Guide to proper horse nutrition

Wondering where to start when it comes to nutrition? Stateline Tack has an introductory guide on their website with some good basic advice . . . and many links to other resources: Guide to Proper Horse Nutrition. From my perspective, the most important elements of any feeding program are: Make forage the core of your […]

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What supplements does your horse need?

Open any tack store catalog or website today and you will find a plethora of supplement options. Is your horse a bit creaky? There are joint supplments for every stage of life and almost every budget. Horse need to gain weight? There are fat supplements promising “cool calories”. Horse a bit exciteable? Not to worry, […]

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I wish someone told me to gain weight

Freedom is like one of your skinny friends who eats all the time but still complains about being too thin. While eating six quarts (6.5 lbs) of Triple Crown, two quarts of alfalfa pellets (2.5 lbs) and all the hay he wants per day, he was getting ribby. I know that Willow and Curly are […]

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Fattening up Freedom

Freedom has been looking a bit ribby this summer. He came out of the winter in good weight, and came out of the spring hunt season looking fit and lean. I thought he’d fatten up once the spring grass came in and he wasn’t working quite so much . . . but he didn’t. He’s […]

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Take the Purina Challenge

Here’s a reason to try Purina feeds. The company has launched the Purina┬« 60 Day See the Difference Challenge, which encourages horse owners to see the difference Purina┬« feeds can make in how your animals look and feel. Purina believes that after 8 to 9 weeks of feeding Purina, owners will see the following differences […]

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Free teleseminar on equine supplements

Wondering what supplements your horse should get or if he needs any at all? Dr. Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D., an equine nutritionist, is hosting a free teleseminar on Thursday, February 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST. where she will answer your questions. Instructions: Dial 712-432-3030 and enter Code: 918791 If you’re not able to make it, […]

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Smaller, more frequent meals help horses gain weight

When I had a horse that needed to put on some weight a nutritionist gave me two simple pieces of advice. 1) Feed more and 2) Feed more frequently. In fact, he said, is you feed several small meals you might not even need to feed more grain. Most barns feed a concentrate twice a […]

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