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Feeding for Weight Gain

While many horse owners struggle to keep their easy keepers lean, others have the opposite problem: their horses need to gain weight. ...

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Riding Bending Lines

Anne Gage offers tips for riding bending lines with balance, direction, rhythm and communication. ...


Is it Safe to Feed Himalayan Salt to my Horse?

Because it is unprocessed, Himalayan salt contains numerous other minerals, but are they helpful?...

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Are Genetically Modified Horse Feeds Safe?

Get the facts on genetically modified horse foods, from equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D., before you decide whether to feed them or not....


Cereal Grains

Horses are fed cereal grains such as oats, corn and barley, primarily to increase the energy density of their diet. ...


Feeding for Racing Energy

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


“Glass Gut” to Study Equine GI Tract

To gain insight into the function of the equine gastrointestinal tract, researchers are developing a “glass gut” model....


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. The most common forages fed to horses include hay and pasture, but haylage and silage may be considered forages as well. It is said th...


Comparing Supplements

Get advice on choosing a supplement to balance your horse's diet, from equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD....

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Reducing Weaning Stress

Our managed systems have exacerbated this already stressful event, putting foals at risk of lifelong physiological and psychological problems. Some simple procedures can help make the process as painless as possible for both mare and foal....

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