Category Archives: Care

Why Guess – Test Your Hay!

In my previous post, Hay Forage, What to Look For, I mentioned equine hay testing.  It is impossible to know what is needed to balance your horse’s diet without a complete analysis of the hay being fed.  Soil fertility, texture and pH, environmental conditions during growth and hay curing, stage of growth when...

Insulin Resistance – What to Feed??

Now that Insulin Resistance has become the "talk of the day," the equine market has exploded with low carb feeds and supplements to fix or cure this condition. Don't believe it!  Firstly, understand that Insulin Resistance (IR) is not a disease, but a "metabolic type".   The main goal for the IR Horse is no...

Happy Mouth Bit Recall

Every once in a while the equestrian community receives notification that something has gone wrong at a feed manufacturing plant that causes a contamination, usually involving monensin, a cattle feed additive that poisons horses. Fortunately, word gets out fairly quickly, especially with the speed and efficiency of the Internet today.  But when equestrian equipment...

To Soak, or Not To Soak…That’s the Question!

For many years now, horse owners have been soaking hay to manage horses diagnosed with laminitis, Polysaccaride Storage Myopathy (PSSM), hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but is soaking hay really beneficial?

Soaking hay in water has been known to be...

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