Articles - nutrition

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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.

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The Role of Antioxidants in Equine Nutrition

Antioxidants protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are produced by many chemical reactions in the body,particularly during exercise.

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Nutrition Notes – Long Rides & Feeding

Endurance rides are usually considered low intensity work - the horse mostly walks and trots, perhaps with short periods of cantering.

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Cereal Grains

If you feed cereal grains rather than commercially-prepared feeds, you should be very careful to fortify your horse's diet with a vitamin/mineral source.

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Nutrition Notes – Feeding the Easy Keeper

If a horse is an easy keeper – how do you know the horse is getting all the nutrients required from their feed and are not plump for other reasons?

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When Hay is Not an Option

There are a number of reasons why a horse might not be able to consume forages such as hay or pasture, this article highlights alternative choices.

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Forages: The primary component of your horse’s diet

Forages are the edible stems and leaves of non-woody plants that make up a significant portion of the horse’s diet, learn more in this article.

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12 Feeding Myths

How many of these commonly heard statements do you believe? Find out which feeding beliefs have a grain of truth to them and which are myths.