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Feeding Beet Pulp to Horses: the Good and the Bad

I became interested in beet pulp when some friends were discussing the benefits of feeding it to horses. Beet pulp isn’t popular in my region, so I wanted to know the good and the bad about it before I fed it to my horses. I researched beet pulp and learned there is confusion surrounding its …

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Should You Feed Your Horse Before or After Riding? 5 Tips

A common dilemma that horse owners often wonder about is whether to feed their horses before or after riding them. It’s easy to get confused at first, but once I did my research, the answer seemed relatively simple. You should feed your horse hay just before riding or give them grain one to four hours …

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Why Can’t Horses Eat Cut Grass? Isn’t Hay Grass Clippings?

My grandson loves feeding our horses and knows never to leave clumps of cut grass for the horses to eat. He accepts it’s an important rule but asked me a good question, “why does it matter since hay is made from cut grass and horses eat hay?” Horses can not eat fresh-cut grass because they …

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Bermuda Hay – Is It Good for Your Horse? 5 Facts to Ponder

My friend feeds her horses Bermuda hay, and all of them radiate health; they have shiny coats, great bodies, and tons of energy. Seeing how healthy her horses seem made me wonder about Bermuda’s quality and nutritional value compared to other types of hay. Bermuda hay is good for horses; it’s high in fiber which …

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How Much Does a Bale of Hay Cost for Horses? 5 Price Factors

I have a pasture that’s used for making square bales of hay for horses. I’m not involved with the haymaking operation; another person does that, and after all the grass is baled, we split it evenly. Because I’ve been getting my hay this way, I began to wonder how much a bale of hay costs? …

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Do Horses Need to Eat All the Time? Managing Your Horse’s Diet

Some owners provide constant access to hay or grass for their horses because they believe horses need to eat all the time. But is this necessary? I decided to research the issue to find out if horses really need to eat all the time or can a rationed diet work just as well. Horses don’t …

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What Do Horses Like to Eat? 11 of Their Favorite Treats

Recently a young visitor to our ranch asked me, “what do horses like to eat.” I have a good idea but thought it would be interesting to get input from other horse owners’ so I asked many of my friends and got some unique responses. Horses like to eat sweet treats, whether it be candy, …

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Do Horses Need Salt? Are Mineral Blocks a Good Source?

Recently my grandson was cleaning a stall and asked me why his horse licked so much salt. Instead of answering, I decided to quiz him and asked, do horses need salt, and can they get enough from a mineral block? Horses need salt in their body for the proper function of their muscles and nerves. …

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Why Does My Horse Have Diarrhea? Tips to Prevent and Treat

I recently visited a neighbor and noticed one of his horses has diarrhea. He wasn’t sure why his horse contracted the ailment and asked if I knew what could’ve caused his horses’ diarrhea. Diarrhea in horses is typically caused by bacterial infections, antibiotics, inflammation of the intestines, or internal parasites. Horses with this ailment have …

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