Spring brings sunshine . . . and sweet itch

If you have never had a horse that suffered from Sweet Itch, consider yourself lucky. According to an article posted on http://www.thehorse.com, as many as 60% of horses in Queensland, Australia, are affected; more than 21% of horses in Israel; 26% of horses on the northwest coast of North America; and nearly 5% of horses […]

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The cost of adding fat to your horse’s diet

Adding fat to your horse’s diet is one of the quickest and least expensive ways to add calories. If you are already meeting your horse’s nutritional needs, you don’t necessarily want to feed more grain. Certainly, that’s been the case with Freedom. He is a bit of a “hard keeper” but if I feed him […]

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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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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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