Articles - nutrition


Cereal Grains vs Commercial Mixes

Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips PhD. explains the difference between cereal grains and commercial mixes, and how to feed them effectively. ...


Feeding After Colic

Strategies for feeding a horse after colic to aid in recovery. ...


Formulating a Feed Program for: A Horse Coming Into Work

As your horse's workload increases, so will his nutrient requirements. Take a look at two examples of how to provide a balanced diet for a horse starting light work....

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Hay Cubes vs Haylage

Equine nutritionist, Shannon Pratt-Phillips, PhD, gives advice on feeding hay cubes and haylage....


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...


What Can I Feed My Horse to Help Improve His Hoof Quality?

Equine nutritionist Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D. dishes on feeding for healthy feet....


Equine Supplements

Careful research and sensible feeding practices are necessary to avoid over-supplementing...


Transitioning From Pasture to Hay

Get advice on how to transition your horse from pasture to an all-hay diet over the winter....


Nutrition for Healthy Hooves

How to feed and care for your horse's hooves....


Food for Thought

Do we truly understand the implications of what we feed horses? HSI takes a look at the latest research into sport horse nutrition....

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