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Practical Horse Feeding for Adult Horses

While you should always consult your veterinarian for the feeding program best for your horse, here are some basic guidelines to help you begin structuring your feeds and feeding program. ...

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Fall Checklist for Preparing Your Horse Property for Winter

Even though we’re in the midst of the lazy, hazy dog days of summer now is actually the time to be planning ahead for the winter months; here is a checklist of fall horse property chores....

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Purchase Your Winter Supply of Hay

If you haven't already done so, fall is the time to buy your winter supply of hay. Be sure to look for green, leafy, fresh-smelling hay without mold, weeds, dust or discoloration. Recent nutritional recommendations are for a horse to receive 2% of its body weight in hay (or forage) per day. For the "average" 1000 lb. horse with moderate exercise that will be about 20 pounds of hay per day. This is...

Hay Days

One of the unfortunate consequences of a slow economy is that when horse owners begin to struggle financially, their spending on horse care and feed is one of the first things to be cut. I can’t even begin to recount how many stories I’ve heard over the past year of horses whose owners just can’t afford to feed them anymore. So we’re tackling the important topic of feed and nutrition...

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