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Information on the best feeding practices and a look at horse hay, grains, and commercial feeds.

Horse Treats: Homemade, Good For Your Horse, and Easy To Make

My grandson saw a tray of treats on our countertop and reached for one; I quickly let him know they were for the horses. He said, “They can’t be horse treats because they come in a bag.” I told him these were homemade and much better than anything he’ll find in a store. Horse lovers …

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Horse Supplements: Do Horses Need Them? Which Are the Best?

Recently I’ve been top dressing my horse’s feed with Healthy Coat, a mineral supplement. When my granddaughter noticed this, she wanted to add some to her horse’s rations, but not all horses need supplements because they have different nutritional needs. Some horses need supplements because they have a vitamin deficiency or they aren’t getting the …

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Horse Hay: The best kind to buy and how to choose it

Feeding your horse hay is a necessity unless they live in pastures with healthy grass year-round. But how do you know what type of hay is best for your horse? With so many varieties available, it’s hard to know which one suits your horses’ needs-especially if this is your first time owning a horse. There …

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What Do Horses Eat? An Equine Nutrition Guide

A horse’s digestive system is complex and fragile, and to keep it running smoothly, a horse needs to eat the right food. If they don’t eat correctly, they’re likely to get sick, display changes in behavior and can colic. So, what do horses need to eat? Horses are herbivores who eat grasses, legumes, grains, vegetables, …

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Grass For Horses: Why it’s Essential and the Different Types.

Horses thrive in the wild on a diet of grass and other plants. From these foliages, they extract the nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong. Domestic horses are no different; eating grass is essential. But is one type better than another? Grass is essential to aid horses’ digestion and provide the nutrients they need …

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Joint Supplements for Horses: Waste of Money or Do They Work?

Horses are big, strong animals but are prone to develop joint problems and arthritis. Joint supplements are marketed as a way to make your animals feel better and be more comfortable, but do they work? Joint supplements for horses can reduce symptoms of arthritis and other joint-related problems, but they’re not a cure for the …

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Differences Between Timothy, Bermuda Grass & Alfalfa Hay

The type of hay you choose can make a big difference in your horses’ well-being. It is vital for you as an owner to know what types of hay are available so that you can find the best fit for your horse. The three types of hay most horse owners choose are Timothy, Bermuda grass, …

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Why Horses Stop Eating: 13 Common Causes

Last winter, my friend’s horse stopped eating for a couple of days. It turned out she had developed ulcers in her mouth and, thanks to our vet, she recovered and started eating again. Her experience made me wonder: what other factors can make horses stop eating? In general, horses stop eating when they’re sick, have …

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