Articles - nutrition


Does Soaking Hay Affect the Nutrient Content?

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD., explains that soaking can leach nutrients from hay, but for horses with certain dietary needs, this may be necessary....


Electrolytes for Hard-Working Athletes

Competition horses, especially those at the highest levels of the sport, have specific nutrient needs, including the replacement of electrolytes lost through sweating....

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Body Condition Scoring

Learn how to use body condition scoring to assess and monitor your horse's overall fitness....


Can Bee Pollen Help my Horse Eat More?

A bee pollen supplement may help increase your horse's feed intake....

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How to Collect Manure for a Fecal Egg Count

Learn the correct way to collect a manure sample....


Feeding for Healthy Foals

Much of a foal's future health depends on it receiving adequate nutrition in utero, once it is born, and through to its first birthday....


Healthy Treats

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., offers advice on choosing healthy and convenient treats to use as food rewards....


Legume Hay vs Grass Hay

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD., discusses the pros and cons of feeding legume hay and grass hay....


How can you tell the quality of hay without a hay analysis?

Get expert advice on whether or not to have your hay tested. ...


12 Top Rules for Feeding Horses

Feeding horses isn’t complicated if you just remember these important guidelines....

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