Are you a member of over-supplementation anonymous?

Walk into a tack store or open an equine catalog and the choice for supplementation are staggering. Supplements are available to enhance shine, build hoofs, lubricate joints, improve digestion, give energy or calm them down, increase muscles, boost immune systems, gain weight, and more! For almost anything you can imagine there are multiple choices with […]

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FeedXL.com offers one day free trial to check your horse’s diet

Curious to find out if your feeding regime is meeting your horse’s nutritional requirements? http://www.feedxl.com is offering a 24 hour free trial of their basic “lite” service. Plug in your data and see if your feeding your horse appropriately. Feedxl.com makes recommendations based on your horse’s age, weight, body condition, workload and health. You enter […]

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Feeding for winter.

On Friday I wrote about the importance of hydration, especially in the winter. It got me thinking about the changes I’ve been making to my horse’s feeding regime. This is the first winter when I haven’t had my horse in a bank barn. One of the real advantages to that barn was that it stayed […]

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More debate on beet pulp — is it toxic?

I like it when people comment on my posts. Sometimes they agree; others have challenged what I’ve found and caused me to do more research. A question from a reader prompted me to look into whether feeding whole flax seed was indeed a good idea and resulted in, Update on Feeding Flax Seed. So, when […]

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Update on feeding flax seed

After I wrote, Flax Seed: How and why to feed it, I got an excellent question from a reader. Anne wrote, “Could you tell me your source for the ‘current research’ on feeding flax seed whole. I would like to read how this research was done and by whom.” I do keep track of my […]

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Will work for hay

The rain we had this summer has had a big (negative) impact on hay yields. Some of my friends who grow their own hay have already concluded that they will need to buy some to get them through the winter. People like me are dreading the surge in prices that usually accompanies a shortage. Two […]

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Flax Seed: How and why to feed it

I’ve been feeding my horses flax seed (also called linseed) for about a decade. I started with HorseTech’s fabulous products, first with Glanzen, their hoof & coat supplement, then moving onto one with glucosomine in it. I found that feeding a flax-seed based supplement improved their coats so that they glowed. I also liked the […]

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Here’s what I feed my horse

After posting yesterday’s article on workload and nutrition, I was asked what I feed my horse. I’ve spent some time working with a nutritionist and reading about equine nutrition, as well investing in some trial and error. Here’s what’s currently working for me. My Horse: Freedom on the Wind is an 11 year old TB […]

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