Summer Horse Grooming Care
While it’s a priority to look pristine during the show circuit summer months, grooming is also important for health and comfort. Whether it’s a lazy day in the pasture, or your horse is active with training and riding, the summer … Continue reading

Salt Blocks are Not a Complete Feed
As a feed consultant I hear quite often “My horse has plenty of hay and a salt block with selenium. That’s enough to meet all his nutrition needs, right?” My answer is always, resoundingly, “NO.” The truth of the matter … Continue reading

When Is It Time for Senior Horse Feed?
One question I am frequently asked by horse owners is “when should I switch my older horse to senior feed?” It is interesting to note that 30-35% of the current horse populations in the US are “Seniors”. Surveys show 54% … Continue reading

Selenium Levels for Horses
As a horse owner, you may have heard about selenium levels and that you need to be concerned with them.  But why? Technical reason: selenium is a key trace mineral in equine diets because it is a major component of … Continue reading

Manage Pasture to Help Control Horse Feed Costs
Managing pasture can be a very important tool in controlling feeding cost for all livestock, particularly horses being kept on small acreages.  If pasture is going to provide a substantial amount of the required nutrition for a horse, it takes … Continue reading

Spring Pasture Time for Horses!
Introducing horses to growing pasture is a welcome event each year, yet must be approached with caution. Introducing the horses to pasture too soon in the season or for too long a time period can be bad for both the … Continue reading

Composting Horse Manure
Horses give their owners a lot of joy – and a lot of waste. One horse can create more than 8 ton of manure per year – and that doesn’t include the soiled bedding or uneaten feed! So what do … Continue reading

Feeding the Maintenance Horse
I am fortunate in my job to speak with horse owners face-to-face on a frequent basis. During these conversations, I enjoy hearing about the horses they own and how great their horse’s look and perform. Occasionally, I will hear someone … Continue reading

Is City Water OK for My Horse?
The question comes up from time to time if municipal water supplies are OK for horses. The concern is generally related to the added chlorine or added fluoride in the water. The water is treated with chlorine to minimize risk … Continue reading

Horse Feed Tag Mathematics
We often receive questions from horse owners, wondering what the various units of measure on horse feed tags mean, and how they can use those units to figure out what their horse is consuming…and wondering why in the world they … Continue reading