Shannon Pratt-Phillips, Ph.D
Horses coming into work for the season, or for the first time, will start with light exercise and eventually get into moderate, heavy or intense work.
This article will address the protocol for refeeding a starved horse, as well as feeding a horse that is merely thin, in order to help it put on weight.
Equine nutritionist, Dr. Shannon Pratt-Phillips, answers some of the most common questions owners have about feeding their horses and their nutrition.
Owners and managers tend to turn to higher energy density feeds, such as whole cereal grains or commercial mixes when pasture or hay does not suffice.
The choice between grass hay and legume hay depends on your horse and his needs. This article highlights the benefits of both and which one you should pick.
Older horses are typically considered “senior” or “geriatric,” and may have age-related changes that warrant some feeding modifications.
Why is your horse licking the hitching post, and your hands, and jacket? Is she missing something in her diet, or is she just an odd-ball?
When horses digest forage it generates heat. Find out how much you need to feed to keep your horse warm during the cold winter months.
A warm bran mash can give the horse some momentary warmth and some additional fibre and may also be a way to sneak in some additional salt.
The biggest factor in water temperature will likely be your facilities and management, a heated water bucket is sufficient inside.
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