the Feeding Frenzy

This article explores how some horses can be so hungry at feeding time that you can get squabbling and dangerous fence running occurrences.